AJ100 2017

22 June 2017

Avanti once again features in the Architects’ Journal’s list of the UK’s biggest architectural practices, which has been published annually since 1995. Celebrating Avanti’s success, Director Amir Ramezani and Associate

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The Japanese House at the Barbican

21 April 2017

On 21st April a group of Avantians went to check out The Japanese House at the Barbican, an exhibition on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of World War II

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World Health Day 2017

7 April 2017

#WorldHealthDay 2017 focusses on the theme of depression and mental wellbeing. As Architects, we need to consider how the environments we help to create support our aspiration to enhance the health

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Trumpington Community College Wins Civic Trust Award

10 March 2017

Trumpington Community College in Cambridge won a Commendation at this year’s Civic Trust Awards. The awards recognise outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment and Trumpington’s Commendation was

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John Allan at Taliesin Colloquium, Arizona

11 February 2017

John Allan, former Director of Avanti Architects, will be giving a talk on Late Modernism and will also join a panel discussion at the prestigious Taliesin Colloquium organised by the

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Façadism: Preserve or Renew?

22 November 2016

Director Amir Ramezani will be part of an eclectic panel debate on the topic of “Façadism: Preserve or Renew?” at the RIBA on Tuesday 22 November 19:00 – 20:30 Fellow

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#buildingsthatcare debate

09 November 2016

Avanti’s Claudia Bloom will be joining the AJ expert panel for the  #buildingsthatcare debate on Wednesday 9th November. She will be sharing our top tips for delivering successful healthcare projects including

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Avanti at London Build Expo 2016

27 October 2016

At this year’s event, Avanti Architects will showcasing a 3D model of our current  high rise mixed used project at The Architects Hub , and the Digital Architects Wall will be showing

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The Hinterland film

30 September 2016

In March this year, the ruins of St Peter’s Seminary, near Glasgow, were open to the public. NVA created a stunning light and sound event designed to reveal the full

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New Positions at Avanti

15 August 2016

Avanti Architects have decided to strengthen and grow the management of the practice to reflect the opportunities and growth we have experienced. We are pleased to announce that Adrian Miles,

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Avanti Celebrates 35 Years

12 May 2016

Avanti Architects would like to thank everyone who joined us to celebrate our 35th birthday on the 12 May 2016 at the LSO St Luke’s, an 18th-century Grade 1 listed

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Florey Building proposals approved

17 May 2016

Avanti’s proposals to re-habilitate the Florey Building has been approved by Oxford City Council.  The conservation led scheme which received wide support from Historic England, Oxford Design Review Panel and

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Trumpington Nearing Completion

13 May 2016

Avanti Architects’ design for the first new secondary school in Cambridge for over 40 years is nearing completion. Trumpington Community College  is designed around Danish school models with compact planning, allowing a

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Ram Brewery – new project appointment

13 May 2016

Avanti Architects have been appointed to undertake lead consultant, architect, heritage and interior design services on the historic and iconic buildings of the former RAM brewery. The RAM brewery is

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Rescuing Ruins

14 April 2016

John Allan and Fiona Lamb of Avanti Architects will talk about and show images of some of their high profile restoration projects, including the Isokon Building and The Penguin Pool,

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Avanti’s Trip to Hinterland

19 March 2016

A small group of Avanti devotees embarked on a short pilgrimage to St Peters Seminary located in the woodlands of Kilmahew Estate near Glasgow, to participate in ‘Hinterland’– a light

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Scotland’s Festival of Architecture 2016

18 – 27 March 2016

St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross will be transformed by light and sound at the official launch event in March for Scotland’s Festival of Architecture 2016. Fifty years on since the building opened,

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Avanti Win Natural History Museum Project

14 December 2015

The Natural History Museum has appointed Avanti Architects to carry out a research project to define the repair and restoration of the Grade I listed, Waterhouse Building Façade. Originally designed

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Avanti Team Ulster Site Visit

12 November 2015

The Avanti team have just got back from a fantastic site trip in Ulster, visiting four Avanti projects in the region completed in association with Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects, Belfast. The

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Work has begun on St Peter’s Seminary

