Koru Architects is an award-winning design-led practice specialising in eco-design. Our mission is to create spaces that are delightful, comfortable and sustainable. We work throughout Sussex and the South-East on residential and commercial projects, both new-build and extensions/alterations. We now aspire to diversify into the education, leisure and healthcare sectors.
With our passion and 30 years of professional experience, we put your needs and dreams at the centre of our design process. Our designs are characterised by creative use of light and space, lateral thinking, attention to detail and the careful selection of natural materials. One of our key specialities is using sensitive design to win planning approval in restricted places such as conservation areas and the South Downs national park.
As a small and growing business, our staff enjoy an informal working environment where self-motivation, autonomy and responsible self-allocation of tasks are valued. Working within a contemporary zero-carbon office provides a constant inspirational reminder of our ethos. Our director Mark Pellant loves architecture, design and creating a better built environment. He set up Koru Architects in 2000 to put his environmental principles into action.
Beyond our primary goal of designing beautiful, high-performance, low-energy spaces for our clients, our work also feeds into our broader vision of a more sustainable society. With every design, we aim to enhance the built environment and the experience of its users, advance the green building movement and promote harmony with nature.