About Us

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IDPartnership are an award-winning multidisciplinary architecture practice with offices in Newcastle and London. Our team of 30 encompasses the creative professional skills of architects, town planners, urban designers, technologists and visualisation experts.

First established in 1982 as Smith Darby Partnership, our head office in the Former Church of St Jude’s, Newcastle opened in 1989 as Ian Darby Partnership.

Taking pride in our ethical design approach, we reinvigorate communities and create sustainable places that enrich the lives of inhabitants and inspire people to live in an environmentally responsible manner.

Our open design studio encourages collaborative discussion between professionals with diverse skillsets and expertise, fostering innovative ideas and ensuring proposals are rigorously considered from project inception through to completion.

As interest in sustainability has grown IDPartnership has remained at the forefront of this design philosophy. Rather than focus on sustainability as a one-dimensional technological solution, we have always approached development in a holistic way. Through careful and considered analysis, testing and design we develop integrated and lasting solutions. We have a proven track record of delivering projects to the highest standards across a range of sectors.

Staiths South Bank, St Peter’s Basin and Sage Headquarters are a few examples of the many projects which have brought us widespread recognition and praise for our passion for architecture and commitment to quality.

IDPartnership have been awarded ISO 9001 for our quality assurance procedures and ISO 14001 for our environmental management systems. We are also recognised ‘Investors in People’, ensuring staff remain up-to date with latest policy, guidance and technique.