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The transformed outdoor space at the Natural History Museum opened this morning, unveiling five acres of gardens telling the story of evolution on our planet, from 2.7 billion years ago to the present day. Feilden Fowles led the transformation, working in collaboration with landscape architects J&L Gibbons and alongside Gitta Gschwendtner, engineersHRW and Max Fordham. Read more here.

“It has giddying cliffs, three-billion-year-old rocks, a prehistoric forest – and a giant bronze dinosaur called Fern. Our writer hurtles back through millennia as the beloved museum’s five-year revamp comes to fruition.”

To read Oliver Wainwright’s review of the transformed outdoor space at the Natural History Museum, click here.

The Dining Hall at Homerton College, Cambridge has won a National RIBA award!

Many thanks to the jury and our brilliant client for their passion and dedication during this process. Congratulations to the fantastic team involved and everyone who has contributed to the project from competition through to completion – and beyond. Thanks also to our publicist Claire Curtice and her wonderful team for their support.

To find out more about the project, click here.

We’re delighted to have been featured in Rowan Moore’s article in the Observer highlighting the Dining Hall, Homerton College, as one of his recommendations for this year’s RIBA Stirling Award shortlist “..its design playing a game of heft and lightness between the skinny timber frame of its interior and the substantial-looking deep green faience on the outside.” Following success at the Regional Awards in May, we’re keeping everything crossed for Rowan’s predictions to come true for the fantastic client, design team, contractor and everyone involved in the project. Read the full article on the Guardian Website by clicking here.

This week, we’re placing a spotlight on our project at Black Robin Farm, a retrofit and refurbishment of this historic farmstead, which seeks to preserve the agricultural character of the existing buildings and their unique setting, while extending the campus to include a new flexible art gallery and events space. To find out more about the project, click here.

Our director Fergus Feilden will be joining RCA Alumni on Tuesday 28 May for a series of intergenerational conversations. As well as presenting a number of Feilden Fowles’ projects, he will be documenting his journey since graduating the RCA, using image and sound, alongside other guests Jane Hall (Assemble), Stephanie Macdonald (6a) and Sohanna Srinivasan.

To join this public event, please follow this link to register for a free ticket.

We’re delighted that the Dining Hall at Homerton College, Cambridge has been awarded a RIBA East Award 2024. Our director Edmund Fowles and project architect Eleanor Hedley were at the ceremony this evening alongside Francesca Moore, vice principal at Homerton College. Click here to see a film made by Jim Stephenson and Laura Mark, where Edmund speaks about the influence of the Arts and Crafts, low tech design and the social agenda behind the creation of the building.

We are excited to share that we’ve been shortlisted for the competition to design Antwerp’s new contemporary art gallery MHKA. Sitting on the banks of the river Scheldt, the 22,000m² of gallery space will provide a new home for the Flemish Government’s contemporary art collection. We’ve partnered with Studio Nauta and Pieter Bedaux to form an international team, building on our skills in the arts and cultural sector, and a collective strong sustainable agenda. For more information on the competition, see the article by the Architects’ Journal here.

We are seeking an experienced individual for a temporary role covering the Practice Manager’s maternity leave, starting June 2024.

To find out more about this role and how to apply, follow the link to our careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Feilden Fowles has been appointed as lead designer on a holistic transformation of University of Oxford’s Mansfield College, working alongside development partner Stories to address the estate and the needs of students and teaching staff. The wide-ranging project involves the development of a plan for new facilities and the significant enhancement and refurbishment of heritage buildings, while working towards the College’s ambitious sustainability targets.
Read more about the ethos behind this exciting new project, in Helen Mountfield’s interview with the Guardian, here.

Tate Britain today announced our collaboration with Tom Stuart-Smith Studio, to transform the landscape in front of the gallery. Home to the world’s greatest collection of British art, Tate Britain attracts well over a million visitors each year. Its new garden will reframe the way these visitors approach the gallery from the river. Opening in 2026, the Clore Garden will offer an open invitation to rest and recharge, a space to encounter art and engage with the natural world, and a place for local communities to enjoy.

We are delighted that Black Robin Farm, our project for Eastbourne Borough Council (EBC), in partnership with Towner Eastbourne, has been granted planning permission, following the planning committee vote in favour of the scheme. This unique project in the beautiful South Downs will deliver unprecedented equal access to the national park whilst preserving and enhancing the beauty and ecology of the site’s remarkable 19th century agricultural Downland setting. To read more about the project, click here.

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Our directors, Fergus and Edmund, were recently invited to join host Dave Sharp to launch his new series, Office Talk UK, a business and marketing podcast for architects.

In the first episode, Fergus, Edmund and Dave discuss Feilden Fowles’ innovative approach to PR, marketing and architectural competitions, as well as the work they put in behind the scenes to form lasting connections with their clients. Listen here to find out how their investment in the branding, representation and design of their website, from the early days of the practice, has paid off today, leading to the award-winning schemes at Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Homerton College, Cambridge; and more.

Feilden Fowles’ plans for a mixed-use development for Green Templeton College (GTC), University of Oxford, have been granted planning and listed building consent by Oxford City Planning Committee, representing a milestone in the college’s 40-year plan, which includes improving its main accommodation, academic and social facilities, while continuing to decarbonise its estate. To read more about the project, click here.

South London community hub, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, has been shortlisted for the @ribajournal MacEwan Awards 2024. Read more about the scheme on our project page or in the RIBAJ.

We are excited to have been shortlisted for the Architectural Review’s Emerging Architects 2023. We’re looking forward to presenting our scheme at Homerton College alongside some of the new projects going on in the studio to the judging panel. To see the full shortlist, follow this link.

Our designs for a new arts, culture and education centre on the South Downs coast have been submitted to planning. The scheme at Black Robin Farm will create new learning studios, gallery and events spaces and become a gateway to the beautiful landscapes that surround the site. For more information on the project click here.

Sir David Attenborough’s compelling words, ‘The future of the natural world, on which we all depend, is in our hands’ were unveiled in bronze lettering outside the Natural History Museum’s main entrance and will overlook the new gardens. The quote will form part of the newly developed gardens, designed by Feilden Fowles in collaboration with J&L Gibbons at the Natural History Museum as part of the broader Urban Nature Project.

The Studley Revealed project for the National Trust at Fountains Abbey has been submitted for planning. It aims to deliver conservation benefits by restoring historical sightlines and vistas that have been lost over time. It will also provide more information about the garden and include improved visitor facilities, to ensure the garden receives a welcome worthy of a World Heritage Site.

It was lovely to share a drink in the garden with some of our clients and collaborators in early June. Thanks to all who were able to make it to enjoy the wonderful spring evening together.

Jim Stephenson’s film installation The Architect has Left the Building is now on show at RIBA’s summer exhibition, featuring Feilden Fowles’ The Weston. Open until mid-August, the exhibition presents a different look to traditionally ‘neat’ architectural photographs, revealing how people use spaces when left to their own devices.