Cultural places are fundamentally of and for people. They are places of discovery and learning. They are social and fun.
Visitor experience from pre-arrival to re-visiting shapes our thinking and by understanding how they are used, we can create spaces that not only work hard but that add to the visitor experience.
Supporting your projects
We will work with you from the moment you have that great idea to the point when we hand over the keys.
We regularly work with funded projects and support our clients, signposting them and shaping our project plans to support the process.
Ambitious transformation of Preston’s Harris to go ahead
The plans will make the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library a world-class cultural attraction.
Buildings from the Archive: Science + Industry Museum New Warehouse
Just over decade on, Director, Stephen Anderson, looks back at the work.
Work starts on Blackpool’s Showtown
Showtown will be Blackpool’s first museum of fun and entertainment.
What role can architecture play in creating visitor experiences?
Do museum buildings simply house exhibitions or can architecture become part of the story being told?
Neal leads Buttress' arts and culture team, with a focus on the restoration, care and adaptation of historic and listed buildings.
Stephen leads the practice's heritage team, specialising in projects that involve listed buildings and heritage assets and responding to their impact on place and local communities.
Samantha enjoys delivering design solutions for complex projects involving new build and heritage buildings, cultivating a confident and sensitive approach to design.
Matthew is an experienced architect who has led the successful delivery of numerous new build and refurbishment projects across a range of cultural, academic and community-led sectors.