01 July 2017

Manchester City Council approves MMU Arts building

Manchester City Council has granted planning permission and listed building consent for the new Arts and Humanities Building at Manchester Metropolitan University. The project is about creating an inspirational venue of cultural encounter, which will open the University to the public and showcase its creative strengths and cultural artefacts.

19 July 2017

Ying Yang: Three architects design housing system for new arrivals

A team of three designers, two of whom are with Allies and Morrison, has designed a prototype for temporary housing for homeless migrants. Our Sofia de los Rios and Constantino Baranda teamed up with Adrian Feige of Populous to devise an ingenious system that provides dignity and comfort for residents. Their entry, Ying Yang!, came in second place out of 21 entries.

19 July 2017

Healing the city: Sheffield’s ‘project of the decade’

Recently named 'Development of the Decade' at the Sheffield City Region Insider Property Awards, the Heart of the City project in Sheffield has over the last several years made an important contribution to the city and the region. Our involvement began in 1994 when we were appointed by the City of Sheffield to develop a masterplan to revitalise the city centre.

10 July 2017

AJ Retrofit 2017: Oxford Quads and a Modernist landmark

Two recent Allies and Morrison projects have been shortlisted for this year’s AJ Retrofit Awards, which celebrate work that prolongs the life of the built environment.

01 July 2017

Goodluck Hope: a new riverside neighbourhood

Taking shape within the docklands riverside in east London is Goodluck Hope, a new neighbourhood which will provide more than 800 new homes within the setting of the Leamouth and North Greenwich peninsulas. Once an area of intense industrial activity, this site in particular had been an important location for ship building and remnants of this industrial past remain in place, leaving a distinctly maritime legacy. It is adjacent to the eclectic Trinity Bouy Wharf which includes London’s only lighthouse. This rich heritage has shaped the architectural response today.

01 July 2017

RIBA International Week: Can we find a model for the new urban agenda?

This week marks RIBA International Week, an exploration of global architecture. Our work on the Madinat al Irfan masterplan, an urban extension for the Omani capital Muscat, will be featured in an exhibition entitled ‘Delivering the New Urban Agenda through Competitions’ held at the RIBA over the course of the week. The display shares winning entries from international design contests which have been organised by RIBA Competitions.

01 July 2017

In Aldgate, a new neighbourhood of contextual tall buildings

With medieval origins as an eastern gateway into the City of London, Aldgate and Whitechapel have for centuries been a place of settlement for new arrivals in London. Today the area is rapidly changing and it is seeing yet another influx of new residents.

22 June 2017

RIBA National Award for King’s College School

Allies and Morrison's work on a new building for a school in Wimbledon, south London has been awarded a coveted RIBA National Award. The project is one of 49 buildings to receive such a distinction in 2017. The new carefully detailed building at King's College School provides new classrooms and a dramatic new great hall for the School, as well as new administrative accommodation. It also helps to complete a quad, taking an important place in its late Victorian campus.

06 June 2017

100 Bishopsgate at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

We are delighted to reveal that a drawing of 100 Bishopsgate has been selected for the Architecture Gallery at this year’s Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.

01 June 2017

Recently completed: Glasshouse Gardens, Stratford

Stratford is rising. With the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park firmly anchored in its burgeoning east London context, the development at the Park’s edges is now taking shape. Among these are two new residential towers, Glasshouse Gardens, which the practice has designed for Lendlease. Set within the International Quarter masterplanned by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the residential buildings are located at the head of the new neighbourhood and help to form a southern gateway for the Olympic Park. The towers articulate an early legacy concept of ‘buildings within a park’ relating to and very much being embraced by the new park landscape.

01 June 2017

RIBA London Awards: King’s College School and Hollandgreen

In a ceremony last night at the RIBA, Portland Place, two Allies and Morrison projects were honoured with RIBA London Awards: King’s College School in Wimbledon and Hollandgreen, incorporating the Design Museum.

