Cooper Cromar

With a 35-year history of well-considered buildings, Cooper Cromar are one of Glasgow’s most respected architectural practices.

Stand is an award-winning design studio that was tasked by Cooper Cromar to deliver a rebrand and new website, and invited Factory73 to be their delivery partner.

The design concept produced was as stunning in appearance as it was unique in function. Working closely to stretch the art of the possible, we were able to produce a highly interactive website that beautifully showcases the client and its projects.

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Umbraco. Customised.

As Umbraco specialists, we knew it was the right choice to achieve the website's content needs.

With a unique UX particularly around sub-navigation panels where content is revealed on click, the CMS had to be customised significantly to provide such flexibility in layout from page-to-page.

We created a comprehensive user manual and provided face-to-face training to ensure Cooper Cromar's content editors could achieve the best possible results.

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Custom navigation

Two distinct channels within the website - Input and Output - each with their own highly unique navigation were created.  

The common thread running through both was the grid device drawn from the new Cooper Cromar brand, and this was brought to life through bespoke animation and transitions.

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Mobile design

The innovative browsing experience on desktop had to be reflected on mobile, and what we achieved was almost app-like.  The unusual navigation elements were simplified but still retained the interest and engagement present on the desktop version.

Every aspect of the site's form and function went through rigorous testing prior to launch to ensure all devices worked consistently, and perfectly. 

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showcasing expertise

A staff area like no other

Cooper Cromar wanted to celebrate the variety and depth of expertise in their team and to help position themselves as a leading employer brand.

Each staff member had their own icon, based on the Cooper Cromar brand and these were used throughout the site to illustrate involvement in projects and to provide further information on staff members.

What Stand thought

Regardless of how ambitious the ask, the Factory73 team relish the challenge! Never fazed, always professional in their management of our ‘needs’, and genuinely committed to delivering whatever it takes.

Maggie Croft
Managing Director / STAND
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