A word from


On Monday the 16th March, the UK Prime Minister asked the nation to work from home.

Initially, the industry saw an intense period focused on survival as architects were forced to adapt their existing processes, create new ones from scratch and accelerate digital transformation within their firms.

We’re now entering a period where managers are realising that social distancing isn’t something that is likely to end as soon as everyone had initially hoped, and that remote working will be the new normal for the foreseeable future. It’s a time of optimisation where we’ve moved on from questions around how to survive, to those around how to thrive.

As developers of business software for architects we’ve been seen as a source of knowledge when it comes to technology. We’ve been inundated with requests for advice from architects on the best tools for remote working and how to use them effectively. We realised that there’s a huge information gap and we wanted to be able to provide a more educated perspective to our customers.

We created the Remote Working for Architects survey to pool the collective knowledge of around 200 UK studios to help the industry realise the opportunities that come with running remote studios.

It’s been a real honour to have spoken with some of the country’s most forward-thinking architects over the past couple of weeks. Without exception they’ve been generous with their time, forthcoming with their insights into what’s worked for their teams and unstinting in sharing their toolkits and advice on how architects can come through this unique situation operationally stronger and more resilient than before.

We hope this report provides you with fresh ideas on how to deal with new challenges. In an economically uncertain future, these words of wisdom can provide a blueprint for a highly effective remote studio that puts you in the best position to weather any storm, and ride any wave.

If you have any questions or feedback, I’d love to hear from you so feel free to email me at linden@weaver.build

All the best,

"Off the back of your survey request we have started to review what is working and what isn't. This is so timely and the report will be really useful. What a great initiative”.

Dan Marks,
Principal of Mata Architects