19 July 2017

Ying Yang: Three architects design housing system for new arrivals

A team of three designers, two of whom are with Allies and Morrison, has designed a prototype for temporary housing for homeless migrants. Our Sofia de los Rios and Constantino Baranda teamed up with Adrian Feige of Populous to devise an ingenious system that provides dignity and comfort for residents. Their entry, Ying Yang!, came in second place out of 21 entries.

19 July 2017

Healing the city: Sheffield’s ‘project of the decade’

Recently named 'Development of the Decade' at the Sheffield City Region Insider Property Awards, the Heart of the City project in Sheffield has over the last several years made an important contribution to the city and the region. Our involvement began in 1994 when we were appointed by the City of Sheffield to develop a masterplan to revitalise the city centre.

10 July 2017

AJ Retrofit 2017: Oxford Quads and a Modernist landmark

Two recent Allies and Morrison projects have been shortlisted for this year’s AJ Retrofit Awards, which celebrate work that prolongs the life of the built environment.

01 July 2017

Goodluck Hope: a new riverside neighbourhood

Taking shape within the docklands riverside in east London is Goodluck Hope, a new neighbourhood which will provide more than 800 new homes within the setting of the Leamouth and North Greenwich peninsulas. Once an area of intense industrial activity, this site in particular had been an important location for ship building and remnants of this industrial past remain in place, leaving a distinctly maritime legacy. It is adjacent to the eclectic Trinity Bouy Wharf which includes London’s only lighthouse. This rich heritage has shaped the architectural response today.

01 July 2017

RIBA International Week: Can we find a model for the new urban agenda?

This week marks RIBA International Week, an exploration of global architecture. Our work on the Madinat al Irfan masterplan, an urban extension for the Omani capital Muscat, will be featured in an exhibition entitled ‘Delivering the New Urban Agenda through Competitions’ held at the RIBA over the course of the week. The display shares winning entries from international design contests which have been organised by RIBA Competitions.

01 July 2017

In Aldgate, a new neighbourhood of contextual tall buildings

With medieval origins as an eastern gateway into the City of London, Aldgate and Whitechapel have for centuries been a place of settlement for new arrivals in London. Today the area is rapidly changing and it is seeing yet another influx of new residents.

22 June 2017

RIBA National Award for King’s College School

Allies and Morrison's work on a new building for a school in Wimbledon, south London has been awarded a coveted RIBA National Award. The project is one of 49 buildings to receive such a distinction in 2017. The new carefully detailed building at King's College School provides new classrooms and a dramatic new great hall for the School, as well as new administrative accommodation. It also helps to complete a quad, taking an important place in its late Victorian campus.

06 June 2017

100 Bishopsgate at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

We are delighted to reveal that a drawing of 100 Bishopsgate has been selected for the Architecture Gallery at this year’s Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.

01 June 2017

Recently completed: Glasshouse Gardens, Stratford

Stratford is rising. With the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park firmly anchored in its burgeoning east London context, the development at the Park’s edges is now taking shape. Among these are two new residential towers, Glasshouse Gardens, which the practice has designed for Lendlease. Set within the International Quarter masterplanned by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the residential buildings are located at the head of the new neighbourhood and help to form a southern gateway for the Olympic Park. The towers articulate an early legacy concept of ‘buildings within a park’ relating to and very much being embraced by the new park landscape.

01 June 2017

RIBA London Awards: King’s College School and Hollandgreen

In a ceremony last night at the RIBA, Portland Place, two Allies and Morrison projects were honoured with RIBA London Awards: King’s College School in Wimbledon and Hollandgreen, incorporating the Design Museum.

01 June 2017

In Paddington, echoes of Brunel, Prouvé and Chareau

Allies and Morrison has completed Four Kingdom Street, a new high grade office building at Paddington Central. It is the first to be completed of two office buildings designed by the practice for British Land at their canal-side development next to Paddington railway station. Tucked into a compact yet highly visible site adjacent to The Westway, the new building provides over 12,800 sqm of commercial office space over nine flexible floorplates above a generous reception and retail areas.

01 June 2017

Clandon Park design competition shortlist

We are delighted to announce that a team led by Allies and Morrison has been shortlisted in the National Trust’s Clandon Park International Design Competition, which aims to restore and revitalise an 18th-century Palladian house near Guildford.

