Gianni Botsford Architects believe that what makes their buildings and projects both original and notable, "is the absence of a statement, the lack of an ego, the way they fit into their culture, the economy and attention to detail of their design." The firm reflect this ethos by working closely with a client to ensure that the project fits into its surroundings and tallies with the client's needs and desires: if an art gallery, the contents must be visible; if a house, the rooms must be liveable; if a school, it must be enjoyable as an environment; if a whole village, it should be where people would want to live. Gianni Botsford Architect's success is built on its individuality. The firm itself is a small, private business that's extremely flexible and able to design and supervise construction anywhere in the world: from the prize-winning Light House in Notting Hill to the Lubetkin Prize winner for Casa KiKé in Costa Rica. They were involved in an entire village in the hills of Taiwan to ingenious solutions for a New York skyscraper, a museum in Estonia and a telephone centre in Haiti. All Gianni Botsford Architects projects are original solutions to particular problems of the surroundings, materials, and local traditions. They are all based on a thorough thinking-through of the available light, the weather and the disposition of their elements. The firm always make the most out of any site and for any purpose. They have worked alone or in partnerships, and as they look forward and expand our practice, they think increasingly of larger-scale public building projects: how they can be made to fit in their context while meeting their clients' needs, how they can be local and humane while still being original, beautiful and apt.