Starting as they mean to go on
Richmond-based architectural practice WR-AP was established by Sean Weston and Max Rengifo in 2018. They joined Heart of the City at the beginning of 2020, early on in the practice’s life, as they knew they wanted responsible business and social value to be embedded into the way they work.
They’re a publicly-driven practice: they work on lots of local authority and public projects, enjoying community engagement and speaking to the public, understanding how through their work, they can make a difference. So, it made sense to WR-AP to join Heart of the City, to understand how to take those passions and make it work strategically for them.
But they also knew they needed to be a responsible business to stay competitive. When they’re bidding for work, they’re always asked what social and environmental credentials they have, and what social good they’ll bring to a project. This is especially true for public sector contracts, which WR-AP does a lot of.