Jack Ford

BArch (Hons) MArch (First Class Honours)


Jack joined HTA in September 2013 as a Part I Architectural Assistant in Simon Bayliss’s design team, having completed his undergraduate studies at Leeds School of Architecture. After being offered a scholarship by HTA, Jack then went on to study his Part II at Liverpool School of Architecture, graduating with a First Class degree in July 2016.

During his final year at university, his group Thesis project was nominated for the RIBA Silver President’s Medal and also won the James Stirling Gold Medal award from the University of Liverpool. Furthermore the project featured in Architect’s Journal Student Show Edition for being a ‘stand out’ project at Liverpool School of Architecture degree show.

The project entitled “Place of the Bee” imagined a new urban settlement in a South Wales coal Valley, layering a honeybee industry over an existing disused site, the project addressed the poor economic and socioeconomic situation of the immediate area and tackled the real environmental and economic threat the loss of the honeybee could cause to the UK, whilst also ensuring that industrial sites of architectural merit could be retained for future generations.

As a Part I at HTA, Jack was involved in a number of projects throughout the UK, assisting on competition bids and pre-planning developments. Most notably, Upper Tuesley in Milford, Ebury Bridge estate in Pimlico, Barnet and Southgate College and more recently the Plot 18 development site in Aylesbury, Southwark.

As a part II, Jack has been working on a new Pocket scheme in Haringey, comprising of 126 units and a nursery/community centre which secured planning in February 2017. He has also prepared a competition bid alongside Gort Scott Architects for the future development of Tottenham Hale island sites, consisting of around 500 units and a vibrant public realm.

Most recently Jack has assisted the design of a 40 and 30 Storey dual tower development in George Street Croydon for the modular client Tide Construction. Jack has also been involved in producing a detailed tender package for the Aylesbury Library and Community Centre which showcases an intriguing folded ceiling design.

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