A conversation about success, the things that matter, and bringing disruption to architecture
It’s been an incredible year for both Diana Dina, an Architect and Certified Passivhaus Designer at Gluckman Smith, and Melissa Woolford, Founder and Director of the Museum of Architecture. Here they open up to each other about their successes, the things that matter to them and where they see architecture going in the years to come.
Read the full Gluckman Smith Newsletter here
Christopher Woodward, the Director of The Garden Museum, is interviewed in RIBA Friends of Architecture, Autumn 2018 edition. He discusses the recent extension work at The Garden Museum by Dow Jones Architects with gardens by Dan Pearson. We are delighted to have been featured in what is an enlightening and thought provoking article.
“What is, for sure, a tangible shift is a generation of architects who strive for what might be called ‘poetic conservation’, such as Gluckman Smith and ZMMA.”
Click here to view the interview with The Garden Museum Director Christopher Woodward, reflecting on the design by Dow Jones Architects.
Explore our previous selected works, by clicking the link below.
Gluckman Smith Selected Works PDF
View our Font House feature on the Vitrocsa website www.vitrocsa.co.uk/font-house. Their philosophy of ‘less is more’ is brought to Font House, with considered designs which compliments the detailed stone work and surrounding landscape gardens. A dedicated team, who bring a fresh and knowledgeable approach to their work, resulting in innovative and well executed projects. To learn more about their work, visit their website to view their extensive list of projects and read about their company ethos and view their product range.
Project Architect at Gluckman Smith, London
Gluckman Smith are seeking a talented project architect to join the London office. We are an award-winning contemporary design practice established in 2010 by Tom Smith and Robert Gluckman with offices in The London and the Cotswolds. Our work includes private residential, commercial and cultural projects in both urban and rural locations, serving a wide variety of institutional and private clients.
Our design process aims for an architecture which balances poetic and rational sensibilities. The practice is becoming recognized for producing buildings where fresh thinking and a refined finish are desired.
The practice offers competitive salaries that reflect the appropriate level of experience.
Experience and Role
You will have 3-5 years qualified UK experience, including residential new build and refurbishment projects in and around London. You should have a good knowledge of construction methods, detailing and current legislation. An appreciation of conservation issues is essential, along with an enthusiasm for contemporary adaptation and re-use of historic buildings and landscapes.
The role will involve providing a lead on projects through all RIBA work stages. You will report to the partners but also be able to work independently, within a dynamic team.
You should have excellent skills of communication and ability to co-ordinate. You should be confident working directly with clients, consultants, statutory authorities and contractors. Proficiency in CAD drawing and 3D visualisation is required and the ability to sketch by hand is desirable. A firm commitment both to innovative design and professional rigour will need to be demonstrated. You will be expected to work to budgets and deliver to deadlines.
Please provide your CV with examples of your work. Applications may be made by post or email. No agencies please.
112 Great Western Studios
London, W2 5EU
+44(0)20 7998 1525
Phil joins us having previously been director at Squire and Partners, Brixton. Phil specialised in delivering award winning residential, mixed-use London office developments and managing the sensitive refurbishment of listed buildings. He has worked extensively within the UK property and construction industry and fostered relationships with clients and consultants in the UK and abroad.
Phil: “I am thrilled to be joining Gluckman Smith. We look forward to delivering timeless crafted buildings, innovating to overcome project challenges and demonstrating our care for communities and the planet”.
Gluckman Smith Architects are delighted to welcome Phil into the London office team.
Left to right: Phil, Tom and Rob.
We are delighted to announce that Font House wins three RIBA 2018 awards. Font House at Nevill Holt is one of seven buildings to have won a 2018 RIBA East Midlands Award. Additionally, Font House also won the region’s Conservation Award along with the Project Architect Award. This was awarded to our Project Architect and certified Passivhaus Designer, Diana Dina.
Font House was designed in collaboration with landscape garden designer Rupert Golby and interior designer Ann Boyd, in the grounds of Nevill Holt, Leicestershire.
Nevill Holt includes a series of historic walled gardens, linked together by small pathways and openings.
Replacing a tired 1960s bungalow, the house takes on a symmetrical form standing clear of the historic garden walls with the composed presence of a pavilion. The material pallette draws on local sources and inspiration from the main hall with a series of hand-crafted bronze roofs set on ironstone facades. The house opens onto a south facing terrace, wrapped by two ponds and framed by wysteria-clad pergolas.
The internal layout balances a refined and intimate living space with a setting for entertainment. Private wings flank an open plan pavilion room, centred around a fireplace which opens out directly onto the terrace. Slender-framed sliding glazed screens blur the boundary between inside and out.
To view our award entry, please view the RIBA Website
To view our team, please click here https://www.gluckmansmith.com/team/
We are very happy to have been named in Country Life’s list of top Architects for a second year.
Click here to read more on the Country Life website. For the full article, click here to download a PDF.
Gluckman Smith is delighted to have obtained Planning consent from Cotswold District Council for the creation of contemporary rural workspace near Cirencester. The scheme involves the conversion of an historic stone mill into 6,000 sqft of contemporary office and estate facilities. A landscaping scheme around the mill accompanies the proposal.
With their experience of designing contemporary rural workspace and working with historic buildings in the Local Planning Authority, Gluckman Smith were approached to find a solution for this large redundant farm building. Consent was obtained via delegated powers following a constructive enquiry for pre-application advice.
A design was developed to reflect the character of the estate in which it is situated. Working within the constraints of the existing stone walls, a layout has been achieved which will provide a modern and flexible space which can accommodate future change. A light industrial feel of the internal spaces is created, with exposed masonry walls, a heated concrete floor and expressed timber structure in the roof.
We have been working on a model proposal for outbuildings for a project in a Cotswold Estate
10th October – Autumn Lecture at The Garden Museum
A Twenty-First Century Country House Revival
Rupert Golby, Thomas Smith (Architect, Glukman Smith) and guest will be discussing their collaboration at Nevill Holt, Leicestershire
The gardens at Nevill Holt in Leicestershire have a long and varied history, appearing on the Estate Map of 1661. For much of the twentieth century, the heritage of the Hall and grounds lay dormant with the site’s use as a boys’ preparatory school. Since 2005 garden designer Rupert Golby has undertaken gradual transformation of the gardens, with the Hall restored to its historic use as a family home.
Nevill Holt is now host to a flourishing and critically acclaimed opera festival. During the summer months, opera goers enjoy an immersive experience in the gardens, interspersed with contemporary works of sculpture and architecture. With Tom Smith of Gluckman Smith Architects and a second guest, Rupert will guide us through this transformative tale.
We are delighted to announce the lauch of Gluckman Smith’s door knob collarboration with Joseph Giles.
Now available for purchase through their website:
We have recently submitted planning for two new dwellings in Lambeth
We are pleased to announce that we won planning permission for our Farmhouse project in Cornwall
Our beautifully crafted door handles have been used in our lastest project Font House