We take a contemporary approach to the design spirit of the arts and crafts movement, placing functionality, usability, ease of use and a pared back aesthetic at the heart of our design process.
Our work is characterised by the production of quality space, through a careful eye for material detail, and an appreciation of craftsmanship.
re|form was formally established in 2010. The practice quickly established a portfolio of residential work which has subsequently expanded to encompass commercial, community and leisure projects.
Building on a reputation of quality and professionalism the practice has steadily grown over its first five years, moving into commercial and tertiary sectors, with a growing client body which includes Manchester Metropolitan University, The Church of England, Blackburn and Darwin Council, the National Trust and Mencap.
ARB and RIBA
re|form [architects and urban strategists] is a registered member of both ARB (Architects Registration Board) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), and are accountable to their codes of conduct.
Both bodies have strict codes of conduct that regulate the standards of work carried out by Architects, protecting the client and the wider society.
Dan Newport BA(Hons) B.Arch(L'Pool) RIBA
Dan studied architecture at the university of Liverpool. He went on to develop his career at the award winning Ian Simpson Architects, working on projects including the Manchester Museum renovation, before taking a senior position at one of Cheshire's leading residential practices.
Historic and listed building work forms a core component of the practice's workload, and Dan is a registered Quinquennial inspector of ecclesiastical buildings for the Chester C of E Diocese, as well as being a SPAB accredited member.
Dan is a part time lecturer in Architecture at the University Of Liverpool, Reilley School Of Architecture as well as a visiting critic at the Manchester School Of Architecture. Previously, he has sat on numerous judging panels for prizes in architectural excellence including the RIBA regional awards programme, as well as the Manchester Society Of Architects Design Awards.
Christopher Maloney BA BArch MA (Architecture and Urbanism) ARB
During his studies, Christopher specialised in urban design, producing a thesis on the prevalence of brand awareness in successful urban design.
In 2012 Christopher collaborated with Finish developer Sponda, as part of the World Design Capital in Helsinki. He produced and lead design workshops investigating effective client collaboration within the architectural design process.
Christopher has taught architecture at the Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, and Sydney schools of Architecture. Chris currently heads the second year BA programme at the Birmingham School of Architecture.