3rd October 2016
From large international schemes to finely crafted interventions for private dwellings in the North East, Sadler Brown Architecture has a flourishing and diverse portfolio of current and completed projects. Proudly founded in Newcastle, a significant offering of local projects provide strong ties to the region.
Renowned cultural buildings including The Place, Sunderland, and iconic landmark schemes such as Newcastle’s Turnbull Building define the practice’s creative approach to interesting and challenging commissions.
A distinguished body of infrastructure projects, including new and extensively refurbished Tyne and Wear Metro stations at Sunderland, North Shields, Haymarket, and currently, Central Station, sees Sadler Brown Architecture’s work form a backdrop to thousands of people’s journeys every day.
For Sadler Brown Architecture, projects are governed not according to a signature style or set of rules, but an understanding that every project is distinctively attuned to its site, users and purpose.
Widely regarded as establishing a benchmark approach to the sensitive settings of ‘Paragraph 55’ houses in open countryside, areas of outstanding natural beauty and sites of special scientific interest, Sadler Brown Architecture is also recognised for having unrivalled experience developing a language of organic architecture, whereby buildings and landscape architecture become one.
A proud portfolio of such work includes Ghyllheugh, Northumberland, and a house under construction in the South West, currently filming with Channel 4’s Grand Designs.
Collective engagement with partners from geologists and ecologists has furthered the practice’s experience in obtaining CABE design panel recommendations and positive planning outcomes.
Sadler Brown Architecture’s success can be attributed to its willingness to adopt innovative technologies as tools for testing ideas. In terms of working practices, two current international projects, underground railway stations and associated urban realm connections, are revolutionising how the practice can choose to work.
Sadler Brown Architecture’s team is diverse, offering bilingual consultation to clients in French, Spanish, Italian, Lithuanian, Portuguese and Russian.
The team is small enough to retain a close studio ethos, yet have the skills and resources to collaborate with some of the world’s largest multi-disciplinary consultancies.
Driven by a commitment to research and development, no two projects are alike.
With this integrated multidisciplinary team, using BIM technologies and smart 3D modelling to BIM Level 3 on collaborative working platforms, Sadler Brown Architecture is helping to push boundaries in terms of what can be coordinated and achieved across the globe by a 25-strong architectural practice.
Creative director Kevin Brown is the visionary behind many of the practice’s most notable projects, including the Metro extension to Sunderland and Newcastle’s Haymarket. Kevin is currently lead master planner for a mixed-use redevelopment scheme on a strategic rail corridor north of London, as well as developing a unique proposal for an Arts and Crafts house and landscaping for a 750-acre country estate in the East Midlands.
Managing director Tony Harmieson shapes the practice’s strategy and focuses on delivery and business operations. In addition to establishing new London and Birmingham studios, the recent move of Sadler Brown Architecture’s Newcastle base from East Quayside to Riverside Studios at Newcastle Business Park, coupled with an extensive investment in upgraded IT infrastructure, the business is equipped and ready for the next chapter in its story.