New vacancies

20 February 2021

We're inviting job applications for the following immediately available roles:

Graduate Engineers: Opportunities for recent graduates.

Intermediate Engineer: Opportunity for an engineer with 1-3 years’ experience of mechanical or electrical engineering design.

Building Physics Engineer: opportunity for an engineer with 3-5 years’ experience of analysing buildings.

Research, Design & Development Engineer: opportunity for a candidate with up to 5 years’ experience working in a technical research environment or building design consultancy.

See our recruitment page for details of how to apply.

Covid-19 Update

19 February 2021

As the Covid-19 Pandemic unfolds we follow the government guidance to work from home.

Our studio has also been adapted to be Covid-19 Secure to enable some essential work that cannot reasonably be done from home.

We have implemented, tested and refined our transition into home working arrangements that allow us to continue to deliver our services on projects, maintain project programmes and meet our existing deadlines.

Project support, delivery of information and meetings will continue, supported by internet via audio and video conferencing software. Phone calls are being answered and calls or messages transferred as necessary.

If we are required to attend building sites, we will do so following the guidance and advice of the government and health authorities, our priority being the health and wellbeing of our team, collaborators and the community.

We are taking proactive steps to mitigate and manage these risks and ensure business continuity through this period of disruption and will keep you up to date via the News section of our website.

Shinfield

1 November 2019

Shinfield's new community centre has been granted planning consent and is moving into the construction phase early in 2020. The BREEAM Excellent building, designed with AOC Architects, has a cafe, library and multi-functional halls all heated with an air-source heat pump. Other sustainable design features include a rainwater harvesting system.

Abbey Wood

1 October 2019

Planning has been submitted for this new housing development designed by a Bell Phillips Architects-led team for Peabody. The 10-storey building incorporates 66 new homes and commercial units. Our energy strategy features Air-Source Heat Pump communal heating, and a 64kWp Photovoltaic array on the roofs.

Hampstead House preview in Wallpaper

1 October 2019

Stanton Williams’ Hampstead House is complete and has been previewed in Wallpaper Magazine. This new home is heated by ground source heat pump supplemented with solar water heating that stores excess summer heat deep underground. 

Photography: Jack Hobhouse
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Photography: Jack Hobhouse

Carlton & Granville project : New London Awards 2019 winner

3 July 2019

The Adam Khan Architects project for London Borough of Brent has been awarded 'Unbuilt Winner' in the mixed-use category. The project includes a nursery school, housing and a community centre with a natural cooling labyrinth.

St Margaret's House granted planning consent

2 April 2019

St Margaret's House, designed by Sergison Bates Architects including Ritchie+Daffin, has now been granted planning consent.

Image: Sergison Bates Architects
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Image: Sergison Bates Architects

A day in The Lab

11 March 2019

Click here to see a short video by AY Architects on life in The Lab at Eleanor Palmer School

Join our Studio

22 February 2019

We're inviting job applications from recent graduates and students graduating in 2019 to work on some exciting new projects. See our recruitment page for information on how to apply.

Lisbon Prospects

21 February 2019

Visiting a potential new site in Lisbon with Jose Selgas

Biggin Hill Memorial Museum Opens

30 January 2019

Biggin Hill Memorial Museum has opened to the public. It offers visitors an experience of the history of Britain’s most famous airfield during the Second World War. The building's 'A' rated Energy Performance Certificate is achieved with the underground thermal labyrinth we designed to cool the building without air conditioning. 

New building viewed through a secure ventilation hatch
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New building viewed through a secure ventilation hatch

St Margaret's House

18 June 2018

Appreciating the daylight through a saw-tooth roof at St Margaret's House - new studios, offices and a performance space for artists and social entrepreneurs.

Carlton and Granville Centre

18 June 2018

Adam Khan Architects are leading a team that includes Ritchie+Daffin and Structure Workshop  to develop and transform South Kilburn’s Carlton and Granville community facilities for Brent Council.

Affordable self-build housing project granted planning

14 June 2018

This innovative and low cost self-build 33-home project in Ladywell, Lewisham has been granted planning permission.The scheme for the 800-strong local community organisation – the Rural Urban Synthesis Society (RUSS) will cost £8.6m and has been designed by a team led by Architects Architype, with Ritchie+Daffin as environmental and building services engineers.

St Augustine's Church Refurbishment RIBA Award

15 May 2018

Refurbishment of St Augustine's Church given 2018 London RIBA Award

Image: John Maclean
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Image: John Maclean

The Lab at Eleanor Palmer School Opens

1 May 2018

The new science and technology classroom space for children at Camden's Eleanor Palmer School opens.

