Gruhe Architects is a Chartered Architects practice established in 2008, with an eclectic range of work based in the UK and overseas.
As a practice, our experience covers residential, masterplanning, commercial, ecclesiastical and light industrial projects. However, with over 30 years of architectural experience gained while working at larger practices between them, Michael and Pearl Cooray have had a wider exposure of working on a variety of projects in education, entertainment, custodial, healthcare, hospitality, residential, retail as well as large scale master-planning, some of which are briefly mentioned on their individual profiles.
Both Michael and Pearl are passionate about using their skills to help people have access to habitable accommodation. Having firm roots in Sri Lanka, they volunteered their time to help with post tsunami rebuilding in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka through a UK entrepreneur who had appointed Daniel Liebskind Architects NY, and required an architect proficient in the local language and Sri Lankan vernacular design to inform and translate western detailing to better suit the tropical island. Unfortunately various bureaucratic regulations prevented the project from proceeding further. They have also participated in the previously popular 'Architect in the house’ a RIBA initiative raising funds for Shelter and are currently hoping to raise funds through their own design surgery events for 'Samaritans Purse'.