East is an award winning architecture, landscape and urban design practice established in London since 1995.

We are interested in places, uses and the way they come about. By places we mean cities, spaces within them, buildings, and landscapes. Our work has come to be internationally recognised for a patient and innovative role in adjusting and improving the urban fabric and its uses.

A careful understanding and documentation of places as they are found, their spatial relationships, colour, smell, materiality help our development and judgement of design. We are interested in responding to and influencing specific situations, not the pursuit of stylistic tradition. Beauty is always an ambition but it is never predetermined what beauty is.