Friday, 28 February 2014

George Collins Fellowship 2014 of the Society of Architectural Historians for Prof. Alan Short

Our Principal, Prof. C. Alan Short, is to be made the 2014 George Collins Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians. The Fellowship will be presented to him at the Society's Awards ceremony in Austin, Texas, during its Annual Conference in April this year. He will speak on the environmental design of the original buildings and schemes for the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The paper is entitled  'The recovery of natural hospital environments: Billings and Folsom'

21 Arlington Street achieves practical completion January 2014

Our project at 21 Arlington Street next door to the Ritz Hotel, to refurbish the eighteenth century brick vaulted cellars below Leoni's Neo-Palladian mansion, is complete. Seven light and airy office spaces with all supporting accommodation have been created. New brick cross-vaulted openings interconnecting existing spaces have been inserted.  A highly crafted oak and wenge front door has been installed in a new brick vaulted opening with a new Portland stone spiral stair sunk into the Forecourt give the cellars their own independent entrance.