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Pier review: revisiting Hastings Pier

[Architects' Journal]

dRMM's Eddington Hotel

[Architecture Today]

Stirling Prize winners selected for Earls Court Redevelopment

[Architects Journal]

We need evidence-based design to reach climate and wellbeing targets


We must put people and their homes at the heart of the planning process


Is the city's future wooden?

[Financial Times]

dRMM-led team gets permission for estate makeover on Old Kent Road

[Architects Journal]

dRMM, Adam Khan Architects and JA Projects have been handed permission for an estate regeneration project on the Old Kent Road in south London

dRMM to lead major project to boost timber construction through better data

[Architects Journal]

The practice, which won the 2017 Stirling Prize for its timber-constructed Hastings Pier, will work with Edinburgh Napier University and the Quality of Life Foundation in a bid to create a reliable method of assessing the impact on carbon emissions and quality of life from using wood in buildings.

dRMM-led team submits masterplan for rebuilding of Old Kent Road estate

[Architects Journal]

dRMM, Adam Khan Architects and JA Projects have put forward a masterplan for a 700-home regeneration of a housing estate in Southwark, south London.

Why don't we care more about preserving biodiversity?


The devastating impact of climate change is now widely known but the gradual degradation of our planet’s biodiversity is just as detrimental to its health.

Brexit, new work and Europe's love for wood' - why dRMM is setting up in Berlin

[Architects Journal]

Stirling Prize-winning architect and timber pioneer dRMM has set up a European outpost in Berlin.

Oxford University names finalists in 2,000 home masterplan contest

[Architects Journal]

The University of Oxford has shortlisted five teams for the next round of its international competition to masterplan a £1 billion residential-led development at Begbroke Science Park in Kidlington.

Exclusive: Architects named for phase 1 of huge Smithfield Birmingham job

[Architects Journal]

Stirling Prize winners dRMM and Haworth Tompkins are joined by RCKa and up-and coming local practices Intervention Architecture and Minesh Patel Architects on the massive project to redevelop the home of Birmingham’s historic markets.

The best buildings have the best clients - and the public sector is lagging behind

[Building Design]

Architects often say that the best buildings they have made have strong client leadership at the helm. This needs to be qualified. What makes a great client?


No patient should wait in a corridor when they've been told they have months left to live

[The Telegraph]

A comprehensive look at the reach of Maggie’s Centres and the positive impact they have had on the lives of those who have used them, featuring dRMM’s Maggie’s Oldham

Southwark picks dRMM and Okra in Old Kent Road net zero carbon contest

[Architects Journal]

A team led by dRMM and featuring emerging practice Okra has won Southwark Council’s competition for a mixed-use regeneration scheme on Old Kent Road.

Southwark Council selects dRMM-led team for Tustin Estate regeneration

[Architects Journal]

A team featuring dRMM, Adam Khan Architects and AJ 40 under 40 star JA Projects has won a competition to redesign the Tustin Estate on Old Kent Road in Southwark.

A grove, not Gove – the primary school with nature at its heart

[The Observer]

You won’t find any little rows of government-sanctioned classroom cells at this new Cambridgeshire primary school, whose bright, timber-built design lets the outdoors in.

Severe timber shortage as ‘perfect storm’ brings price hikes and delays

[Architects' Journal]

The Covid crisis, Brexit hurdles and surging construction activity have combined to create a ‘huge’ timber shortage across the industry, architects have told the AJ.

dRMM unveils re-usable Timber Beacon concept for COP26

[Architects' Journal]

dRMM has revealed its proposal for a timber pavilion to be erected at autumn’s COP26 summit in Glasgow by an alliance of timber trade groups.


Do you want beautiful, sustainable and safe tall buildings? Use wood

[The Guardian]

A ban on constructing with timber is one of the more misguided responses to Grenfell writes Rowan Moore.

Journey towards a plastic free future

[The Guardian]

What happened to the promise of wooden buildings? They’re more sustainable, aesthetically pleasing and top architects are enthralled by them – so why are we seeing so few wooden buildings on our city skylines in the UK?

A treasured wooden object

[Wood Awards Online]

Alex de Rijke talks to the Wood Awards about a favourite wooden object – a tulipwood CLT sample.

Benefits to timber architecture and sustainabily sourced timber


Director Jonas Lencer talks to Archivibe about timber and sustainability.

This is what coronavirus will do to our offices and homes


One day, the virus will subside. It could be eradicated. But even then, life will not simply return to the way it was before Covid-19. Spurred on by the coronavirus crisis, architects have been rethinking the buildings we inhabit.

Rethink: What has Covid-19 taught us about designing schools?


