vPPR Architects was set up in 2009 by Tatiana von Preussen, Catherine Pease and Jessica Reynolds, and is an award-winning practice known for bold designs that bring clarity to complex sites, with a focus on community and sustainability. We design architecture that finds opportunities in constraints, responding with elegant yet striking forms that playfully negotiate between private and communal spaces, history and the future. We have a 95% success rate at gaining planning permissions, and, as developers ourselves, we are also experts at initial site feasibility assessments and well-versed in understanding the relationship between cost and value.
We work at home and abroad on projects that range from urban masterplans to private houses, from cultural to commercial architecture. We find that universal principles can be applied across sectors, helping to reinvent building types to suit modern life. Designing for creative communities is a passion whether social housing or a new school, and we not only deliver projects but also speak publicly on the subject, work closely with local stakeholders, and have been featured in major national exhibitions.
Environmental sustainability is a priority in all our projects. Our strategies include re-purposing existing buildings, implementing passive energy strategies, incorporating green energy, specifying materials with low embodied energies, and integrating landscaping with built form.
ART AND RESEARCH
The studio operates under the belief in the continual crossover between art and architecture, seeking creative solutions that strengthen communities, no matter how large or small. We are immersed in the design community, creating exhibitions, installations and teaching at the Architectural Association and Columbia University.