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Art meets Architecture

Wignall & Moore is an award-winning RIBA Chartered practice that includes architects, designers and artisans. It produces expressive buildings, places and unique installations that aim to bring joy. The practice offers original designs based on an appreciation of, and sensitivity to, architecture, art and history.

Latest News

Worlds beneath the waves exhibtiion opens at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Worlds Beneath the Waves at the National Museum of the Royal Navy marks 150 years since HMS Challenger’s remarkable circumnavigation.
From the early days of deepwater exploration when it took a crew of 250 to keep the ship steady enough to collect samples, to the modern-day era of hi-tech minisubs, a century and a half of oceanographic missions is being celebrated.

Win-An-Architect Initiative launched for the third year running

After two years celebrating cultural projects in the North, Studio Wignall & Moore are re-launching their competition with an expanded reach, to seek out the most innovative client briefs and architectural proposals which enhance, showcase and celebrate culture outside 

 

Wignal & Moore AI powered marine life generator goes live
See the live feed from the National Musueum of the Royal Navy Here

This snapshot is a live feed from the museum. Visitors are encouraged to consider science as a creative endeavour, dreaming up what sea creatures they might discover on a deep-sea mission. By selecting various characteristics and inputting them into our custom built interactive our powerful ai generates an image of the imagined creature and provides commentary on its habitat. Refresh this page to see the latest creation.

Who we are

Established in 2017 by James and Bradley, the practice has six principal members with a wide range of interests, skills and ambitions. They are supported by a team of specialist collaborators operating between their central London design studio, Bristol office and Yorkshire workshops.

James Wignall Portrait

James Wignall

Chosen by Wallpaper* magazine as one of the world’s brightest young talents in Architecture. James trained in the UK, winning RIBA awards and nominations before qualifying at the University of Cambridge. James has extensive experience with both artists and architects including Royal Academicians Thomas Heatherwick CBE and the late Will Alsop OBE.

Bradley Moore Portrait

Bradley Moore

Bradley grew up being trained by his father in a multi-generational family business of carpentry and construction. After training under leading British architect, Tony Fretton, he received his qualifications in architecture and engineering. Bradley has broad experience in bespoke residential projects, global briefs for a multinational design agency and leading civic projects for an AJ 100 practice.

Affiliations

The practice has longstanding affiliations in both the art and architecture sectors. On the one hand we are a RIBA Chartered architecture practice and members of The Worshipful Company of Architects, on the other we have trained at the Royal College of Art and have shown at the RA. A number of our affiliations and past clients can be seen below.

Craft & Heritage

The appreciation of craft and heritage is at the heart of everything we do. Whether a bespoke joinery detail or the concept design for a public art commission, we are respectful of the past, knowing where we came from, but with the confidence to create something new.

Quality & Service

We are passionate about providing a professional service for our clients and have a track record of delivering projects on time and on budget. A well-considered approach to value is critical for any project, we take a holistic approach at each stage of a project to ensure that cost and quality are optimised.

Testimonials

“The ‘Museum of Innovation’ galleries at the Ulster Transport Museum are a strategically important project for National Museums NI.  Wignall and Moore were appointed as designers and have delivered all that we were hoping for and more. They brought great vision and creative energy to the project and have been a pleasure to work with. There’s been a great team spirit throughout the development process – despite the pressures of a tight deadline. 
Most importantly – our visitors love the new gallery. The Museum of Innovation is a significant step forward on our journey of transformation for the Ulster Transport Museum.”

William Blair, Director of Collections, NMNI

“One of the happiest building sites I’ve ever worked on. Wignall & Moore have a strong design understanding, an eye for detail and even more impressively the ability to keep morale and spirits high even during difficult construction works. As a project manager this is often the key to projects being delivered on time and on budget. Working closely with Wignall & Moore from conception to completion allowed for the project to run seamlessly, with every detail thought through and considered with the client’s best interests at heart.”

Grant Le Roy – Royal Warrant Holders K R Hannaford Ltd

“Working with Wignall & Moore was an exciting and rewarding experience. My project had been carefully planned and as a team they were thoughtful and reflective throughout. They created a wonderfully collaborative environment and managed their site team and the construction phase in a calm and respectful way. Their professionalism ensured that my project was delivered on time and to budget and I am delighted with the result.”

Azu Fletcher

‘Wignall & Moore have been exemplary in delivering a truly unique gallery, the Cuming collection has been showcased with exception experiential impact yet balanced with appropriate contextual anchors’

Judy Aitken, Head Curator, London Borough of Southwark

“We employed Wignall & Moore to refurbish our 4,000 square foot Regency villa in Holland Park in 2020.
 They demonstrated a rare combination of design flair and financial discipline. No challenge was left unsolved, no miles were too far to travel to source materials. Bear in mind this was mid-Covid. For
example, 18th century York flagstones were sourced and they drove up to various suppliers in Yorkshire and Lancashire, bringing back samples for our approval. We are very happy with the two
extensions that they designed and had built, maximising the square footage of our home, and keeping the Royal Borough of Kensington and
Chelsea planners onside. As you can imagine the Royal Borough are stringent.”
 
Jane Mulvagh
 

“Having Brad, James and the team was a delight. They were very open, always including us in discussions regarding design ideas, materials, time scales etc. They are interested in the quirky and in less usual approaches and styles whilst still respectful of real-world constraints.”

Nicola Ward

“A mid-spring night’s dream. Cliché as it may be, that is the only way I can describe “The King and The Minotaur”. The fact is, 5 minutes inside and you forget all about London I felt like I was in someone’s cottage, ready to see meadows and lakes when the exit door opened. This was by far one of the most interesting, original and pleasurable experiences I’ve ever had here in London. Or anywhere else, for that matter…”

The King and The Minotaur, Critical review