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Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
The 2015 Stirling Prize-winning AHMM was a popular choice for the award and its being shortlisted on three previous occasions suggested that, sooner or later, its time would come. And so it proved.
The building that won, a secondary school in Burntwood Lane, Wandsworth, London, is less spectacular than the earlier shortlisted project, Westminster Academy, but fascinating nonetheless.
With a substantial element of retrofit, it raises the usual questions about the extent to which you demolish and build new, and/or what you keep and enhance. The built outcome is impressive and, though it is not accurate to describe it as Brutalist, there is plenty of concrete (happily combined with striking colour – including AHMM’s trademark yellow). The project, as a whole, has gravitas.
Its calm presence belies the near panic that affected its procurement. This was nothing to do with the nature of the contract, but a consequence of the coalition government’s decision to scrap the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. Wandsworth Council got the project activated two days before the scheme closed; it must be very pleased it did.
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Percentage of Female Architects 2016
Architecture fees for UK projects 2016 £28.1m
Architecture fees for overseas projects 2016 £0.3m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of UK offices 2016 £28.4m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of overseas offices 2016 £1.1m
Total fees income 2016 £29.4m
Total income 2016 * £29.4m
UK Architectural Income
Overseas Architectural Income
* Includes architectural fees plus fees earned by engineers, surveyors, planners, etc
Fees per Architect
Fees per UK Architect 2016£147.11k
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