18 May 2017

Learning from Oxford with the Architecture Foundation

Last autumn, six studios took over James Stirling’s Florey Building at The Queen’s College, Oxford as the 2016 Architecture Foundation Masterclass, in an exploration of the spatial sensibilities and architectural character of the contemporary university. The results of that enquiry culminate in an exhibition that opens at Allies and Morrison this week.

01 May 2017

In-depth: Offices that work

Under the theme of 'London Refocused', the 2017 British Council of Offices (BCO) Annual Conference occurs this month. As a practice working on a number of commercial projects across London, it provides an opportunity to learn from this diverse portfolio.

01 May 2017

New Work: Manchester Metropolitan University arts and media building

Manchester Metropolitan University. Situated on the University's All Saints campus, Allies and Morrison has been commissioned to create a new home for departments within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities including theatre, languages, creative writing and journalism. In doing so, the project seeks to redevelop a prominent site on the City's Oxford Road corridor currently occupied by the Mabel Tylecote Building.

01 May 2017

Two Fifty One tops out

With the 40th floor slab now poured, Two Fifty One has topped out. The tower's distinctive inclined triangular top has been revealed, taking its place on the south London skyline. The resultant sculptural form of the building as a whole changes considerably in character and appearance when viewed from different angles.

01 May 2017

An expanding neighbourhood along the Welsh Harp

West Hendon phase 4, which will provide more than 600 new homes along the Welsh Harp reservoir, has been granted reserved matters planning permission, completing a neighbourhood masterplanned by Allies and Morrison. Located between The Broadway and the Reservoir, this phase has brought together a collaborative team of Allies and Morrison, Makower Architects, Mikhail Architects, Cameo Landscape Architects and accessible design consultants David Bonnett Associates.

19 April 2017

Housing Design Awards shortlist: new homes in Bromley-by-Bow, Hounslow and Hendon

Three projects in London designed by Allies and Morrison have been shortlisted in this year’s Housing Design Awards.

19 April 2017

Competition win at Nieuw Zuid, Antwerp

A collaborative team of DRDH and Allies and Morrison has won a competition for a 24 storey residential tower and office building in Antwerp, for leading Belgian developer Triple Living. One of two towers being commissioned, the scheme was selected in limited competition by a jury including the city architect Christian Rapp.

06 April 2017

OPDC grants approval for more homes on Scrubs Lane

Following on from last month’s approval by the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) for new residential development at North Kensington Gate, the Corporation has now signed off on 164 more new homes designed by Allies and Morrison for Aurora Developments.

04 April 2017

Good design is good business: Banham HQ

The practice's design for a new headquarters for Banham in southwest London has won an Architectural Record Good Design is Good Business Award. Now going for twenty years, the annual awards scheme recognises architectural schemes anywhere in the world that are of benefit to business.

03 April 2017

RIBA London Awards 2017: 163 homes, a museum and a school

Three Allies and Morrison projects have been shortlisted in this year’s RIBA London Awards: Lock Keepers in Bromley-by-Bow, the hollandgreen development (incorporating the Design Museum) in Kensington and a new building for King’s College School in Wimbledon.

01 April 2017

Mediaworks, White City Place: recycling a building for a new future

In 2004, the BBC moved into a media and broadcasting centre designed by Allies and Morrison. The BBC Media Village buildings were designed as big, robust concrete frame buildings, convenient and flexible. Today, 13 years later, this resilience has shown true as the re-imagined White City Place, a new tech and creative hub developed by Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan. Set within burgeoning White City, the office complex is repurposing the old BBC buildings as 53,000 sqm of new speculative office accommodation

01 April 2017

Designing new homes at Greenwich Peninsula

Greenwich Peninsula is one of the largest regeneration projects in London, and indeed, the whole of Europe. Situated in east London, in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and across the River Thames from Canary Wharf, it consists of seven new neighbourhoods masterplanned by Allies and Morrison. Building upon this work, the practice has recently been appointed architect for two residential components of the wider development.

