• We are recruiting for a Part II Architectural Assistant

    Date posted: Wednesday 9 February 2022

    We are recruiting for two Part II Architectural Assistants experienced in using Revit – one in our London studio and the other in our Winchester studio. We offer excellent remuneration with a competitive salary; a great benefits package and regular CPD and social activities. Please follow the link to our Dezeen advert to find out more and apply.

  • We are recruiting for a Practice Administrator

    Date posted: Monday 19 April 2021

    We are looking to recruit a Practice Administrator to join our Winchester studio on a part time basis. Are you an enthusiastic, personable and efficient Administrator, happy to get on with day to day administrative tasks but also able to step up and take responsibility as necessary? If so, this opportunity to join our team at ArchitecturePLB may be right for you. If you are interested in joining the team please see our job description.

  • Goodbye to Mike Skilton

    Date posted: Thursday 4 June 2020

    Next week we will be saying Goodbye to Director Mike Skilton, who decided at the start of 2020 that, after 25 years at the practice, he wanted to enjoy a well-earned break and explore other opportunities within the construction industry.

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  • Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

    Date posted: Wednesday 18 March 2020

    Updated 23.07.2021

    ArchitecturePLB continue to work to ensure continuity of service and to protect our staff and clients during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our plans are being regularly reviewed and updated.

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  • ArchitecturePLB welcomes Paul Conway in a new role as Director

    Date posted: Tuesday 25 February 2020

    We are delighted to announce that Paul Conway re-joins ArchitecturePLB this week in a new role as Director. Paul first joined the practice as a senior Architect in 2007 and has a wealth of experience, particularly in the residential and healthcare sectors. Paul will be joining Associate Director Paul Phasey at MIPIM in March, although this year he will be travelling by train and not by bike! If you would like to catch up with him, please get in touch.

  • LETI launches Climate Emergency Design Guide

    Date posted: Thursday 30 January 2020

    This week, The London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) launched the Climate Emergency Design Guide and Embodied Carbon Primer which sets out how new buildings can meet UK climate change targets. LETI is a network of over 1000 built environment professionals that are working together to put London on the path to a zero carbon future. The guides were developed by over 100 members including ArchitecturePLB Senior Architect Wyn Gilley who attended the launch earlier in the week. We look forward to acting upon Clara Bagnal George’s words in launching the guides, “before we reduce, we need to learn”. The Guides can be downloaded from LETI’s website: https://www.leti.london/cedg

  • ArchitecturePLB attend ‘Architects Declare’ Workshop

    Date posted: Tuesday 3 December 2019

    Since signing ‘UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency’ earlier in the year, ArchitecturePLB has been working to embed its commitments into our everyday practice. Last Wednesday, two of our team; Director Rupert Cook and Senior Architect Wyn Gilley attended a full day of workshops at Battersea Arts Centre, on behalf of the practice. Over 300 architects and engineers participated in working groups and listened to inspiring talks and presentations, including a keynote from renegade economist Kate Raworth about her Doughnut Economics theory. The focus of the day was on shifting from ‘business as usual’ and embracing regenerative practices to transform the industry away from its destructive paradigm.


  • We are recruiting

    Date posted: Wednesday 27 November 2019

    We are recruiting for a number of roles in both our London and Winchester studios. We offer excellent remuneration with a competitive salary; a great benefits package and regular CPD and social activities. Please follow the links to find out more.

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  • Climate Strike Workshop Report

    Date posted: Wednesday 9 October 2019

    Thank you to everyone who joined us for our multi-disciplinary Climate Strike Workshop on the 27th of September. Participants on the day included council members and officers, landscape and sustainability consultants, local climate activists, project managers and contractors.

    Over the course of the session, we asked our participants to discuss three key themes; new development, reuse of existing buildings and lifecycle / whole-life carbon. The areas of discussion were drawn directly from the commitments set out by ‘UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency’.

    We have put together a short report summarising our discussions. This can be found here.

