We are driven by design which is inspiring, intelligent and imaginative. Our work spans from small scale, 'bottom-up' interventions to urban design, working with a wide range of specialists.
We engage closely with stakeholders, developing tailor-made and process focused design solutions, with careful attention to individual requirements. Working collaboratively, we pride ourselves in our ability to communicate clearly and effectively with the entire team.
Room 102 has won many awards, such as the competition for the public art sculpture 'The Swirl' in the centre of Didcot and has been selected for 'The Open 100' by Artangel.
The company was founded by Maria Kramer DipUCL MArch ARB. She was project architect and manager for a number of competition winning projects, including the redevelopment of St John’s Square in Blackpool and the airport developments at Bangalore and Gaza International Airport. She taught at Cardiff University for more than five years and is a senior lecturer at the University of
Westminster enjoying the potential of bridging the gap between academia and practice.
Maria was a partner at architecture and design practice Leit-werk ltd for more than ten years and previously worked for Hopkins Architects and Coop Himmelb(l)au.
The name of the company - Room 102 - is a reference to George Orwell’s ‘Room 101’, featured in his novel 1984.
Room 101 is a place in which a prisoner is subjected to his or
her own worst nightmare, fear or phobia.
In contrast 'Room 102’ is our imaginary next room
along and the complete opposite - a space filled with
the inhabitant's every hope, dream and desire.
The desire for spaces to be light filled, friendly, sustainable,
considering materiality, views and the relationship to its surroundings is at the heart of everything we do at
We see architecture as a great opportunity to improve the quality of peoples' lives.
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Registered with the Architects Registration Board. Room 102 ltd is registered at Companies House UK, Reg. No 7804165. VAT Reg. No.124393621. Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insured.