01 April 2017

In Bath, knitting retirement into a world heritage site

Bath and North East Somerset Council has granted planning permission to a new development of retirement homes designed by Allies and Morrison for PegasusLife. Situated within the Bath UNESCO World Heritage Site at the point that the Georgian city meets the River Avon, below Royal Crescent, the project offers a unique opportunity to address a growing local and national need for high quality accommodation for older people, which allows them to continue to live independently and within one's local community.

01 April 2017

#boxity: Saturday Club Masterclass at Chelsea College of Arts

On a recent Saturday, over sixty teenagers from across London joined forces with a group of Allies and Morrison architects to build a new city. Under the banner of #boxity, the day began as a brief lecture on architecture led by Partner Artur Carulla but quickly evolved into something much more dynamic. To the students’ surprise, they were then asked to jump right into the ‘mother of all arts’ themselves by building an entire city at a scale of 1:100 with 1,500 flat-packed cardboard boxes and a lot of masking tape.

28 March 2017

‘Schools of Art’ with Dulwich Picture Gallery

Allies and Morrison’s second annual exhibition with Dulwich Picture Gallery has opened at our Southwark Street studios. Entitled ‘Schools of Art’, the exhibition features artwork from primary and secondary students from nine Southwark schools who participated in the Gallery’s Drawing Skills programme, which is supported by the practice.

16 March 2017

Madinat al Irfan named ‘Big Urban Project’ of the future

Madinat al Irfan, the new urban district in Oman masterplanned by Allies and Morrison, has won the award for best ‘Big Urban Project’ at The Architectural Review Future Project Awards at MIPIM, the annual property exhibition and conference in Cannes.

03 March 2017

Homes at North Kensington Gate get the green light from OPDC

Forty-seven new homes designed by Allies and Morrison at North Kensington Gate have received planning permission from the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation.

01 March 2017

Pall Mall Exchange: A new Commercial Centre for Liverpool

The practice's design for a new £200m development on the Pall Mall Exchange site in Liverpool has been unveiled by Liverpool City Council. Working for Kier Construction and CTP Ltd, who have been awarded the tender to develop the site, Allies and Morrison has designed a scheme that will quadruple the supply of Grade A+ office space in the city centre.

01 March 2017

Dancy House: New boarding house for Marlborough College

The design for a new boarding house at Marlborough College, Wiltshire, has secured planning permission. Called Dancy House and designed by Allies and Morrison, the new building will primarily accommodate female students as the school looks to increase the proportion of girls in education. The new building takes its name from a former headmaster of the College, John Christopher Dancy, who led Marlborough at the time co-education was introduced in 1968.

01 March 2017

New appointment: Cambridge Biomedical Campus

The University of Cambridge has appointed a team led by Allies and Morrison to develop masterplan proposals for its Biomedical Campus. The new effort will establish a framework within which the University can develop more accommodation for teaching, research and clinical facilities in the life sciences, which will include a major hub for neuroscience.

01 March 2017

Dublin Airport Central gains planning permission

The Dublin Airport Central development, a scheme in collaboration with a team of consultants led by PM Group for the Dublin Airport Authority, has been granted planning permission from An Bord Pleanála, Ireland’s strategic planning body.

09 February 2017

RTPI Awards 2017 Shortlist: From Guildford to Muscat

Two projects by Allies and Morrison have been shortlisted in this year’s Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards. The masterplan for Guildford town centre and hinterland has been shortlisted for the Excellence in Plan Making Practice award, and our masterplan for Madinat al Irfan has secured a spot as a finalist for the International Award for Excellence in Planning.

08 February 2017

Breaking new ground: Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub

Construction is now underway on the Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub at Imperial College London’s new White City Campus in west London. Designed by Allies and Morrison, the innovative new facility will bring together researchers, engineers, scientists and clinicians to research and create affordable medical technologies.

06 February 2017

Edinburgh Concert Hall Shortlist

Allies and Morrison has been shortlisted in the open competition to design a new home for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The new concert hall is to be located within Edinburgh's Unesco-listed city centre.

