Scapolan Burney is a London-based architecture and design studio. The practice was founded by Architects Sebastiano Scapolan and Rick Burney having a combined professional experience of 20 years, working for award-winning practices in London, Scotland and South America. We work in multiple sectors; creating uplifting places to live, to work and to learn.
We strive to deliver beautifully crafted, thoughtfully designed projects which exceed our clients’ expectations and enhance their setting. The practice was founded to enable us to do meaningful work we are passionate about and believe in. Our ambition isn’t scale related. Our purpose is to use our skills and ideas to produce architecture we can be proud of, created with like-minded collaborators, that our clients can enjoy.
The studio has a strong design focus in pursuit of well-conceived and carefully detailed architecture. Our work is characterised by a rigorous analytical design process, irrespective of scale or setting. Our architectural approach begins with deep analysis of the cultural and physical context to understand the spirit of the place in which we will build. This is followed by an iterative design process where we employ many methods to test and communicate ideas such as digital and physical model making, drawing, photography and collage.