2018 in Review
People, projects, and the rest!
30 December 2018
2018 has been another big year for us. We’ve worked with some exceptional clients and collaborators, testing new ideas, developing research and producing award-winning architecture.
Here’s a snapshot.
This year we welcomed 19 new people to the team, including seniors, specialists and project support.
Our team is our greatest asset and we’ve chosen its members carefully, ensuring we have the right combination of imagination and experience to deliver excellent schemes. Head to our People Page to meet the team.
We’ve worked on some exciting projects this year, across a range of sectors, stages and building types.
The refurbishment of Memorial Hall at Marlborough College was completed in the summer and we enjoyed some memorable performances in the auditorium during the opening festival. We’re also been working with the University of Surrey to design a new learning hub, which will house a 500-seat lecture theatre, multi-function studio space and restaurant, and features bookable classrooms, seminar rooms and touch-down study spaces.
In the housing sector, we’ve working on a number of ‘alternative residential’ schemes, including build-to-rent, co-living and later living. As well as delivering projects through conventional methods, we are also using modern methods of construction, design for manufacture and assembly, and modular technologies. We’ve established a new manufacturing facility with one of our clients and modules for their housing developments are currently being prototyped before being assembled on site in summer 2019.
Projects on site include a mixed-use 20-storey tower in Wandsworth for Strawberry Star Developments and Workspace Group, and a landscape-led housing development in a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation in north London.
In 2018, we kick-started our research agenda to enable us to bring original and innovative ideas to every project.
The London studio has been researching new ideas for factory-made housing while our Later Living Team has focussed on the 55+ audience and how loneliness can be combatted through intelligent design.
AND THE REST!
It’s not all about architecture at Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt. This year our team took part in a number of events to raise money for Back Up Trust, a spinal injuries charity. A big thank you to everyone who helped us reach our £10K target!