Award-winning architects delivering unique and elegant buildings, structures & spaces
reForm Architects’ international team combines experience, commitment and innovation to offer a diverse range of clients a highly professional design led service.
We are friendly and approachable and see a close collaboration with our clients, design teams and contractors as an essential and enjoyable part of any project.
We do not adhere to an architectural style, which can often compromise a relevant design response. Instead reForm offers a contemporary and eclectic approach that treats problems as opportunities to deliver unique and elegant buildings and spaces.
Following a successful collaboration on a number of Award Winning projects in the Netherlands, reForm has established UK partnership with IAA Architecten enabling us to deliver a broader range and scale of projects for our UK Clients.
reForm believes that well-designed buildings and spaces are vital for successful and sustainable towns and communities. All good design must be functional, but it must also be humane and be well loved by its clients, users and the wider community. This benefits everyone and enriches our shared culture, and is only achievable if the needs and challenges of the client are fully understood from the outset.
Our approach is to consider each project and each Client’s needs as unique. We then adopt a rigorous but highly creative approach to bring out the maximum value in each specific circumstance. The right balance of financial, environmental, logistical, social and cultural value is achieved through our highly collaborative, ‘can do’ attitude.
The impact of design on the environment is greater than ever before, for better or worse. We now have the knowledge and capabilities to ensure that our design decisions have a positive impact, and help create a sustainable world.
reForm’s Directors and the reForm team have extensive experience of designing housing, commercial, education and transport projects in the UK and Europe, winning numerous RIBA, Civic Trust, CABE and international awards.
Nik trained at the University of Liverpool where he gained a First Class Bachelor of Architecture Honours Degree. In his final year he won both the Holford Award for the best written dissertation and the prestigious Reilly Medal awarded for the best Design. On graduation he travelled to Japan in order to pursue his interest in traditional Japanese architecture, working for the Antonin Raymond Studio in Tokyo.
Nik has taught at the University of Liverpool, and the University of Waterloo, Ontario, and has lectured widely. He was External Examiner at Manchester Metropolitan University from 2001-2004, and more recently as External Examiner at Leeds Metropolitan University. In 2005 he was invited to become an advisor to the Southwark Design Review Panel, which he now Chairs as a result of his commitment to architecture and the built environment. He has acted as a design competition advisor for bridges for the Royal Institute of British Architects, is a member of the Institute of Directors and is included in Debrett’s People of Today.
Andrew has considerable experience with intelligent and innovative housing design, bringing the best international experience to reForm’s work. He is responsible for all live projects at reForm Architects and helps ensure high design standards and quality of work across the office. Most recently, he was responsible for reForm’s work for Contractors’ Osborn during the site phase of Avondale Square, a 100% social housing project for City of London Corporation. He was also recently responsible for leading on the successful competition submission for a 40 apartment residential development in Maidenhead.
He has a wide range of experience with housing design and schools, working on a number of award-winning school buildings for RIBA Gold Medal winner, Herman Hertzberger. Prior to this he worked for a number of design focused practices in Amsterdam, including Claus & Kaan and Hans van Heeswijk. His expertise includes bridges, offices, theatres, laboratories and public buildings.
Andrew trained at the University of Liverpool and taught and ran the Final Year at London South Bank University for a number of years. He has also taught at Greenwich and Delft Universities. He currently teaches professional practice at Westminster University and tutors for the RIBA Office-based Exam. He has contributed chapters and articles to various publications and has been a speaker at conferences in the UK and internationally. He is a member of the Southwark Design Review Panel.
John studied and graduated in architecture at Liverpool University where he gained an interest and understanding in the value of design. Following three years travelling the world he returned to the UK to go into business, initially as a small company printing circuit boards for the electronics industry that progressed to sub-contract electronics manufacture for the UK market, with over 60 repeat and high profile clients and fifty staff.
In 2013, John identified the potential of an air sampling pump that is used in areas where asbestos contamination is a risk, particularly on building demolition and development. C-Tech has redesigned the product to improve its ease of use and reliability, and is preparing a worldwide launch under its new brand name, Airbox.
John’s experience of driving good design to improve products and company profitability, combines with his long standing interest in architecture to inform reForm’s business direction and success.
Harry Abels and Nik Randall, the Managing Directors of IAA Architecten and reForm Architects, have collaborated on several award winning projects together in the Netherlands for more than 15 years. UK clients can now benefit from this established partnership, with project teams carefully assembled to combine local knowledge with international expertise, sharing data and staff across offices.
With offices in London, Amsterdam and Enschede their combined resources of over 70 architects, interior designers, building managers, building technicians, engineers, landscape architects and urbanists have successfully delivered a number of joint education, housing, healthcare, hotels, leisure and transport projects.
Our design approach is one where ideas, from concepts to details, are explored through sketches, physical models, CAD drawings and BIM. Combining the inputs of the entire design team and contractor each BIM model is developed as a fully coordinated design tool, reducing problems both during and after construction.
With over 45 years of successful project delivery we provide a highly efficient and professional service for clients in the UK and Northern Europe.
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