We’re delighted that Jonathan has guest edited this quarter’s edition of Planning Learning Spaces – the specialist journal on school building design for architects, designers and school leaders.

The edition includes schools from around the world as well as our own RIBA National Award-winning Edith Neville Primary School. Jonathan’s editorial highlights the importance of listening and ensuring that our profession’s design of school environments is founded on listening to the specific communities that we design for. He writes;

“We were once asked by the funding-lead for one of the UK’s most prominent educational charities, at the beginning of a commission, ‘are you a listening architect’. The question seemed perverse to us at the time, but the collaborative design relationship that followed revealed how many of the architects they had worked with prior to us, some of whom are the leading architects of the day, were not.

The idea of listening is core to this edition of Planning Learning Spaces. Listening to learners, listening to educators, and successfully processing the experiences of building users and local communities into new designs that support improvements to learning. The work in this edition demonstrates that the process of design, as with education itself, is in continual evolution and no single school model fits all.”

@planninglearningspaces #hayhurstandco #schooldesign #learningspaces #school #schools #schoolarchitecture #schoolarchitect


Nick & Jonathan gave a lecture about Green House – RIBA House of the year 2023 – to a packed audience at the Watershed in Bristol on Thursday evening.

They also talked about a few other projects including our recent commission for the retrofit and expansion of @filwoodcentre for @bristolcouncil

Thank you so much to Design West for the invite. There was a warm reception and some proper questions about landscape, planting, materials and warranties.

Photo credits: @ejstudiouk and @designwestuk

#watershed #bristol #greenhouse #houseoftheyear #houseoftheyear2023 #architecture #newhome #lecture #architecturelecture @w_shed


A few recently-taken autumnal photos of Green House moments for a little Christmas Eve cheer.

Happy Christmas from Hayhurst & Co…!

Photo credit: @kilianosullivan


Earlier this week we had our Christmas away day – it was community focussed encompassing a number of recently-completed projects in north-east London.

We started at the NLA-award winning Angel’s Yard in Tottenham designed by @jankatteinarch and run by @launchit_uk . We had an amazing tour by Cliff Dobbs the centre’s manager (thank you Cliff!) talking enabling start-ups, viability and discussing an architecture of economy of means.

Following a hearty brunch, we went ont to Fore Street Living Room Library – also by @jankatteinarch . We were intrigued by the adaptability of the reading spaces as performance spaces and the breadth of activities the library enables.

Next up was @aocarchitecture -designed refurbishment and re-imagining of the Museum of Childhood to become the @young.vam . Lots of chats about the seamless integration of design, graphics and curatorial content and what makes spaces intriguing and curious, (as well as the amazing content!)

We finished up at Lea Bridge Library by @studioweave with timber work by @sebastiancoxltd discussing timber detailing, curved glass and architect/ maker collaborations (we also worked with @sebastiancoxltd on Grain House).

And then onto drinks and dinner (and more drinks, of course) in Walthamstow.

Happy Christmas from everyone at Hayhurst & Co.

Photo credits from various members of the team.

#studytrip #awayday #hayhurstandco #happychristmas


We are over the moon that Green House in Tottenham by Hayhurst & Co, has won RIBA House of the Year 2023. The prestigious award given annually to the UK’s best new architect-designed home.

Green House is a fun-filled, super-eco, pretty-pop home on a low budget. The RIBA Awards judges said it is ‘an extraordinary ordinary house’.

The jury chair, Dido Milne, said: ‘Green House, affectionately known as the “Tottenham Riad”, is a true oasis within the city. It is both airy and cosy, bold yet respectful of its neighbours. Your eye is simultaneously drawn upwards to open sky and down and out across the living room to verdant greenery.

‘The close architect and client relationship, with a joint desire to deliver a truly sustainable home, is evident in all of the design decisions and detailing. On a confined urban site, the house was delivered to a tight budget with an economy of means – and it remains richer for it. ’

Milne added: ‘Nowhere do you feel the site or budget was restricted. It feels both luxurious, homely, deeply private and relaxing. It’s an extraordinary ordinary house and a remarkable collaboration.’

