awards and press


Align 2015: Winner - Best Small Design Studio, London Design Awards 2015

Brand Opus: Gold Winner - Interior Design, Corporate London Design Awards 2015

Brand Opus: Winner - Annual Office Space Award, Modern Decoration International Media Award 2015 (China)

Brand Opus: Finalist - Interior Project of the Year, Small/Medium Commercial Mixology 15 Awards

AAT: Winner - Change Management & Best Small Firm, MCA Management Today Awards 2008



‘A dynamic, 19,000 sq ft, three-storey suite of offices for fast-growing brand packaging design specialists BrandOpus.’

(Interior Design Today, 2015)


‘Set over 3 levels, with a double-height ground floor studio; 3 purpose-built mezzanine spaces and a spectacular curving stair leading to a network of social and client-facing meeting spaces.’

(Kontor, 2015)


‘Significant time at the beginning of the two-and-a-half-year project was spent working out how to optimise the space available for BrandOpus's needs.’

(, 2015)


‘The brief for the interior was to create a true ‘home from home’, with a collaborative atmosphere: a space which didn’t feel like a traditional office and where creativity and the easy flow of people, information and communication were promoted.’

(Office Snapshots, 2015)


'The end result is stunning: an industrial-chic, open plan fantasy workplace - stripped-back, bathed in natural light and personalised with quirky, homely furnishings.'

(Edition 10, SPACE Magazine by Derwent London, 2015)

Gurvinder Khurana, Director, align

‘What are the killer attributes required by the modern day A&D professional?’
‘There are few people that can turn their hand to every aspect of our job in the A&D world but it is essential for any architect or designer that wants to progress to be able to communicate ideas eloquently and visually. You don’t have to be a whiz-kid at 3D max but have the tools that allow you to get your ideas across. In all the years I have worked, the biggest most underrated skill in the A&D world is emotional intelligence – I believe this is a skill that will set you apart.'

(Gurvinder Khurana in MIX Interiors, 2015)

35 Under 35

‘Stephenie joined us from Area Sq 12 months ago now and has firmly cemented her position as a key member of the team. Having joined us with a solid (studio-based) design background we’ve pushed her hard to develop her client handling skills and contractor liaison – and she’s risen to the challenge. She is a quick thinker and steadily now finding her feet in offering up creative ideas when we have collective team design sessions. We believe no idea voiced is a waste – you never know what spark it might light and Stephenie is embracing that idea. We think she is definitely one to watch!’

(align directors nominate align designer Stephenie Witton for MIX Interiors ’35 under 35’ feature, 2015)


‘The finishes throughout are extremely clever, with beautiful parquet end block flooring and classic furniture pieces mixing perfectly with a variety of eye-catching lighting solutions, an extremely funky pool table and, throughout the meeting rooms, a selection of amazing bright and bold wallcoverings.’

(MIX Interiors, 2015)


‘The interior takes the building’s external features and works them seamlessly into what is an absolute peach of a workplace project. The reception, on the fifth floor, is the design equivalent of Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks: curves, curves, curves.’

(OnOffice, 2010)


‘We developed a scheme that took inspiration from sources as disparate as Star Trek, Spitfires, Buckminster Fuller and Eriko Horiki’s massive paper sculptures and followed a neutral pallet with mostly white and grey interspersed with the vibrant green used in the floor finishes of the building’s common parts.’

(, 2010)


‘Much of the furniture is bespoke, including a reception desk made of white Corian and the boardroom table, which sits 18-20 people and whose design is modelled on an aeroplane wing. 'Jim Kelly, the CEO, really loves old aeroplanes,' explains Tresise. 'The table is detailed underneath like a real wing, finished in metal and riveted. It was a real labour of love, getting that to a position where it could be made. We looked at using reclaimed aeroplane wing, but we ended up doing something new and bespoke, but that still echoed the manufacturing techniques of the past.'

(Design Curial, 2010)


Dentsu London Office featured in China Interior Design Magazine Volume 28


‘Walk into the Association of Accounting Technicians’ shiny new premises, on Aldersgate Street in central London, and you’ll be greeted by a wall plastered with pictures of every member of staff. But here’s the fun part – each face is made of moveable parts, so you can swap the CEO’s forehead for the secretary’s chin, or the PA’s nose for the marketing manager’s grin. It’s more than a bit of fun….This gives a small insight into the remarkable culture change that has taken place at the AAT, which only a couple of years ago was stuck in a rut, working in safe, staid ways.’

(MCA Management Today Awards Brochure, 2008)


‘When accountancy body AAT relocated from its freehold building, it turned its back on dated cubby holes, cellular offices and dreary décor to create a highly-branded, open-plan workspace…..Staff participation in the process was vital and they were consulted and updated on key decisions – including the office location and furniture selection.’

(What to Buy for Business Magazine, 2007)