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New London studio to open as Building Stories is published

11 December 2017

New London Office

the practice was founded in 1999 by Directors Richard Jobson, Richard Rose-Casemore and Rod Graham and is managed by the founders along with co-directors John Ridgett and David Gausden. The London office at the Metal Box Factory, Southwark will open in January 2018 and will be led by former Foster+Partners Associate Partner Tim O’Rourke.

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Sustained Growth

The expansion of the practice comes after a long period of sustained growth across all sectors including university academic and student residential schemes, independent schools, commercial, leisure and retirement-living developments. With the London Metropolitan University masterplan reaching fruition, the practice is all set to take on a range of fresh opportunities from its new base in the capital while its Winchester studios continue as the practice HQ.

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Building Stories

Design Engine have collaborated with academic and author Martin Pearce to produce a book marking the first 18 years of the practice, a period which has reaped 50 design awards including 14 RIBA Awards and 6 Civic Trust Awards, with the John Henry Brookes Building at Oxford Brookes University reaching the RIBA Stirling Prize Mid-list.

Published by Artifice Books, Building Stories is structured around thematic chapters and features all of our best known projects including 2008’s RIBA International Award-winning British Embassy in Yemen and 2014’s John Henry Brookes Building at Oxford Brookes University, RIBA South Building of the Year.

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