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Civic Trust Awards

Regional Finalist

3 November 2017

The Point has been selected as a Regional Finalist in the 2018 Civic Trust Awards. The awards programme recognises schemes that improve the built environment through design quality, sustainability, inclusivity and accessibility.

The Point was designed in close collaboration with the young people of Tadley and provides a place for the whole community to gather. The project houses two multi-purpose halls, music room and recording studio, café and a series of activity pods and break-out spaces. The roof, with its dark folded ‘cloak’ appearance, gives the building a contemporary edge whilst internally a series of uplifting spaces create an environment the youngsters want to use every day.

Regional Finalists will be reviewed by the Civic Trust Awards, AABC and Selwyn Goldsmith Award National Panels who will consider them for a National/International Award or Commendation. Winning schemes will be announced at the 58th Annual Civic Trust Awards Ceremony on Friday 9 March 2018.

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RIBA Guerrilla Tactics

The Power of Small

27 October 2017

Guerrilla Tactics is the RIBA’s flagship professional event for small-to-medium-sized practices. The event runs over two days, 14 & 15 November. Day 1 is dedicated to a topical, business-themed conference and Day 2 to a jam-packed programme of CPD.

On 14 November, David Ayre will be joining fellow architects Will Mawson (Director of MawsonKerr) and Clare Nash (Founding Director of Clare Nash Architecture) in a panel discussion chaired by Financial Management Consultant, Michael Holmes. Together they will explore how small practices can achieve growth and profitability, and share their insights and experiences.

TAGS RIBA, Guerrilla Tactics, David Ayre

WAN Awards 2017

Practice of the Year Shortlist

25 October 2017

We’re thrilled to be shortlisted for the WAN Practice of the Year Award.

The award acknowledges practices who show evidence of sustained innovation and originality across a spectrum of sectors and is judged by a distinguished panel of leading international architects.

Judge Nicholas Garrison, Partner at New York-based architecture practice FXFOWLE, said:

‘Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt is a practice that creates beautiful and well-executed buildings, often on tight budgets. This is a practice to watch!’

The winners of the WAN Awards will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony early next year.

RIBA President’s Silver Medal

Olly Court Nominated

24 October 2017

We’re pleased and proud to announce that Olly Court has been nominated for the RIBA President’s Silver Medal, which recognises the best Part 2 design project. His thesis investigates the creation of a sustainable community within an existing building and considers how people can foster a communal identity with urban agriculture as the focal point.

Olly joined the practice earlier this year and we are excited to see him grow and develop in his role.

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London’s Towns Insight Study

Shaping the Polycentric City

21 October 2017

London is growing. As central London becomes increasingly unaffordable and as the population continues to expand, many people and businesses are settling beyond the centre. This new NLA Insight Study – informed by in-depth research, interviews with key experts, and workshops – examines the future of the capital’s outer urban centres, exploring the next wave of development taking shape and looking ahead to how the capital could be strengthened as a truly polycentric city – creating a sustainable, liveable city.

Download NLA’s free Insight Study and visit the free exhibition from Wednesday 11 October – Friday 11 January at The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT. Keep an eye out for our featured projects!

TAGS London, NLA, Insight Study