The Useful Simple Trust is a family of professional design practices. Our 60+ talented and committed engineers, architects, designers and strategists work side-by-side creating purpose driven design for our changing environment.
The Trust’s four practices are Expedition Engineering (civil and structural engineers), Useful Projects (sustainability consultants), Useful Studio (architects) and Thomas.Matthews (communication designers).
The Trust practices share space, ideas and experience, and regularly collaborate on a range of high-profile projects in the UK and internationally. This constant exchange of inter-disciplinary ideas informs and enriches all our work. Through our naturally collaborative approach we engage our clients and users to deliver valuable and positively impactful outcomes.
We are a social enterprise and employee-owned organisation in the final stages of B-corp certification. Our people are highly motivated and committed because our values mean that our combined success is shared equitably.
Our mission is BOLD. Our goal is industry transformation on carbon reduction, climate adaptation, resource reduction and social value creation.