The Architect Pitch @The Gridiron

Friday 2nd December, 2016 | 18.30 to 21.30

The Gridiron
Pancras Square,
1 Pancras Rd,
London N1C 4AG

The Architect Pitch provides a platform for practices to present to a panel of expert judges and a live audience.

At each event, seven architects are selected to spend three minutes pitching their practice.

The architects taking part in this pitch are:

Blee Halligan Architects

dMFK Architects.

Tonkin Liu

Bardakhanova Champkins 

S333 Architecture + Urbanism

 Studio Octopi


More about the architects taking part can be read here.

Presentations are followed by individual feedback from each of the judges. The audience then selects a winner. For the architects, the experience is invaluable and a unique opportunity to test their presenting skills to an interested and receptive panel of experts and be given direct feedback and advice.

For clients, the Architect Pitch is a chance to hear from architects first-hand and put them through their paces in a relaxed and informal environment.

We’re grateful to The Office Group for allowing us to use the Gridiron for this Pitch and for the drinks afterwards, kindly provided by Caro Communications.The Gridiron, designed by David Chipperfield Architects, is at the gateway of Argent’s King’s Cross development.

We’re donating all the proceeds from this event to Centrepoint that helps homeless young people.


Del Hossain is MD of the Adrem Group, the UK’s leading recruitment agency in the field of architecture and design. Qualified as an architect, he worked for Foster & Partners before changing careers. He was awarded London's Business Mentor of the Year in 2012 and holds a qualification in business psychology.

Charlie Green founded The Office Group (TOG) with Olly Olsen in 2003. TOG grew from the desire to challenge the serviced office industry, to make it a transparent, flexible and brilliantly designed workspace option instead of a temporary solution. Its buildings are designed in response to the ever-changing attitudes towards how people work.

Roger Black is a property developer trained in architecture, marketing and strategy, and his company, Black & Colleagues, advises clients on a range of initiatives. He currently advises residential developer, Ballymore, and formerly was co-founder of Pegasus Life, a specialist developer focused on creating desirable housing for older people. He has commissioned a wide array of architects to undertake broad mix of projects throughout the UK.

Carolyn Larkin has led specialist architecture and design PR agency Caro Communications for 25 years. She launched Architecture Week, now the London Festival of Architecture, and was instrumental in setting up New London Architecture. A pivotal figure in architecture and design communications in London, Carolyn was awarded IBP Communicator of the Year Award in 2014.

David Hamilton is director of projects at Malcolm Reading Associates. He also oversees its competitions’ department and takes a keen interest in emerging design practices. An architect and masterplanner, key recent projects include design competitions for the Museum of London, science island in Kaunas, Lithuania and Gallaudet University in Washington DC.