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Surface to Air appoint Chris Hoggarth as Associate Director

2016.07.06

Surface to Air appoint Chris Hoggarth as Associate Director

Surface to Air Architects has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Chris Hoggarth as Associate Director of Project Delivery.

Chris will work closely with Surface to Air Founding Director Holly Porter and Director Heidi Moxon to oversee the delivery of the practice’s projects, which include both traditional and off-site schemes. He will act as the main point of contact for project delivery and manage the wider project team where Surface to Air is appointed as lead consultant.

Chris brings with him over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry working for Portakabin and more recently MBS Contracting, where he’s been responsible for the design, pre-construction and build phases of many projects across the public and private sectors. He is an expert in off-site construction.

Holly Porter said: "As a practice, we’re committed to finding more efficient ways of delivering our projects. We are increasingly using off-site solutions to maximise budgets and safeguard design quality, an area where Chris has particular expertise. He will help us continue to push the boundaries of off-site as a construction method for our architecture, and bring his wider delivery skills to the team for the benefit of all clients."

ISO Accreditation

2016.01.23

ISO Accreditation

Surface to Air Architects have been awarded ISO 9001:2008 for the provision of architectural services in the UK.

Surface to Air published in 'Future Schools'

2015.09.18

Surface to Air published in 'Future Schools'

Uniquely Future Schools not only provides design guidance on themes in schools architecture and a wealth of recent innovative projects drawn from the UK but also an understanding of the socio-political and economic context that any practice must work within when taking on a schools project. It balances beautiful visuals and innovative case studies with in-depth discussion of the thought processes and issues to consider in good school design. Reflecting on ambitious projects during the BSF period of high investment and post-BSF creativity and innovation during austerity it considers the next phase of school design shaped by growing student numbers, diversity in project types and routes and the growing opportunities for smaller practices as work on existing buildings becomes more common.

S2A Director's Sketch Sold at RIBA Charity Auction

2015.09.16

S2A Director's Sketch Sold at RIBA Charity Auction

The original drawing was auctioned for charity at the RIBA's presidents' fundraising dinner.

Ink on paper, 21 x 30 cm

Elevation study with expanded mesh screen spanning an illuminated four-storey box. For the new Global Academy in London teaching young people production, post production and radio broadcasting skills. Design by Heidi Moxon, Director of Surface to Air Architects.

Radical Pedagogies : Architectural Education and the British Tradition

2015.06.09

Radical Pedagogies : Architectural Education and the British Tradition

'We need to find a more relevant education process. One that still focusses on design skills but that also delivers professional training and business acumen, over less time, and within a more practice-based context'. 

Holly Porter and Jack Pringle discuss the future of architectural education.

Credits to RIBA Publishing, May 2015.

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