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  • April Rapley qualifies as a BREEAM Advisory Professional

    Date posted: Thursday 3 October 2019

    Congratulations to Architectural Technologist April Rapley, who has recently qualified as a BREEAM Advisory Professional. As a BREEAM AP, April will provide expert support to our project teams working towards achieving their BREEAM target ratings and sustainability goals. She will also ensure that ArchitecturePLB and our clients are getting the maximum benefits from the BREEAM process by helping to set priorities and advise on the trade-offs required to achieve the target BREEAM rating.

    April has also recently joined ArchitecturePLB’s Green Office Group who work to ensure we are running a sustainable office and maintaining our ISO 14001 accreditation.

  • Promotions and welcomes

    Date posted: Wednesday 21 August 2019

    ArchitecturePLB has recently made a number of significant promotions across the practice as well as welcomed new team members to both the London and Winchester Studios. Jo DeSyllas and Paul Phasey have been promoted to Associate Director level in recognition of their contribution to the practice.

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  • We are recruiting for a Senior Architect

    Date posted: Monday 24 June 2019

    We are looking for a Senior Architect to join our London Studio. If you are a Senior Architect with a minimum of five years post qualification experience we can offer you new design opportunities working on exciting projects in a friendly and collaborative environment.

    We offer excellent remuneration with a competitive salary; a great benefits package, regular CPD and social activities. Our portfolio includes a broad range of educational and residential projects as well as unique civic and cultural buildings.

    If you are interested in joining the team please see our job description.

  • We are recruiting

    Date posted: Monday 28 January 2019

    We are recruiting in both our London and Winchester studios. If you are a recently qualified Architect or an experienced Part II Architectural Assistant we can offer you new design opportunities working on exciting projects in a friendly and collaborative environment. If you are interested in joining the team please see our job description.

    Please apply by Friday 22nd of February.

  • Southampton City Council Design Advisory Panel

    Date posted: Friday 16 November 2018

    Associate Director Paul Conway and Associate Jo DeSyllas have accepted a place on Southampton City Council’s Design Advisory Panel, a panel of experts drawn from a pool of local architects, landscape architects, urban designers and other design related professionals. Members meet monthly to offer advice and assist in raising the standards and quality of spaces and buildings across the city. The panel review publicly significant development proposals and their comments play a role in the decision-making process of local planning officers.

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  • Rupert Cook invited to join the Equilibrium Network

    Date posted: Tuesday 17 July 2018

    Director, Rupert Cook has been invited to join the Equilibrium Network, an inter-disciplinary collaboration of built environment professionals and those working in client organisations. The Network, which is led by a steering group of successful women, aims to address the attrition rates of women professionals in the industry and promote gender diversity around the board room tables of organisations working across the built environment.

    Membership is extended to senior men and women who are creating the built environment and who are known to be influential across the professions and the industry at large. Members are asked to commit to being an accessible role model, promoting diversity both within their own organisations and through external networks. To advocate the business benefits of gender balance at senior level. And to mentor and support aspiring future female leaders to enable them to achieve their leadership potential.

    For more information please visit equilibrium-network.com


  • London studio mentor work experience student

    Date posted: Tuesday 10 July 2018

    Each year ArchitecturePLB welcome work experience students from local schools. Last week Architect Darren Wilson and Architectural Assistant Kwan Vo mentored Lottie in our London Studio.

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  • Recruiting Part I and Part II Architectural Assistants

    Date posted: Friday 25 May 2018

    We are looking for Part I and Part II Architectural Assistants to join our London and Winchester Studios. We have some exciting projects on the horizon and can offer a wide range of experience within a supportive environment. If you are interested in joining the team please see our job descriptions; Part I Architectural Assistant and Part II Architectural Assistant.

    We look forward to receiving your application by Friday 29th June. Please send the relevant information to recruitment@architectureplb.com.



