Phil Brown, European Regulatory Marketing Manager at Pilkington United Kingdom – part of the NSG Group – explains what architects need to know about the new Part O of Building Regulations, how they differ across the country and why they don’t need to spell the end of the highly-glazed dwellings favoured by homeowners.
Angus Smith studied Architecture at Scott Sutherland School of Architecture. Following his education, he went on to work in an international practice that specialised in dramatic developments for Sol Kerzner and Southern Sun Hotels. After returning to the UK and completing his professional exams, Angus joined Space Solutions, delivering the Bon Accord Shopping Centre in Aberdeen. Since then, and after marrying and having a family, he has worked widely in the North East and the central belt of Scotland.
The way homeowners and tenants use their homes – especially their kitchens – is constantly evolving, and no more so than in the last two years. The function of a house has transformed since the pandemic, now becoming a blended place and changing the way architects will design spaces in the future.
Working in partnership with Jonathan Tuckey Design, Vale Southern Construction has constructed an award-winning sustainable building, which is home to a theatre in the grounds of an independent Berkshire school.
With local councils and housebuilders under pressure to reach targets of 340,000 homes every year until 2031, there is a danger that sustainability will take a back seat. But just how can developers and local councils step up and begin to make a difference?
After winning several student design awards and graduating with first-class honours from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Mark Ellson joined Holmes Miller as a Part 2 Assistant in 2005. Flash forward to 2022, and he sits at the helm of the practice as Holmes Miller’s Director. Here, FC&A learns how Mark went from a budding architectural assistant to the leader of an award-winning architecture practice.
Ian Rogers, Sales Director at Gilberts Blackpool, one of Britain’s leading independent air movement specialists, considers how to specify compliant ventilation in commercial environments.
Fire industry legislation and regulations can be a minefield. This is particularly the case for non-fire specialists challenged with specifying fire systems capable of bringing peace of mind to all parties – both now and in the future, writes Amanda Hope, UK Business Development Manager at Advanced.
Gerry Boyle began his career in the UK Civil Service as an Architectural Assistant. From here, he applied for a place on the department’s sponsorship scheme to become professionally qualified. In this article, we follow the route Gerry took from this role to land the position he holds today as a Senior Architect at Dublin-based firm Gray Design.