New visitor centre and tea rooms at Studley Royal submitted for planning

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.

Feilden Fowles summer trip to Carlisle and Glasgow

Feilden Fowles enjoyed a weekend away revisiting our project at Carlisle Cathedral and then on to Glasgow. We were treated to a lovely lunch in the refurbished Fratry hall. It was great to see how nicely this project is serving the community.

Client and collaborators garden drinks

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.

The Architect has Left the Building

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.

Nature + Love Project for the Horniman Museum and Gardens is submitted for planning

Our plans for the Nature + Love Project at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in South London have been submitted for planning. The scheme will transform previously underused areas of the estate into new destinations to enable the Horniman to meet its most important objectives to become more inclusive, and to place environmental sustainability and a commitment to fighting the climate and biodiversity emergencies at the heart of its programming.

Poetic Pragmatism Symposium at Waterloo City Farm

Architects, artists, engineers, contractors and students gathered at a Waterloo City Farm in for a symposium on the impact of global warming on architecture, organised by David Grandorge. Five talks were given in the morning session by five relatively young practices, including: Designing for Unknown Futures (Apparata); Houses Made by Many Hands (Cairn); Ways of Living (Casswell Bank); Towards a Low-Tech Architecture (Feilden Fowles) and Building Simply with a High Level of Precision (Maich Swift). More on the symposium write up in the AJ here.

Homerton College Dining Hall has scooped up prizes in the 2023 Greater Cambridge Awards

We are very proud that Homerton Dining Hall has won the Best New Building and Craftmanship Prizes at the Greater Cambridge Awards. The Judges said: “This stunning addition to Cambridge’s now largest college provides a benchmark for what can be done through an ambitious multi-dimensional brief, a sympathetic and visionary architect, a deeply engaged client and a highly skilled construction/delivery team. The use of colour both externally and internally is bold and striking throughout and there are stunning views into and out of the building in all directions. The building glows at night. Homerton wants to be recognised both as a Cambridge College and a college like no other, and the Hall reflects that vision well.” Congratulations to the client and wider project team involved.

Feilden Fowles on working a nine-day fortnight

In this month’s RIBA Journal, Director Ed Fowles discusses how and why the practice have moved to working a nine day fornight, which has had a positive impact on our working culture since we began with a trial in 2022. Read the full article here.