  • Architects Mentor University of Portsmouth Students

    Date posted: Thursday 29 March 2018

    Architects Tom Hayes, Anna Osbourne, Andy Joyce and Jo DeSyllas have recently enjoyed mentoring two students from the University of Portsmouth through the RIBA Student Mentorship programme. Tom Ellis and Marcus Cooper told us how they found the experience:

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  • An egg-cellent practice day

    Date posted: Wednesday 28 March 2018

    Last week our London and Winchester studios came together for our Spring Practice Day. These happen twice a year and are an opportunity to share current projects and practice news. Project teams gave presentations on their schemes covering their design approach and any challenges overcome. A few of the projects highlighted were a new primary school and estate rationalisation project for Mary Hare School, a Health Centre funded by the development of housing, and a new Headquarters for Biosciences company Promega.

    We were well fed by the Winchester team throughout the day, and there was a vast array of home made cake and dessert on offer!

    As usual the day ended in a team building activity. This time we were tasked with building a boat propelled by a simple steam powered engine which could carry two eggs along a stretch of plastic guttering. Points were awarded for speed, creativity and egg-based puns.

  • Recruiting experienced Revit users

    Date posted: Wednesday 14 March 2018

    ArchitecturePLB is welcoming applications from Architects and Senior Architects with BIM and Revit experience to join our growing London studio.

    Please view our Architect and Senior Architect job descriptions for more information. Alternatively email recruitment@architectureplb.com to find out more.

    We look forward to receiving your applications by Friday 6th April.

  • See the Elephant

    Date posted: Thursday 8 March 2018

    ArchitecturePLB is supporting London Festival of Architecture’s Elephant Campaign, which aims to stamp out discriminatory behavior in the built environment and encourage industry leaders to commit to positive change. Please visit their website for information, pledge to acknowledge ‘the elephant in the room’ and take steps to challenge outdated attitudes, ensuring that the property industry is safe and welcoming for everyone. To show support, practices, and other companies working in the industry are sharing creative elephants on Twitter and Instagram.

  • Welcomes and achievements

    Date posted: Tuesday 12 December 2017

    With new commissions and bid successes we are welcoming a number of new staff to the practice. The London studio has gained a new Senior Architect, Wyn Gilley. Wyn brings with him a depth of experience from a wide range of projects in both the residential and education sectors.

    Two new Part I architectural assistants have also joined us in the second half of the year, George Knipe in our London Studio and Fern Roberts in Winchester. We are currently in the process of recruiting for both architectural assistants and architects, and we hope to welcome these new team members in the new year.

    We are also celebrating the success of Andy Joyce and Anna Osbourne, who are the latest team member to attain fully qualified Architect status having completed their RIBA Part III this year.

  • We are recruiting for an architect

    Date posted: Tuesday 28 November 2017

    ArchitecturePLB have an opportunity for an architect in our London office. If you have three years post qualification experience we can offer you new design opportunities working on exciting projects in a friendly and collaborative environment.

    Please view our job description for more information or email recruitment@architectureplb.com. We look forward to receiving your application by Friday 8th December.

  • Recruiting Part II Architectural Assistants

    Date posted: Wednesday 1 November 2017

    Due to an expanding project portfolio we are looking to recruit talented and experienced RIBA Part II Architectural Assistants to join our London and Winchester teams to assist in the design and delivery of an exciting range of projects.

    Please see our job description for more details. Closing date Friday 24th November.

  • Paul Phasey Promoted to Associate

    Date posted: Wednesday 8 February 2017

    ArchitecturePLB is pleased to announce the promotion of Paul Phasey from Senior Architect to Associate. Since joining ArchitecturePLB in 2004, Paul has developed an expertise in sustainable design and is an accredited Passivhaus Designer.

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  • John Browning (1940 – 2016)

    Date posted: Tuesday 13 December 2016

    We are saddened to learn that John Browning, one of the founding partners of the practice, passed away recently. John led and was involved in a range of projects, many of which achieved national recognition including RIBA and Civic Trust awards, as well as accolades at local level through amenity groups such as the Winchester Trust.

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  • Part 3 success rate continues

    Date posted: Friday 9 December 2016

    Tom Hayes and Callum Lewis-Laverty are the latest members of the ArchitecturePLB team to successfully attain fully qualified architect status. Their achievement maintains our 100% track record for staff qualifying as architects, reflecting the practice’s commitment to fully supporting staff in their professional development. Congratulations Callum and Tom!

