HTA successfully shortlisted for three Building Design AYA Awards
We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in three categories in the Building Design Architect of the Year Awards!
Interior Architect of the Year
Our Interior Design team work collectively with our architectural design teams to ensure that the buildings work in a coordinated manner, reflecting the design concept at every possible opportunity.
The integrated approach helps us to narrate the building in its entirety - explaining fully to residents the journey from street to front door, with much of our focus around what the communal spaces feel like.
Much of our portfolio for Student accommodation and Build to Rent projects including The Valentine (shown below) provides amenity spaces alongside the apartments, encouraging residents to form a community utilising the whole building, not just their individual home.
Public Realm Architect of the Year
This year has been challenging but the landscape team at HTA has thrived, increasing our headcount and successfully integrating new team members, increasing turnover by 120% and maintaining a keen focus on staff wellbeing during remote working with regular contact with every team member, team meetings, virtual social events and mental health first aiders on hand for support throughout.
We have continued to masterplan, design and build out a number of significant projects across London. Despite remote working we have continuously engaged with clients and stakeholders through virtual meetings. On site, we have virtually commandeered site security cameras to assist contractors in site inspections. We have continued to engage with local communities by making films, attending virtual Town Halls and carrying out socially distanced walkabouts (when permitted).
Architectural Employer of the Year
HTA focuses on people:
those working within the practice and those living in the places and homes we design.
This category was judged by our training initiatives, work life balance, wellbeing and equality.
Winners announced on the 14th October, fingers crossed…
View full shortlists here: https://awards.bdonline.co.uk/2021-shortlist/