A Second Look

A lot of big things happened in April 2019. We've singled out three of them, as we felt that they were so significant they deserve a second look.

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Creativity: It only happens at the concept stage, right?

It’ easy to fall into the trap of thinking that creativity only happens during the early stages of a project. Andy explores where this thinking stems from, and how we can find opportunities for creativity everywhere if we just look hard enough.

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Omitted for clarity

In his latest article for the Sherborne Times, Andy explores the way in which our methods change how we approach the problems at hand, and how sometimes the key is not what you include - but what you choose to leave out.

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Creative Blindness

Dave Trott is a guru of the ad world; he's a master of creativity himself and pretty good at recognising when it happens in the wild. This compendium of brilliant examples of creativity in action will be useful for anyone wanting to up their game, whatever your game happens to be.

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Books: Women on Women

Late 2018 has seen the publication of some great books by women on the subject of the female struggle, it’s history and how it might be overcome in the workplace.

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Learning from challenges

Every week we have an office catch-up where we get together and talk about what we’ve been working on and the challenges we have faced. This week the challenges were particularly interesting, so we thought we’d write them down.

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With Love Project & Us

Andy explains how our collaboration with Chris & Rob from 'With Love' came about and how he tried to avoid it. 

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Why I ride

Earlier this month, three of my friends and I took on the challenge of cycling 910 miles from Lands End to John O Groats. Having been back for a few days I have had the chance to think about why I ride, and what it means to me.

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Murmurations & Me (and Alice, Tom & Sam)

“There is no better form of motivation, than helping to inspire other people to do great things”. Andy reflects on Murmurations 2018 and how it came about in the first place.

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Raise Summer Feast

River Swimming, Yoga in the grass and airborne marquees… it must be the Raise Summer Feast.

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The Illusion of Rejection

Has your work ever been rejected?

Rejection can be hard to bear. It nibbles away at your confidence and sows the seeds of self-doubt. But the reality is that rejection is an illusion, here’s why.

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Young Architect Reading List

As we quickly approach the time of year where we look to take on new students for their year out in practice, we asked the team what books they would recommend for the new students about to join us. 

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Diary of a young architect

It's a big step from the world of education to the world of work. Jennifer, one of our architects-in-waiting joined us straight from university last October.

She's keeping a diary of her transition from student to architect, and has shared some excerpts with us. 

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RIBA Awards

Although it tends to be dominated by flashy, multi-million pound projects, this year a couple of smaller scale, sensitive projects caught our eye. 

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Making a Mark

At a recent catch-up meeting, we asked everyone 'if you had the opportunity to influence the design of a future project, what would you do? What one thing would you bring to the project?'

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Raise Supper Club

Recently, Chloe happened to mention that she loved cooking for people and that she’d like to do more. This was obviously an opportunity that couldn’t be missed, and so, the Raise Supper Club was born.

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