Our professional and personal principles have always centred around equity, inclusion and the idea of a wider common good. It’s been a natural evolution for shedkm to become 100% employee-owned and fully commit to what that ethos means, with collective goals and shared rewards.
We have also underlined our belief in business as a force for good by becoming B Corp accredited, putting strong social and environmental values and good governance at the heart of our organisation and activities.
Both these initiatives are signals, not just of intent, but of our ongoing commitment to our staff and our clients, and ensuring that what we do counts.
Rigorous, rational yet playful, our ideas give buildings and places a strong identity which helps realise both commercial and social ambitions.
Building on the strengths and emotional connections inherent in the built and social fabric of a city, our thoughtful interventions create a rich and sustainable sense of place. Each scheme is considered as a piece of the city, the spaces between as important as the individual buildings in expressing heritage, community and place.
From our studios in London and Liverpool, where we were established 25 years ago, we continue to be at the forefront of regenerative placemaking, with a UK-wide portfolio of transformational schemes, and vibrant new city neighbourhoods rooted in the historic urban grain.
Creating desirable places in which people want to live and work, impacts the economic viability of development and unlocks long-term commercial opportunity.
shedkm works in partnership with clients to offer flexibility, pragmatism, and a proactive approach to problem solving. We are adept at working within the constraints of tight urban sites or limited budgets, maximising opportunities within a brief to add value.
Our approach has always been about ‘levelling up’, and is as relevant today as ever: thoughtful, contextual design which significantly improves lives.
We continue to put well-being and great working relationships at the heart of everything we do, maintaining our friendly and flexible practice ethos as we have grown.
We have never lost sight of our founding values. Our senior team are committed not just to design leadership, but to nurturing a highly supportive environment with opportunity, autonomy and inclusion at its heart.
We listen to our staff and know how much they value our family culture, and our focus on professional and personal development. We are always delighted to hear from anyone who likes what we do at shedkm and is interested in joining us.
shedkm has a rigorous approach to quality, ensuring that the highest standards are met through to completion. We are responsive to emerging regulations and legislation, with fully compliant projects that address the evolving needs of those who use and experience them.
Our services are ISO9001 certified and we provide BSI verified BIM delivery.
Acknowledging the wider context of our profession, we are a Living Wage Employer and participate in industry initiatives including UK Architects Declare, Cyber Essentials, and the Diverse Leaders Pledge. We support education and diversity via Placed and Build The Way Internships.
shedkm is ARB and RIBA registered and features in the AJ100 top architectural practices in the UK.