01 February 2017

Falaj to city: Water Systems of the Gulf’s Oases

Allies and Morrison is hosting an exhibition, Falaj to City: Water Systems of the Gulf’s Oases, from 30 January to 17 February at our Southwark Street studios. The exhibit presents a study of the falaj, a longstanding water irrigation system that has helped to nourish communities across the Arabian Peninsula.

01 February 2017

Van Alen Institute International Council

The practice has joined the International Council of the Van Alen Institute, a New York-based organisation that develops cross disciplinary research, public programmes and design competitions in urbanism. For more than a century, the Institute has been an advocate for fresh thinking in the design and planning of its home city – New York – and is now increasingly engaging with dialogues in cities around the world.

01 February 2017

In Hounslow, a new neighbourhood now onsite

A new residential development designed by the practice at the former Hounslow Civic Centre is now onsite. The Lampton Road and Civic Centre project will create 919 new homes, of which nearly half will be affordable in the west London borough. Deputy Mayor of Housing James Murray was on hand for the groundbreaking on 25 January 2017.

01 February 2017

FutuRIBA at Allies and Morrison

The president-elect of the RIBA, Ben Derbyshire, hosted a conversation on the future of the Institute and the wider profession of architecture at Allies and Morrison on 26 January. RIBA members and architects from our practice, as well as some others in our Bankside neighbourhood, participated in an open and frank discussion about the future of the profession.

25 January 2017

Worthing Seafront neighbourhood secures permission

The practice’s design for a new seaside neighbourhood on the former site of the derelict Worthing Aquarena has been approved by Worthing Borough Council.

09 January 2017

Imperial College London appoints Allies and Morrison to shape new White City campus

Imperial College London has appointed Allies and Morrison to produce a masterplan for its White City campus, a new 9.3ha district dedicated to research and innovation in science, engineering, medicine and business.

06 January 2017

Ashden Awards 2017: Celebrating sustainable energy innovation

Allies and Morrison is delighted to have been included in the 2017 Ashden Awards longlist. The Ashden Awards recognise organisations that make a positive contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption in the work they do, whether in the UK or overseas. Forty-eight entities in total, from public sector bodies to community initiatives to consultancies and companies, have been recognised.

04 January 2017

Exhibition preview: Oman, Modernism and the Dulwich Picture Gallery

As we begin the new year, Allies and Morrison’s 85 Southwark Street gallery space will kick off 2017 with a busy season of exhibitions.

04 January 2017

Bob Allies appointed Visiting Professor of Architecture at University of Reading

Bob Allies has been appointed Visiting Professor of Architecture at University of Reading. The University’s new School of Architecture opened in September 2016 with a commitment to give students industry experience through interaction with leading architects in practice.

01 January 2017

New work: Hampstead School of Art

Allies and Morrison have completed the new home of the Hampstead School of Art. The School sits at the heart of the Kidderpore Green development, a complex two-phase neighbourhood of new homes situated in the Redington and Frognal Conservation Area close to Hampstead. The new building will allow the School to continue to play a vital role in the local community, and in turn, its development and cultural life.

01 January 2017

Allies and Morrison wins competition to masterplan Snape Maltings

Allies and Morrison has won an invited competition to masterplan the Snape Maltings site in Suffolk. The new plan aims to fulfil the ambition for a unified creative campus following the acquisition of the entire site by the charity Aldeburgh Music, who have now renamed themselves Snape Maltings.

01 December 2016

Advent Window at Allies and Morrison

Allies and Morrison is delighted to unveil our annual Christmas window installation at our Southwark Street studios – Advent Window. Designed by architects Lauren Howard and Paul Motley, in a fruitful collaboration with our modelshop, Advent Window is a contemporary re-interpretation of the traditional advent calendar.

01 December 2016

Design Museum opening: Restoration of 20th century landmarks

The new Design Museum opens its doors on the 24th of November. This emblematic project is the result of a collaborative coalition of designers: Allies and Morrison has been part of a team comprising OMA, John Pawson, West 8 and Arup to bring back to life a listed work of Johnson-Marshall and Partners, a 1962 Modernist building in Kensington, west London.

