2017

April

Swimathon

The IID Swimathon team of Bernard, Julia, Robert, Ivan and Rick completed their 200 lengths raising an amazing £1,320 for Marie Curie and The Swimathon Foundation.  It's still not too late to sponsor the team www.justgiving.com/companyteams/swimathon-2017-IID

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March

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.

March

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!

February

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

January

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.

 

 

January

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

January

St Helen's School

2016

December

Season's Greetings

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

 

Click play to watch our Christmas movie come to life.

December

Christmas Jumper Day

Another day, another garish Christmas jumper! All for a good cause! @savechildrenuk

December

Magdalen College School

IID are delighted to have won a competition to work with Magdalen College School on development of their Grade II listed School House building in Oxford

December

Official Opening

Sir William Perkins's School Bridge Studios were officially opened by the RT Hon Philip Hammond.

November

Royal Grammar School Phase 2

The new John Brown Building and Bridge Link at Royal Grammar School opened in November, providing the school with new state of the art facilities for the Classics, History, Economics and Design & Technology departments.  This forms Phase 2 of IID’s Building Development Programme for the school.

November

Newly Qualified Architects

Congratulations to Raadiyah Rifath who passed her Part III examinations and is now a fully qualified Architect.

November

St Helen's Music Building

Following on from the completion of the new junior school and public entrance at St Helen’s, planning permission has now been secured for the next stage of the masterplan; a dedicated music teaching facility complete with practice studios and a performance space.

October

Office Outing

The whole practice recently enjoyed a day out visiting five of our school projects in Hertfordshire, Surrey and Middlesex. Many thanks to our host schools who kindly made arrangements to allow us on site during the half term and particularly to Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls for some terrific bacon sandwiches.

October

Where School Architecture Should Go From Here

Back in June several members of IID attended a debate on the future of school building as part of the London Festival of Architecture.  Click on the image to read Helen Whateley’s write-up.

September

RGS - Lanesborough Sports Hall Official Opening

Ex-Lanesborough boy and Olympic gold medallist, George Nash, returned to Lanesborough to talk to current pupils and mark the official opening of the new Sports Hall and changing room facilities.  IID designed the building to sit below street level so that its scale sensitively reflects the environment in which it is situated.

September

St George's Nursery School

St George’s refurbished nursery for girls and boys rising 3+ opened in September 2016 and is designed to sit harmoniously alongside the recently completed Lower Years’ building “The Ark”.  The nursery provides new contemporary accommodation which reinforces the school’s future vision within an improved and sustainable environment.

September

St Helen’s Junior School

St Helen’s Junior School have moved into their stunning, environmentally friendly new building. You can watch the construction process from start to finish (and witness contractor Life Build Solutions battle through the changeable British weather) in these time-lapse videos.

August

IID Welcome James to the Team

IID are happy to welcome a new Part 1 Architectural Assistant James Cotton who completed his BA (Hons) in Architecture at the University of Kent.

August

Good luck Emma

We bid farewell to Emma Ward, who is returning to Bath University to continue her Architectural studies.  Click on the image to view Emma’s poster presented to her fellow students summarising her Part I experience with us over the last 6 months.

July

St Helen’s School, Northwood

Practical completion has been awarded three weeks early for a new visitor entrance at St Helen’s School, Northwood, largely due to the sterling efforts of the contractor, Neilcott Construction. The new entrance has been created through the facade of the school’s Old Hall building. The form is designed to be sympathetic with the existing building whilst using contemporary construction and detailing to create an entrance which is worthy of the school’s aspirations.

July

New Project Architects

As a reflection of their increasing responsibility, capability and commitment to IID, we are delighted to announce that Anna, Robert and Helen will now become Project Architects within the practice.  All three completed their Part III professional practice examinations with us, so we take enormous pride in their progress.

June

We're recruiting

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

 

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

 

**Position now filled**

May

IID Welcome Ivan and Mrugesh to the Team

IID are happy to welcome two new Part 1 Architectural Assistants.

 

Ivan Kyulev who completed his BSc (Hons) in Architecture at Anglia Ruskin University and Mrugesh Lacmane who completed his BA (Hons) at Nottingham Trent University.

May

Tiffin School

Having obtained the original full planning permission in 2002 and completed the Learning Resources Centre as Phase 1 in 2004, IID are delighted that CIF funding has now been granted to enable the school to proceed with the remaining Phase 2 works - comprising new kitchen and dining facilities plus five new classrooms - that will finally complete the scheme, remove the wartime HORSA building and allow the school to fully accommodate the recent expansion of pupil numbers.

April

Constructionline accreditation

IID are pleased to confirm that the practice is now a registered consultant with Constructionline.  Our certification confirms we meet Government standards for the construction industry.

April

“The Ark” St George’s Junior School, Weybridge

Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor blessed and opened the new Lower Years building “The Ark” on 22nd April 2016. It was a very happy occasion with wonderful singing from the children.  The new building includes animal themed classrooms, resource areas, a dedicated IT suite, a new “Rainbow Room” for assemblies and various outdoor learning spaces as well as a sedum roof to help the building blend into its surroundings.

April

Sir William Perkins’s School

IID have just issued Practical Completion for the Bridge Studios – this provides the school with two new drama studios which can convert to a single major performance space, new 6th Form study and common room spaces, music technology and seminar rooms plus a glazed link to the existing dining hall to provide a new atrium café space.

April

RIBA Ambassadors

In an exciting move away from traditional building materials, IID used jelly and marshmallows to demonstrate the effect of earthquakes on structures and prove the stability of the triangular form to school children at St Mary and St Pancras Primary School.  This was part of the RIBA Ambassadors scheme which involves architects in collaborating with teachers to inspire children about the importance of a well-designed built environment.

April

Swimathon

The IID Swimathon team did a sterling job this year, raising £1,270 for Sport Relief and completing 200 lengths in total.  It's still not too late to sponsor the team http://my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/iidarchitects1

March

We're recruiting

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

 

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

 

**Position now filled**

March

IID have been shortlisted for an RIBA Award

We're delighted to announce that our London Oratory Refurbishment project has been shortlisted for an RIBA award.

February

Hampton Pre-Prep and Prep School Handover

With Phase 2 of the redevelopment project completed at the end of February, the building has been handed over and the school have moved into their new accommodation. Work is now progressing on the demolition of the original buildings and completion of new external works and landscaping (Phase 3).

 

 

February

IID Welcome Emma Ward to the Team

We’re delighted to have Emma with us for a six month placement as part of her BSc in Architecture – RIBA Part I from the University of Bath.

January

New Directors

The Directors of IID Architects are delighted to announce that as from 4th January 2016, Nick Rich and Gareth Box have joined Simon Tupper and Richard Matthews as Directors of the Practice.