We could not have predicted it would grow to become one of the UK’s leading practices.
Hawkins\Brown first projects were a series of community buildings in the London Borough of Newham, a client that we still work with today. In the early 1990’s we won our first projects on the London Underground. The reputation we built with the client led to us being selected by Crossrail to take on the giant Tottenham Court Road underground station, and we are now delivering three Crossrail stations.
Our innovative and collaborative approach to practice has never changed. We started life as a design and build company, in business with our client – the only way to get a project off the ground. The world is a very different place now, and we are still reinventing the way we practice architecture in response to the market, technology and our clients.
There have been some real highs along the way – winning the AJ Practice of the Year, appearing at the Venice Biennale twice and being shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize have to be among them. Winning the Stirling Prize has always been one of our ambitions, so we still have much to do!
We are still reinventing the way we practice architecture in response to the market, technology and our clients.