Our thinking

Architecture has the power to transform environments and quality of life.

FORMstudio aims to create places that can be inhabited and experienced by people in a natural and instinctive way. Enjoyable places with a tranquil sense of simplicity, which create a supportive and uplifting backdrop for life.

Individual solutions are developed for our clients which are an intelligent, inventive and sustainable response to the complex matrix of issues that shapes each project. Solutions with a lucidity and apparent simplicity which belie their underlying complexity.

Listening, analysis, discussion and clarification are at the heart of an inclusive approach that recognises the fact that some of the best ideas are generated in the space between people rather than by individuals.

Our thinking

Why work with us?

Because, we will…

  • listen carefully.
  • use our experience to quickly absorb and assimilate the key issues which will shape your project.
  • apply our intelligence and analytical skills to create inventive pragmatic solutions that will optimise the opportunity created by your Brief.
  • understand that good communication is the key to working with people, and that many of the best ideas are generated in discussion.
  • demonstrate our understanding of commercial and financial constraints, by striving to use our skills to add value, rather than cost.
  • develop designs which are buildable as well as beautiful; practical as well as life-enhancing.

Because, ultimately, we are committed to producing an individual architecture of lasting quality, which will stand the test of time.

FORMstudio is an RIBA Chartered Practice

I see simplicity not so much as a disregard for complexity but as clarification of the significant

Glenn Murcutt 1980

Who we are

Malcolm Crayton

Malcolm Crayton, Director
BSc Hons. Dip Arch (UCL) RIBA

Jeremy Lingard

Jeremy Lingard, Director
BSc Hons. Dip Arch (UCL) RIBA

Mike Neale

Mike Neale, Associate
BSc Hons. Dip Arch (UCL) RIBA

Paul Lower

Paul Lower, Associate
BA Hons. Dip Arch RIBA

Kevin O'Dwyer

Kevin O'Dwyer, Associate
BA Hons. B.Arch

Selected clients

  • 3i - Investors in Industry
  • Accenture
  • Alzheimer's Society
  • Amalgamated Distillers
  • Atomic Skis + Badgersports
  • Brymon Airways
  • Cafe Direct
  • Cassel Hotels plc
  • Catering & Allied
  • Chiltern Railways
  • Christian Aid
  • Christian Fishbacher
  • Citytowns
  • Compass/Granada/Forte
  • Consolidated Property Corporation
  • D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles
  • Evershed's Solicitors
  • Feathers Hotels
  • Grand Metropolitan plc
  • Hemisphere Hotels
  • Hillingdon Aids Response Trust
  • Infocentre Travel Systems
  • Infotech
  • Magrath and Co Solicitors
  • Mark Warner Travel
  • Methodist International Centre
  • MOAC Outdoor Leisure
  • National Deaf Childrens Soc.
  • Norwich Union
  • Novar
  • Olivetti
  • Pengap
  • Sara Lee Foods
  • SENSE - National Deaf-blind Assoc.
  • Scope Communications
  • Sharwoods
  • Stringfellows
  • Surrey Free Inns
  • Speedware plc
  • Technicolor
  • Telehouse Corporation
  • The Point Recording Studios
  • Thorn EMI
  • Waitrose
  • Walt Disney
Form Architecture books


  • A View from the Top - published by Images Publishing
  • Investing in Design - the Homeowner, published by Wiley
  • A View from the Top - published by Images Publishing
  • Apartment Bible - published by Tectum Publishers
  • Loft Bible - published by Tectum Publishers
  • Space - published by Conran Octopus.
  • Lofts of London - published by Tectum Publishers
  • More Space - published by Conran Octopus.
  • Small Spaces - published by Conran Octopus.
  • Light - published by David & Charles
  • New Loft Living - published by Carlton Books
  • Lofts and Apartments - published by Atrium Group
  • 1000 Architects - published by Images Publishing
  • A Pocketful of Apartments - published by Images Publishing
  • 50 of the Worlds Best Apartments - published by Images Publishing
  • Terrance Conran Bathrooms - published by Conran Octopus
  • Source - published by Quadrille Publishing
  • The Ultimate Urban Makeover - published by Images Publishing
  • Architizer A+ Awards 2015 - published by Phaidon

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