The world faces a complex and dynamic set of circumstances, the duration of which is yet unclear, and the long-term impact even more so.
Given this context, our focus at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris remains on controlling the things we can, and mitigating the impact of those we cannot.
To that end we have now trialled, and adopted, a policy of working from home for all of our people, with everyone in our London, Bristol and OKC offices able to get on with business, more or less as usual, from home.
This has been achieved by making a secure VPN connection available to all staff, giving them full access to data and software functionality, as though located within the office.
Face to face contact between project teams has been replaced by widespread communication via Microsoft Teams, whether by voice, through video conferencing, or simply via group messaging.
The majority of external meetings will also take place via Teams, but where attendance in person is essential – for example on an active construction site – members of our team will continue to attend.
For some of our people this way of working will be new territory, but many are already well-versed in effective remote working using this technology.
The considerable infrastructure AHMM has in place to support the design and delivery of architecture, as well as its business operations, remains fully functional and adapted to suit these new circumstances. This includes our Finance, IT, Digital Design, Practice Operations, HR, Legal & Appointments, Communications, Building Performance and Technical teams.
Our Business Continuity Team continues to meet each day, to review and assess the latest situation, to put in place any new measures as appropriate, and to communicate these to the wider practice (and externally) when necessary.
Our offices in London and Bristol remain open for the time being, with a skeleton crew of support staff in place, along with a self-selecting number whose preference it is not to work from home while working in the office remains a viable alternative.
Despite the challenging context we remain determined, and fully capable, of working together to serve the needs of our clients and to collaborate effectively with our construction team colleagues, while also minimising the risks to our many talented people.
|17.12.20||Review of 2020|
|14.12.20||Paul Monaghan joins MHCLG steering group|
|08.12.20||Part III success|
|26.11.20||Planning approval for Bonnington Walk|
|17.11.20||1 Finsbury Avenue wins NLA Conserving Prize 1 Finsbury Avenue|
|16.11.20||AIA Central Oklahoma Awards Oso on Paseo Central Exchange|
|12.11.20||Civic Trust Regional Finalists 2020 The Post Building Royal Arsenal 1 Finsbury Avenue|
|11.11.20||Zero Carbon London 1 Broadgate|
|11.11.20||Planning approval granted for Lansdowne House Lansdowne House|
|10.11.20||Topping out in Oklahoma|
|06.11.20||BCI Awards 2020 1 Finsbury Avenue West Grove, Elephant Park Riverside House|
|12.05.20||AHMM wins funding for net-zero carbon research partnership with UCL|
|03.02.20||National Apprenticeship Week|
|29.10.20||The Modern House podcast Poolhouse|
|21.10.20||Progress at Portwall Square One Portwall Square|
|16.10.20||1 Finsbury Avenue: Innovative Office Architecture from Arup to AHMM 1 Finsbury Avenue|
|15.10.20||Art at Aldgate Central House|
|14.10.20||Planning success for Highworth Backhouse Westbury Backhouse Castle Cary|
|09.10.20||Awards Update Royal Arsenal Central Exchange Riverside House|
|08.10.20||Change of scene at Birmingham Hippodrome Birmingham Hippodrome|
|18.09.20||Topping out at Taberner House Taberner House|
|17.09.20||New London Awards shortlist 2020 King's Cross P2 Royal Arsenal 1 Finsbury Avenue Elizabeth House 8 Union Square|
|15.09.20||King’s Cross P2 tops out King's Cross P2|
|03.09.20||Tiny Homes Tiny Homes|
|27.08.20||Victor Kite Award for Design Technology|
|20.08.20||‘Super Space’ at Central House Central House|
|12.08.20||1 Finsbury Avenue virtual building tour 1 Finsbury Avenue|
|11.08.20||Simon Allford elected as next RIBA President|
|05.08.20||Planning approval in Croydon|
|04.08.20||AHMM Summer School|
|06.08.20||Planning success for Silverthorne Lane|
|24.07.20||Planning success for Riverside|
|06.08.20||Assembly Bristol tops out Assembly Bristol|
|01.07.20||Simon Allford announces candidacy for election as RIBA President|
|09.07.20||Arthur Stanley House tops out|
|13.07.20||RIBA presidential election campaign|
|16.07.20||Planning consent for Westminster Bridge Garden and arches Westminster Bridge Road|
|16.04.20||Housing Design Awards shortlist The Fitzroy Royal Arsenal The George London Square Bermondsey|
|21.04.20||London Square Bermondsey tops out London Square Bermondsey|
|08.06.20||RIBA London Awards The Ray Royal Arsenal 1 Finsbury Avenue The George|
|21.02.20||On site at Edinburgh Park Edinburgh Park|
|12.02.20||Scott House granted planning permission|
|31.01.20||Cycle to MIPIM 2020|
|31.01.20||Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission|
|05.02.20||Planning approval for Taxi House|
|06.02.20||ULI Oklahoma Impact Awards Central Exchange|
|07.01.20||The Officers’ Quarters, Royal Arsenal, saved from Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register Royal Arsenal|
|08.01.20||Classen 16 tops out Classen16|
|09.01.20||Happy New Year|
|29.01.20||The Ray named Best New Place to Work The Ray|