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Allan Murray Architects
Based in Edinburgh, Allan Murray Architects is an expanding architectural practice which has worked on a wide range of projects, with significant experience in dealing with large-scale public buildings. Established in 1993, it now comprises over 30 staff, including 13 qualified architects. The practice is currently using a dedicated website for the exchange of construction information on a £25 million office development in Edinburgh, and is keen to develop this technique.
Allies & Morrison Architects
Allies and Morrison was founded in 1984 following its success in the competition for designing a new public square in front of Edinburgh’s National Gallery of Scotland. Within the last three years, Allies and Morrison has won seven RIBA Awards, and in 1997 was voted “Up and Coming Practice of the Year” in the annual Building Awards. The practice now numbers over 100 people, including six directors and 11 associates. Completed commissions include the new British Embassy in Dublin; Newnham College, Cambridge; and the new public square at the Liverpool Pierhead and at Tate Britain.
Allies and Morrison also feature at Cambridge Architecture page.
Dixon & Jones
Founded in 1989, The Jeremy Dixon/Edward Jones partnership is a London-based practice with a wide range of architectural experience. It employs 20 staff, and offers a range of disciplines including planning, architecture and interior design. To date, the firm has won three RIBA awards, including the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, which was completed in 2000 at a cost of £135m, and the Said Business School in Oxford. The work of the practice over the past 12 years has been mainly with arts, university and retail buildings, and equally balanced between new work and renovation.
Dixon & Jones Architects also feature at Cambridge Architecture page
Elder & Cannon
Established in 1980, this firm is now a leading architectural practice specialising in commercial, education and residential buildings. Recently completed projects include St Aloysius Junior School, set within the Garnethill Conservation Area, and the conversion of Grade B Listed Kirkhaven Church to office use. Glasgow-based, it employs 18 staff and is directed by three partners and two associates. The firm has received 36 awards in the last 10 years; mostly notably, in 2000, the Regeneration of Scotland Supreme Award from the RIBA for Homes for the Future.
Erick Van Egeraat Associated Architects
Founded in 1995, Erick Van Egeraat Associated Architects has offices in London, Budapest, Rotterdam and Prague. Its practice mainly focuses on urban, arts, education and residential sectors of architecture. Currently, the largest project for EVE is the redevelopment of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford upon Avon, at a cost of £100m. In 2000, Erick Van Egeraat received an Honorary Fellowship from the RIBA.
Gareth Hoskins Architects
The ‘youngest’ practice on the shortlist at only four years’ old, Gareth Hoskins Architects has already won several awards, including the Scottish Design Awards, UK Young Architectural Practice 2000, and an RIBA award for the Edinburgh Prison visitors centre. More recently, it was named as one of the top 10 young practices in Europe in the Building Design Awards. Recent projects include the Creative Media & Film Complex in Glasgow within the Pacific Quay Development, and the Architecture & Contemporary Galleries at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The practice is based in Glasgow and also working on Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.
Jo Coenen & Co. Architects
Jo Coenen & Co. Architects has offices in Maastrict and Berlin, with over 25 staff. Founded in 1949, the practice’s key projects include the housing masterplan for Amsterdam harbour, which was built on part of an island and completed in 1992. Additional projects include the masterplan for Ceramique in Maastrict, and masterplan housing for the former harbour of Amsterdam.
A London-based firm, Lifschutz Davidson was set up in 1986 and specialises in residential and retail property. Clients include J Sainsbury and Harvey Nichols. Recently the practice has formed a joint venture with FPD Savills to promote a new approach to housing. The firm has several RIBA awards, the most recent being in 1997 for the Oxo Tower Wharf, London.
Also involved at Harvey Nichols Edinburgh New Town and a Glasgow Bridge design.
Narud Stokke Wiig
Based in Oslo, Narud Stokke Wiig was established in 1979 and has 60 staff, most of whom are multi-national, from as far afield as Spain and the USA. The firm has won domestic awards in Norway, as well as a Scottish RIBA award for the City Art Centre in Edinburgh in 1983. The practice specialises in inserting new structures into old in mixed-use developments, including retail, recreational and cultural elements.
Page & Park Architects
This Glasgow-based practice was established in 1981 by the two partners, David Page and Brian Park. Recent projects include the Lighthouse Glasgow, the Loch Lomond Visitor Centre and South Gyle Crescent at Edinburgh Park. The practice has a specialism of designing work in sensitive locations, often adjacent to buildings and landscapes of national importance. For example, the schemes for Glasgow Cathedral Square and the Italian Centre sought to create settings which were both civic and enjoyable to use.
Richard Murphy Architects
Richard Murphy founded his practice in Edinburgh in 1991, and has built this up to 19 employees. Its early reputation was built on innovative domestic work in the Edinburgh area, with several awards leading to larger projects, often arts related. The practice now has projects in England, Ireland, Japan, Wales and in the Netherlands. Specialising in art, housing and education architecture, recent awards from the RIBA have been given for the Stirling Tolbooth and Moray Place in Edinburgh.
Rick Mather Architects
Founded in 1973, Rick Mather Architects has 31 members of staff based in London. It spans both new build and renovation, with a special interest in the cultural and education sectors. Examples of the practice’s design standards include a RIBA award for the Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2001, which cost £8m, in addition to a RIBA award-winning private house in Hampstead; the ARCO Building at Keble College, Oxford; and The Times Newspaper headquarters building in London’s Docklands.
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