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BPR Architects

Web design / development, and Kirby CMS integration for BPR Architects—a London-based architecture firm.

Focus on low-tech web design principles to contribute towards the reduction of the web's environmental footprint.

Client

BPR Architects began in 1975 as a family business that today maintains family values in a young, dynamic, professional environment. Their family culture still lies at the heart of their business.

The challenge

BPR Architects recently had a complete rebrand and were seeking a designer to apply the new brand guidelines to their website, whilst providing a general update, to make their online presence bolder and more contemporary.

My approach

I worked closely with one of the architects on the initial design which I then built using Sketch while providing the team with prototypes using InVision in order to make the feedback process as smooth as possible.

I also integrated Kirby CMS—a lightweight, flat-file CMS, using low-tech web design principles to contribute towards the reduction of the web's environmental footprint.

Layout & content

I introduced a three-column grid and a two-column layout for project pages to go in line with the company's architectural simplicity while keeping clutter to a minimum, using black, white, and the new brand blue colour for certain details such as the hover effect.

I designed and developed a fully responsive interface that prioritises the company's work by emphasising their projects' visual content.

Outcome

I introduced low-tech web design principles on both the design and the development process for the first time on such a large scale project.

I improved my prototyping skills, encouraged the client to provide feedback along the way which worked in my favour, and I learned a lot about working with clients who are also designers.

Overall, the end result is a website I can be proud of.

Thanks for reading.

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