01 December 2016

10 x 10 Brixton: 100 Translated Spaces

Allies and Morrison’s Siu Lon Liu and Anna Gibb are participating in this year’s Article 25 10 x 10 London charity auction. An annual fixture of London’s architectural scene, the auction features drawings from designers and artists of places around London. Article 25 uses the proceeds to oversee the construction of safe, appropriate buildings in the developing world.

15 November 2016

Brick Awards 2016: Best Urban Regeneration

Allies and Morrison’s recently completed first block of new homes at West Hendon has won a Brick Award. The project took top honours in the Urban Regeneration category in the Brick Development Association’s annual programme recognising the best use of brick in new architecture. The scheme is comprised of four linked buildings, including a 26-storey tower, providing 287 homes.

02 November 2016

Oxford Preservation Award for St Peter’s

Allies and Morrison’s work on the Linton Quad at St Peter’s College, Oxford, has won an Oxford Preservation Award. Bestowed by the Oxford Preservation Trust, the awards recognise those projects in Oxford that are ‘keeping the best of the old and encouraging the best of the new’.

01 November 2016

Girton College, Cambridge: Expansion gains consent

Girton College has secured planning permission for new student residential accommodation and ancillary meeting, office and social spaces, including a new auditorium proposed in Allies and Morrison’s masterplan for the Cambridge college. The masterplan provides Girton with the flexibility it needs to develop and grow within its 33ha northwest Cambridge site in the years ahead. It provides a framework to accommodate 400 new student rooms and an auditorium as well as increased capacity for learning, working and socialising.

01 November 2016

Doha architecture forum: Making and re-making the city

The Doha Architecture Forum (DAF) have invited founding partners Bob Allies and Graham Morrison to reflect on regeneration and design, exploring how cities make buildings and buildings make cities. They will present the next DAF Lecture on Wednesday, 2 November 2016.

01 November 2016

Elephant & Castle rising

Rising today in Elephant & Castle is a new 41-story building, Two Fifty One. Designed by Allies and Morrison, the new tower will form part of a mixed-use development including an adjacent seven-storey commercial building. The terrazzo clad tower will have a striking, Modern silhouette. It will offer dramatic views across central London and beyond. The project will also deliver a mix of market and shared ownership homes, retail and new office space. The photo (above) taken last week shows Two Fifty One rapidly coming into its own.

01 November 2016

Ideas for the Open City at Dubai Design Week

An exhibition hosted by and co-organised by Allies and Morrison was on display at last week’s Dubai Design Week. The exhibit, Ideas for the Open City, provided an overview of the Unlimited Doha Design Prize residency that took place earlier this year.

25 October 2016

New work: Darwin College, Cambridge

Allies and Morrison is pleased to announce that we are working on the Bradfield Project at Darwin College, Cambridge. The project involves refurbishing the Old Granary - a listed building containing graduate student rooms - and creating a new structure in the grounds to provide a social and meeting space for the College. A free-standing pavilion has been proposed which will define a new court linking back to the riverfront and College gardens.

03 October 2016

In Portsmouth, learning from King’s Cross

A seaside city with a long maritime history, Portsmouth is one of Britain’s most densely populated urban centres. At the heart of the city is the University of Portsmouth, which takes a particular interest in the city’s development. Last week, the University’s Cluster for Sustainable Cities and Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries held an industry breakfast exploring the urban future of the city. Allies and Morrison partner Jason Syrett, a former Portsmouth architecture student, presented the experience of King’s Cross, London, as a case study that Portsmouth could learn from.

01 October 2016

Shortlisted in Singapore: Jurong Lake Masterplan

An inter-disciplinary team led by Allies and Morrison has been shortlisted in the global competition to masterplan Singapore’s new Central Business District. As overall masterplanner, the practice is leading a team bringing together Grant Associates (landscape architects), Atelier Ten (environment and sustainability), Arup (infrastructure) and Singaporean practice Architects61.

