From Works is an architecture and design studio based in Sheffield, UK.
The studio was established in 2017 by Adam Eckworth and Darren Hancock building on a wealth of experience from professional careers in architecture, design, making and project management. The studio’s name references a strong connection to location, place and making within every project they undertake.
Working across a broad spectrum of project types incorporating architecture, interiors, renovations, exhibition design, joinery and kitchen design, bespoke furniture design and fabrication for private, public and commercial clients, the studio treats each project as a unique opportunity to develop a meaningful, well crafted and contextually sensitive outcome specific for every client.
Hope Valley, Peak District
Work bench / library
The studios’ approach is hands-on with a careful attention to detail and experience. Quality in design and realisation is achieved through a rigorous design process of research, drawing, model making, sample testing and prototyping alongside strong collaboration with clients, contractors, fabricators and other design professionals.
Whilst the studio works on projects across the UK it is keen to champion design and making within the North, and wherever possible works with suppliers, fabricators and professionals on its doorstep.
From Works co-founders combine practising in the studio with education and teach on undergraduate architecture and interior architecture courses whilst acting as guest critics to a number of UK universities.
Adam is from Matlock, Derbyshire and after completing Art Foundation at Chesterfield college he studied architecture at both Northumbria University and London Metropolitan University.
Whilst in London he worked for award winning architecture offices on projects of contrasting scales at various stages of work, gaining experience in all aspects of professional architectural practise. He is passionate about architecture and design enjoying project exploration through research, sketching, model making and photography.
Adam teaches undergraduate architecture at Sheffield university where he loves the opportunity to talk about the methods of designing and making with students and tutors.
Darren is from Chesterfield, Derbyshire and after completing Art Foundation at Chesterfield College he studied architecture at both Northumbria University and Kingston University.
Having always been intrigued by how things are made and wishing to bridge the gap between concept design and project realisation he trained as a cabinet maker in the South East.
He has also worked as a senior designer and project manager for studios in the UK and Switzerland combining his knowledge of materials, manufacture, construction and project co-ordination with an inquisitive, honest and considered approach to design. Darren also teaches on the interiors course at Sheffield Hallam and Northumbria University.