Manning Holden Architects
A brand design and naming for a Derbyshire based architectural practice specialising in residential design
We created a brand design and naming for Manning Holden, a Derbyshire architectural practice specialising in residential design. The business specialises in sustainable building practices and is family run. We steered the client to a name that included the founder and lead designers’ names. For a client to be working with a director whose name is ‘above the door of the company’ makes them feel like they’re talking to a senior architect and that their project is important. It also suggests collaboration and partnership within the practice.
Simpkin Burley chose to work with the business owners’ natural visual style and created a palette inspired by local architectural materials. We complemented this with simple but classic typography that reflects the business type and its aspirations to be an environmentally considerate designer.
Manning Holden Architects are growing in recognition and have been commissioned to design many residential buildings in their target Derbyshire area. The practice continues to expand, both in the scope of their projects and by employing local talent.