We have a passion for creating
great buildings and spaces that
people enjoy using. Our approach
is collaborative, enthusiastic and
consistent - design individuality
that is achieved by an ability to
listen and reflect client need
Unsere Passion ist das Entwerfen von Gebäuden und Räumen, in denen sich Menschen wohlfühlen. Unsere Haltung ist gemeinschaftlich, enthusiastisch und anspruchsvoll. Unsere Ergebnisse sind getragen von der Fähigkeit des Zuhörens und der Umsetzung der Anforderungen und Wünsche des Bauherrn.
Cornerstone is a new Arts Centre in Didcot, designed for South Oxfordshire district council (SODC)as the centrepiece to the town centre redevelopment and opened in September 2008.
The 2,200sqm venue includes a 260-seat multi-purpose auditorium, dance studio visual art exhibition space, café/bar and education rooms. EllisWilliams collaborated with artists Jacqui Poncelet and Richard Layzell to design elements including bespoke aluminium cladding and visual art display integrated into the facades.
Cornerstone was conceived by SODC as a community arts and entertainment facility, offering the public an open and welcoming local facility in the heart of their town centre.
The arts centre lies at the heart of the ambitious redevelopment of Didcot town centre, masterplanned and promoted by SODC and includes a major new outdoor shopping mall, new cinema and restaurants and with the arts centre forming a civic heart for Didcot addressing the new town square.
Joined EllisWilliams in: 1994
Qualifications: BArch (Hons) DipArch (Dis) RIBA, ARB
Dominic has designed projects such as the Welsh National Sailing Centre and Events Centre, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Q3 Design Academy and a 50,000sqm mixed use project in Georgia for Rezid holdings. He worked previously at SOM on commercial and master-planning schemes in Berlin and Amsterdam.
Dominic has over 23 years chartered experience and his sector range also includes arts, leisure, education and historic buildings. His projects often involve the need for intense public consultation often with cross over between public and private use. He has a long held interest in cultural spaces and recent work in that field includes Warwick University arts centre, Chester Renew and the Mostyn gallery which acheived both RIBA and Civic Trust awards. Dominic is currently working with Hounslow Council on their new Civic Centre and also completing a new EFA University Technical College in Warrington.
He has lectured throughout the UK, has been an external examiner at several universities, is a RIBA Client Design Advisor and has acted as a judge for the RIBA Awards Panel. He was awarded the gold medal for architecture Wales and he has also contributed work to numerous publications including the recent Taschen' Architecture Museums Now!' publication.
First joined EWA in: 1998
Rejoined EWA in: 2003
Qualifications: BA (Hons), DipArch, MA ARB RIBA Client Advisor
Robert joined EllisWilliams in 1998 after studying at Sheffield University, and was a key member of the team that designed and realised the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, which opened in 2002. He was the lead architect for the Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot, responsible for developing the brief with the local council and local arts groups, designing the building in collaboration with artist Jacqui Poncelet, presenting designs to the council and public and overseeing works on site.
He also has a wide range of experience of secondary school and further education projects including the redevelopment of the Southampton City College Campus which provided new performing arts and media teaching facilities within new and remodelled buildings all of which achieved BREEAM 'Excellent'.
Robert is an RIBA accredited Client Design Advisor offering specialist advice to Clients in developing projects from the earliest stages, and was also part of the EWA team of architectural advisors to the Arts Council, reviewing projects submitted for Arts Council funding.
Currently Robert is leading the team on the redevelopment of Warwick University Arts Centre.
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