  • Summer Practice Day 2015

    Date posted: Friday 24 July 2015

    This year our annual practice study day took place in East London. We began with a boat cruise from Westminster to Greenwich, an opportunity to observe the capital’s diverse architectural styles from a unique vantage point. Unconventional views continued with a trip to the top of the Orbit tower in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Lunch was followed by an urban design tour of the new housing developments of East Village and Chobham Manor, as well as the more familiar sporting arenas. The day concluded with discussion of all we had seen over delicious pizzas and craft ales in the arts quarter of Hackney Wick.

  • New starters graduate!

    Date posted: Wednesday 22 July 2015

    Three new starters graduated on Friday from Portsmouth University. Paul Moss, Liam Whitfield and Anna Osborne. Paul completed his BA Hons. His project investigated how the power of good architecture can have a real social impact on the lives of people from vastly different social groups, creating a place of unity and giving through an interpretation of the Food bank.

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  • ArchitecturePLB in AJ120

    Date posted: Thursday 25 June 2015

    ArchitecturePLB has been named in the Architect’s Journal list of the top 120 architectural practices in the country. ArchitecturePLB are delighted to be ranked amongst the top practices again this year, reflecting continued success across all sectors.

  • Promotions and welcomes

    Date posted: Wednesday 10 June 2015

    With new commissions and bid successes we are welcoming a number of new staff to the practice. A new Senior Architect will expand the skills and experience of our London team, while in Winchester we have appointed three Architectural Assistant and an Architect, and welcomed back Architectural Technician Chris Nash. We have also recognised staff development through two promotions; Stephen Belcher has been promoted to Senior Architect and we have acknowledged the growing management role of our Finance Manager Alison Taylor through promotion and expansion of her remit to Company Secretary.

  • Touch Rugby Tournament

    Date posted: Tuesday 9 June 2015

    Congratulations to ArchitecturePLB’s touch rugby team that took part in this year’s Southampton Commercial Property Mixed Rugby Tournament.

    After a slow start, the team rallied with strong wins against Clarke Willmott LLP and AECOM and narrowly missed out on the semi-finals.

  • CIH South East Exhibition and Conference 2015

    Date posted: Tuesday 17 February 2015

    Our Housing team will be heading down to the south coast in early March for the annual CIH South East Conference & Exhibition at The Brighton Centre. ArchitecturePLB are sponsoring the 3 day event starting on Tuesday 3rd March. There will be a full programme of presentations, masterclasses and think tanks. One of the ArchitecturePLB team will be present throughout to digest and discuss recent innovations and best practice within the sector.

    Visit the CIH website to view a list of confirmed speakers and the detailed programme of events.

  • Certified PassivHaus Designer

    Date posted: Friday 19 December 2014

    Having completed his training course in October this year, Paul Phasey has now been officially designated as a Certified PassivHaus Designer by the Passivhaus Institute. Paul will soon be featured on the list of Certified PassivHaus Designers and Consultants found on the PHI’s website www.passivehouse-designer.org

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  • RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards

    Date posted: Friday 28 November 2014

    Congratulations to Architectural Assistant Tom Hayes in our Winchester office who was recently awarded an RIBA Student Award for his Part II project, ‘Branching Out’.

    His project seeks to explore the role of Botanic Gardens in society through developing abandoned housing sites in Estepona, Spain. The project aims to integrate the existing economies of agriculture and tourism in order to revitalise this area of the Andalusian coast.

    You can read more about the project here.

  • RIBA Student Award

    Date posted: Wednesday 26 November 2014

    Congratulations to Architectural Assistant Dan Trenholme in our London studio who has been awarded the prestigious RIBA London Student Award for his RIBA Part I work. His work focused on the redevelopment of the Heygate Estate in Southwark; relocating the adjacent shopping centre and combining with residential units and city farms to create an alternative, self-sufficient community. Dan presented his work to the office on Friday afternoon, followed by lively debate amongst all staff about the concept and admiration of the intricate hand drawn plans.

