March 2019

Open City

March 2019

Open City

Gluckman Smith are proud to be sponsoring Open City and their innovative educational programme, in conjunction with Open House.

“Open City is a charity promoting people-centred cities with a year-round programme of events and initiatives serving the public, the education sector and the construction industry. Our learning programmes for schools and communities use the city and its artefacts – buildings, infrastructure and the public realm – to inform and inspire.”

To find out more about Open City and their educational programme, please visit the link below

https://open-city.org.uk/about-us/

March 2019

Soane Museum ‘Young Architects Club’

March 2019

Soane Museum ‘Young Architects Club’

We are excited to announce that Gluckman Smith is supporting the Soane Museum’s, Young Architects Club.

Partner Thomas Smith RIBA: “It’s a great opportunity for young children to benefit from an inspiring educational programme involving exciting workshops and activities focused on architecture and culture related to the museum’s outstanding collections”.

To view the programme in full, please visit the link below and see how you can be a part of the Gluckman Smith sponsored events.

https://www.soane.org/learning/families

March 2019

The Telegraph feature – How to maximise the space in your home

March 2019

The Telegraph feature – How to maximise the space in your home

Gluckman Smith’s project Adam & Eve Mews, has been featured in The Telegraph, showcasing innovative architecture for tight spaces to maximise space, light and style.

Click here to view the full article 

March 2019

Country Life Magazine Top 100

March 2019

Country Life Magazine Top 100

 

Gluckman Smith are delighted to be in the Country Life Magazine Top 100 Architects & Designers, for the third year running!

 

Click here to view the Top 100 and view our featured advertisement.

February 2019

Gluckman Smith are recruiting for Part II Architects

February 2019

Gluckman Smith are recruiting for Part II Architects

Experienced Part II Architectural Assistants, at our London and Cotswolds Offices

Gluckman Smith Architects are seeking talented Part II Architectural assistants, to join either their London or Cotswold offices. We are an award-winning contemporary design practice established in 2010, with a strong belief in the power of architecture to change all our lives for the better. Our work includes residential, workspace and hospitality projects in both urban and rural locations, serving a wide variety of businesses, estates and private clients.

Projects often involve working with and responding to historic buildings and contexts. Our design process aims for an architecture which balances poetic and rational sensibilities. The practice is recognized for producing buildings where fresh thinking and a refined finish are desired in response to their context.

We are an enthusiastic team, who enjoy taking a proactive and positive approach to our work. We are a friendly and social Practice and maintain a strong work-life balance.

 

Experience and Role

You will have experience working in a UK practice and on UK projects. A knowledge of project work stages and organisation of drawings will be required. You should have excellent communication skills and ability to liaise with other team members. Proficiency in CAD drawing, ideally in MicroStation and 3D visualisation is required and the ability to sketch by hand is desirable. A commitment both to innovative design and professional rigour will need to be demonstrated. Experience of video production would also be desirable.

The role will involve working on projects through all RIBA work stages. We expect individuals to be capable of independent working and within a dynamic team. You will also be expected to report to a senior Architect and the Partners. We are looking for someone who will share our enjoyment and enthusiasm for our work.

 

Essential Skills

  • Excellent communication
  • An understanding of construction methods and detailing
  • An understanding of NBS specifications
  • An understanding of Building Regulations and relevant legislation
  • An enthusiastic designer
  • Knowledge of 3D visualization
  • Ability to work as a team and collaborate with colleagues and other consultants
  • An understanding of Planning system and strategic policies
  • An ability to work to deadlines

The practice offers competitive salaries, subject to experience. Please send your CV with examples of your work. Applications may be made by email to hr@gluckmansmith.com or by mail to the respective office. No agencies please.

 

Gluckman Smith London

112 Great Western Studios

Alfred Road

London, W2 5EU

 

Gluckman Smith Cotswolds

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Campden House Estate

Chipping Campden GL55 6UP

December 2018

Gluckman Smith Newsletter, Issue 1

December 2018

Gluckman Smith Newsletter, Issue 1

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

 

December 2018

Christopher Woodward of The Garden Museum talks to RIBA Friends of Architecture

December 2018

Christopher Woodward of The Garden Museum talks to RIBA Friends of Architecture

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. 

 

November 2018

Gluckman Smith Selected Works

November 2018

Gluckman Smith Selected Works

Explore our previous selected works, by clicking the link below.
Gluckman Smith Selected Works PDF

November 2018

Font House feature on the Vitrocsa website

November 2018

Font House feature on the Vitrocsa website

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.

September 2018

Gluckman Smith is recruiting

September 2018

Gluckman Smith is recruiting

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.

Essential Skills

  • Excellent communication and confidence in dealing with clients
  • A good understanding of construction methods and detailing
  • Knowledge of Conservation
  • Knowledge of NBS and writing specifications
  • Good understanding of Building Regulations and relevant legislation
  • An intuition for good design
  • Knowledge of 3D visualization
  • Ability to work as a team and collaborate with colleagues and other consultants
  • Good understanding of Planning system and strategic policies
  • An ability to work to deadlines

 

Please provide your CV with examples of your work. Applications may be made by post or email. No agencies please.

Gluckman Smith

112 Great Western Studios

Alfred Road

London, W2 5EU

+44(0)20 7998 1525

hr@gluckmansmith.com

July 2018

Welcome to our new Partner Phil Shears

July 2018

Welcome to our new Partner Phil Shears

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.

May 2018

Font House wins three RIBA 2018 Awards

May 2018

Font House wins three RIBA 2018 Awards

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/

 

March 2018

Country Life Top 100

March 2018

Country Life Top 100

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.

March 2018

Creating contemporary rural workspace

March 2018

Creating contemporary rural workspace

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.

October 2017

Model making in the studio

October 2017

Model making in the studio

We have been working on a model proposal for outbuildings for a project in a Cotswold Estate