Seven architects have been shortlisted to pitch ideas for post-pandemic housing that addresses the needs of young people to a panel led by residential developer HUB with the winning practice invited to work with HUB on a forthcoming project. The architects are: Al-Jawad Pike; Citizens Design Bureau; O’DonnellBrown; Hall...

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The lockdown has thrown up huge challenges for developers but as the economy starts to reopen thoughts are turning to the opportunities post Covid-19 says HUB’s managing director, Damien Sharkey. What are some of the challenges facing development in the wake of Covid?  The biggest thing is uncertainty. The...

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A plummeting economy may not seem like the best time to branch out on your own. Paul Zara hadn’t planned to leave Conran & Partners where he’d worked for 35 years and was a board director. But the pandemic changed his mind. He had one of those ‘now or...

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The reality of starting a practice with a relatively limited portfolio was always going to be a challenge. But we saw this limitation as an opportunity to convey our approach through pitches to potential clients. One of our first pitches as White Red Architects was invaluable and continues to...

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Nearly 10% of practices do not believe they will survive the fallout of the pandemic, according to the latest RIBA Future Trends survey. But practices who will emerge stronger from the crisis have already used this time as an opportunity to re-think how they’ll operate in the future –...

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