14 September 2015

Forty years after St Peter’s Seminary closed, work has finally begun to transform St Peter’s Seminary into an iconic cultural resource where powerful art and heritage learning will sit side

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Highly Commended at the RICS Awards London

1 May 2015

Ickburgh School was Highly Commended at the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) Awards London in the Design through Innovation category. Announced on 30 April the category assessed how specific

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Supporting people-led innovation in the NHS

16 & 17 March 2015

Claudia Bloom and Duncan Finch, directors of Avanti Architects were delighted to be invited to take part in a Quality Improvement Sprint at Imperial College Healthcare this month. These exciting

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14039-VIS-V9 Museum

A Phoenix Rises from the Flames

18 March 2015

Southwark Council has appointed Avanti Architects to draw up new plans for the Walworth Town Hall and Newington Library buildings.Following the devastating fire in March 2013, Southwark Council agreed a

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John Allan at NLA Hyde Park Barracks Talk

27 February 2015

John Allan was a panellist in NLA’s Breakfast Debate on Hyde Park Cavalry Barracks, on 27th February. Other speakers included Anthony Blee, Sir Basil Spence’s former partner and project architect;

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A Future Reclaimed for St Peter’s

17 January 2015

Avanti Architects are leading a project to transform Scotland’s greatest Modernist building into an international venue for cultural events and public art. St Peter’s Seminary designed by Gillespie Kidd &

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Avanti Shortlisted for Glasgow School of Art

8 January 2015

Avanti Architects is one of five practices shortlisted to lead the restoration of the fire-damaged Category A-listed Mackintosh building. Liz Davidson, Mackintosh Restoration Project director at GSA, said: “All of

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The Future of Integrated Pathology

5 February 2015

Innovation is essential to the future of the NHS and the modernisation of pathology is high on the agenda. Around 95% of clinical pathways rely on patients having access to

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Site-update – Ulster Hospital

3 December 2014

The new 288 bed Inpatient Ward Block at the Ulster Hospital is currently in the 18th Month of a 38 month construction programme. On Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Northern Ireland

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Ickburgh School celebrates opening

28 August 2014

The London Borough of Hackney celebrated the official opening of Ickburgh School, a groundbreaking new specialist school for 150 pupils between 2-19 years with profound and multiple learning difficulties. The

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East Wick Primary School site visit

24TH JULY 2014

The Avanti team spent a summer evening visiting the East Wick Primary School site & surroundings on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The school is located between the International Broadcast

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Isokon Gallery Launch

4TH JULY 2014

On Wednesday the 9th of July, the Grade I Listed Isokon building turns 80. To celebrate this, a public exhibition with the support of the National Trust will be opened

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NLA Awards 2014

Thomas Fairchild shortlisted

Thomas Fairchild Community School has been shortlisted in the Education category of the New London Architecture Awards 2014. Winning schemes will be announced on 9 July at NLA’s Annual Lunch

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AJ100 2014 result

23rd May 2014

We ranked 61 in the list of Britain’s 100 largest architectural practices compiled by the Architect’s Journal.

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Avanti selected by University College Hospital

25th April 2014

Avanti Architects have been appointed to the consultancy services framework established by the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH). The framework will be used to select design teams

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PRIMARY SCHOOL IDEAS COMPETITION

20TH MARCH, 2013

Avanti was shortlisted by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland for the design competition: ‘Designing Primary Schools for 21st Century Learners‘. The brief called for proposals that would facilitate contemporary teaching styles

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Finnish delegation visits Ickburgh School

22nd January 2014

Senior Government representatives of the Finnish city of Espoo (Finland’s 2nd largest) visited London as part of a fact-finding mission to better understand the use of timber as a structural

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St. Peter’s Seminary gets Lottery funding

06 December 2013

Avanti Architects’ proposals for public arts organisation NVA to resuscitate St. Peter’s Seminary, Cardross have been given a substantial boost with a first-round pass from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The

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Sketchmob

John Donnelly, November 2013

Established in 2008, Sketchmob© meets at inspirational locations to draw in London. Avanti staff members join in regularly. These are free events – a way for people from diverse working

