Jack Ford

BArch (Hons) MArch (First Class Honours) ARB

Senior Architect

Jack joined HTA in September 2013 as a Part I Architectural Assistant having completed his undergraduate studies at Leeds School of Architecture. After receiving a scholarship by HTA, Jack went on to study his Part II at Liverpool School of Architecture, graduating with a First-Class degree in July 2016. His thesis project was nominated for the RIBA Silver President’s Medal and won the James Stirling Gold Medal award from the University of Liverpool. Jack completed his part 3 qualification in London, before moving to the Manchester team in 2019.

Jacks project experience began with large-scale low-density housing developments including Cane Hill Park in Croydon, Upper Tuesley in Milford and Barnet and Southgate College. He also assisted the team in creating exemplars in suburban housing which resulted in HTA’s winning submission for the AJ ‘Home of the Future’ competition and more recent shortlisting in the Sunday Times ‘Terrace of the Future’ competition. This experience culminated in his involvement from design to construction stages on West Green Place in Haringey, comprising 126 homes and a nursery/community centre which complete in 2021.

Jack evolved to work on significant urban scale developments such as Plot 18 in Aylesbury, Southwark where he produced the design tender package for the Aylesbury Library and Community Centre which displays a dynamic, folded ceiling design. Jack also assisted the design of a Ten Degrees, a 44 Storey dual tower development in Croydon which completed in 2021. More recently Jack became project architect on B2 Wood Wharf in Canary Wharf, an Art Deco inspired building containing serviced apartments, commercial, restaurant and leisure space which marks the gateway into the Wood Wharf Estate. The project is employs off-site manufacture and features a decorative faceted facade system in black and bronze metal which will give it prominence on its waterside location.

Jack is a key figure in early design proposals for various projects where he can develop concepts and design responses for a range of sites across London. Jack has recently gained planning approval for 3-15 Stirling Road, an industrial & residential proposal in a ‘Locally Significant Industrial Site’ in Ealing. Most recently, Jack is running a group of built to rent proposals, including Croydon Park Hotel in Croydon, The Rex in Kingston, Project Valentines in Ilford, and Quadrant House in Sutton.

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