How best to spend the government’s £1bn school building bonanza? Four sets of priorities range from better access and bigger spaces to flexibility and promoting hygiene.

Architects urge prime minister to protect BAME-led design firms


More than 100 sign letter to Boris Johnson over concern for small and BAME-led practices.

Young people are lockdown’s losers – but architects can help

[Architects' Journal]

Designs need to adapt to mitigate the stresses highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic, says dRMM director and Quality of Life Foundation founder Sadie Morgan.

A new moral and aesthetic code for architecture

[Architects’ Journal]

Architects must stop following style or theory, writes Jonas Lencer.

Architects tell government radical changes needed to combustibles ban


Stirling Prize nominees call for structural timber to be excluded, while RIBA argues for more buildings to be covered.

RetroFirst: Flexible new-builds are essential to future-proofing

[Architects' Journal]

Choosing high-quality, robust materials that lend themselves to future adaptation should be the starting point for any project – new-build or retrofit, says dRMM’s Saskia Lencer.

Is timber the future of architecture? Find out with Forest of Fabrication at RIBA North


RIBA North, The Building Centre and RIBA chartered practice dRMM present Forest of Fabrication, an exhibition celebrating the possibilities and significance of modern timber architecture.

New design principles demand infrastructure ‘celebrates nation’s ambition'

[Architects' Journal]

New infrastructure projects should consider four key principles covering not just value for money but also fostering a sense of local identity and cutting carbon emissions.


Sadie Morgan and Jamie Fobert land New Year Honours


dRMM founding director among 2020 recipients.

RIBA names all-female list of new honorary fellows

[Architects' Journal]

The RIBA has named an all-female list of recipients for its honorary fellowships for the first time since the awards began. Recipients include Sadie Morgan.

Cork and bottle

[Architecture Today]

Alex de Rijke admires the creativity and commitment in a self-built experimental house by Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton.

How is CLT industry responding to the combustibles ban?


Proponents of cross-laminated timber were up in arms when the government announced its plans to ban combustible materials from the external walls of high-rise buildings.

Sadie Morgan lands Homes England role

[Architects' Journal]

Design guru Sadie Morgan has been appointed to the board of Homes England.

Why Sadie Morgan is a role model for us all


Architecture needs to make its voice heard in government and client circles – and that’s exactly what the first winner of BD’s Female Architectural Leader Award is doing, says Elizabeth Hopkirk.

Forest of Fabrication

[Architecture Today]

dRMM celebrates modern timber construction at the Building Centre.

Sadie Morgan launches foundation for wellbeing in developments

[Housing Today]

Sadie Morgan has created the Quality of Life Foundation to drive improvements in the way life-quality and wellbeing are factored into the development process.

Sadie Morgan honoured with AJ100 Contribution to the Profession award

[Architects' Journal]

The co-founder of Stirling Prize-winning practice dRMM has taken on a broader role, ensuring that design is valued on major public projects writes Pamela Buxton.

First phase of £3.5bn Silvertown Quays scheme approved


Architects on project include AHMM, dRMM, PTEa and Maccreanor Lavington.


dRMM Stirling Prize interview: ‘Sometimes you don’t need a building’

[Architects' Journal]

Alex de Rijke of RIBA Stirling Prize-winning practice dRMM talks to the AJ’s Richard Waite about its Hastings Pier scheme, describing it as ‘less of a building and more of a platform for future architecture’.

Architects must muscle in on infrastructure, says Sadie Morgan


Drop the jargon and charge for your ideas, adds Alex de Rijke

Hasting Pier deserves its Stirling Prize

[London Evening Standard]

Sadie says the pier has risen, phoenix-like, from its all too real ashes thanks in large part to local craft and ingenuity.

Walking tall: Hastings pier wins the Stirling architecture prize

[The Guardian]

Nicknamed the Plank, de Rijke Marsh Morgan’s stark wooden wonder – using timber reclaimed from previous fires – was praised for changing ‘the idea of what architecture is’.

Hastings Pier named UK's best building


The Royal Institute of British Architects has awarded its annual Stirling Prize to an example of an enduring British archetype: the seaside pier.

Stirling Prize 2017 awarded to dRMM for "masterpiece of regeneration" at Hastings Pier


dRMM wins the biggest prize in UK architecture for transforming a century-old, ruined pier into a new attraction for the seaside town.

Maggie’s cancer centre in Oldham: a balm for the senses

[The Observer]

This, the 21st of the cancer centres begun by Maggie Keswick-Jencks, stays true to the group’s founding mission to create spaces of calm and light to help support patients and their families.