The project would not have been possible without our amazing clients – Amandine and Tom van Schelven, the fantastic contractor – Rebuild London and the brilliant consultant team including Eurban, Iain Wright Associates (Andrew Lucas) and Mesh Energy who worked relentlessly along our team at Hayhurst & Co.; Claire Taggart (Project Architect), Holly Crosbie, Jonathan Nicholls and Nick Hayhurst. Planting by Ollie Allum.

Photo Credit: @kilianosullivan

@riba @ribalondon @vascon975 @eurban_limited @meshenergy @amlucas55 @plantingmad

#green #greenhouse #hayhurstandco #tottenham #tottenhamriad #hoty #hoty2023 #houseoftheyear #houseoftheyear2023


We are humbled to have won 3 New London Architecture (NLA) awards at yesterday’s lunchtime ceremony at the Guildhall.

Edith Neville Primary School in Somers Town for @wemakecamden won the best education building in London.

Green House in Tottenham won the ‘Environmental Prize’ for its innovative, low-energy, low-carbon design.

Edith Neville Primary School also won the ‘Wellbeing Prize’ for the wider impact that the school has had on the Somers Town community.

Group photo thanks to co-winner @nicholls.justin
Associate Jamie Wakeford-Holder with the awards for Edith Neville Primary School and Associate Claire Taggart with the award for Green House.

@nlalondon #hayhurstandco #camden #tottenham #londonarchitecture #greenhouse #edithnevilleprimaryschool #environmental #wellbeing


Claire Taggart, Associate at Hayhurst & Co, will be talking about our RIBA House of the Year-shortlisted ‘Green House’ at this morning’s @ribajournal webinar on bespoke house design.

It’s free and between 9-11.30am – tune in!

See eventbrite link in bio to register.

Claire – who won RIBA London Project Architect of the Year on the project – will be talking alongside Marion Baeli from @studiopdp Ann Nesbit from @annnisbetstudio Nicholas Lyon’s from Lyons Architects.

#hayhurstandco #greenhouse #ribajournal #architecturewebinar


We are really excited to have won the bid to design a new roof-top garden and cafe in the place of a dis-used car park right in the centre of St Austell – Cornwall’s largest town and a stone’s throw from the Eden Project.

The project will form the first of several key regeneration schemes identified in a recent masterplan for the town. The project will create a significant new public space and community asset for the town. The project is funded from the Cornwall Council ‘Shared Prosperity Fund’.

We are working with an amazing team including

@hemingwaydesign @integral_engineering_design @propagatingdan @aecom
#staustell #cornwall #community #hayhurstandco


House of the Year shortlist spotlight: Green House, Tottenham, London by Hayhurst & Co (@hayhurstandco)

Tucked away down an alley in London’s Tottenham, this exceptional five-bedroom house blurs boundaries between inside and outdoor spaces. A ‘riad’ style central atrium, bamboo and sliding polycarbonate screens, reference the greenhouses that once stood on the site. At the same time, double-aspect views of the gardens and a roof terrace further emphasise the connection to nature. A simple block form plan and creative use of sustainable materials inform the aesthetic, providing generous space and light within the modest budget.

👉 Explore this shortlisted project at architecture.com/houseoftheyear, or via the link in our bio.

🏆 The winner of RIBA House of the Year will be announced on 30 November 2023.

#HouseOfTheYear #RIBAawards


Green House, Tottenham. Shortlisted for RIBA House of the Year 2023.

The RIBA Journal writes:

Although the House of the Year jury had done its homework in advance of visiting, the impact of the house still came as a surprise. ‘When you step inside, it is so much more than drawings and photos suggest,’ it reported. ‘Your eye is simultaneously drawn skywards through the lightwell at the heart of the plan – a beautiful calm space – and down and out across the main living space towards a verdant rear garden.’

Jurors praised the blurring of boundaries between interior and exterior, sensitivity to neighbours, and rich spatial organisation. ‘Although the house was designed to be efficient in response to site and budget,’ said jury member Bev Dockray, “it felt luxurious, homely, deeply private and relaxing.

