Our history

Wordsearch has been creating great identities for buildings for over 30 years. We love placemaking, and our passion for the built environment underpins everything we do.

Fittingly, we started out with a love of both writing and buildings. Founded in 1983 by renowned architectural journalist Peter Murray, Wordsearch began as the publisher of Blueprint magazine – a groundbreaking concept that was not only a critical success, but notable for introducing a style, language and format that greatly increased the accessibility of design and architecture to a broad consumer market.

With our insight quickly recognised, Wordsearch was soon called upon to help shape the future of building projects themselves, and since the mid-1980s we’ve been an agency at the forefront of real estate branding. And we’ve always stayed one step ahead of the creative trends, the industry needs, and the communication tools required to shape a changing world.

Today Wordsearch is the branding and marketing agency that’s helped make successes of some of the world’s most iconic developments. From the postmodern supertall icons of Taipei 101 and Hong Kong’s 108 storey ICC, to The Shard in London and One World Trade Center in New York, to London’s Battersea Power Station, New York’s One57 and Sydney’s Barangaroo, we’re trusted to bring creativity, clarity and rigour to the most challenging projects.