Forbes Massie founded his studio in 2003, straight after having graduated the same year from Robert Gordon's University with a Bsc in Industrial Design with honours in Design Industry.
The office is a specialist architectural visualisation studio, working for UK and international practices on high profile projects across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Their ethos is helping architect and developer clients in creating 'images that communicate the design concepts, function, craft and beauty of their buildings and masterplans.'
The manipulation of light is key to the artistry of Forbes’ images— he uses it to subtly bring out key aspects of the architecture, highlight certain materials, and break up symmetry. To ensure the light is absolutely right, Forbes painstakingly tests models with V-Ray’s sun throughout the day, whittling it down to fifteen-minute periods to find the best conditions for a particular building.
The office has completed visualisations for internationally renowned architects such as Thomas Heatherwick and David Chipperfield, as well as a variety of UK-based practices.