September 22, 2016

Hopton Yard houses on sale now


Would you like to live in a house designed by us? We don't tend to take on private residential projects, but a small housing development that we've designed for Nest Development is about to finish on site, and is now on sale - you can see more information on the dedicated website here or on the Modern House website.

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September 1, 2016

Upcoming installation for Radical Essex Architecture Weekend


We are thrilled to have been commissioned by Focal Point Gallery to produce a temporary installation at Silver End Village Hall as part of the Radical Essex Architecture Weekend, taking place on 10th-11th September.
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June 22, 2016

HAT one of '50 Architects 50 Buildings' in new book


We're really pleased to have a piece by Tom and Hana on Alison and Peter Smithson's Economist Plaza included in '50 Architects 50 Buildings', just published by Batsford in conjunction with the Twentieth Century Society.

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May 2, 2016

Our new reception for the V&A Museum Secretariat is open



We have just unveiled our work on the Secretariat entrance for the Victoria & Albert Museum, enlarging the reception area and creating a welcoming and elegant space in which to greet key guests and patrons, as well as the large numbers of visitors and contractors working with the Museum on a daily basis.


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March 31, 2016

HAT Projects appointed to major Science Museum project


We are thrilled to have been appointed by the Science Museum to undertake a major project to create a new groups entrance and Patrons' Centre.

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March 25, 2016

New Architects 3 launched!



Hana attended the launch event for New Architects 3, hosted by the Architecture Foundation at the Barbican. The book is now available and we are really pleased to share space with such a fantastic range of contemporaries. Rowan Moore writing for The Observer notes that "qualities that emerge include ability, energy, industry, enterprise, a desire to better the world and a passion for what they do."
January 20, 2016

HAT Projects included in 'New Architects 3'

We are thrilled to have been selected to feature in New Architects 3, published by Merrell in association with the Architecture Foundation. It is regarded as the "definitive survey of the best British architects to have set up practice in the ten years since 2005" and includes close to 100 practices, with HAT featured prominently amongst our peers.

The book has an introduction by Norman Foster and is currently available for pre-order from the Architecture Foundation online shop, due for publication in April.


December 22, 2015

Hana recruited as Built Environment Expert by Design Council.

Hana Loftus has been recruited by Design Council Cabe as one of 150 new Built Environment Experts (BEEs), becoming part of a network of 400 design experts, the largest and most skilled group of its kind in the country.  The BEEs are set to work closely with Design Council Cabe to champion design in the built environment.

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December 9, 2015

Old Town of Hastings crowned Best Neighbourhood


The Old Town of Hastings has been crowned 'Best Neighbourhood in the UK and Ireland' at the 2016 Urbanism Awards by the Academy of Urbanism - voted on by it's members who include leading architects, planners and developers.

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November 17, 2015

'Studios for Artists: Concepts and Concrete' - High House Artists' Studios featured in new book


'Studios for Artists: Concepts and Concrete' is the new book resulting from and charting the collaboration between Acme Studios and Central Saint Martins, edited by Graham Ellard and Jonathan Harvey.  We were really pleased to contribute an essay by Hana Loftus about our work on High House Artists Studios, the brief for which was a direct result of the research undertaken by their collaboration.

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October 15, 2015

HAT shortlisted for Manchester Museum of Science and Industry gallery

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for an important £4m project at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). The new Special Exhibitions Gallery will be created within the unique listed buildings surrounding the first passenger railway line in the world, on the MOSI site.

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September 24, 2015

Gasworks re-launched!

We were really pleased to attend the opening night for Gasworks, having completed our work reconfiguring and refitting the spaces within their existing building.  It was a real pleasure to see those spaces being enjoyed by so many people and the organisation receiving such fantastic support.  We look forward to seeing how they continue to thrive within the new studios, gallery and participation space, and how new residencies are able to utilise and respond to their much improved surroundings!


August 28, 2015

St George's Hall - a sneek peak

As we hope you realise, we believe strongly that architecture is a social and civic discipline that should be used for the service of communities and society as a whole. We carry this through our work in a number of ways - in the kind of paid commissions we take on (and reject), through our support of a number of local groups in advisory roles, our sponsorship at the local homeless shelter, and through an annual pro-bono project in our locality that we design and build (or install) ourselves (here's last year's). We love putting our skills to good use and to spend a few days away from our computers and wielding hammers and saws!

This year we are working with local music festival Roman River Music to bring live performance back into an amazing venue that has not been used for many decades. Read on to see a picture of the hall and find out more...

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August 11, 2015

V&A Secretariat works receive listed building consent

We're delighted that we have received listed building consent for our little project at London's most wonderful museum, at least if you are a designer. If we are ever lacking inspiration, spending a few hours wandering around the V&A, getting lost in ceramics or textiles or sculpture from around the world, is a sure-fire cure - we're incredibly lucky to have such an amazing museum freely available for everyone to explore.

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June 18, 2015

Copperfield Road gets planning consent!

We're really delighted that our rooftop pavilion for Acme Studios, on top of their office and studio HQ in Mile End, has received planning permission. Acme are a fantastic charity who are the operators for our High House Artists' Studios in Purfleet, so we have really enjoyed being invited to work with them on their own offices.


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May 14, 2015

Supporting Colchester Night Shelter

At HAT we believe firmly in being citizen architects in our locality, and demonstrating this in a variety of ways. Whether building an outdoor classroom for a local school, supporting community initiatives such as Hythe Forward by undertaking project work at heavily discounted rates, sitting on the Creative Colchester board as well as the boards of other local charities, or simply using local suppliers, we try to put our values into practice as much as we can.

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April 30, 2015

Jerwood Gallery in Blueprint

As the Jerwood Gallery reaches it's third birthday, James Pallister's recent article in Blueprint offers a moment to reflect on it as one of the successes of a recent "boom in the building of large-scale art galleries in English regional centres," both as a building "which will be valued for years to come" and in placing it amongst contemporaries such as Tate Liverpool, the Baltic in Gateshead, Turner Contemporary in Margate and Colchester's own Firstsite in creating a shift away from London centrism and towards regeneration for these other towns and cities.

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April 14, 2015

Hana joins Creative Colchester board

We are used to fielding questions about why we set up our practice here in Colchester, rather than in London. There are lots of reasons for that - some random, some conscious - and we are both nourished and challenged by our location.

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April 1, 2015

Gasworks starts on site


We're very excited to be on site with the renewal of the wonderful Gasworks art gallery and studio complex in south London. It's been a long process to get to this point, as is typical for non-profit arts projects, but the Gasworks team have done an incredible job in building support and funding for the project, which really will be transformative for an organisation that already punches above its weight.

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January 21, 2015

A Pocket Loft



Late last year we were asked to enter an invited ideas competition by Pocket Living, an intriguing London-based developer specialising in "compact, not micro" flats aimed at young middle-income workers, and sold at (relatively) affordable prices. We were delighted that ours was one of the five winning concepts, presented at an exhibition just before Christmas and now published in the AJ. We were particularly pleased that Peter Murray, chair of New London Architecture and one of the judges, told us he liked ours the best!

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