Our Studio is an architectural visualisation agency. Our team has been working in the world of visualisation for over 10 years.

We set up Our Studio in 2009, at the height of a recession. Confident in our approach, we’ve since built a name as true industry specialists working with architects and property developers all over the world.

By committing solely to the disciplines of bringing buildings and spaces to life in 3D, we’re able to better realise the architect’s vision and create something commercially viable for the client. We do this by often becoming an important part of your design process and team.

Whilst we love creating stunning designs in the digital realm – we love seeing them come to life in the real world too.


We’re currently looking for talented 3D artists to join our team. Please send your CV to hello@ourstudioltd.com

Sam Crothers

Managing Director

With an Honours degree in Marketing and Business Management from South Africa, Sam has worked in design, marketing and visualisation for 17 years in the UK. Before setting up Our Studio in 2009, 4 years were spent at a leading visualisation company managing their Manchester Film Studio. She has been involved in delivering many award winning projects for international and national clients for PFI, Planning and Marketing purposes across Retail & Leisure, Residential, Commercial, Regeneration and Education. Her skills are marketing, new business, client services and project delivery; ensuring the right team is in place to deliver all visualisation projects on time and in budget.

Nick Harrison

Creative Director

Nick has been working as a lead artist in 3D visualisation for 14 years and has worked on high profile projects such as the Olympics 2012 masterplan, Dubai Festival City, The World development in Dubai, No 1 Spinningfields in Manchester and The Avenues in Kuwait. Nick worked with Sam for 4 years before setting up Our Studio in January 2009. Nick has an excellent understanding of Architecture and managing the design process, and has an impeccable eye for detail. Nick is also skilled at creating AVRs (Accurate Visual Representations) for planning consultation. Nick’s key role is to liaise directly with the architects to ensure design information is interpreted correctly throughout the project.


James Brown

Production Manager

James has been working in the Architectural Visualisation Industry for  11 years having joined Our Studio 7 years ago. James has an array of production skills overseeing all projects in the studio. He has worked on many large-scale projects across Education, Luxury, Residential and Commercial for clients such as Balfour Beatty, Muse Developments and Natural Retreats. James has a particular interest in composition and experimenting with film techniques. His skills in editing and post-production mean James is involved with the delivery and managing of many of our animation projects.

Andy Charlton

Lead 3D Artist

Whilst studying for an Architecture degree at DeMontfort University, Andy realised that his interest was more in the communication of ideas through CGI and so turned his attention to a career in Architectural Visualisation. His first junior role was working for world renowned DBox in both their Amsterdam and New York offices. Here he learned to hone his skills and learn the importance of storytelling through his visuals. Andy then joined Set Visions who are a photographic studio specialising in set photography. He was brought in at a time when companies were starting to look at CGI as an alternative to creating expensive sets for advertising and commercials. The CGIs Andy created for them were as realistic as real life sets. Andy’s attention to detail, lighting and styling for interiors can be appreciated in the quality of his cgi, taking photorealism to a new level. He approaches every project with a fresh pair of eyes, always looking at new and exciting ways to push boundaries and collaborate with the team.

Owen Mason

3D Artist

Owen joined us fresh out of University whilst doing a degree in Product Design. We were impressed with his keen eye for detail and passion for art and 3D. Owen has grown from strength to strength and has a clear passion for everything 3D. You can see his attention to detail in the interior CGI he has created for Hotel Indigo.

Lucy Devane

Project Manager

Lucy is our dynamic and creative project manager. She came from Space-2, a property consultancy and location management specialist, where she spent 4 years as their location and regional co-ordinator. Lucy has excellent client management and communication skills as well as passion for the creative industries having studied Fine Art and Sculpture at Manchester Metropolitan University. Lucy also looks after all our valuable suppliers ensuring their smooth, successful involvement on projects.

Our Services

As experts in architectural visualisation, our work is crucial to the process of winning planning permission, gaining funding, PFI, aiding design development, winning tenders for, as well as the marketing of developments.

Our work is also an important way to engage, inform and connect with your key audiences.

  • Fully rendered 3D Images and Photomontages for planning and marketing
  • Interactive Presentation Media for PFI, planning and marketing
  • Architectural Film & Animation for planning and marketing
  • Touchscreen and App Building Bespoke Apps with 360 degree tours
  • Project Management and Direction
  • Accurate Visual Representations (AVRs) Verified Views
  • Building Interactive 3D Environments
  • Video production and editing for corporate films
  • Content Managed Apps

Our Clients

  • 5Plus Architects
  • 90Degrees
  • Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  • Allied London
  • Balfour Beatty Construction
  • Bruntwood
  • Capital & Centric
  • Cathedral Group
  • Fuse Studios
  • GMI Construction Group
  • Great Places
  • Hemisphere
  • London Square
  • Mabanee
  • Morgan Sindall
  • Nikal
  • Music
  • Natural Retreats
  • NoChintz
  • OMI Architects
  • Property Alliance Group
  • Plumlife
  • Purcell Architects
  • Regenter
  • Renaker
  • Scott Brownrigg Architects
  • Select Property
  • Seven Capital
  • Sheppard Robson Architects
  • Simpson Haugh and Partners