Friend and Company

Friend and Company
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Friend and Company

31, Oval Road, London, NW1 7EA

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About Friend and Company



1 (London)


Below £100k to over £5m

Friend and Company aims to create beautiful, simple buildings through a dialogue with clients, end-users and collaborators. We work on a variety of scales, from private residences to educational buildings. Our portfolio of completed work includes award-winning new build developments as well as sensitive conversions of historic buildings. Each project, regardless of scale, is the result of detailed research into the context and site characteristics.

We are adept at finding imaginative solutions to complex architectural problems, and have a particular interest in exploiting the structural possibilities of materials. Ideally we like to be closely involved when a project goes on site, and we believe that a continuous dialogue with contractors and sub-contractors helps to ensure the highest quality of construction.

Practice Principal, Adrian Friend, runs the Undergraduate Studio Workshops for the Institute of Architecture at the University of Nottingham. Teaching provides a forum for exploring ideas and has enabled Friend and Company to develop design processes based on rapid drawing and modelling techniques.

Friend and Company are an RIBA Chartered Practice.


Adrian Friend


Residential & Commercial

  • Animal Facilities
  • Community Participation
  • Education
  • Government
  • Health/Leisure
  • Housing/Residential
  • Landscaping
  • Offices


  • Archaeology Services
  • Brief Writing
  • Building Regulation Advice
  • Building Regulation Drawings & Applications
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Building Surveys
  • CAD Services
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Services
  • Construction Management
  • Contract Administration Services
  • Cost Estimating
  • Design & Build
  • Design Management
  • Development Plans
  • Drawing Service
  • Energy Surveys
  • Enviromental Impact Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Fund Raising Advice
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Lottery/Grant Bid Advice
  • Master Planning
  • Model Making
  • Multi-Disciplinary Consultancy
  • Party Wall Advice
  • PFI Advice
  • Planning Advice
  • Planning Drawing & Applications
  • Planning Supervisors
  • Printing & Plotting
  • Production Information
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Rights of Light Advice
  • Rural Planning & Design
  • Site Finding
  • Space Planning
  • Specification Writing Only
  • Structural Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Town Planning
  • Urban Planning & Design
  • Valuations
  • Value Engineering
  • Working Drawings Only

Specialist Experience

  • Conservation
  • Contemporary Design
  • Conversions
  • Cultural Design
  • Design For Disabled People
  • Ecological Architecture
  • Energy/Enviromental
  • Extensions
  • Internal Alterations
  • Lightweight Structures
  • Listed Building
  • New Build
  • One-off Houses
  • Refurbishment
  • Restoration
  • Self-Build
  • Small Works
  • Sustainable Design
  • Traditional Design


2001 RIBA Awards
2004 Dover Ideas Competition Finalist
2004 Best Building Award Waltham Forest
2007 Young Architect of the Year Award Finalist.
2008 Wallpaper* Architects Directory.
2008 Young Architect of the Year Award Finalist.




Friend and Company Architects have been published in the worlds leading architecture magazines including Blueprint, Wallpaper, Icon, Architect's Journal and Building Design.