IID Architects









Experienced Part II Architectural Assistant/Architect

IID Architects are looking for a talented and experienced architectural assistant or architect with two to five years’ post Part 3 experience to join their busy and friendly studio.


We are an award-winning practice based in Richmond with an established reputation in education, masterplanning and community work. This has been recognised by shortlistings for an RIBA Award in 2016 and BD Education Architect of the Year (Nursery to 6th Form) in 2017.


Requirements for potential candidates include good design and detailing skills, job running experience and knowledge in preparing drawings for planning, tender and construction phases. Experience of Revit is essential.


To aid with the selection process please submit a copy of your CV and examples of 3D/2D material produced across all work stages addressed to Bernard GreenWalker info@iid.co.uk

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Hampton Prep School BREEAM Certificate

We are pleased to announce that we have achieved an 'EXCELLENT' rating for the post-occupancy BREEAM Final Certificate for Hampton Preparatory School.


Waldergrave Inspiration Day

On 6th September 2018, our Director, Simon Tupper, spoke at Waldegrave School’s  ‘Work Experience Launch and Inspiration Day’ which was attended by the new Year 12 students. The presentation concluded with a ‘speed networking’ session whereby the students had 5 minutes to quiz their guests on their particular area of work.


Official Opening

Tiffin School’s new dining hall, kitchen and teaching accommodation were officially opened on Monday 9th July by the Rt Hon Sir Edward Davey.  The evening was held in the multi-functional dining hall and it was great to see it in use.


St Catherine's School Boarding House

Planning approval has been granted for a new 3 storey 6th Form Boarding House at St Catherine’s School, Bramley. The new modern facilities are in keeping with the rest of the school and the Bramley Conservation Area. The accommodation provides the 6th form boarders with their own self-contained boarding zone with common spaces appropriate to their age.


Cranmore School

IID Architects have completed an interior refurbishment at Cranmore School which includes wall murals based on 'The Carnival of the Animals' by Saint-Saëns (produced by The Media Collective).  The children have enjoyed a wonderful array of activities around the theme of this 1886 suite including dance, music appreciation, baking and art work.



The IID Swimathon team of Julia, Rick, Bernard, Will, Nick and Ivan did a great job this year, raising £1,275 for Marie Curie, Cancer Research UK and the Swimathon Foundation and completing 400 lengths in total.  It's still not too late to sponsor the team https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/iid-architects-swimathon2018


The official results are showing £2,052,411 raised this year by Swimathon 2018 – and just over £50m in total since it started!





Two Successful CIF Bids

It was tremendous news to receive confirmation at the end of March that two of our Clients have been successful in their CIF bids meaning that Tiffin School will be able to progress their Sports Hall extension and The Tiffin Girls’ School their new teaching block this year.


Library Design Presentation

One of our Directors, Simon Tupper, spoke on the topic of designing libraries in the education estate for the Education Construction Network on 29th March, illustrating his talk with IID project work at Tiffin School, The Tiffin Girl’s School, The London Oratory School, Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls and St Helen’s Junior School, Northwood.


Damien Hinds visits Tiffin School

The Secretary of State for Education, Damien Hinds, was given a tour of IID’s new dining rotunda at Tiffin School on 29th March.  The building complements IID’s Dempsey Centre library rotunda constructed in 2004 and comprises a kitchen, servery, large multi-functional dining hall plus five new classrooms and departmental offices.



IID Welcome Pedro to the Team

IID are happy to welcome Pedro to the team. He is a fully qualified architect having completed his B.Sc.Arch and B.Arch in Spain and his professional practice with Kingston University.  His previous work involved extensive experience with listed and residential buildings in London and in Spain.

External Audit of Quality Management Systems at IID

IID are pleased to confirm that the practice recently underwent a successful  external audit with Interface-NRM to ensure their quality management systems were aligned with the requirements of ISO9001:2015. The auditor noted:


“The company operates a very thorough QMS” and “Communication with internal staff was seen to be excellent. The company has an ethos of open communication with regular peer review. The company meets every Monday lunchtime for an informal exchange of information; the senior leadership meet monthly.”