An “extraordinary ordinary” house.’

The winner will be announced on 30th November.

@riba @ribajournal @ribalondon #hayhurstandco #greenhouse #tottenham #haringey #london #architecture #house #home


We are delighted to announce that our Green House in Tottenham has been shortlisted as one of the 6 houses in this year’s RIBA House of the Year.

The RIBA’s jury chair, Dido Milne said this year’s shortlist ‘includes a range of exciting new typologies, including a rethink of the family terraced house and a model for collective rural living.’
She added: ‘Here we have everything; from homes inserted into tight urban sites and new life breathed into existing structures, to detached rural homes where the architect has been given free rein to reimagine the baronial hall or lakeside retreat.

‘Localism is a recurring theme, with architects engaging with the local vernacular without being slaves to tradition, and local sourcing of materials targeting both embodied and operational carbon to deliver genuinely sustainable design.

Milne described the ‘most notable aspect’ of the year’s projects as ‘the power of “collaboration” to deliver great buildings.’

She said: ‘The fundamental importance of the client and architect relationship is evident in all the shortlisted projects which demonstrate demonstrate how an architect can bring a client’s dreams to life.’

A massive shout out to our super -collaborative clients (you know who you are… 😉) and the super-talented team at Hayhurst & Co.

Congratulations to all the teams behind the shortlisted projects.

More to follow on Green House shortly…

@riba #houseoftheyear #houseoftheyear2023 #greenhouse #hayhurstandco #house #architecture #londonarchitecture #newhouse


Nick was honoured to be a judge for this year’s @ribajournal Rising Stars who were announced yesterday.

Nick was part of an amazing panel of fellow judges comprising @eleanor.young.336 Eva MacNamara Lucy Clark @bettsbubbles sifting through and discussing all the entries.

As noted in the editorial, this year’s cohort are leading architecture into areas beyond traditional boundaries – so many young architects engaged in community, climate challenge and care for the environments they are making and awareness of who they are making them for. The future’s of the profession is looking exciting!

Well done everyone. @clementine.blakemore @elena.arch @marfsummers @sophiamalik_studio @j.h.purkiss @larrybotchway @j.w.hawthorne @oliverbeetschen Faye Sedgewick @hamzashaikh.design

#ribarisingstars #risingstars #ribarisingstars2023


Our competition winning design for Filwood Community Centre in Bristol is based around the construction of a series of 2D MMC extensions plugged in to the existing building which will receive a non-structural retrofit.

The approach include extending to the front of the building to create a civic presence at the top of Filwood Broadway to showcase the activities taking place in the centre. Extensions in the courtyard to help provide a more fluid connection between in and out and to activate the external spaces and a nursery with secure play-space and accommodation for hire to the rear of the site in a building that is conceived as the centre’s ‘third hall’.

Together, this creates an architectural strategy that minimises demolition, maximises the potential social value with strategically-placed ‘enabling interventions’ that increases the centre’s useable floor area by 75%.

An architectural approach of retrofit and intervention. Along with @youandme_archi @bd_landscape @integral_engineering_design and @greengaugebec we will be working with the Knowle West community over the next 12 months with the project due to be on site during 2025.

Drawings: Sahba Akbar & Dovile Ciapaite

#competitionwinner #architecturalcompetition #bristolarchitecture #retrofit #hayhurstandco


We are thrilled to announce that we have won the competition to overhaul the Filwood Community Centre in Bristol.

We have been totally inspired by the work that the centre does for the Knowle West Community and are looking forward to working with Bristol City Council and an amazing array of local stakeholders to help realise their vision for a new centre.

Architecture: Hayhurst & Co with @youandme_archi
Structures: @integral_engineering_design
MEP & Sustainability: @greengaugebec
Landscape: @bd_landscape

Hayhurst & Co. Team: Sahba Akbar, Dovile Ciapaite, Jonathan Nicholls and Nick Hayhurst.


