FOSTER + PARTNERS

Digital architecture. Built to connect.

Foster + Partners

Creating a digital space.

With design principles reflecting their architectural style, we created an integrated central platform for the UK’s most influential architecture firm.

The custom-built intranet enables effortless worldwide connectivity by bringing together internal processes and resources, creating collaborative communities and sharing news and achievements across the network.

  • 1500 Staff Members
  • 13 Worldwide Studios
  • 1 Digital Space
It takes a lot of effort to make a building look effortless.
Norman Foster
A web design mockup of the Foster and partners intranet built on Umbraco by Cogworks Umbraco Gold Partner Agency London

Simplicity.

Our design ethos was governed by simplicity and inspired by the mediums within Material Design. Appreciation of physical attributes like texture, light and shadow resulted in a familiar user interface with a defined minimalist aesthetic.

We took influence from Foster + Partners’ own expertise, a synthesis of elements: functionality and serenity. Sophisticated technical development is hidden by the simplicity of the design, meaning the user experience is as intuitive as it is seamless.

A web design mockup of Foster and Partners live search function on mobile and news page on the company intranet built on Umbraco by Cogworks Umbraco Gold Partner Agency London

A powerful search.

One inclusive live search built to handle queries that generate results across people, documents, apps, news and communities. Powered by Azure the search is able to process vast amounts of information, combining multiple indexes that produce a single set of mixed content results.

In real-time it is capable of ordering these results by relevance and refining by index using facets, a-z filters, tagging and pagination. By laying sophisticated tech foundations we created a clean and powerful tool, serving a global workforce instantly.

A web design mockup of Foster and Partners live search function on mobile and news page on the company intranet built on Umbraco by Cogworks Umbraco Gold Partner Agency London

Developing foundations.

Together we’ve built a working partnership that inspires collaboration. This enables mentorship, provides ongoing support and ensures their intranet is sustainable and effective.

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