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.
The Client’s Brief called for the creation of a new college building for the 900 Longley Park students (16-19) with aims to raise participation, standards of attainment and retention, to attract students into a "non-school" atmosphere and create a building that encourages wider access especially for the local community. Aspirations for the college include words such as visionary, exciting, distinctive, airy, comfortable, well-lit, modern spaces, different, inspirational, easy to find, stimulating, warm, accessible, robust, safe and multicultural.
The site has a long history of use for educational purposes being the site of the former Firth Park School. The mass of the new building follows the geometry of the urban fabric, with the two classrooms blocks embracing a south-facing courtyard. The volume rises, in a ‘tower’ like manner, to the entry corner and it is in here where it also offers a recess in its footprint emphasising the openness of the gesture.
Internally, the focus is on the public social spaces outside the classrooms. The college is organised around an internal plaza, linked spatially to the classrooms wings and inundated with daylight, vision and view. The success of the project was recognised with an RIBA award.
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.
Joined EWA in: 2001
Qualifications: BA Arch. BArch ARB
Michael studied and graduated from the Liverpool University School of Architecture gaining a First Class within his BAHons degree and completing his BArch and RIBA Professional Diploma in 1997.
He has brought to the practice a diverse and extensive range of projects experience, having worked within the public and private sectors on numerous award winning projects which have been RIBA and Civic Trust awards and commendations.
He has proven design competition success and is best described as a full all-rounder. His project experience includes education, commercial, leisure, urban regeneration, urban residential ,refurbishment to Grade 1 and 2 listed buildings.
He has a pragmatic approach to project delivery from concept to completion with effective Contract Management within the JCT Suite of Contracts
Joined Ellis Williams in: 2002
Qualifications: Architect CPAU (Argentina), Architect RAIA (Australia), Architect RIBA (UK)
Pablo studied at the prestigious BA University where he also taught Design and Urban Design. While in Buenos Aires he won three prizes in design competitions and a scholarship for a design workshop with Peter Eisenman.
In 1995 he moved to Australia where he won several design awards and acted as Juror for the Awards programme and Speaker at conferences.
In 2002 he moved to England where he joined EllisWilliams Architects.
Pablo then started to design and deliver projects in the master planning, arts and education sectors, including Longley Park Sixth Form College and Mostyn Gallery which won RIBA Awards in 2005 and 2011 respectively.
He has a long held interest in public and social spaces and how they can be designed to stimulate social interaction and participation. For Pablo, this is relevant when designing masterplans or public buildings, as in the case of his designs for Abraham Moss Centre and Gorton Educational Village.
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