Welcome

  • Thank You to everyone who joined us at SDS17
  • Save the Date: Surface Design Show returns 6-8 Febuary, 2018
  • We’re pleased to announce that the Business Design Centre will again sponsor the Supreme Winner award

PechaKucha Speakers

Led by Phil Coffey of Coffey Architects, the Surface Design Show PechaKucha will see presenters talk through 20 images, each only for 20 seconds.

Phil Coffey ChairPhil Coffey set up Coffey Architects in 2005 to pursue his passion for architecture, people and place. Since Coffey Architects were formed Phil Coffey has been included in some of the most prestigious exhibitions and awards within the architectural profession including Faces of British Architecture Exhibition 2011 and the Architects Journal 40 under 40 awards in 2005.

Chris Dyson, Chris Dyson Architects

Chris DysonChris and his team have honed their skills in intelligent conservation and sensitive building design. The practice is widely published, has received many awards including the RIBA London region award 2015 and more recently is on the Manser medal shortlist 2016. Today this thriving practice has experienced personnel, new and exciting commissions—including a major office refurbishment at 80 The Strand and a restaurant pavilion in Crystal Palace Park.

Elly Ward Morris, Ordinary Architecture

Elly Ward MorrisElly Ward Morris is a multi-disciplinary designer primarily focused in the fields of art, architecture, product and exhibition design. Elly co-founded Ordinary Architecture with Charles Holland in 2013 having previously worked together at FAT Architecture. Recent projects include the Victoria & Albert Museum’s inaugural exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale, urban interventions in Los Angeles and a series of installations at the Royal Academy in London.

Henning Stummel, Henning Stummel Architects

Henning Stummel ArchitectHenning Stummel set up practice in 2000. Previously he worked with David Chipperfield (1994-2000) & Norman Foster (1993-1994).  The practice focuses on creating simple and serene architecture of lasting quality. The recently completed Tin House has been shortlisted for several awards. Awards include ‘RIBA London Building of the Year 2005’ for a 15sqm extension. 
Henning was invited to run a design unit at Cambridge. 

Paul Ruff, RUFFNASSETTI Architects

Paul Ruff, RUFFNASSETTI ArchitectsRUFFNASSETTI is a London based architectural studio where Paul’s experience working across both large scale complex mixed use schemes and smaller scale bespoke projects gives a wealth of experience. Their current schemes range from North London masterplanning, construction work on BBC Television Centre, to schools, theatres and new build houses. 

Paul is both an invited lecturer and critic at Oxford Brookes University and guest critic at Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London.

Lucas Lawrence, Studio Egret West

Lucas Lawrence, Studio Egret WestLucas Lawrence is a Director, architect and urban designer at Studio Egret West. The practice was set up 12 years ago and is focused on exploring the symbiotic relationship between architecture, urbanism and landscape design. The studio is involved many large scale projects and thrives on the challenges set up by the need to create mixed use places and buildings framed by the need to drive density to create new homes.

Sam Jacob, Sam Jacob Architects

Sam Jacob, Sam Jacob Architects

Sam Jacob is principal of Sam Jacob Studio for architecture and design, a practice whose work spans scales and disciplines from urban design through architecture, design, art and curatorial projects. He has worked internationally on award winning projects and has exhibited at major museums such as the V&A, MAK, and The Art Institute of Chicago as well as cultural events including the Venice Architecture Biennale. He is Professor of Architecture at UIC, Chicago, visiting professor at Yale School of Architecture Director of Night School at the Architectural Association and columnist for Art Review and Dezeen. Previously he was a founding director of FAT Architecture.

Jack Hosea, Matthew Driscoll and Renee Searle

Jack Hosea, Matthew Driscoll and Renee SearleThreefold Architects is an RIBA award winning architectural practice, established in 2004 by founding directors Jack Hosea, Matthew Driscoll and Renee Searle. We are interested in well-crafted and considered architectural responses to the individual conditions of brief and site. Each project is a distinctive solution specific in how spaces are organised, shaped and occupied, inventive in the materials chosen and meticulously detailed in how they go together.

Timo Haedrich, Haptic

Timo is a co-founder of Haptic. He has previously worked in architectural practices in Switzerland, Austria, Germany and England. He has been involved in projects of varying size, from Opera houses to large-scale housing projects.

Timo studied at Kingston University and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He has taught at the Metropolitan University of London and at the University of Brighton. 

At Haptic, Timo has led several large scale projects within a variety of sectors, including a number of residential projects across Europe and in the UK.

David Howarth, DRDH

David Howarth, DRDH Architects

David Howarth founded DRDH in 2000 with Daniel Rosbottom. As co-director, he has joint responsibility for design direction and strategy as well as overall responsibility for the management of the practice and overseeing the running of all projects. The practice works at many scales, contexts and building types, for public and private sector clients in the UK and overseas. The work of the practice has been widely published in both UK and international architectural magazines and in the national press. DRDH were recently nominated for the prestigious BCI Swiss Architecture Award, an international prize to recognize significant contributions to contemporary architectural culture.

PechaKucha - where presenters show 20 images, each for 20 seconds - allows architects and interior designers to be passionate about the work that inspires them. Taking place Wednesday 8 Feb, 18.00-21.00, you just need to register to attend the Show to gain access to the presentation.

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