Paul Monaghan becomes honorary Doctor of Letters

Paul Monaghan has been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Sheffield. The degree has been conferred on him as ‘one of Sheffield’s most distinguished architecture graduates [who has] developed a world-leading practice that pursues a socially inclusive and responsive architecture, creating buildings that delight and are environmentally sustainable.’ Paul completed his BSc at the university’s School of Architecture in 1983, and he has been a Visiting Practice Professor since 2011.



Review of 2017

As usual at the turn of the year, we’ve taken the opportunity to look back at our achievements over the last 12 months. 2017 was an important year for AHMM, which saw the completion of one of our longest running projects; the publication of three books through our in-house publishing initiative, FifthMan; and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris becoming an Employee Ownership Trust. To find out more, take a look at our Review of 2017.




AHMM appointed for Elizabeth House redevelopment

AHMM has been appointed by developer HB Reavis as the design partner for the redevelopment of Elizabeth House, close to Waterloo Station in central London. The team is delighted to have the opportunity to deliver something that will be of lasting benefit to Waterloo, Lambeth and London, creating a world class, contemporary office-led development that will support thousands of jobs and provide public realm improvements for the tens of millions of people who visit and travel through Waterloo. AHMM will now work with the client to develop proposals before consulting widely with the local community during 2018.



University of Amsterdam makes RIBA International List 2018


University of Amsterdam makes RIBA International List 2018

AHMM’s project to transform the University of Amsterdam’s Roeterseiland Campus has been included on the RIBA International List 2018, and will now be considered for the RIBA Awards for International Excellence, which form the shortlist for the RIBA International Prize. The recently completed project – which has already won the AJ Retrofit of the Year Award, and WAN Education Award – has reinvented the campus, designed in the 1960s by Norbert Gawronski, to provide a new home for the Amsterdam Law School and Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences with lecture theatres, libraries, tutorial, seminar and meeting spaces, and a collection of public rooms with views across the city. The phased intervention has seen the revealing of the previously obscured canal through radical ‘surgery’ to one of the campus blocks as well as the creation of new public space. Awarded every two years since 2016, the RIBA International Prize is given to a building which exemplifies design excellence and architectural ambition, and delivers meaningful social impact. Find out more about the International Prize here.


1 King William Street wins AJ Refurb of the Year


1 King William Street wins AJ Refurb of the Year

1 King William Street has been awarded Refurb of the Year at the inaugural AJ Architecture Awards. The project has seen the extension and integration of a 1990s office block and a 1920s grade ll listed building in the Bank Conservation Area to create a new unified high-specification office space. The judges commented that 'the lobby is full of delight and the exteriors reward study as an exemplar for new City offices'. Find out more about the AJ Awards here.


On site in Cornwall


On site in Cornwall

Work has begun on the site of the former Madeira Hotel in Falmouth for the Fitzroy, one of three current AHMM projects for developer Pegasus Life. The Fitzroy takes its cue from the grand hotels lining Falmouth’s esplanade, using a material palette of off-white render, natural stone and slate roofing to integrate with the conservation area. The expression of three gables gives the facade a strong rhythm and a vertical emphasis, with large offset balconies providing double height space and shading to the sea-facing glazed facade. Due for completion in summer 2018, each of the one and two-bedroom apartments will have panoramic views across Falmouth Bay and towards the historic Pendennis Castle.

image courtesy of SW Media



Hawley School wins Camden Outstanding Design Award


Hawley School wins Camden Outstanding Design Award

Hawley School was given the Outstanding Design Award at the Camden Business Awards ceremony held on 30 November. The new primary school forms the first phase of the Hawley Wharf Masterplan, and comprises a new-build three storey building and the conversion and integration of a Grade II listed building.

Award judges ‘appreciated the quality of communal, collective spaces created by the framing of the central cloistered courtyard, with wide double height entrance hallways and corridors. Spaces are flexible and accommodating with generosity created through intelligent design. The diversity in materials is well controlled and both the complexity of programme and relationship of the school to its urban setting are sophisticated and well-handled.’

Find out more about the Camden Design Awards here.