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Nicholas Hare Architects

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Nicholas Hare Architects

Nicholas Hare Architects is a UK architectural practice, with a portfolio of award-winning projects. These include schools, higher education, refurbishment, commercial projects, and buildings for the arts. Founded by Nicholas Hare in 1977, the practice is now a limited liability partnership with over 50 employees. The office is based in an old book-binding factory in Barnsbury Square in Islington. Nicholas Hare Architects LLP is a member of the UK Green Building Council and achieves BREEAM Excellent rating for several of its completed buildings.


Notable buildings

Notable buildings include:

  • UK Headquarters building for NOKIA in Farnborough for SEGRO
  • Science Building & Drama Centre for St Paul's School, London
  • Sadler's Wells Theatre in Islington
  • Brunei Gallery for the University of London
  • Richard Doll Building for the University of Oxford
  • Education & Simulation Centre for the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Student Services Centre for the University of Southampton
  • The David Attenborough Building at the University of Cambridge
  • Alison Richard Building on the Sidgwick Site at the University of Cambridge
  • Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff, Wales
  • Headquarters Complex in Farnborough for SEGRO
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists London
  • Hawkshead Campus Gateway Building, Royal Veterinary College
  • Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College Birmingham
  • Cornelius Vermuyden School on Canvey Island
  • Research and Development building for NOKIA in Farnborough for SEGRO
  • UK Headquarters building in Slough for O2.
  • Production Workshop and new Costume Centre in Thurrock for the Royal Opera House
  • Royal Courts building in Guernsey
  • Golden Lane Campus next to the Barbican
  • Awards

    The practice won the Prime Minister's 'Better Public Building' award for Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College in 2009. The same project was awarded the RIBA/Learning and Skills Council Further Education Building Design Excellence Award. Nicholas Hare Architects has won several Civic Trust Awards and commendations for several projects and was named Best School Architect at the British Council for School Environments Awards in 2009.

  • St Paul's School Science Building, RIBA London Award
  • Gloucester Academy, Commendation, Gloucester Civic Award
  • Kettering Science Academy, Commendation, Civic Trust Awards
  • 2014
  • Bishop of Rochester Academy Highly Commended, AJ100 Value Excellence Award
  • Woodlands School Winner - BIM Initiative of the Year, Heating & Ventilation Awards
  • St Paul's School Science Building Highly Commended - Design Through Innovation, (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) RICS London Awards
  • St Paul's School Science Building Winner, Civic Trust Awards
  • GreenPark, Reading Winner, Civic Trust Award
  • Noel-Baker and St Martins School Derby Civic Society, Commendation (Top Prize)
  • Noel-Baker and St Martins School Winner, RIBA East Midlands Award
  • 2013
  • Dormers Wells High School Winner, Ealing Civic Society Award
  • Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College Top 20 projects in the West Midlands, MADE20 Design Awards
  • Nicholas Hare Architects Overall Winner, Open City Architecture in Schools Primary Awards
  • Woodlands SchoolWinner (Building) BIM Project Application, British Construction Industry Awards
  • Strood Academy Best New Build, Medway Culture & Design Award
  • Alison Richard Building Commendation, Cambridge Design and Construction Awards
  • 2012
  • Royal Opera House Production Workshop, RIBA East Spirit of Ingenuity Award
  • Crown Woods College, RIBA London Regional Award
  • Crown Woods College, Civic Trust Awards Commendation
  • Alison Richard Building, Civic Trust Awards Commendation
  • 2011
  • High House Production Park Project of the Year and Regeneration & Conservation Award, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), South East Region 2011
  • Coleridge Primary School Winner, Civic Trust Awards
  • 2009
  • Park Hall School in Solihull Winner - Excellence in BSF: Best Design for a New School (also shortlisted in the Innovation in Sustainability Award), Partnership for Schools
  • O2 Headquarters building in Slough The Architecture Award Winner, International Property and Commercial Awards
  • Best School Architect, British Council for School Environments
  • Winner - Inspiring Design, British Council for School Environments - Golden Lane Campus
  • 2007
  • The Richard Doll Building, University of Oxford, RIBA Award
  • Student Services Centre, University of Southampton, RIBA Award
  • References

    Nicholas Hare Architects Wikipedia