TY HEDFAN IN THE SNOW – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!
VELOCITY SHORTLIST – we are very pleased that VeloCity’s team entry has been shortlisted for the international competition to masterplan a 704ha Garden Community on the edge of Colchester, providing 9000 homes over 20years.
MENTOR – FY enjoyed participating in the speed mentoring at the annual RIBA Guerrilla Tactics conference.
SOCIAL VALUE – Sarah’s article in Architecture Today discusses the challenges of the way we define and measure value and cites Grange Pavilion in Cardiff as an exemplar community-led project. Read more here
LONG LIFE, LOW ENERGY – an exhibition at the RIBA where FY showcased Ty Pawb as a project which reuses and retrofits a multi-storey carpark bringing sustainable, social and economic benefits.
MODERN HOUSE PODCAST – so pleased to be part of this fantastic series which sees Sarah chatting with Matt Gibberd about the remarkable ways buildings are shaped by the people who inhabit them. You can listen here.
RIBA AWARDS – this year saw Sarah as the RSAW Chair of the judging panel for the prestigious RIBA architecture awards. The winning Welsh schemes included Grange Pavilion, a new community hub in Cardiff.
ART FUND MUSEUM OF THE YEAR – we are proud that Tŷ Pawb was a finalist in the Art Fund Museum of the Year with the award ceremony held at the Design Museum and announced live on the BBC One Show.
SHORTLISTED – FY teamed up with Tibbalds and Mikhail Riches to bid for the masterplan of The Core, a 47 hectare site north of Cambridge that over 20 years will see a new community of 10,000 people evolve.
BLACK MOUNTAINS COLLEGE – thank you to Eleanor Young, editor of RIBAJ, for visiting and writing about this important new university focussed on tackling climate emergency. FY are working on their new campus repurposing an old farmstead with the scheme currently in planning – read more here.
CITY OF CULTURE – we were thrilled to see Wrexham make the shortlist for City of Culture 2025 – congrats to Tŷ Pawb the centerpiece of their bid.
PLANNING AWARDS – this is the second year Sarah judged these awards with many strong projects including The City of York Housing by Tibbalds & Mikhail Riches.
TE WHARE MARA – meaning Garden House in Māori has won planning approval from Brighton and Hove planners. It is a new house for clients with a Māori heritage, designed around a series of gardens and with a glazed fernery built into the fabric of the building to house New Zealand tree ferns.
RSAW SPRING CONFERENCE – Sarah was honoured to be the Chair of the annual conference with speakers including Niall Maxwell, Mhairi McVicar and Dan Benham.
AJ RETROFIT AWARDS – another year judging this important award which promotes re-use and working with what we already have to protect our planet’s valuable resources.
AGE UK’S BID FOR NOTTING HILL POLICE STATION – FY have contributed to Age UK K&C’s bid to embed a community hub in the police station designated as an Asset of Community Value and currently on the open market.
CLIMATE CAREERS FAIR – What job will you do when the world is 2 degrees hotter? Our Director, Jeremy Young, joins Ben Rawlence and other activists and experts to impart their knowledge and advice at Back Mountains College online conference 30 April.
SANDI TOKSVIG AT TY HEDFAN – We were really excited to host Sandi and Jenny Eclair at our Welsh house, Ty Hedfan, for the Extraordinary Escapes Channel 4 series, catch our episode here
WREXHAM SHORTLISTED FOR UK CITY OF CULTURE 2025 – Welsh Secretary Simon Hart said “I am absolutely delighted to see Wrexham on the shortlist, it already has much to be proud of (including) an award-winning culture and arts hub in Tŷ Pawb.” More here
FRONT COVER OF GRAND DESIGNS – Our new build house in Haslemere, Surrey, graces the cover of the February 2022 issue.
EXTRAORDINARY ESCAPES BOOK – published this month the book uncovers the hidden treasures that the UK has to offer, featuring our Ty Hedfan house and other unique holiday homes also seen in the Channel 4 series.
WALES WEEK AT RIBA HQ – FY joined the celebration and exhibition of contemporary Welsh architects making their mark on London.
FY’S MARKET HALL DESIGN AT HEART OF A NEW TOWN – Northstowe is a new town in Cambridgeshire for Homes England, the UK Government’s housing accelerator for England. More here
JUDGING AJ RETROFIT AWARDS – as a previous winner we are delighted to be judging this years awards – such an important award supporting re-use and the reduction of our carbon footprint. We saw some great entries and winners are announced in May!