Biggin Hill Memorial Museum On Site

24 January 2018

The building of the new museum and the conservation of the historic St George's Chapel have commenced with the excavation of the thermal labyrinth, which will naturally warm or cool the ventilation air.

Image: Robin Lee Architecture
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Image: Robin Lee Architecture

Second Home Holland Park Opens

24 January 2018

Second Home's West London workspace is now open in Holland Park.

"Second Home is reinventing office life. Is yours next? Step inside its world of vintage chairs, froth insulation and zig-zagging walkways."  Read Olly Wainwright's The Guardian article about the project here


Photo: Iwan Baan
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Photo: Iwan Baan

Projects in El Croquis

21 January 2018

Spanish publisher El Croquis has produced a new monograph dedicated to 6a architects that includes many collaborations with us: Sadie Coles HQ, Coastal House, Mews Gallery and two new homes in Hackney and Islington. 

Vacancies

12 January 2018

We're inviting job applications from recent graduates and students graduating in 2018 to work on some exciting new projects. See our recruitment page for information on how to apply.

Worshipful Company of Skinners

12 January 2018

We're helping The Worshipful Company of Skinners re-think the building services of their home in the City of London.

Bespoke Ventilators Assembly Line

14 November 2017

We made these. Bespoke acrylic ventilators assembled and ready for fitting at Second Home Holland Park

Lyndsey Ingram Gallery

6 November 2017

Lyndsey Ingram's new London gallery opens with a beautiful new interior designed by Simon Jones and engineered by us. The heat pump is integrated into the grade II listed facade. 

Lyndsey Ingram Gallery Facade
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Lyndsey Ingram Gallery Facade

Clandon Park Competition Shortlist

24 May 2017

Six practices have been selected to take part in the final stage of the competition to restore and reimagine Clandon Park following the fire in 2015. We are developing environmental design ideas with the Sergison Bates / AOC Architecture-led team. The winning team is expected to be announced in autumn 2017.

Second Home Lisboa Opens

19 December 2016

Our second project for Second Home is now open in Lisbon.  This refurbishment features 1000m2 of radiant floor - heated in winter and cooled in summer using a reversible heat pump.

Radiant floor under construction
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Augustinian Centre Extension

1 May 2016

Some initial sketches for the refurbishment of the church and construction of a new residential building for the Order of St Augustine in Hammersmith.

St Hilda's College, Oxford. Competition

1 March 2016

We worked with 6a Architects on this competition proposal for a £10m project to increase the amount of accommodation for students and live-in fellows, as well as providing new teaching spaces, a common room, porters' lodge and entrance. Our idea was to use the nearby River Cherwell for heat exchange to either warm or cool the building.

6a Architects Visualisation
Environmental Strategy Diagram
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Mercado da Ribeira, Lisbon

4 January 2016

Our second collaboration with Second Home and SelgasCano Architects, this time in Lisbon. Creative reuse of the Mercado de Ribeira.

Hampstead House Demolition

26 September 2015

The old house was demolished this week marking the start of the construction phase.

Demolition
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Demolition

Morpeth Road gets planning go-ahead

10 September 2015

The new houses on Morpeth Road designed by Urban Salon Architects & team for Peabody gets planning consent from Hackney Council.

Morpeth Road Visualisation
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Morpeth Road Visualisation

Studio visit to Munich

2 July 2015

While on a study tour of museums and galleries in Munich we popped into the innovative Museum Brandorst to see various active daylight controls first-hand.

Museum Brandhorst
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Museum Brandhorst

Second Home

9 April 2015

We're helping Second Home with their plans for expansion in Shoreditch.

Raspberry Pi

16 March 2015

We've been testing Raspberry Pi cloud-based environmental monitoring in the studio.

Sessay

15 January 2015

We worked with Gibson Thornley Architects on their community building, sports pavilion and landscape in Sessay, North Yorkshire, which was short-listed for the RIBA Competition

Aldabra House Visitor Centre for Seychelles Islands Foundation

20 November 2014

We’re delighted to be part of the winning team to design Aldabra House Visitor Centre for Seychelles Islands Foundation. The client's brief for the centre is that it "be built to the highest international standards of sustainable architecture" and will give visitors an experience of one of the most unique coral reef ecosystems anywhere in the world. The reef is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also home to a large population of giant tortoises.

Cromwell Tower

19 November 2014

The lower four floors of part of the Cromwell Tower in the famous Barbican Estate have remained empty since the building was completed. We have recently begun work to turn this unusual lost space into a contemporary home.

Morpeth Road, East London

14 September 2014

Selected to Peabody's Major Projects M&E consultants framework and started work on the new housing on Morpeth Road, East London