We are looking for a RIBA Part 2 architectural assistant to join our London studio.

We are currently working on a wide range of exciting projects including one-off homes, community and cultural projects around the UK.

You will be working on a number of projects at various RIBA stages with a focus on one-off homes in the first instance.

As a RIBA Part 2 qualified architectural assistant you will have a minimum of one years’ experience in professional practice. You will have excellent communication skills and a desire to contribute to a creative team-working environment. Ideally, you should be able to work in a range of media including Revit, Enscape, Vectorworks, Adobe Creative Suite as well as an ability to make physical models.

🔗 Full Details🔗

Please submit a PDF of your CV, portfolio and professional work samples (less than 5MB, no weblinks) to jobs@hayhurstand.co.uk, subject line “Architectural Assistant – YOUR NAME” with covering letter. No agencies please.

Deadline for applicants is end of day, November 1, 2023.

Interviews will commence the week of November 13, 2023.

Starting in January 2024.


We are looking for a Senior Architect to join our team.

We are currently working on a wide range of exciting projects including one-off homes, community and cultural projects around the UK.

You will be involved in working on a number of projects at different RIBA stages with a focus on community projects in the south-west at the early RIBA stages and supporting other team members working on one-off homes. As a small studio, you will be involved in all aspects of the practice from design, detailing and delivering projects as well as contributing to the development of the practice generally.

As a Senior Architect, you will have a minimum of five years’ post-qualification experience, excellent communication skills and a desire to contribute to a creative team-working environment.

🔗 Full Details 🔗

Please submit a PDF of your CV, portfolio and professional work samples (less than 5MB, no weblinks) to jobs@hayhurstand.co.uk, subject line “Senior Architect – your name” with covering letter.

Deadline for applicants is end of day, November 1, 2023.

Interviews will commence the week of November 13, 2023.

Starting in January 2024.


Nick will be talking tomorrow (Wednesday 13th September) at 11am as part of the ‘winning work in education and healthcare’ series.

In particular, Nick will be showing recent case study schools projects as part of a webinar that will ask the question, ‘how can we accelerate the upgrade of the UK’s school estate?’

#wwieh #assemblemediagroup


Edith Neville Primary School will be open as part of @opencity_uk on Saturday 16th September between 10am and 1pm with guided tours every 30 minutes (last entry 12.30).

Entry to the site will be via the pupil entrance at the junction of Ossulston Street and Polygon Road.

Hope to see you there…!

More info on the Open House website.

#openhouse #openhouselondon #openhouselondon2023 #opencity #openschool #hayhurstandco
#camden #edithneville #edithnevilleprimaryschool


‘Plants that plug homes into nature’

A lovely piece about our Green House in @ft_houseandhome by @amyfrearson this morning.

“As the facade is south-facing, Hayhurst & Co developed a 60cm-deep multi-layer facade fronted by translucent polycarbonate panels. They slide open to reveal a layer of plants which in turn screen windows. This creates a low-tech system that can be adapted to offer different levels of daylight, shade and privacy. You have two lines of control, which you can manipulate at different times of day.”

Green House will be open in as part of Open House @opencity_uk on Saturday 16th September – more to follow…

#greenhouse #hayhurstandco #newhome #plantsofinstagram


We are absolutely delighted that our Edith Neville Primary School for Camden Council is on the front page of the September issue of @architectsjournal that explores the theme of ‘neighbourhood’. Part of Camden Council’s Community Investment Programme (CIP), the school is featured alongside @adamkhanarch Community Facilities as part of a wider scheme masterplanned by @dsdha_architecture and in collaboration with @moco_arch and @drmm_architects

In her Editorial, AJ Editor Emily Booth, writes that “there is a careful opening-up of space, coupled with an understanding of the need for children and communities to feel secure – as Nick Hayhurst explains of the Edith Neville Primary School design: ‘It was developed around the idea of a family-scale courtyard, an “oasis” that welcomes families into the heart of the school site.’

