Define Architects is a Manchester-based practice that believes in applying Scandinavian lifestyle principles to their architecture and design approach.The practice was founded in 2018 by architect Gavin Watts, whose aim is to push the boundaries of design by extracting a project’s set of core values and tailoring the design towards his client’s specific needs.
Define Architects embrace a collective approach and a philosophy of generosity to develop sustainable environments, buildings, green spaces and urban plans that not only respond to particular needs but bring a new benefit to their users’ lives. Inspired by the architecture around them, in Manchester and previously in Copenhagen, the practice shapes spaces with an eye to the future, taking into consideration not only how we live today but how we want to live tomorrow.
In addition to his boundary-pushing creativity, architect Gavin Watts possesses the technological skills, including extensive knowledge of BIM and Project Management, that allows the practice to develop new design methods and ensure high-quality projects that adhere to the budget and deadlines. Their wide-ranging experience extends from the residential sector to education and community-oriented projects, including large-scale developments in Europe and North America as well as projects on a smaller scale such as private houses.
Define Architects adopt a client-focussed approach for each of their projects, whether for commercial developments, retail spaces or residential buildings of various scales. Focusing on incorporating the clean lines and functional simplicity of Scandinavian design into their approach, they take care to make the most of space and light in harmony with both nature and the user’s lifestyle. Their diverse portfolio includes new-build residential & commercial projects, renovation, conversion and extension projects for single-family homes, as well as the interior design of restaurants.
The versatile designers have also created a unique Scandinavian-inspired modular furniture concept, “STAKX”, a completely customisable solution that lets you “grow, stack, and evolve” your furniture to express your creativity and fit your space.
Define Architects is sure to offer you creative solutions to meet your individual design needs. Don’t hesitate to contact architect Gavin Watts today to make an appointment and discuss your project.
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