The Hutchinson Studio Architects has its roots in Maxwell Hutchinson’s first practice of 1973. By 1986 Hutchinson and Partners Architects was listed amongst the 100 largest architectural practices in the country and in 1988 Maxwell was elected as the youngest president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, holding office from 1989 – 91. Following his presidency, Maxwell reduced the size of the practice due to his other commitments as a writer and broadcaster and established The Hutchinson Studio in 1992.
Now a small, enthusiastic, youthful and friendly organisation, the Studio offers close, personal attention to all its clients and projects, exerting principles of design rigour and creativity tempered with a practical and commercial realism.
The Studio maintains a consistent philosophy to all design work, rooted in an understanding of architectural history with a keen appreciation of contemporary design. Each project is approached individually and, once fully familiar with the aspirations, requirements and opportunities of any particular project, the Studio sets out to generate a fully responsive solution which grounds any new work within the existing site. The Studio’s designs are intended to generate an environment which develops the idiosyncratic spirit of the place in question while delivering more than would originally be anticipated.
The practice has undertaken a wide range of projects from the specialist remodelling of historic and listed buildings, to one off, high-end, private residential projects, the renovation and creation of community halls, together with office design and bar refurbishments. The practice now focuses on ecclesiastical and residential work, and is endeavouring to develop the recent experience gained in the field of education.
The Studio holds fully inclusive and sustainable design as core principals and keen attention is always paid to the necessary financial rigours and economic constraints of any project.