BAXENDALE believe in the potential of people and place. We value ideas and facilitate public agency in the re-imagining of place through collaboration, active making and thoughtful analysis. We believe that conceiving ideas, prototyping interventions and creating local capacity to enact sustainable change can be an organic and responsive process that brings communities together to work towards common goals.
Our projects occur at a variety of scales and duration, from immediate and improvised interventions within public space, gallery installations and public art to the establishment of permanent pieces of physical infrastructure, architecture and long term strategic planning.
BAXENDALE has extensive experience in the development and delivery of community led projects. Our expertise includes the coordination, guidance and support of volunteer and non-professional people in the construction of community spaces. Along with our ability to identify and utilise reclaimed material in creative ways, our approach creates projects that are embedded within social, economic, cultural and physical contexts.
Our work has been recognized internationally for its innovation, impact and quality. We have exhibited, produced and presented work in Poland, Hungary, Nuremburg, Los Angeles, Venice, Ljubljana and throughout the UK and the practice was selected for inclusion in the recent publication New Architects 3 – the definitive survey of the best British architects to have set up practice since 2005.
BAXENDALE has written for the Architectural Review, Architects Journal, the RIBA Journal, Metropolis and within academic publications. We regularly speak at international conferences in relation to our mode of practice and at public events on architecture, society and the city.
Course Leader in BSc. Hons Architecture at The Grenfell-Baines Institute of Architecture