who we are

We are people-centred – we want to learn from (and with) you to understand your needs and the aspirations for any project and then engage creatively to co-create design solutions

We are driven by context – we focus on understanding the specific location of each project, both the physical fabric and the underlying nature of the place, as well as the wider environmental and financial context

 

We believe in a holistic approach to sustainability – we look to tread lightly and have a people-centred approach that recognises the essential involvement of clients and end users in creating sustainable places

We want to create contemporary, progressive and transformative places that are accessible to all and believe the best possible design solutions should be available to everyone.

Matt Harrison

Director

Matt is passionate about the value and social necessity of architecture and place design. It can stimulate and establish the physical framework for people to inhabit and interact. It can either facilitate human relationships or provide barriers, and whilst there are many other social systems that support a successful neighbourhood, as architects and designers, it is the evolution of our physical environment that can be influenced and co-created with the people that will inhabit them.

Matt has a personal family connection to Autism and this influence and understanding has informed the value he places on design to encourage social interaction for individual wellbeing and his belief in the concept of empathic design.

Matt is a panel member of the Bristol Urban Design Forum, which provides urban design review services for major schemes around Bristol; he also a part -time teaching fellow at the University of Bath.

Joe Edgard

Director

Joe is an architect and town planner who is passionate about inclusive design and creating places that help people live more socially, to make connections and to have access to their communities.He wants to be part of positive change in Bristol with a particular interest in tackling housing need and homelessness.

Joe believes that design should be evidence-based and that the best projects come out of a process where sharing and learning between all parties has been the primary focus.

Joe is a strong advocate for architectural education and the importance of its connection to practice; he has been a first-year tutor at the University of the West of England since 2014 and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is also on the RIBA Validation Panel, whose members validate architecture courses in the UK and worldwide.

Why one50?

There is a need for our urban, suburban and rural places to help nurture social connectivity and positive human relationships. In a time when we regularly challenge and reaffirm our beliefs through the virtual world to validate our viewpoint, there is an honesty and solidness about the physical world in which we inhabit; where good design can promote and enhance both the private and public needs of human interaction and relationships.

one50 is a number identified through anthropological research as the average number of households in a community where face-to-face recognition of other individuals has established social cohesion and collective empathy.

The “one” is emphasised in recognition of the one planet on which we have to make creative change and acknowledges that the footprint for change must protect the right for others to create and shape their own futures.

Why one50?

There is a need for our urban, suburban and rural places to help nurture social connectivity and positive human relationships. In a time when we regularly challenge and reaffirm our beliefs through the virtual world to validate our viewpoint, there is an honesty and solidness about the physical world in which we inhabit; where good design can promote and enhance both the private and public needs of human interaction and relationships.

one50 is a number identified through anthropological research as the average number of households in a community where face-to-face recognition of other individuals has established social cohesion and collective empathy.

The “one” is emphasised in recognition of the one planet on which we have to make creative change and acknowledges that the footprint for change must protect the right for others to create and shape their own futures.

Contact Us

Please tell us about your project using the form below – we can also send you examples of case study projects

 

0117 2140465

connect@one50studio.com

Create Centre 
Smeaton Road 
Spike Island 
Bristol  BS1 6XN

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