  • Autumn Practice Day 2014

    Date posted: Friday 24 October 2014

    Autumn Practice Day took place in our Winchester studio again this year. A summary of the last 6 months, current business development activity and objectives for the future was provided from the directors. Project architects presented the status of the various projects within our current diverse sector spread, from Schools and Housing to Commercial and Colleges and Universities. A delicious spread of savoury and sweet supplements were provided by willing staff from both studios. There was time at the end of the day for a team photograph and a chance to share images which we found particularly inspiring.

  • Merchant Taylors’ School Site Visit

    Date posted: Monday 20 October 2014

    Last week our London studio traveled to Moor Park to view site progress of the new Design and Technology building at Merchant Taylors’ School. The new facility will provide classrooms, workshop and flexible ‘breakout’ spaces, whilst also improving pedestrian access across the site. The building incorporates cross laminated timber (CLT) panels within the structure allowing the building fabric to be used as a teaching tool for the school, as detailed in the original brief. The visit provided a valuable learning opportunity for some of our new recruits, introducing them to some of the modern construction methods.

  • APLB join the Residential Construction Network

    Date posted: Thursday 11 September 2014

    ArchitecturePLB have become one of the founding members of the Residential Construction Network. Already members of the Education Construction Network, the practice are keen to join the current debate on the housing crisis – the lack of provision, sustainability, the planning process, affordability, the use of the greenbelt and the ageing population. Alongside our other memberships and initiatives in this sector, we value this opportunity to explore the future of our industry and look forward to contributing with new research and innovative design solutions to address these issues.

  • ISO 14001 Renewal

    Date posted: Wednesday 13 August 2014

    Our Green Office Group are delighted that their hard work and achievements have been recognised in a glowing report from the auditor who undertook our ISO14001 Audit in July. Our ISO14001 certification was renewed and the following comments made in the auditors report: “Excellent management of the systems documents and records [….] All equipment to be purchased has energy saving attributes and there is good recycling being conducted. Top Management are proactive in their approach to environmental management. The way the system is managed makes it easy to follow and a pleasure to audit.”

  • Southwark Design Panel

    Date posted: Tuesday 29 July 2014

    ArchitecturePLB Director Rachel Shaw has been invited to continue her membership of Southwark Design Review Panel. Rachel has been a member of the panel since its inception in 2006 when it was one of the first local authority design review panels in London. The past 8 years have seen major changes in the built environment in Southwark, giving the opportunity to be involved in the review of  a range of interesting development proposals.

  • Architects of the future

    Date posted: Tuesday 22 July 2014

    It is the time of year when we invest time and energy in the possible architects of the future. We have enjoyed having four Year 11 and year 12 students from various schools with us for work experience placements. As well as taking the students to meetings and site visits we set each student a mini design project which they undertake with guidance from a mentor. Director Rupert Cook took part in an careers event at his old school to give year 12 students an outline of Architecture as a career.

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  • Practice Day – Hayling Island

    Date posted: Friday 11 July 2014

    This years Practice summer study trip was held at Hayling Island Sailing Club; an appropriate destination as a result of the recent design competition win for Parkstone Yacht Club in Poole. As well as a visit around the club facilities, the day involved team building activities of windsurfing and dinghy sailing, including an introduction to racing. The two studios enjoyed a barbecue lunch together on the balcony, with the whole day providing a great opportunity to catch up and share project progress on a beautiful day on the south coast.

  • Live Work Play Workshop

    Date posted: Monday 16 June 2014

    On Monday 16th June ArchitecturePLB directors, Nick Mirchandani and Rupert Cook delivered a model making workshop for two Hampshire primary schools on the theme of ‘Workspaces’.

    It was delivered in conjunction with as part of the Live Work Play initiative, alongside the exhibition currently being held at the Discovery Centre in Winchester. The exhibition is an RIBA initiative to showcase recent work by Hampshire based architects.

