Graham West founded West Architecture in 2006 on the belief that joy is found in architectural projects from conception to completion. Graham started his career as a structural draughtsman at Arup and his work demonstrates a blurring between architecture and engineering.
He later worked at the Manser Practice on The Great Eastern Hotel and the Artigiano Design Centre, which he oversaw on from start to finish, picking up an RIBA award in 2002. At Patel Taylor he was a project architect responsible for the delivery of two fully enclosed swing bridges at Canary Wharf.
Graham’s first solo project, Bavaria Road Studio, is typical of the approach of West Architecture. It is a finely detailed piece of architecture that finds beauty in the raw simplicity of its use of materials to resolve constraints. The mezzanine level at Bavaria Road is paired down, rational, highly functional and elegant.