We are Orms

We create an architecture that seeks to elevate the human experience through insight, collaboration, and design integrity.
We bring meaningful solutions to urban life, creating modern structures of clarity, beauty, and rigour, delivering a real and positive impact on people’s lives. At Orms, we believe that true innovation is not only in form, but in method. So, we listen. To clients, to each other, and to the individuals that live and work in our buildings. We like to start conversations, to educate and encourage debate, ensuring every voice is heard, and this insight informs our process, it is embedded into our designs, and realised in our structures.

We create an architecture that listens.

Employee Ownership Trust

On 2nd March 2018 the practice transferred the majority ownership of Orms Designers and Architects Ltd to an Employee Ownership Trust.

This change strengthens the level of service and skills which the practice offers and the four directors of Orms – Oliver Richards, John McRae, Colin McColl and Simon Whittaker continue to run the company. The company has a board of Trustees along with an Employee Council.

Orms Policies

We have a range of policies, please click the links below to read more.

Privacy Policy

Sustainability Policy

Quality Policy

BIM Policy

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Climate Commitment