Architecture with people in mind.
Levitt Bernstein aims to create architecture of the highest quality which embodies a deep sense of responsibility towards our clients, their buildings’ users and the environment.
The practice remains true to its roots, bringing architects’ sensibilities to the process of regeneration, and creating buildings which contribute to the vitality and diversity of our best towns and cities. The skills of the practice reflect the need for architects to design buildings which lift the spirits, and to be problem-solvers who constantly seek new answers to old questions. Acknowledged leadership in the fields of regeneration, housing and cultural buildings is balanced by expertise in varied fields, including education, health, commercial, mixed-use and landscape design, a commitment to research and a desire to accept new challenges.
Levitt Bernstein’s architecture is design-led, people-orientated and inherently sustainable. We appreciate that a building’s carbon footprint must be addressed in its design, its construction and its eventual use. We look beyond fashion to create buildings which give a lifetime of value, and recognise the benefits of debate in the process of creating unique, tailored and ultimately workable design solutions.
The practice’s house style is a shared, progressive attitude to design. By constant reassessment, interrogation and reinvention, we aim to keep the practice at the forefront of the profession, continuing to demystify the architectural process, working imaginatively within the constraints of brief and budget and using architecture as a vehicle to improve people’s lives and the environment in which they live.
We have studios in London and Manchester. Our London studio is organised into two groups - an architecture group and a landscape and urban design group - who work together on projects as well as undertaking their own independent commissions.
We happily accept commissions to design buildings varying in value from £0.5m to over £100m. We also undertake feasibility studies and site appraisals, emphasising the need to scope projects which are viable, realistic and achievable. Our long list of awards is recognition of our ability to produce architecture of consistently high quality, whatever the budget.
The skills of the group combine to provide a coordinated and holistic approach to place-making, from broad strategy to the smallest detail. The high degree of technical knowledge within the award-winning group covers design and implementation, and includes long experience of structured community engagement.