Shepheard Epstein Hunter
Shepheard Epstein Hunter is an experienced, award-winning architecture and urban design practice, respected for our imagination, experience, and ability to deliver, and our work has been recognised in some 60 awards schemes in the last fifteen years.
Urban design and masterplanning has always been an essential part of our approach, and we are very pleased to have delivered masterplans over the last three years for major new innovation districts, university academic precincts in historic contexts, new housing and science collaboration parks in the green belt, and hospital expansion plans which realise the potential of listed buildings, all shown here.
We have evolved from our founders’ twentieth century post-war years of optimistic regeneration, providing new housing, schools and universities for growing communities in a rapidly changing society, and are driven today by the same concern for how people use space and resources, and the lasting quality and impact of good design.
We seek to make projects that last, give pleasure, are practical in use and good value for money; in a way that is people-focused and driven by the particular characteristics of the site and the needs of our clients.
We are keenly interested in sustainability - we have developed our own independently certified Quality and Environmental Management System which guides our work and ensures the optimum level of sustainable design and construction for each project.
We believe that every project, from masterplan to the smallest detail, is unique - a fresh opportunity to realise potential and enhance people’s lives - and that the best projects grow out of teamwork, dialogue and enjoyable collaboration.
The practice is set up to be always owned by those who are leading and managing it - we have no external shareholders – so that we can focus all of our energies on the projects we win and deliver, our clients’ needs and interests, and the well-being and personal development of the members of the practice.
Our practice is exceptionally diverse and combines youthful enthusiasm with mature reflection. Typically, our gender split is 45-50% female.