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109 Q2 2019 BUILD Nov18911 Adding Value With Excellent Designs AR Architecture is a London-based, award-winning creative studio of Architects and Interior designers, distinguished by its international expertise and local capability. Following their success in BUILD’s Design & Build Awards, we profiled the firm and caught up with Founder, AR Architecture who provided us with a detailed insight into the innerworkings of the creative studio. Working behind the scenes to ensure that deadlines are met, innovative designs are presented and goals achieved, is the dedicated, hard-working and talented team which forms the backbone of AR Architecture. When discussing the internal culture, Alexander highlights the significant role each member of the team plays in the overall success of the firm. “Each one of our projects is a collective effort; with every member of the team taking part in both project reviews and discussions.” Looking ahead to what the future holds, Alexander signs off by revealing the exciting plans which lie in the pipeline for the firm, especially following their recent success in BUILD’s Design & Build Awards where they were righteously awarded the title Most Innova- tive Residential Concept 2019 - Tower Terrace, Wood Green. “Moving forward, we plan to expand into public projects and social housing, to work more on hotels, multi-unit residential schemes, student accommodation and commercial projects.” Contact: Alexander Rakita Company: AR Architecture Address: Old Hampstead Town Hall, 213 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4QP Telephone: +44 7946 526 210 Web Address: stablished in 2010, AR Architecture is a dynamic and ambitious multilingual cosmopolitan team, bringing with them an abundance of experience in complex cross-cultural settings and various types of projects ranging from houses to airports to master planning. Getting involved in a broad range of residential, commercial and hospitality projects, thriving and succeeding in most complex in- ter-cultural settings, the team at AR Architecture build a strong connection with their clients to turn their dreams into reality as Alexander explains. “Here at AR Architecture, we work closely with our clients to meet their objectives and budgetary targets, whilst always seek- ing inspiring innovative solutions and exceeding expectations. From inception to completion, we provide full transparency on all aspects of the project, helping our clients maintain control over the cost and the programme. “We work with both private and commercial residential clients. Most of our work comes through a word of mouth, which is a great credential to the quality of our services. Occasionally we are often introduced by builders and real estate agents, whereas internet promotion (Google Ads etc.) is a vital tool at local level.” E