Our Approach

Through a culture of thoughtful design our buildings enhance lives, settings, and experiences – to us, this is what matters.

Hoskins Architects was founded in Glasgow by the late Gareth Hoskins in 1998. Through a series of significant public competition wins, our team has gone from strength to strength, and in 2014 we expanded to open an office in Berlin. We are a group of people who are passionate and skilled at what we do; and we continue to embody Gareth's ethos for the practice: to demonstrate integrity and quality in all our work, and deliver great architecture that benefits the built environment in the UK, Germany and beyond.

We believe that rewarding and worthy projects come from all sectors. We welcome challenging and aspiring projects of any scale, and actively drive them forward to completion. Our approach is defined not just by listening, but by truly understanding and developing the client’s vision as a whole. We then work together to find the right solution and pride ourselves on making this an enjoyable process – often meaning that we return to work with the same individuals on future projects.

We pay close attention to the site’s wider context and create buildings with a sense of belonging. Our designs consider how a building will be experienced both practically and visually, and always focus on the needs of the building users. We consciously strive to exceed expectations and deliver successful buildings that not only win awards, but also have a positive impact on people’s lives.

We are committed to holistic sustainable design throughout the project lifecycle. Our practice is ISO14001 accredited, and as such, operates an Environmental Management System, ensuring sustainability is at the heart of our processes and designs. In the autumn of 2019 we became signatories to "UK Architects Declare..." enshrining that commitment, and immediately undertook a review of our working practices against the 11 key points outlined in the pledge. We are similarly committed to ensuring the quality of our processes and of our output; to that end we also operate an ISO9001 accredited Quality Management System. Details of either system are available on request.

Our founder and friend Gareth Hoskins died 9 January 2016.
Read his biography here.