Paxton Locher was a joint venture between Richard Paxton and his wife, Heidi Locher, which was founded in 1985. Richard Paxton graduated from Kingston University and proceeded to work at Ahrends, Burton and Koralek where he participated in the company's design of the Cummins Diesel Factory in Scotland. His wife, Heidi Locher, worked with Terence Conran. With the experience they gained, the couple took a bold step to start their own practice. Together, they designed numerous projects including the Jerwood Space in Southwark and the Soho Theatre. Their most memorable project are the domestic projects that is also deemed by the couple as the most significant one which they took on for themselves. It was done for prominent clients including Griff Rhys Jones and Douglas Adam. As a practice, Paxton Locher makes it their priority to make full use of the sites, regardless of how small or large it is. This is done by skillfully tapping into the elements to enhance the building like natural lighting which is integrated with retractable roofs.