The practice was set up in 1985 by Victoria Manser, a graduate of Bristol University and the Architectural Association London.

Based in central London the  practice undertakes a variety of work and focuses on offering a personal, reliable and professional service that takes account of the clients'  needs, the context of the site and the available budget. Solutions are thoughtful and elegant responses to a thorough and conscientious appraisal of the brief.

Clients are mainly private individuals and companies with an interest in good quality contemporary design and an enthusiasm to engage in the design process.

Over the years the practice has developed an expertise in sensitive additions to listed buildings and the construction and refurbishment of many different types of property. Past experience includes residential, retail, education, offices, restaurants, garden layouts and furniture design.

Sustainability is promoted in designs through simple but effective means such as the use of recycled or locally sourced materials, high levels of insulation, thermal mass, passive ventilation and carefully orientated glazing to maximize natural daylight and warming sunlight.

On larger projects taken on by the practice, Victoria Manser has also worked in collaboration with The Manser Practice.