A big thank you to Emily Booth and Rob Wilson for such a lovely write up. Today, it is has also been announced that the school is shortlisted for the 2023 AJ Awards: for the best education building in the UK.

The project has been a labour of love to work on since we were first appointed in 2014 – we all realised very soon that projects with this level of impact on a community and neighbourhood are rare. We are lucky to have worked on such with such a fantastic team of consultants and within our own studio.

We agree with Emily’s final statement: “Great neighbourhoods should indeed be a rock on which communities can build and grow – and architects should help them flourish” More investment and more commitment for schemes such as Central Somers Town is where local and central government funding needs to be placed.

A link to the full article is in our bio.

Client: @wemakecamden
Project Management: Urban Logik
Landscape: @mrhowardmiller
Structures: @priceandmyers
MEP & Sustainability: @maxfordhamllp
QS & CDM: Currie & Brown
Contractor: Neilcott Construction

Hayhurst & Co Team: (past & present)
Jamie Wakeford-Holder (Project Architect), Jonathan Nicholls, Bronya Meredith, Amy Waite, Mariko Whittaker, Rory Lean, Antonis Papamichael, Nick Hayhurst

Photo Credits: @kilianosullivan
Communications: @goodfellowcomms



Work in progress:

A bricolage of re-used, locally-found and hacked materials are assembled, placed and re-placed to form a new home and artist’s studio in Peckham, south London.

Materials include re-used brick (some horizontal and some on end), terrazzo formed from crushed glass from the nearby bars and made a mile away, old floorboards threaded and resumed together to form surfaces and linings.

Some smooth, some rough – some material relationships jarring, some complementary.

Still work in progress, trying to find an architectural language for the bricolage – not there yet – needs more roughing-up.

Project Team: Marina Konstantopoulou, Ruby Sleigh, Claire Taggart, Jonathan Nicholls, Nick Hayhurst

Images: Marina Konstantopoulou

#workinprogress #notthereyet #reuse #materials #needsroughingup #newhome #newstudio


BIG NEWS…! We’re delighted to announce that Green House is one of the 20 homes long-listed for RIBA House of the Year 2023.

#greenhouse #hayhurstandco #houseoftheyear #houseoftheyear2023 #newhouse #newhome #architecture #londonarchitecture


Something for the weekend…

WIP sketches for the remodeling of an Edwardian home in South London.

Mixing and matching: Cabinetry elements on cabinetry elements which obfuscate the reading of the original plan form blended with the tones and patterns of the retained original features.

#houserefurbishment #home #house #edwardianhome #architecture #houseremodelling


A little studio excursion and spot of lunch for some of the Hayhurst & Co crew on Wednesday lunchtime.

Lots of conversation about the construction sequence of yurts, the centre spacing and depth of glu-lam timbers and whether a pavilion has to be centrifrugal to be a pavilion.

#pavilion #serpentine


Boom… we’re delighted to announce that we have finally received planning for a new micro-house: a single-storey, 1-bedroomed home on a dis-used site in Earl’s Court.

After 2 refused planning applications, 1 appeal hearing (where we won on 3 out of the 4 reasons for refusal) and then 1 further planning application, we finally received planning consent at committee from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea this week.

The house represents the smallest possible home allowable under the London Plan 2021 and the NDSS (Nationally Described Space Standards). A 37m2, 1-bedroomed-1 person, single-storey home with a 5m2 courtyard, bin store and cycle parking. The site sits in a gap between rows of 5-storey stucco-fronted established C19th terraces in a conservation area and under a substantial Cat A tree: the design works around almost every constraint imaginable.

We looking to forward to building it out with our client who will make it their home.

Whilst one might – quite reasonably – question whether we should really work to minimums, it shows the potential of micro-sites such as this throughout London to deliver housing. We’re all for scrutiny and rigour in design and planning process, but really, does it need to be this difficult to gain panning consent for a single home?

Project Team: Claire Taggart (Project Architect), Ruby Sleigh, Sahba Akbar (Images), Nick Hayhurst.

