In their 20 years of architectural practice, Proctor and Matthews Architects have developed a reputation for being at the centre of Britain's urban regeneration debate. Pattern Place Purpose: Proctor and Matthews Architects takes a close look at the company's body of work, examining its working practices in detail. Established in London, the practice has worked with regeneration agencies across the UK, as well as in Europe, the US, New Zealand, and the Caribbean, providing practical and innovative strategies for enhancing urban design. Proctor and Matthews' work has won numerous awards, and the practice have been involved in teaching at some of the UK's leading architectural schools.
Proctor and Matthews' work has been consistently committed to imaginative, relevant and forward-thinking solutions in each of its urban projects. This book explores, through commissioned essays,
how the practice's concern for cultural identity, historical context and sustainability has earned it international recognition, receiving awards from organisations as diverse as the RIBA, the Evening Standard London Life Style, the World Wildlife Fund and the Civic Trust. Pattern Place Purpose profiles an outstanding, prolific and diverse practice.