About

 

Citizens Design Bureau was established as a co-operative company of architects. We enjoy working with interesting people to make unusual things happen, developing rigorously practical solutions that are woven with ingenuity and make people smile.

Our aim is to make good design accessible, humane and sensitively sustainable so in addition to a traditional architectural design service, we offer one-off 'back of the envelope' idea surgeries, collaborative design sessions, organisational and brief development workshops.

Our work covers a range of scales from public buildings to products and digital interfaces. Current work includes: Refurbishment and extension of the Manchester Jewish Museum (due for completion in Spring 2020); New dance and music recording studios for East London Dance and Urban Development Music in Stratford (due for completion in Winter 2019); refurbishment and remodelling of Jacksons Lane Arts Centre (due for completion 2021); concept, business plan and feasibility modelling for new Library and housing CLT in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the LLDC; renovation and remodelling of St. Peter in the Forest Church; and Village Design Statements for Cambridgeshire villages.

Recently completed work includes: furniture, finishes, signage for the Stirling Prize winning Everyman theatre in Liverpool (with Haworth Tompkins Architects), Royal Court Theatre bar and Kitchen (with Lyndon Goode Architects), and numerous private dwellings.

Citizens Design Bureau director, Katy Marks, was previously Project Architect of the National Theatre Studio refurbishment, Young Vic Theatre, Everyman Theatre whilst at Haworth Tompkins Architects.

Collectively we also have a multi-disciplinary range of experience in teaching and research and have qualified Passivhaus designer status. We are always looking to expand our network of collaborators. Please get in touch to discuss ideas.