Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners doubtless does not need any presentation. Over the past four decades, they have attracted critical acclaim and awards with built projects across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia.

On Monday 3rd of June, during our London Festival of Architecture 2019 educational tour A, we will have the chance to visit their office in London!

As you probably know the practice is experienced in designing a wide range of building types including: office, residential, transport, education, culture, leisure, retail, civic and healthcare. The quality of its designs has been recognised with some of architecture’s highest awards, including two RIBA Stirling Prizes, one in 2006 for Terminal 4, Madrid Barajas Airport and the other in 2009 for Maggie’s West London Centre.

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LFA2019 Architectours

Photography: Paul Raftery

The architecture firm was founded as the Richard Rogers Partnership in 1977 but over time evolved and in 2007 was renamed as we know it today to reflect the vital contributions of Graham Stirk, designer of the iconic Leadenhall Building, and Ivan Harbour, designer of the Stirling prize winning West London Maggie’s Centre.

The Leadenhall Building, London. Photography: Richard Bryant

The practice’s office is in the Leadenhall Building, and the choice of a completely open plan office reflects the democratic beliefs of the practice. There are no individual offices; partners sit with their architectural teams, and every Monday a weekly meeting open to all employees is held to discuss competitions, on-going projects and more. Staff wellbeing is important, with a conscious focus on providing good working conditions for staff and ensuring a family-friendly environment.

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LFA2019 Architectours

Photography: Paul Raftery

This collegiate approach extends to the wider world with a constitution that consciously brings a moral dimension to the work. This includes a staff profit-sharing scheme and significant contributions to charity, with staff members nominating the charities of their choice.

Do not miss out this chance! The architecture educational tour is free thanks to our valuable partner Novamobili, one of Italy’s leading manufacturers in the production of furniture and systems, capable of creating elegant, comfortable home interiors, where modular systems are designed to bring together function and aesthetics.

Be inspired by breaking-through architects while visiting the most renowned and inspiring architecture firms and discover the architecture philosophy of the most influential architecture firms in the world!

Program:

Monday 3rd June 2019

  • Apt office
  • The Bloomberg Building
  • special participation and talk by Kate Stirling
  • Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners office

Tuesday 4th June 2019

  • Grimshaw London office
  • WilkinsonEyre office
  • One Fen Court with Eric Parry Architects

Subscribe here

 

Cover image: Paul Raftery