IID Welcome Myoung to the Team

IID are happy to welcome a new Architectural Assistant, Myoung Bae, who has completed his RIBA Part 2 at the Welsh School of Architecture (Cardiff University).



Season's Greetings

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from all at IID Architects.


Click play to watch our Christmas movie come to life.


New Virtual Reality equipment

IID have invested in Virtual Reality equipment to bring our models to life for clients and design teams.  This has already proved extremely popular in providing a feel for the scale and layout of our designs, which may not be as easy to appreciate from 2D drawings.  The ability to walk around our building models and experience the spaces will transform the design process and can also be used for marketing and fundraising purposes – please get in touch for more information.


IID Welcome Will to the Team

IID are happy to welcome a new Part I Architectural Assistant, Will Stephens, who recently completed his BSc (Hons) in Architecture at The Bartlett UCL.


RIBA Architecture Ambassadors session at Immanuel & St Andrews CE Primary School

Anna and Helen enjoyed their @RIBAEducation sessions with @immanuelprimary Year 1 classes, designing research stations for different environments!


Emmanuel Church

We are excited to have secured a new commission to work with Emmanuel Church in Wimbledon. We've produced a digital 3D model of the church and are now using it to explore some ideas for future development opportunities.


Education Building Forum

On 12th October one of our Directors, Simon Tupper, gave a presentation at the Education Building Forum on the fundamental necessity of masterplanning as a means of tackling the shortfalls in school estates. His talk covered the practicalities of how to approach a masterplan and used The Tiffin Girls’ School, one of our long term clients, as a case study. If you would like a digital copy of the presentation please do not hesitate to contact us at info@iid.co.uk or call us on 020 3274 1000.




Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls - "Science Hub" starts on site

This project comprises Phase 2 of the school’s strategic masterplan and involves a new five storey rebuild of an existing block to provide a dedicated “Science Hub”.  The overall design strategy is to echo the scale, materiality and form of the existing so that the building appears as a considered whole. The composition of the roof, windows and over-cladding aims to update the 1970s design aesthetic in an elegant and subtly refined way.




Congratulations to Emer and Nikki on the birth of baby Fina!

IID are happy to announce a new arrival!


Baby Fina was born on 21st September at 11.20a.m. weighing 8lbs 9oz. A beautiful little sister for Roisin!




Wimbledon High School

IID are delighted to have been selected from six architects to work with the GDST on a new development at Wimbledon High School, London. The school occupies a constrained site at the bottom of Wimbledon Hill and lies within a conservation area. The Trust and School have laid down a challenging brief which aligns with their forward thinking approach to education. We are thrilled to be working with a client who is eager to push the boundaries and look forward to meeting the challenge.


Red Lion Coffee Co.

IID has taken its first foray into commercial fitout work with the founder of Red Lion Coffee Co, Chris Mckie. The cafe is set within the fabric of a large new build development in New Cross, south east London. The brief was to keep it simple but create a warm atmosphere. The lighting and furniture use basic but robust materials and the floor is ground concrete to expose the black aggregate.


Click here for the Time Out review


St Helen’s School of Music

The build of the new School of Music will start on site this summer – IID will be working with Life Build Solutions as the main contractor on the project.

The distinctive brick and terracotta-clad building will house classrooms, individual and group practice rooms, a music technology suite, a recording studio and performance space. Construction is due to complete in the Summer of 2018.


The Westgate School, Slough

IID are delighted to be working with Feltham Construction on a design and build basis to deliver new two storey extensions to enable the school to expand from 6FE to 8FE by September 2018.  In addition to the new extensions, the project will include the part refurbishment of existing buildings and associated landscape improvements.

Image by Re-Format LLP



Team IID Crisis Square Mile Run

On Thursday 8th June at 7pm - 10 members of the team at IID Architects took part in the Crisis ‘Square Mile Run’ to raise funds and awareness towards ending homelessness.


Due to the heightened security situation in the City following the events of the previous Saturday night – the course was reconfigured on the day of the race to become a 2 lap route over a reduced area of London.