#planning #planningconsent #newhouse #microhouse #londonhouse #house


We are absolutely thrilled that our Edith Neville Primary School for Camden Council has won an @riba National Award.

It is one of 36 projects across the country to receive the award and the only school building on the list.

Denise Bennetts, Chair of the RIBA Awards Jury, described the project as ‘remarkably inventive and the design process closely involved with its community’.

Congratulations to the whole team who have made the project such a success.

Client: @wemakecamden
Project Management: Urban Logik
Landscape: @mrhowardmiller
Structures: @priceandmyers
MEP & Sustainability: @maxfordhamllp
QS & CDM: Currie & Brown
Contractor: Neilcott Construction

Hayhurst & Co Team: (past & present)
Jamie Wakeford-Holder (Project Architect), Jonathan Nicholls, Bronya Meredith, Amy Waite, Mariko Whittaker, Rory Lean, Antonis Papamichael, Nick Hayhurst.

Photo Credit: Killian O’Sullivan

#edithnevilleprimaryschool #hayhurstandco #architecture #riba #ribaaward #ribanationalaward #ribaaward2023


An oldie but a goodie…

‘Barn-ish, Brighton-ish’ – in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex – is on the market with @themodernhouse

The refurbishment of the Grade-II listed former Coach House was completed in 2015 with the transformation of the parking area into a garden in 2017.

The existing structure and fabric were retained and new floors and wall linings installed where the spaces were being converted from the previous garages into new residential use. The refurbished spaces were sculpted around the existing structure to enable the new elements to be clearly read against the historic fabric: maximising the armature of the existing Coach House.

Constructed within the existing building’s timber-framed shell, the design provides new single-storey and double-height spaces in this long, thin building. The design features a double-height space that creates display space for the owner’s collection of records and books as well as a discreet picture window with views through to the adjacent first floor space.

Photos c/o The Modern House

#onthemarket #architectureforsale #barnish #brightonish #hayhurstandco #themodernhouse


‘No place for plastics in our oceans’

The Year 3 shop-front window looking amazing at Edith Neville Primary School this morning…

#edithnevilleprimaryschool #schooldesign #school #shopfront #schooldisplay #display


A lovely little article by Jan-Carlos Kucharek in the RIBA Journal as part of their ‘Making Buildings’ series. Jan-Carlos is in conversation with Tom Van Schelven (client), Claire Taggart (RIBA Project Architect of the Year, no less…) and Nick Hayhurst about the challenges behind building Green House.

Talking planning (the simple bit), material selection (the fun bit) and procuring MMC for residential projects, building warranties (the tricky bits) amongst other things.

Link to the article in our bio.

#greenhouse #tottenham #planning #procurement #materials #newhome #londonarchitecture @ribajournal #ribajournal


Oh my days… we had an amazing evening at the RIBA Awards 2023 winning a total of THREE awards…!

RIBA regional award for Edith Neville Primary School in Central Somers Town. Associate, Jamie Wakeford Holder and client Mark Hopson (Camden Council/ Urban Logik) picked up the award from Jury Chair, Barbara Weiss.

@riba @ribalondon #riba #ribaawards #greenhouse #edithnevilleprimaryschool #camden #tottenham @wemakecamden


Oh my days… we had an amazing evening at the RIBA Awards 2023 winning a total of THREE awards…!

RIBA regional award for Green House in Tottenham. Associate, Claire Taggart and client Tom van Schelven picked up the award from Jury Chair, Barbara Weiss.

@riba @ribalondon #riba #ribaawards #greenhouse #edithnevilleprimaryschool #camden #tottenham @wemakecamden


Hayhurst and Co Architects is looking for a Studio/ Practice Manager to join our growing team in London.

Hayhurst and Co is a friendly London-based architecture studio working on a range of educational, community and residential projects from our sunny roof-top studio in Spitalfields.

We are looking for a Studio/ Practice Manager with experience in architecture and/or design-related workplaces to support our team. This will involve working closely with the Directors and Associates to ensure the smooth operation of the practice and create an enjoyable working environment for staff.

