Unit 38 are an architectural design cooperative who specialise in working with community groups to deliver high-impact social projects and community wealth building strategies through a co-design and co-research approach.
Inspired by groups such as the New Architecture Movement, our intent is to break with dogmatic models of urban development under which consultation is little more than a performative exercise.
We are committed to pioneering innovative new approaches to architecture and urbanism focused on supporting existing communities to reap the maximal benefit from processes of neighbourhood change. We place a high value on research and we work extensively with interdisciplinary teams, think tanks, academic researchers and local governments to develop proposals.
Our projects have ranged from developing community plans for local markets to affordable housing schemes with cooperative groups, site specific installations and event design and management.