IID Architects









New Director

IID are delighted to announce that as from 1st April 2019, David Brown will become a Director with the practice.


Since joining the practice in 2005 and becoming an Associate in 2011, David has contributed immensely to its success and has personally been involved in the design and administration of several of our most significant projects. He has also been key in developing our Revit 3D modelling skills and BIM capabilities over the past few years.


We are sure that David will grow in his new role and join the other Directors in securing a bright future for IID.


Swimathon 2019

IID are happy to report that our Director, Richard Matthews, managed to complete the 5k SWIMATHON on Sunday 31st March 2019 by swimming the 200 lengths of Teddington Pool - in 1hr 38min 22sec – which was an average of 29.5sec per length.


To date the total raised for Cancer Research and Marie Curie is a fantastic £1,600.00!


Many thanks to all of the wonderful supporters who sponsored Rick for this great cause.


It’s not too late if you would like to donate via the JustGiving link below –




Nationally the total raised by Swimathon 2019 is currently approaching £1.78m.



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Hampton School Hammond Quad Infill

We are pleased to see the boys at Hampton School moving into the exciting new Quad facilities where handover has just been achieved. The building is comprised of a new state-of-the-art Sixth Form Study & Careers Centre.


St Helen's School of Music

The new School of Music at St Helen's School is now open. The facilities provide classrooms, individual and group practice rooms, a music technology suite, a recording studio and performance space.





Merry Berry Christmas!

IID would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2019 with our annual Christmas Card offering!


Each year IID support Crisis at Christmas funding housing and services for single homeless people.


IID Welcome Stephen to the Team

IID are also thrilled in November to welcome a second new member to the team, Stephen. An MArch graduate from Lincoln Stephen joins us as a Part II Architectural Assistant.


IID Welcome Kayah to the Team

IID are excited to welcome Kayah to the team as a

Part II Architectural Assistant having completed her MArch at the University of Lincoln.


Wimbledon High School STEAM Building

IID’s scheme for the development of Wimbledon High School’s current site, including the new STEAM and Sixth Form buildings, obtained full planning permission in October.  IID have produced an immersive VR model, which has informed further design development and assisted the school in communicating their vision for the project to parents, teachers and pupils, to generate support and interest in the scheme.


The Spine at RGS Guildford

October Half Term saw completion of Phase 3 of IID’s Building Development Plan at RGS Guildford. The latest phase provides various new spaces including a large Seminar Room and a new MFL Department above the existing school giving impressive views across Guildford.  This follows the completion of the John Brown Building and Bridge in 2016 and paves the way for the first of two Atrium infills to the school’s courtyards.


St Helen's Music Building

The new Music Building at St. Helens was handed over at October Half Term, providing state-of the art rehearsal and performance spaces.  The building features a sweeping concrete staircase and staggered walls inside and out.


IID Welcome Yeni to the Team

IID are happy to welcome Yeni to the team as a

Part 1 Architectural Assistant with several years of experience in residential and student accommodation schemes.  She completed her BSc (Hons) at Cardiff University in 2012.


The Westgate School, Slough

The two storey, 2FE extension to Westgate completed in time for the start of school term.  IID worked with Feltham Construction to develop the construction phase information and deliver Re-format’s planning scheme on a design-and-build basis.


Reed's Sixth Form Phases 1 & 2

Phase 1 of the Sixth Form Refurbishment at Reed’s School in Cobham was handed over in September, providing a striking modern study space and café in time for the new Sixth Form intake.  Phase 2 followed on which will provide upgraded boarding accommodation and thermal envelope to the 1950s Bristowe House building.


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


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