We are a social making practice. Together we learn, question and create meaning from the landscapes around us.


1. Occurring, found, or done often; prevalent.
2. Shared by, coming from, or done by two or more people, groups, or things.

1. A piece of open land for public use.


1.  The actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method, as opposed to theories relating to it.
2.  The customary, habitual, or expected procedure or way of doing of something.

1.  To perform (an activity) or exercise (a skill) repeatedly or regularly in order to acquire, improve or maintain proficiency in it.

Common Practice is the aggregate of thoughts, actions, experiments and collaborations
led by Jack Cardno and Georgina Bowman.

Our practice developed out of the experiences and lessons gained by living with, in and from our productive material landscapes.

We came together in 2020 at the Architectural Association’s Hooke Park, designing and making a timber house from the materials that grew in the place we momentarily got to call home. Lessons from the forest which taught of ecology, industry and social relations all worked to further root our methodologies around access through design.

Living in and working with a productive ecosystem, we witnessed the vital relationships that exist between materials, landscapes, cultures and craft. We see these multitudes working in conjunction as instruments for meaningful design.

We see our role as designers as agents of cultural and ecological complexity. Our work connects and organizes a multitude of relationships to affect transformation, leveraging the power of our communities, materials, landscapes and inherited methods of craft and design. We exist on collaboration, constantly formulating new modes of practice in response to the particular circumstances we’re working in.

We’re always interested to form new collaborations. 
Don’t hesitate to get in touch.