Our Ethos

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We value relationships – Clague Architects were formed over 80 years ago and  we understand the value of relationships within our own team, and with collaborators, clients and communities. We value trust and strive to be a successful practice with which to be associated.
Place and context are paramount to us –  Our Practice headquarters are based in the historic centre of Canterbury and we are regularly entrusted with working in historic settings, precious landscapes and in places of varied character throughout the UK and abroad. We aspire to understand, safeguard and improve the places where we work so that as well as helping them to grow and meet changing needs, we also leave them better than before.
We listen – we have no house-style and our design response varies according to place, context, collaboration and programme. We communicate – we do what we say we will do and produce drawings and imagery that communicate clearly and evocatively, whether its a masterplan concept or a joinery detail.
We believe in the power of great design and great places to improve peoples lives directly and indirectly.  We are regularly in the Architects Journal top 120 UK Practices. Our current staff strength is 65 people based in offices in Harpenden, London Farringdon and Canterbury (HQ). Underlying our Practice at all levels is respect for those with whom we associate. We value the power of ideas.