At Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, we have spent the last fifteen years or so taking a fresh look at the office, one the most common yet least explored building types. Applying architectural principles that we have developed across all of our practice, we have tried to answer one question: What should determine the making of an office building? Overall, variety and identity are key. We believe offices should provide different kinds of space that are particular to their location and possess inherent architectural quality, as we try to show in the following projects. This can be achieved in a number of ways, each of which also provides other advantages. Reusing and reshaping existing buildings with good, distinctive design features makes this happen with the added advantages of economy and sustainability.