Localworks is an award-winning multi-disciplinary design and build collaborative, based in Uganda, that specialises in the design and realisation of ecological architecture in East Africa. The collaborative was set up by a number of building consultancy firms – including Studio FH Architects, Aquila Gallery and Equatorsun – who offer integrated services under one roof. To our clients, Localworks provides one-stop masterbuilder services with a proven track record of successfully delivering complex projects in difficult environments.

Motivated in equal parts by idealism, pragmatism and professionalism, we have assembled a closely-knit team of professionals – architects, interior and landscape designers, civil/structural and mechanical/electrical engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers – who together are committed to advancing green architecture in theory and in practice. Our approach is rooted in the principles of sustainable architecture, with a focus on site-sensitive, contextual design and socioeconomic, environmental and technological appropriateness.

The East African environment we operate in presents a unique set of challenges – from climate and terrain to economic and logistical considerations to available materials and skills – but we are of the view that these challenges do not represent a good enough excuse to settle for unimaginative designs or poor construction quality. Instead, we believe that good design can make the world a better place, and that well-conceived buildings can make a positive impact on client and community alike. The Localworks concept is based on four pillars: