While we tackle a diversity of projects, it is our conscious decision to keep working on the smaller and larger scales both simultaneously and continuously: from new build to restoration works. Irrespective of size or context, each project we undertake informs another.
The smaller scale keeps our pencils sharp on questions of intricate detailing and the unravelling of the human condition both on the living and working fronts. The larger scale often concerns itself with the bigger picture, such as planning, efficiency, models of living at the city scale; often generating its own logic.
The studio believes that architecture does not just rely on innovation and design, but on the ability to deliver a project from conception through to completion. The studio’s particular expertise lies within commercial, high-end residential, mixed-use, masterplanning, and educational projects.
Following a practical, in-depth assessment of the client brief, SSA’s projects have an emphasis on investigatory and locally integrated approaches to the built environment. The studio thrives on projects that combine challenging sites and multiple stakeholders with the opportunity to create an integral relationship between architecture, the environment, and the cultural landscape. For heritage projects, the studio designs powerful contemporary solutions that are sensitive to their historical conditions.
SSA was established with the intent of continuing the strong design ethos developed during Christina Seilern's years as Founding and Design Director of Rafael Viñoly Architects London.