The following are a range of articles on conservation, heritage, education, public, commercial, religious, residential and urban design by architects firm in London, Wimbledon, Marcus Beale Architects
Marcus Beale Lecture at University of Cambridge – Architects Fees
Marcus Beale gave a lecture on fees at the University of Cambridge Part 3 professional practice course on 27 June 2018. He began by asking: why pay an architect anything at all? Ray and Charles Eames drew a beautiful Venn diagram showing the intersection between the interests of client and architect and the needs of society. Where they meet is the place where you are most valuable, and it’s all about value for money. Architects add value to sites and reduce risk in the construction process. Marcus explored how architects and clients choose each other, how an architect calculates the cost price and sets profit, and gave some suggestions as to how to present fee proposals and how to win a job even when your fees are higher than the competition. For a text of the lecture click here: 2018_Architects_Fees_Marcus_Beale_BRead less.
St Hilda’s College Oxford gains planning permission
Planning permission was granted on 13 March 2018 for a major redevelopment at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, including a new tower. MBA are conservation architects for the scheme, working with Gort Scott Architects as lead designers. Our role was to research and analyse the heritage significance of the college, to advise Gort Scott during the design development, and to assess the heritage impact of the scheme. This is one of a number of projects where MBA support leading design practices in major conservation projects, using our experience in high value heritage assets and our design skills to offer conservation expertise to the design team.Read less.
New College Oxford, Morris Building – Works on site
Site works have begun at the Morris building in Oxford. Completion is expected in September 2018.
The scheme includes a new garden building providing fully accessible rooms, the conservation of four adjacent listed buildings, re-landscaping the Morris Yard, adjusting the collegiate offer to provide improved student accommodation and cluster flats including three fully accessible suites.
The new Garden building sits within the area of the outer ditch of Oxford’s medieval City Wall which dominates the New College campus.