"Rio offers a break from tradition. They actually listen to what you want and try hard to create it in a way that is contemporary and, yes, exciting. It is like going to a tailor to fit for a suit – the end product is a bespoke product that is made to fit you and not off-the-peg. In the same way, Rio design buildings that have a unique flavour to them and are different from the rest. They are passionate about design and show great attention to detail. Enthusiasm is their middle name”.

Alun Woodruff - Head of Estates, University of Glamorgan

By collaborating creatively on projects with other specialists, we can combine collective knowledge to develop innovative, integrated, sustainable, design solutions that serve and celebrate the needs and wellbeing of people.

Our environment and the local community is important to us. We take our Corporate Social Responsibility seriously, supporting numerous charities and encouraging our staff to assist a wide range of local organisations and initiatives.

We are also passionate about providing opportunities to inspire the next generation of architects. Each year, pupils from local schools, colleges and Universities join our studios, gaining insight into this highly-technical, creative and demanding profession.

Quality and continuous improvement are at the vanguard of what we do. Many of our colleagues sit on advisory boards and committees such as Women in Property, the Forum for the Built Environment (fbe) and numerous external design panels.