Piers Gough, Founding Director
Adam West, Director
We are a London based architectural design practice renowned for characterful and high-quality architecture. The practice has over 45 years of design and technical experience, from inception through to delivery.
CZWG was co-founded in 1975 by Nicholas Campbell, Roger Zogolovich, Rex Wilkinson and Piers Gough, and has a long and established history of design quality. Our architecture has been widely recognised within the industry through architectural, housing and regeneration awards. In 2018, Historic England listed six CZWG buildings for their contribution to postmodern architecture.
Our approach is inspired by context and genuine collaboration with clients and end-users. We pride ourselves on our experience and understanding of the planning process and requirements. We are specialists at unlocking the viability of tricky sites within statutory guidelines and creating value through design, quality of accommodation and optimising density and site efficiencies.
Using design to anchor new neighbourhoods and homes to their surrounding local context can enrich an area and evoke a strong visual identity to which people respond. We aspire to cultivate this sense of ownership and to help establish the community stewardship of a place.
Sustainability | Team Carbon
CZWG is a signatory to 'Architects Declare' and is committed to strengthening our working practices to create architecture and urbanism that has a more positive impact on the world around us.
Our designs follow fabric first principles; using high levels of insulation and air-tightness to minimise energy use regardless of how energy technologies are utilised. We are developing a toolkit specific to our office to use as a guide to low carbon design and to measure how well our designs are doing in terms of form efficiency and embodied carbon. We engage with sustainability consultants to provide training in the best-practice design of low-energy buildings to reduce energy consumption and carbon impact.
The remit of our Social Value group is wide and includes the wellbeing of our staff, voluntary and charitable giving, work experience and mentoring, educational opportunities for students and our Post Occupancy Evaluation and Client Feedback processes.
We aspire to create an architectural practice that is as diverse as the communities we design for. Our Diversity Action Plan augments our Equal Opportunities Policy, through which we actively seek collaborations with BAME clients, consultants and other practices to promote architecture as a career for all.