Approach 

We believe in reinstating the connection between key life principles and architecture. 

Define is a partnership between Gavin Watts and Ashley Taylor who both share a passion for design and began collaborating on projects in 2015. 

We believe in generous buildings, public spaces, landscapes and urban plans which can change the world. Not as singular iconic gestures but as a collective approach to creating sustainable environments. We think generosity manifests itself in architecture that moves beyond solving specific needs – our aim is to create spaces that offers new value to users and surroundings. Light, space and activity within are key drivers to our approach.

Previously based in Copenhagen and now in Manchester, we are surrounded by many great examples of both architecture, place making and design. We have to begin to think about 'hacking' our future and how the designs we develop today have to not only respond to how we live now...but also how we want to live in the future.