With the ambition of establishing a practice that set new standards for architecture in the Midlands, Associated Architects was founded in 1968 by three tutors at the Birmingham School of Architecture (now part of Birmingham City University).
Today, we are a vibrant practice across three cities working on projects of all scales across the UK in a wide variety of sectors and remain committed to the values of our founders. Originally focusing on social and private housing work, the practice developed specialisms in other sectors such as education and work involving heritage buildings. The quality of this small-scale work was recognised by the start of an ever-growing list of RIBA Awards. The commission to design a new School of Jewellery for Birmingham Polytechnic at the start of the 90s marked a turning point for the practice. The subsequent growth in the scale, ambition and complexity of project work continues to this day, reaching heights such as one of London’s largest urban regeneration schemes, and two once-in-a-generation large-scale transformational projects namely the preparations for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the arrival of HS2 in the West Midlands.