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Surface Architects – Latest Design

14 Jul 2011
UEL Stratford Campus Building, east London, England, UK
Date built: 2011-
UEL Stratford Campus Building by Surface Architects
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UEL Stratford Campus Building
University of East London (UEL) commissions this architects studio to create a new entrance pavilion for their docklands campus.

Surface Architects – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by Surface Architects, alphabetical:

Endike Primary School, Hull, England, UK
Date built: 2011-
Planning approval granted Jan 2011

Lock-keeper’s Graduate Centre – Humanities Department, Mile End, east London, England, UK
Date built: 2006
Client: Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London
RIBA Awards 2006, East London

Film & Visual Media Research Centre, Birkbeck College, 39-41 Gordon Square, central London, England, UK
Date built: 2007
Client: Birkbeck College

Queen Mary Medical School Library, Church of St Augustine & St Philip, Whitechapel, east London, England, UK
Date built: 2004
Client: Queen Mary’s

More design projects by this British architects office online soon

Architectural Project by this design studio

Queen Mary University of London, Mile End, east London, England, UK
Date built: Client: Queen Mary’s

Location: 51 Scrutton Street, London, EC2A 4PJ, England, UK

UK Architects Practice Information

Architect studio based in London and in Hull, England, UK

London Architects

Surface Architects

Founded in 1999 by Richard Scott, Hull BSF Design Champion, and Andy MacFee, Project Architect for the Stirling Prize-winning Peckham Library, London, this design studio is now a leading architectural and design practice of its generation, with offices in London and Hull.

Award-winning buildings have gained Surface a reputation for innovation in how contemporary architecture looks, feels and works.

The team works in many sectors including Arts & Culture, Education and Commercial; encouraging a transfer of ideas between them.

Completed/recent projects include Birkbeck Film & Media Studies Centre, Endike Primary School.

Other sources suggest the practice was formed by Richard in 1996, in collaboration with philosopher Jeremy Weate and architect Kristen Whittle.

Their first project Soft-space won first prize in the Shinkenchiku-Sha Residential Design Award in Japan and Aquaphilia was one of the Ideal Rooms exhibited at the RIBA in 1997. At this time Richard worked for Will Alsop and taught History & Theory at the The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London and the AA – Architectural Association, London – with Jeremy Weate.

From 1999, Richard concentrated on Surface, winning a competition for the headquarters for new media company Razorfish. The design studiop’s next project was to be their largest: the £6M Southeastern European University in Macedonia was designed and constructed in 10 months, using pre-fabrication.

British Architecture

London Architect

London Architecture Designs : buildings in the UK capital city

60 Aldgate, Minories, City of London
Design: ACME, Architects
60 Aldgate, Minories London Masterplan
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60 Aldgate Building News
The Minories Masterplan is a mixed-use scheme with a refurbished hotel, a new office building and a residential building. The scheme also includes a landscaped park around the residential building and a number of urban squares with landscaping and seating areas.

The Stage Curtain Playhouse in Shoreditch, East London
Architects: Perkins&Will
The Stage Curtain Playhouse East London architecture news
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The Stage Curtain Playhouse
Planning consent has been given to the visitor centre at The Stage to exhibit the excavated remains of the Curtain Playhouse to the public. Visitors will be standing on a glass platform above the stage on which Shakespeare once acted and where productions of Romeo & Juliet and Henry V were staged.

English Architecture – key new buildings in England

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