For over 40 years, the Cox practice has maintained a passion for the idea of buildings 'completing' environments. The process of studying closely what already exists in context, and of exploring ways to enrich and invigorate, leads to diverse solutions rather than to a particular style or idiom.

However, some aspects of architecture are perpetual, and our work is distinguishable by certain emphases. One aspect is that buildings depend upon structure and skin to define space. Possibly more than any other Australian practice, we have an interest in the potentials of surface and structural expression. Beginning with an appreciation of the Australian industrial and rural vernacular with its inventive and often dramatic structural rigour, we have reveled in the advancements in technologies and materials to generate innovative, spatially dynamic buildings.