This is a 20-24 hour a week role – the specific hours/ days are flexible to suit the preferred candidate.

Key responsibilities include;

– Financial administration
– New business co-ordination
– Social media/public relations
– Human Resources
– Health and safety
– General office administration

Essential skills:

– experience in a similar role, preferably at a design consultancy
– excellent organisational skills
– strong communicator
– high standard of written and spoken English
– experience of financial administration
– proactive and logical approach to problem-solving
– ability to meet deadlines and prioritise workloads
– competent in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel)

Preferred skills:

– interest in architecture and design
– knowledge of Adobe InDesign would be an advantage
– basic Adobe Photoshop skills would be an advantage

Hayhurst and Co is an equal opportunities employer and a member of the London Practice Forum. We are keen to receive applications from a diverse range of candidates and we actively encourage applications from under-represented groups.

Please submit a CV and a supporting statement (maximum one page A4) outlining your reasons for applying and experience relevant to the role via the apply for job button below.

The salary will be £34-£40k FTE per annum (depending on experience) plus company benefits.

The closing date is Tuesday 9th May. The start date is June 2023.

#hayhurstandco #studiomanager #practicemanager #architecturejobs


We’re delighted to have gained planning and listed building consent for a new-build, 250m2 home and studio just off Rye Lane in the heart of Peckham.

The new home is arranged around a courtyard in a back-land site behind the Grade-II listed villas that face the road. The new front elevation is made up of alternating courses of re-used brick from the boundary walls and Peckham-made terrazzo using site waste. The terrazzo also forms the window and door reveals and lintel detail.

Looking forward to getting on with detail design and starting on site.

A massive effort from the Hayhurst & Co team: Alex Boyce, Claire Taggart, Jon Nicholls, Marina Konstantopoulou, Nick Hayhurst, Ruby Sleigh & Temi Odele.

#newhouse #newhome #londonhouse #londonhome #architecture #londonarchitecture #hayhurstandco


We are looking for graduate Part 2 architectural assistants to join our team.

We are currently working on a wide range of projects, from one-off houses and new-build schools through to estate regeneration strategies.

The position will involve work on a number of projects at various RIBA stages with a focus on one-off homes in the first instance.

We are looking for a RIBA Part 2 qualified graduate with a minimum of one years’ experience in professional practice.

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills and a desire to contribute to a creative team-working environment. Ideally, you should be able to work in a range of media including Revit, Enscape, Vectorworks, Adobe Creative Suite as well as an ability to make physical models.

Hayhurst and Co is an equal opportunities employer and a member of the London Practice Forum. We are keen to receive applications from a diverse range of candidates and we actively encourage applications from under-represented groups.

Key requirements:

· RIBA Part 2 (or equivalent qualification)
· minimum one year of practice-based experience
· strong design skills with an interest in materials and the environment
· excellent written and verbal communication skills
· ideally experience in the use of Revit, Adobe Creative Suite and (preferably) Vectorworks
· ability to work well in a team
· good communication and presentation skills
· excellent time management, organisation, planning and attention to detail
· ability to think creatively and problem-solve through design

The starting salary will be £31k per annum plus company benefits. Start date is in May 2023.

Please submit a PDF of your CV, portfolio and professional work samples (less than 5MB , no weblinks) to jobs@hayhurstand.co.uk with covering letter.

#architecturejobs #hayhurstandco


Great to be at Green House with Jan-Carlos Kucharek – Deputy Editor of the RIBA Journal – along with Client Tom Van Schelven and Project Associate Claire Taggart.

We talked about the design, materials, the wonderfully-smooth planning process, procuring CLT , building warranties and the constructional approach of the house for a forthcoming article.

Looking forward to seeing it in print!

#greenhouse #newhouse #newhome #londonhouse #hayhurstandco



If you happen to be in Lostwithiel, Cornwall pop in to Taprell House and see the work we have been doing to create a sustainable future for the Grade-II* listed Edgcume House and Taprell House.

