about us

who is Cognition?

We are a multidisciplinary RIBA Chartered architecture studio based in London and was initially founded in 2014 and relaunched in 2016.

We are also property developers of our own property and are private landlords. Giving us expertise as a client and being able to advise in wider related matters other than just design

what does Cognition do?

We are known for our innovative tech-infused approach to architectural design, which provides a vast range of benefits over our competition in delivering excellent design in buildings and spaces across the residential, commercial, and sports markets

how does Cognition work?

We implement the latest technologies at the forefront of the architectural design industry, including BIM, to deliver our schemes.

why is Cognition here?

Our aim is to develop functional and aesthetically pleasing buildings that serve the purposes of its users and the wider public for many years to come.


  • Experience working with Homeowners, Architects, Developers and Local Authorities on challenging and complex sites.
  • Track record of designing and delivering projects that raise aspirations and change perceptions of housing in challenging environments.
  • Extensive experience in Design, Planning and Construction stages.
  • At the forefront of housing design and delivery in the UK
  • A Practice that understands the commercial aspects of development


Cognition is an independent practice at the forefront of housing design, technological innovation, and other major projects across the UK and beyond.

Our work across sectors – ranges from £100,000 to £1bn in value. We have an impressive track record of designing projects in challenging locations that have previously stalled or were historically unviable. We have always been motivated to achieve the highest design and social outcomes on all of our schemes. These outcomes can be mutually beneficial and through working with local residents & stakeholders, good design, and strategic thinking, we improve the built fabric and social & economic life of our local communities and neighbourhoods.

David, our founder, also teaches in Academia and is a mentor to young people within the UK. He maintains a hands-on role and is actively involved in all projects. The knowledge and understanding the practice has developed are bookmarked by pursuing our own successful property developments.

David Adjei PG Dip MArch BArch (Hons) RIBA ARB
Director & Founder