Recognised by the company's peers as an innovative and exciting practice, SGA comprises a group of highly skilled people with a diverse range of complementary skills and the capability of undertaking work at any scale.
The company has a special interest and experience in sustainability, pre-fabrication, construction, community responsibility and teaching.
When asked what his design style is in broad terms, de Pont says he would probably avoid the idea of style in favour of responsibility and responsiveness.
"Projects, for me, are inspired by their context, be it the physical environment, site factors, the clients’ brief or the broader purposes of the project and end users – the priorities and combination of these things shift from project to project."
Pat de Pont says his favourite and also often the trickiest part of a project is getting to know and work with all the people involved.
As with any civic- and planet-minded practice, Sustainability has always been a core principle in SGA's work and is considered as an integral part of the design process.
The company continues to develop design responses to issues around sustainability on every project and works hard to keep abreast of new research and developments.
On the immediate horizon for Pat de Pont and SGA there are a number of exciting projects at varying stages of development.
These range from civic, mixed-use and multi-unit residential projects, to bespoke houses and smaller prefabricated buildings.
To find out more and talk to Pat de Pont, contact SGA (Strachan Group Architects)