Atkins is one of the world’s leading architectural firms, listed on WorldArchitecture100.com lists as one of the top 100 architecture firms in the world.
Our approach to architecture is different and holistic because it does not focus on the promotion or strength of one individual design figurehead. Each of our geographical regions has evolved an architectural identity of its own. These unique and culturally led identities have developed organically in response to the ambitions of our clients and the sectors we support.
In the United States, Atkins’ architecture practice is diverse and recognizes the profound impact of the built environment on our natural environment, health, economy, and productivity. We support our clients with urban infill, redevelopment projects, and pedestrian-oriented communities that provide strong links between building designs, infrastructure, and place-making strategies, as reflected by the Miami Culinary Institute in Dade County, Florida.
In the UK, where architecture is place-specific, contextual, and often driven by sustainable issues, we respond to these challenges with outstanding sustainable designs, such as those of Northumbria University in Newcastle. In the Middle East, Atkins work is typified by towers and iconic structures such as the World Trade Center in Bahrain, and in China, our projects use metaphors as generators of form, as evidenced in the flower-like Lotus Hotel.
Our Design Philosophy
Atkins designs buildings that harmonize with the surrounding context, climate, and culture. Each of our buildings is conceived to tell a uniquely meaningful story that can absorb other narratives, thus gaining in richness over time. Consequently, no two Atkins buildings look or feel the same. Our approach embraces a distinct ethos that embodies six principles: inspiration, innovation, building efficiency, carbon critical design, integrated multidisciplinary design, and contextual care.
Atkins approaches all projects armed with relevant experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm. Uniting proven project management techniques and quality control tools with a mindset of sustainability, we focus on creating works of art.
Because Atkins is a multidisciplinary company, we are able to provide our clients a full range of services to support their project objectives.
- Architectural engineering
- Bid analysis
- Building information modeling (BIM) and 3D modeling
- Construction administration services
- Cost estimating
- Design-build and alternative delivery systems
- Facilities management
- Feasibility studies
- Graphic design
- Interior design
- Master planning
- Program management
- Security design (antiterrorism/force protection)
- Space planning
- Sustainable design (LEED)