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  • ‘Learning Environments’ conference

    Date posted: Tuesday 10 June 2014

    ArchitecturePLB, Director Rupert Cook will be delivering a presentation as part of the ‘Learning Environments: Future-Proofing our Education Spaces’ conference on Tuesday 1st July at the new Central St Martins facility in Granary Square.

    Rupert will explore key themes of the conference using the Teaching and Resource Centre, Royal Veterinary College as a case study.

    Follow this link for further details.

  • ArchitecturePLB in AJ100

    Date posted: Thursday 29 May 2014

    This year’s AJ100 rankings have been published, with ArchitecturePLB placed 94th in the top 100 architectural practices in the UK. For more detailed information visit the AJ website here

  • Green Sky Thinking Week

    Date posted: Friday 2 May 2014

    ArchitecturePLB’s Green Sky Thinking Week event ‘Skeleton Safari – Adding Value Through Passive Retrofit’ at the Royal Veterinary College was well attended despite the tube strike. The event was held in the Social Learning Space designed by ArchitecturePLB.  Along with other design team members and the client we presented how the project was developed to bring maximum value to the campus in the most sustainable way. Themes included lean materials and engineering, passive ventilation design and design to maximise natural daylight.

  • AUDE 2014

    Date posted: Wednesday 16 April 2014

    This year’s AUDE conference took place at Roehampton University attended by a mixture of ArchitecturePLB directors and associates. Our custom designed stand was well received, attracting both fellow exhibitors and delegates. Our team met with a range of directors of estates, contractors and fellow consultants, engaging in conversations about the state of the Higher Education sector and potential development opportunities.

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  • CIC South BIM Hub

    Date posted: Wednesday 2 April 2014

    ArchitecturePLB’s William Bond, was recently invited to give a presentation at the CIC South BIM Hub. William, who has a Masters in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, focused on the contractual risks and responsibilities of BIM protocols, particularly the new CIC BIM Pro (2013).

  • Spring Practice Day 2014

    Date posted: Thursday 20 March 2014

    This year it was the turn of our London studio to host the whole ArchitecturePLB team for our Spring Practice Day. Directors and Associates gave a number of forward looking presentations including future business development strategies. Project progress was shared with everyone showing one image and saying a few words about their current project. London office staff provided a magnificent feast of home cooked food for lunch (hoping to reap the reward when they visit the Winchester office for our Autumn Practice Day in October!)

  • Revit Training

    Date posted: Wednesday 27 November 2013

    We have carried out a further session in-house to deliver Revit Fundamentals training to another group of six staff, meaning well over half have now been trained. We have worked closely with our partners; IMS CAD, who supported us to deliver a cloud based solution to access Revit, along with Ian Howard of Revit Store who delivered the bespoke training. This roll-out fits within our third phase of BIM implementation, supported by further investment where we are seeking a greater breadth of skills within the practice, along with in-house resources offering, better design information earlier, with greater efficiencies and the elimination of coordination problems.

  • Autumn Practice Day

    Date posted: Thursday 24 October 2013

    This year’s Autumn Practice Day took place in our Winchester office. It was an opportunity for all staff to share practice news and project progress, reviewing successes and sharing experience. Afternoon presentations were interspersed with tasting and voting for our very own “Great APLB Bake Off”.  Associate Andrew Fifield took top place with his fantastic New York Cheesecake just beating strong competition.

  • Practice Summer Outing

    Date posted: Thursday 25 July 2013

    This years Practice summer outing was to the Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park. Both offices joined forces for a visit to the Stirling prize shortlisted Savill Building which houses the visitor centre. The partly buried building  has an elegant and distinctive three domed, double-curved ‘sinusoidal’ roof with a larch interlocking timber lath structure. Winchester and London staff caught up over a relaxed lunch at the gardens. The afternoon was taken up with some fun team building activities including a highly competitive crazy golf championship.

  • ISO14001 Achieved

    Date posted: Saturday 13 July 2013

    We are pleased to announce that we have been accredited with ISO14001 status at our new London office.

