As 2018 comes to a close, we’ve been looking back at some of the highlights of our year.
1. Fletcher Priest publishes new Practice book
Our year began with a bang and the publication of our latest practice book, the fourth in a series showcasing a collection of our work across all the disciplines the practice covers, including urban design, architecture, interior design, and design research.
2. Angel Court a finalist in the CTBUH Best Tall Building in Europe Award
Angel Court went stateside in May as a finalist in the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)’s Best Tall Building in Europe Award at their Innovation Conference in Chicago. Our own Nicholas Worley gave a presentation with Stanhope’s Nick Jarman on Angel Court as part of the selection process.
3.Opening our studio to all
We threw open the doors to our Fitzrovia studio in June as part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture. Our “Be Who You Want to Bee” theme referenced not only the LFA’s theme of ‘identity’, but also highlighted the practice’s commitment to incorporating green spaces into the buildings we create in the heart of London. Over 250 visitors came through the doors, and contributed to our ‘Buzz City’ installation, giving guests the opportunity to highlight their own feelings of identity through architecture.
4. Two models feature in the RA Summer Exhibition
We were honoured to have two of our models exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition this summer. A model of Red Hall from our Oxford North masterplan, and a cast of the Gresham Street grasshopper, several of which adorn the façade of 55 Gresham Street, were on display.
5. Welcoming Dipa to the partnership
August saw the arrival of a new face in the Fletcher Priest office, when Dipa Joshi joined the Practice as a Partner, bringing with her over 20 years’ design experience in sectors including residential, commercial and recording studio design.
6. Woodberry Down sweeping two National RICS Awards
Woodberry Down took home two awards at the RICS National Awards. The scheme was honoured for being the ‘Best Regeneration Project of the Year’ and ‘Project of the Year’. The ‘Project of the Year’ award is presented to the top scheme that demonstrates overall outstanding best practice and significant benefit to its local area and wider economy.
7. Keith Priest speaking at World Architecture Festival
Our founder, Keith Priest, took to the stage at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam this November, giving a 40-minute talk exploring the impact of identity on how we live, work and play, moving through the worlds of design, business, movies and games.