Tsuruta Architects was established in 2006 by Taro Tsuruta, an experienced Japanese architect who gained his diploma from the Architectural Association. Tsuruta worked with leading London design practices on complex multi-award winning projects before setting up his own studio to offer clients a more personal service. His original designs are informed by an exacting understanding of construction technology, combined with a deep respect for light, materials, context and the practicalities of everyday life. The practice has enjoyed critical acclaim for House of Trace – a radically different approach to home redevelopment. The project was warmly received in the press and gained numerous industry awards, most notably the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Stephen Lawrence Prize 2016.