We spent a few hours trying to find architecture firms that you may or may have not heard of, so we purposefully avoided listing “starchitects” like Frank Gehry and Jean-Nouvel. The below firms are small in instagram followers, but mighty in talent and incredible building design. These companies cross boundaries and build projects that re-energize the locations and cities they are in, and a truly awe-inspiring.
If you find yourself in need of a new house or structure, we have you covered. Below are 8 architecture firms that are worth your sacred instagram follow.
About: dRMM is a London-based, international studio of architects and designers founded in 1995 by Alex de Rijke, Philip Marsh and Sadie Morgan. They are renowned for creating architecture that is innovative, high quality and socially useful.
About: HELEN & HARD design in different scales and scopes, on a wide spectrum of projects ranging from single family houses to large public buildings, from offices and multi-family housing projects to master planning. They aim to creatively engage with sustainability, not only in the design of spaces, but also in the conception and organization of the design process, including construction and fabrication.
About: IF_DO is a RIBA chartered architecture and design practice dedicated to creating projects with a positive impact on users, the environment and the surrounding community. Established in 2014 by Al Scott, Sarah Castle and Thomas Bryans, IF_DO works on projects of all scales, from individually crafted buildings to strategic master plans.
About: Leong Leong is an award-winning architecture and design firm based in New York that focuses on projects that envision new relationships between culture and commerce, public and private, and the domestic and monumental.
About: Gluck +’s work is diverse and recognized worldwide through national and international design awards and publications. Their range of projects–from houses, schools, religious buildings, community centers to hotels, university buildings, recreation centers, and historic restorations—are all unique because each project is specific. PS, if you haven’t watched “World’s Most Extraordinary Homes” on Netflix, you should. Gluck +’s tower house in New York State’s Catskill Mountains was featured.
About: Bestor Architecture is based in Los Angeles and was founded by Barbara Bestor, FAIA in 1995. Bestor Architecture has designed a number of award-winning projects including headquarters for Beats by Dre and Nasty Gal, Blackbirds, a groundbreaking new typology for dense housing in Echo Park, and a variety of experimental residences and commercial establishments.
About: Founded by MacArthur FellowJeanne Gang, Studio Gang is an architecture and urban design practice with offices in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. They collaborate closely with their clients, expert consultants, and specialists from a wide range of fields to design and realize innovative projects at multiple scales:architecture, urbanism, interiors, and exhibitions.
About: Snøhetta (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈsnøːˌhɛtɑ]) began as a collaborative architectural and landscape workshop, and has remained true to its trans-disciplinary way of thinking since its inception.
top image // Gluck +, Dr Orrin H Pilkey Research Laboratory, Duke University, Pivers Island, North Carolina, 2014