  • New London Office Move

    Date posted: Monday 20 May 2013

    We have recently relocated from Great Suffolk Street to a newly refurbished top floor studio in Long Lane. Keeping loyal to the south side of the river, we remain close to London Bridge and Waterloo main line stations and within a few minutes’ walk from Borough tube station. Full contact details can be found via the Contact area of our website. We look forward to welcoming you to our new premises.

  • ArchitecturePLB appointed onto UCL Framework

    Date posted: Thursday 19 July 2012

    ArchitecturePLB has been appointed as one of four architects on University College London’s 4-year Construction Consultants Framework, following a two stage OJEU selection process and interview. We are delighted to have been selected by UCL, who are consistently ranked within the top ten universities in the world, and endeavour to produce high quality, efficient and sustainable solutions that continue to reflect the ambitions and reputation of this internationally-renowned institution.

  • New appointments at ArchitecturePLB

    Date posted: Wednesday 25 April 2012

    ArchitecturePLB has recently announced the appointments of Emily Rissom and Paul Conway from senior architects to associates, bringing the number of associates to four across ArchitecturePLB’s studios in London and Winchester. Not only do these appointments increase the support to the board of directors but they also add strength and depth to the senior management team in terms of project experience, enabling the directors of ArchitecturePLB to lead the practice into its next phase and respond to current changing times.

  • Autumn Practice Day 2011

    Date posted: Wednesday 19 October 2011

    Twice a year the whole practice gathers in one of our offices for an update on what everyone is doing, a chance to show off projects to colleagues, clock up some CPD points and socialise. This time, as well as presentations about our new branding, new projects were introduced and projects under construction presented. CPD included debate about drawing for different types of contracts and a seminar on the introduction of BIM across the practice. A glass of wine and a snappy “pecha kucha” style presentation from each office – with very different interpretations of the same ‘design inspiration’ theme – ended the day, although discussions carried on in the pub!

  • BIM in practice

    Date posted: Saturday 3 September 2011

    We are running two projects using Revit and are pleased to be gaining from a number of the benefits of a BIM approach. We are currently tailoring our working methodologies to achieve more as well as rolling out the BIM approach to projects drawn with a 2D CAD approach. Looking ahead we are looking for the right projects and team to work collaboratively and adopt a ‘social BIM’ approach to gain the full benefits.

  • Charity Cycle Ride for Enham

    Date posted: Wednesday 3 August 2011

    As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, the hardy cyclists amongst us set ourselves a challenge… to ride the 78.5 miles between our London and Winchester offices to raise money for Enham, a charity whose aims we have learnt about whilst designing their new residential education facility, Coopers Chase. Heavy rain, slippery roads and a few good hills tested our pedal power. Ten cyclists started – one visited Guildford A&E and two had to retire – finally, seven arrived in Winchester in good spirits but with tired legs. We exceeded our £2500 sponsorship target by £305.

  • CAD and VectorWorks 2011

    Date posted: Tuesday 26 July 2011

    We have been upgrading our Vectorworks drawing software to the latest version, 2011, and amending the way we use it to bring our systems in line with the industry-recognised standards of BS 1192:2007 and the AEC (UK) CAD standard suite of documents. We have also adopted the Uniclass classification system; the recommended approach to ensure compliance with the BS. Updating to the latest software has enabled us to review and improve our CAD graphic output including details and presentation information. All recent projects and some of our legacy projects will benefit from the use of the new software.

  • ArchitecturePLB Summer Trip

    Date posted: Friday 15 July 2011

    The summer CPD outing for ArchitecturePLB this year involved tours by project teams around the new Academies of Shoreham and Sir Robert Woodard’s (near Littlehampton), then a late lunch at Heatherwick Studio’s East Beach Café. The Academies are being built by Balfour Beatty for West Sussex County Council for completion late 2011.

  • ArchitecturePLB celebrates 40 years

    Date posted: Friday 8 July 2011

    2011 is ArchitecturePLB’s 40th year and to mark the occasion we have planned a whole programme of events and activities, including a review of our visual identity. We started the celebrations last night with a party in one of our most recently completed projects at the Royal Veterinary College in Camden. Clients, colleagues and friends of the practice joined us to celebrate 40 years of fine architecture.