Feilden Fowles are trialling a 9-day fortnight

The last couple of years have pushed us to rethink our working methods and patterns. With the aim of providing more flexibility and a better work/life balance for our team, Feilden Fowles will be trialling a 9-day-fortnight working pattern from April 2022, meaning every two weeks full-time staff will have an additional day off. We are confident that this initiative will not negatively impact our services but improve professionalism, efficiency, quality, and timeliness by encouraging a more energised and contented workforce. Free-days will normally be set on Fridays unless impacted by bank holidays. To keep our clients and collaborators informed, Feilden Fowles will be observing the following bank holidays and ‘free-days’ in 2023:

January: 13, 27
February: 10, 24
March: 10, 24
April: 7, 10 (Easter)
May: 1, 8, 29 (Bank holidays)
June: 16, 30
July: 14, 28
August: 11, 28 (Bank Holiday)
September: 8, 22
October: 6, 20
November: 3, 17
December: 1, 25-26 (Christmas)

Feilden Fowles are recruiting

Are you/ do you know someone who is looking for a fresh opportunity to kick start 2022 for a position as a PRACTICE MANAGER /  REVIT TECHNICIAN / STUDIO ASSISTANT? We are welcoming applications for these roles now! Please see our careers page here for more details on how to apply.

Building Talks: Feilden Fowles and Webb Yates on reusing materials

In the sixth and final episode of the Building Talks podcast, Ed and Ferg took part in a conversation around Net Zero, with Webb Yates engineers discussing the barriers to reusing concrete and steel, and Simon Wyatt of Cundall talking about heat pumps. Listen to the podcast here.

2021 AJ Student Prize winners announced

Congratulations to all the student prize winners in this years’ AJ prizes which were announced last night. What an incredible range of work with projects investigating very important social and environmental themes across the board. The judging panel comprised of Harriet Hariss, dean of the Pratt Institute School of Architecture in New York; our very own Edmund Fowles of Feilden Fowles; fellow AJ 40 under 40-er Ramsey Yassa of NOOMA Studio; and Rachel Hoolahan, sustainability co-ordinator at Orms and recipient of the AJ100 Sustainability Champion award. You can see more on the prize entries and award winners here.

Feilden Fowles announced as BD Public Building Architect of the Year and Gold Award winner 2021

We are so proud to be announced as BD Public Building Architect of the Year 2021, and to have scooped the prestigious Gold Award. It is a privilege to serve the public through our projects and are very humbled. We look forward to continuing our work with aspirational and ambitious clients serving both local and international communities on a range of exciting heritage, cultural, and educational public commissions.

Make low-tech our mantra and design clean and simple

Edmund Fowles has authored an article discussing how the impact of carbon-rich technologies that launched the modernism and high-tech movements, now fuel climate change. Accordingly, a reset to sustainable, low-tech design is now imperative. Thanks to input from Structure Workshop, Skelly & Couch, Mae Architects and Practice Architecture. You can read the full article here.

Feilden Fowles’ studio is net zero carbon

We are very proud to announce our studio has been verified as net zero carbon for operational energy under the UKGBC framework. Thank you to Max Fordham who undertook the verification assessment, and to our net zero working group who produced our in-house report. This is an important milestone towards our commitment to the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge targets. We are continuing this work with an embodied energy analysis we hope to share soon. For more information on how to become net zero, see the UKGBC resources available here.

The Weston awarded Civic Trust Award 2021

It is a real honour for The Weston, Yorkshire Sculpture Park to be awarded a Civic Trust Award this year alongside so many inspiring projects contributing to our built environment and society. See all the winners here.