Studio Artec and Thomas Ford & Partners work together on selected projects in the UK and Italy. The two practices are linked by common interests and personnel in Discourse Architecture, an international forum for architects and others with an interest in the built environment. Bruno Tonelli is the lead contact at Studio Artec, a practice of 6 architects and engineers based in Brescia, Northern Italy.
Studio Artec was founded in 2005 and provides an integrated service of architectural and structural design working for clients in the domestic, commercial, education, ecclesiastical and welfare sectors. The studio has an interest in both new-build work and the extension of existing and historic buildings, as well as working in the wider context of urban design and regeneration.
Communication between the London and UK offices is via digital media, building on the successful approach developed working together in Discourse Architecture. The local office, in the UK or Italy, takes the lead on joint projects, with design and specialist input from the associated practice as required. For more significant projects, representatives of both practices will visit site and attend key meetings.