This saw us leaving Paternoster Square by St Pauls and crossing the River via Blackfriars Bridge before circling the Tate Modern and re-crossing the Thames via the Millennium Bridge to complete lap one. Another circuit of the loop then saw us all take the finish line as we re-crossed the Millennium Bridge for the second time.


Special mention has to go to our Associate Alistair Reid who finished an impressive 27th out of 812 runners in a time of 25min 10sec and an average speed of 9.54mph over the 4mile course (6.17min/mile). Well done Ally!


So far the total raised by Team IID sits at £1,185.00 – but you can still support this worthy cause by clicking our team link below –




Many thanks to everyone who has supported us from all at Team IID - Julia, Raadiyah, Anna, Jimmy, Gareth, Rick, Mrugesh, James, Ally and Dave


Team IID Crisis Square Mile Run

On the evening of June the 8th, 10 members of IID will be heading up to Paternoster Square to take part in the annual Crisis Square Mile Run. The four mile (6.4K) course will take us over the Millennium Bridge and Southwark Bridge and around the Tower of London before hopefully arriving back at Paternoster Square by St Paul’s before midnight!


Please click on the link below to visit our fundraising page. Thank you in advance for your generosity!



Contractor Selected for Hammond Quad development at Hampton School


Neilcott Construction Ltd will start in July 2017 on a three storey extension within an enclosed quad to provide a Sixth Form Study Centre, comprising quiet study areas, teaching spaces, a careers suite and Head of  Sixth Form offices.  Placing this new centre at the heart of the school reinvigorates a currently unused and neglected area.


The proposal retains the existing facades of the courtyard with the new sections linking to them. The detailing and materials, both internally and externally, have been carefully considered to create an appropriate modern insertion within the existing 1930s setting.



The IID Swimathon team of Bernard, Julia, Robert, Ivan and Rick completed their 200 lengths raising an amazing £1,430 for Marie Curie and The Swimathon Foundation.  It's still not too late to sponsor the team www.justgiving.com/companyteams/swimathon-2017-IID


Royal Grammar School, Guildford

Construction has commenced on Phase 3 of the masterplan at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford with Neilcott Construction.  The initial works involve redeveloping existing areas to allow decant on the tight site, before building a new Foreign Languages suite of classrooms at 3rd floor over the top of the existing buildings.  The project is due for completion in Summer 2018.


Congratulations to David and Katy on the birth of baby Grace!


IID are happy to announce a new arrival!


Baby Grace Ana Brown was born on 13th March at 1.15a.m. weighing 7lbs 7oz. A beautiful little sister for Megan!


Part I/Part II Architectural Assistant

IID Architects are looking for a talented graduate to join their busy and friendly studio.


Our practice is thoughtfully balanced with a low turnover of staff – we take pride in home growing talent and each year support Part I and II students through their practical training and professional examinations.  This creates an atmosphere of fresh and innovative thinking balanced with experience and objectivity.


The ideal candidate will be RIBA Part I or II qualified (or equivalent) with excellent design, organisational and communication skills.  Proficiency over a range of software particularly Autodesk Revit and Photoshop is essential, together with a clear understanding of the concepts of BIM.


To aid with the selection process please send a copy of your CV and portfolio to Bernard GreenWalker info@iid.co.uk


IID Shortlisted for Education Architect of the Year

Building Design have announced the shortlists for all categories of the 2017 Architect of the Year Awards.


IID is one of 8 practices shortlisted in the Education Architect of the Year category for school buildings in the Nursery to 6th Form range.


The four projects submitted for consideration were:


Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls, new Dining Hall


Farnborough Hill School, new Music Suite


London Oratory School, new Atrium Space


St Helen's, new Junior School


Winners are to be announced on the 8th March 2017.




Tiffin School

Construction has commenced on site with Feltham Construction Ltd on  Phase 2 of the masterplan at Tiffin School. The development will provide new kitchen and dining facilities plus five new classrooms.


The project is due for completion at the end of the year.

The redevelopment of the Mackenzie & Lund buildings to form New 'Futures',  6th Form facility and exam hall at St Helen's School has started on site with Lifebuild Solutions.


The project is due for completion in the summer


St Helen's School