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Schools for the 21st Century

27 November 2013

Concrete Elegance: Textbook Tectonics – Schools for the 21st Century The Concrete Elegance lecture series is a partnership between The Concrete Centre and the Building Centre and the lectures are

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My obsession with Stig

Fiona Lamb

Over the past 15 years I have been collecting ceramics and fabric designed by Stig Linberg. He is one of Sweden’s most important post war designers, Stig Lindberg, created a

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Havelock Walk

Chris Firth, September 2013

Havelock Walk is home to a diverse community of creative people, who live and work on the cobbled mews at the heart of Forest Hill. A live/work community is an

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Hitchcock’s graphic designer

Amir Ramezani

As a teenager I avidly watched all the Hitchcock films as they were regularly aired on television. The narrative drive and suspense obviously captured my attention, but as I looked

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Celebrating Hertfordshire schools

19 November 2013

Whilst we are in the midst of the current debate around delivery of future schools through standardised designs, it is worth looking back into recent history to draw on lessons

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Docomomo UK Autumn Conservation Series

12 November 2013

John Allan and Fiona Lamb of Avanti Architects together with Dr Jane Keeley, Head teacher of Haggerston School will present aspects of the project to transform the Grade II listed

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Learning and Legacy

Conservation and renewal in the UK educational estate

Summary of a lecture by John Allan at the Conference ‘From Classroom to Campus’’ held at the University of Melbourne, November 2012. This lecture outlined the political and social context

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Making history in Finsbury

30 October 2013

Monday 21st October 2013 marked the 75th anniversary of the day Finsbury Health Centre was first opened in 1938. Under the direction of Chairman of the Public Health Committee Dr.

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Finsbury Health Centre 75th Anniversary

21 October 2013

The Finsbury Health Centre Preservation Trust will be holding a special 75th anniversary celebration marking the opening of Finsbury Health Centre on 21st October 1938. The celebration will be held

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GLA / TFL Framework appointment

18 October 2013

Avanti Architects are pleased to have been appointed on the new GLA and TfL  Architecture, Design and Urbanism consultants panel. The framework will cover a variety of services including architecture, urban

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Cross-laminated timber

Sustainable off-site construction

Although in use for a number of decades in central Europe, the format has only recently broken through to large-scale implementation in the UK. Avanti have been experimenting with CLT

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Centro de Saúde Barrhead

Galeria da Arquitetura - 14 October 2013

A community center modern and flexible, designed to provide primary medical services to the public – beyond social care at home. The Barrhead Health and Care Centre – as it

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Modern Shows visits Haggerston

13 October 2013

Haggerston School designed by Erno Goldfinger and recently transformed by Avanti Architects provided the latest venue for the Midcentury Modern Fair last month. East London’s vintage furniture lovers braved the

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Beatrice Tate School opens

1st October 2013

The pupils of Beatrice Tate are now in the new building after a hectic period of transfer from their old site and enjoying space and facilities such as an art

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Open House London 2013

21 September 2013

Set up in 1992, Open House promotes public awareness and appreciation of the capital’s building design and architecture – all for free! This years Open House London sees over 800 buildings

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Hallfield Commission

20 September 2013

Avanti Architects have been commissioned to assist Citywest Homes and LB Westminster in the assessment of window replacement options for the Grade II listed, Hallfield Estate designed in the immediate

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North Court, Jesus College Cambridge

Design Buy Build – September 2013

North Court was built in 1963-65 to the designs of David Roberts and Geoffrey Clarke, and provided the earliest post-war new residential accommodation for Jesus College. It was listed grade

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Luxborourgh Tower Gardens

30 August 2013

Avanti Architects in collaboration with JL Gibbons Landscape Architects are currently redesigning the grounds surrounding Luxborough Tower, Marylebone, built in 1965, containing 115 apartments over 21 storeys. The architectural elements

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WAN Recognition for Tybalds

30 August 2013

Tybalds Estate Regeneration made the shortlist for the WAN Residential Awards 2013. With huge international interest in the awards, the competition was very high. Our shortlisted project can be viewed

