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ST MARGARETS CHURCH PROGRESS – MEANWHILE DESIGN APPROACH

At St Margaret's Church we have been developing a strategy that deals with the here and now, as far as the communities requirements are concerned, as well as having one creative eye on what we might speculate on for the future of the church. So as well as our long term development strategy, we where asked to undertake a small piece of joinery, which we have treated as small piece of furniture. Something that becomes the 1:1 test bed model, for what might come next.…
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Urban Lecture Series: Reading The City

Studio B.A.D has partnered up with Go Southampton to bring a series of public lectures entitled ‘Reading The City’. Hear from thought leaders who are at the forefront of contemporary urban debate across various venues in the city centre. These have been put together to ensure place-making in the city is informed and inspired by modern visions of how our experience of urban life is enhanced. Each event in the series will take place between 5.30pm – 6.30pm and are free but you will need to…
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OCTOBER BOOKS – ARCHITECTS JOURNAL BUILDING LIBRARY

October books has been added to the Architects Journal Building Library 2020. We are delighted that the Architects Journal have seen the value in the community based book shop in the heart of one of Southampton's most vibrant high streets. You can read more about the project on the AJ Library here: www.ajbuildingslibrary.co.uk/projects/display/id/8307
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The MacEwen Award 2020: Longlist

We have just been long listed in the RIBA Journal McEwen Award 2020, for our October Books project.   The  award shows there are plenty of really imaginative projects that work to make our world better One of the great things about the annual entry to our MacEwen Award is that it reveals projects of a kind that too often get overlooked, with both well-known and young/emerging architects and clients taking part. What we’re looking for is imaginative ways in which projects make our world…
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REIMAGINING THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

We are currently existing in some of the most interesting and challenging times of the past 50 years, politically, socially and environmentally in the UK. But challenging times always give rise to great opportunities to bring about positive change through built environment and architect’s have the skills in our industry to harness these opportunities. Our Industry is no different to any other part of modern British society. Architect’s, designers and clients in the built environment have always risen in the past to the many societal…
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On the journey of promoting professionalism The positive influence of dyslexia

I was recently invited to contribute a piece for Alan Jones + Rob Hyde new RIBA book 'Defining Contemporary Professionalism', For Architects in Practice and Education. This is a short piece of my journey through architecture so far.   This piece is on the positive advantages of life with Dyslexia in the world of architecture, which is a celebration of 30 years of my personal journey through the eyes of a dyslexic, entrepreneurial, creative brain.     Challenges and failures teach us a lot about…
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