Investigate and establish the pragmatic and subliminal demands of the brief using natural and cultural precedent in an imaginative and innovative way to seek the ultimate architectural solution.
In 1988 Laurie founded Chetwoods, a leading practice of innovative architects specializing in creating award winning iconic structures while following a strong sustainable agenda. The Practice has 70 architects based in London, Leeds and Birmingham., working in America, Russia, Dubai, China and throughout the UK, with a built portfolio in excess of £2.25 billion.
Recognition includes RIBA Architecture Practice of the Year and short-listings for The Stirling Prize, RIBA International Practice of the Year and UK Industrial Research and Development Architect of the Year. Chetwoods projects received the UK’s first BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding Design’ awards.
Laurie’s work has been exhibited in the V&A’s Zoomorphic Design and Living Architecture and at the Royal Academy, winning Best Architectural Drawing. He has three Gold Medals for ground breaking show gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
During 2015 Laurie’s plan to address the problem of London being ‘just 9 meals from anarchy’ was the runner-up in the Estates Gazette’s ‘Next Big Thing’ international competition.
Well-Line was one of four submissions chosen for the Royal Academy of Art’s ‘Urban Jigsaw’ ideas contest for imaginative speculative uses for London’s unused brownfield sites for exhibition at the RA in 2016.