The Architect Pitch is back

Wednesday 7th March, 2018 | 18.30 to 21.30

70 Grosvenor Street
London, W1K 3JP

We are looking for seven architects to pitch to a panel that includes Stuart Robinson, strategic planning advisor to TfL, Sadie Morgan, director of dRMM and chair of the Design Panel for HS2, Alex Phillips, director of masterplanning at Grosvenor, Del Hossain, MD of the Adrem Group and Carolyn Larkin, founder of Caro Communications.

The pitch will be at Grosvenor’s offices in Mayfair on March 7th.

As with previous pitches, architects have just three minutes to convince the panel that you have an understanding of TfL’s estate, plenty of fresh ideas and are willing to collaborate with  larger practices to win work on a future TfL project.

TfL is one of London’s largest landowners. It owns 5,700 acres of land — nine square miles, larger than the entire London Borough of Camden that includes 500 potential development sites.

The GLA and TfL have recently completed a new Architecture Design and Urbanism Panel (ADUP) that comes into effect this month. The panel will also be used by London boroughs, housing associations, Old Oak Park Royal Development Corporation, London Legacy Development Corporation and others.

While procurement rules favour practices with a track record, TfL is actively encouraging larger firms on the framework to collaborate with smaller, emerging practices. It says it is keen to engage with “less established firms so as to keep an eye on cutting edge issues and thinking.”

Stuart Robinson said that the Architect Pitch would be a good opportunity to see “bright inspirational ideas from the practices of tomorrow.”

Presentations will be followed by individual feedback from each of the judges.

Drinks will kindly be provided by Grosvenor.

To apply for the Architect Pitch please complete the form by February 20th.  Click the image below to open up the form.

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