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Wellington Hospital

AT Handbook – July 2013

A 1960s office block in St.John’s Wood was acquired by private healthcare provider HCA International in order to relocate its extensive outpatient facilities from the nearby Wellington Hospital. Delivered by

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Design Competition win at Torbay

30 June 2013

Avanti Architects won the design competition to design a new five-storey tower block and main hospital entrance for Torbay Hospital. South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust held an architectural competition to

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Harrow Road win

bdonline – 28 June 2013

The scheme includes 60 homes and 24 special needs units. Avanti Architects and Tibbalds Planning & Urban Design have been appointed to develop an infill site on Harrow Road in

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Improving London’s housing estates

Inside Housing – 20 June 2013

With recent funding cuts forcing local authorities to look again at affordable housing provision, central London authorities are looking at direct development of new homes as an innovative way of

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Go ahead for Tybald’s Regeneration

Architect’s Journal – 19 June 2013

Camden Council has given the go-ahead for the £20 million revamp of the Tybalds Estate in Holborn, London. The scheme, which has been drawn up by Avanti Architects, Duggan Morris

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Appointed for Harrow Road

14 June 2013

A multidisciplinary team led by Tibbalds Planning and Urban design and Avanti Architects has been appointed by CityWestHomes to design and develop an infill site on Harrow Road in London

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Award shortlist for Tybalds

04 June 2013

Tybalds Estate Regeneration has been shortlisted in this years New London Architecture Awards in the Masterplans and Mixed-use category. The winners will be announced on 11 July at the NLA

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First sod cut at Ulster Hospital

UTV News – 12 June 2013

Health Minister Edwin Poots is due to cut the first sod on the next development stage at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald, Co Down. The £232m development will see a

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Construction starts at Ulster Hospital

29 May 2013

Construction is about to start on the next phase of our radical overhaul of Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, a major acute hospital serving the Belfast area. The new six-storey ward block

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£1 billion of schools funding announced

Architect’s Journal – 10 May 2013

The priority school building programme will fund the rebuilding of 73 schools over the next year The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has today (10 May) announced that 46 schools will

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AJ100 2013 result

09 May 2013

We ranked 48 in the list of Britain’s 100 largest architectural practices compiled by the Architect’s Journal.

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Planning Approval for Trumpington

23 April 2013

Avanti Architects’ design for the first new secondary school in Cambridge for 50 years has just been approved by Cambridge City Council. Andrew Hutchinson, Executive Principal of Parkside Federation Academies,

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Trumpington receives planning approval

Cambridge News – 17 April 2013

Plans for the first new secondary school in Cambridge for more than 50 years have been approved. Construction of Trumpington Community College, which will open at the heart of the

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Haggerston School

Architecture Today – April 2013

Built by Erno Goldfinger in 1962-67 for the London County Council, Haggerston was the Hungarian émigré architect’s only secondary school.

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St Peter’s submitted for planning

RIBA Journal – March 2013

Proposals by Avanti Architects and ERZ landscape architects for Cardross seminary have been submitted for planning. The designs for arts charity NVA is to bolster the bid with Scotland’s Heritage

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Tybald’s planning submitted

BD – 28 February 2013

Avanti Architects, Duggan Morris Architects and Mae Architects have submitted plans for a £20 million regeneration of the Tybalds Estate in Holborn, London. They are developing the scheme with Camden

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Children’s Hospital, Sheffield gets go ahead

11 February 2013

Avanti Architects’ design for a £40 million project at the Children’s Hospital, Sheffield, has just been granted planning permission. The design aims to create the best possible experience for patients,

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Graces Mews: Interview

House Beautiful – February 2013

Why did you decide to build your home? I had noticed some derelict land in Camberwell with a small workshop that always seemed to be closed. As Richard had long

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A modern masterpiece

House Beautiful – February 2013

Bagging the perfect plot led this couple to build the unique house of their dreams EXTERIOR The 272-squaremetre site was large enough to include the couple’s contemporary home, a small

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Its a winner!

07 November 2012

Barrhead has just won a second award. Building Better Healthcare awarded the project the award for the best Out-of-Hospital Care Facility!

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