01 October 2016

From Commonwealth Institute to Design Museum

Last week, partner Simon Fraser and Jan Hobel of John Pawson Architects, gave insight into the architectural details behind London’s Design Museum. They were participating in a series of sessions curated by the Design Museum for 100% Design, the UK’s largest trade event for architects and designers held at Olympia, London. Their discussion, facilitated by Rory Olcayto of Open City, explored designing spaces people want to be in and how the mid-20th century Grade II*-listed Commonwealth Institute is being re-imagined for this purpose, as a 21st-century public institution – the soon-to-be home of the Design Museum.

23 September 2016

Studio trip 2016: Allies and Morrison goes to Antwerp

As summer comes to a close every year, Allies and Morrison takes a trip as a whole studio to discover a new place. We chose a place to learn from, to see examples of interesting architecture and - to generally - enjoy each other's company. This year, we ventured the furthest we've ever been as a whole practice: Antwerp.

12 September 2016

Open House at Allies and Morrison studios

We are pleased to invite you to visit Allies and Morrison’s Southwark Street design Studios on Saturday 17 September from 10am to 5pm as part of Open House. We will be hosting architect-led tours of our various studios and model shop.

09 September 2016

Do masterplans make better places?

For its Autumn Debate, the Architecture Club will ask the question, ‘do masterplans make better places?’ Bob Allies will join critic and author Owen Hatherley, Urbik’s Lee Mallett and JTP’s Marcus Adam to debate the topic. Facilitated by Robert Adam (of Adam Architecture), the group will discuss whether masterplans are the way forward for creating new places or whether they are leading us towards a new architectural megalomania or if they’re just another layer of bureaucracy.

01 September 2016

New work: St Peter’s College, Oxford

Allies and Morrison has completed refurbishment works at St Peter’s College, Oxford. The College occupies an urban site on New Inn Hall Street in the middle of Oxford. Many of its existing buildings predate the college, which is relatively new by Oxford standards having been founded in 1929. It’s against this backdrop that the practice undertook a series of projects to help the College better knit together its buildings.

01 September 2016

From housing to a headquarters, working with brick

Two of the practice’s projects have been shortlisted in the 2016 Brick Awards. Organised by the Brick Development Association, the awards celebrate the best use of brick in new British architecture. Allies and Morrison’s headquarters for Banham Group and a new block of homes at West Hendon have both been selected.

09 August 2016

High performance Two Pancras Square just does it

Two Pancras Square, a new speculative building designed by the practice at King’s Cross, has been showing off its versatility. The building has been awarded a Green Apple Award for the Built Environment for its low carbon design. With a BREEAM Outstanding rating, the building wears its impressive green credentials lightly thanks to a suite of sustainability measures smoothly integrated into the architecture. Passive systems were incorporated across the building and environmental strategies capitalised on climate, location, connectivity, geography, orientation and biodiversity.

04 August 2016

On view: the Oriana Project

Allies and Morrison has opened an exhibition at its Southwark Street studios – The Oriana Project. The exhibit explores the architecture of a boarding school in Kenya for disabled and disadvantaged children, which has been designed by the practice.

03 August 2016

Architecture in Schools: Primary Awards 2016

Students from Lancasterian Primary School in east London, coached by Allies and Morrison architects, have been recognised in Open City‘s Architecture in Schools programme. Inspired by the plans to build a garden bridge across the Thames, students were set a brief to design an inhabited bridge. From a total of 160 entries from 18 schools, two of the students' projects were selected for awards: for Most Buildable Design and for

01 August 2016

Summer 2016 promotions

Allies and Morrison is pleased to announce the promotion of five new directors, three new associate directors and three new associates from within the practice.

01 August 2016

Stratford Waterfront: detailed designs released

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has released the latest images of Stratford Waterfront, part of the new Cultural and Education District at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Allies and Morrison is leading the multi-disciplinary design for the new neighbourhood with a team that includes architects O’Donnell + Toumey and Arquitecturia Camps Felip, landscape architects Anderson Hunter Home and engineers Buro Happold. The project is creating a new unified home for the London College of Fashion, a new dance theatre - Sadler’s Wells East and V&A East, a new state-of-the-art building that will include collaborations between the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Smithsonian Institution. Two new residential towers and a new public realm will complete the prominent site between the Park and Stratford City.