#lostwithiel #cornwall #edgcumbehouse #taprellhouse #hayhurstandco #townteam #listedbuildings


A massive thank you to Year 5 at Lostwithiel Primary School in Cornwall for all the excellent ideas they gave us this week on the future use of their town’s heritage buildings.

We have been consulting with a cross section of the community on how Lostwithiel Town Council’s Grade-II* listed Edgcumbe House and Taprell House might be given new uses and a more valued community asset.

Maple Class were excellent at helping us understand the great things about Lostwithiel and what new uses they would like to see for the 500 year old buildings.

Maple class’ ideas (as well as the ones we have been working on), will be exhibited in the town on Thursday 30th March – more details to follow in the week…

Photos: Marina Konstantopoulou, Jon Nicholls

#lostwithiel #lostwithielprimaryschool #cornwall #edgcumbehouse #taprellhouse #listedbuildings #townteam #talktothekids #consultation #schoolworkshop


A nice relaxing thought for a Thursday morning…

The new top floor of our remodelling and retrofit of a townhouse on Portobello Road coming together under the watchful eye of Project Associate Jamie Wakeford Holder. (Photo credit also Jamie).

#tetrofit #bath #topfloor #portobelloroad #nottinghill #hayhurstadco #houserefurbishment #londonrefurbishment


That was goooood… studio trip to see @smiljanradic at @barbicancentre

Speculation, storey-telling and super studio. A bit too much concrete but plenty of hot air… hahaha.

Needed that.



Presenting the designs for a project in a project we designed. That’s a first…!

#greenhouse #hayhurstandco


Selma – a 6th form student from @centralfoundationboysschool just round the corner from our studio – joined us last week for her work experience through the @accessaspiration programme.

It was great to share and exchange ideas on our ongoing community/ heritage project in Lostwithiel, Cornwall and study the picturesque town centre through the colourful lens of Selma’s lovely sketches.

Access Aspiration – a Mayor’s fund – aims to address this imbalance by creating more visibility of career pathways for 16-18 year olds from low-income and underrepresented backgrounds who are making key decisions about their future but struggling to link with employers.

#hayhurstandco #accessaspiration #lostwithiel #handdrawing #sketching


We’re delighted that two (!!!) of our projects have been shortlisted for a 2023 RIBA Award.

Second up – our new-build Green House in north London.

We’re looking forward to the jury visits in early March. 🤞

Photo Credit: @kilianosullivan

@ribalondon #greenhouse #house #home #newhouse #newhome #architecture #londonarchitecture #timber #timberbuildings


We’re delighted that two (!!!) of our projects have been shortlisted for a 2023 RIBA Award.

First up – our new-build Edith Neville Primary School in Somers Town for Camden Council.

Photo Credit: @kilianosullivan

@wemakecamden @ribalondon #edithneville #edithnevilleprimaryschool #school #primaryschool #architecture #londonarchitecture #awardshortlist #hayhurstandco


It was great to show officers and councillors from the planning and housing teams at @haringeycouncil around Green House yesterday.

Project Associate Claire Taggart led the visit and conversations about sustainability in house design and the replicability of the design for social housing and custom-build.

Green House won the ‘Best House’, ‘Most sustainable building’ and was the overall winner at last year’s Haringey Design Awards and we are now facilitating a number of tours and conversations.

Photo credit: @tomvanschelven

#greenhouse #hayhurstandco #sustainability #timber #timberarchitecture #clt #newhouse #newhome #londonhouse #londonhome


A nice little Q&A with Nick & Jon in the December issue of Enki.

Showcasing recent education and residential projects: all of them exploring ideas of materiality and nature, and domesticity and play.

#gardenhouse #grainhouse #greenhouse #edithnevilleprimaryschool #hayhurstandco #newhouse #newhome #newschool #architecture #londonarchitecture



Also at the end of December, we were appointed on an exciting new community/ heritage project in Lostwithiel, Cornwall following an open tender.

We are now working with Lostwithiel’s Town Team to find new community uses for their 16-Century Taprell House and 17-Century Edgcumbe House (both Grade II* listed).

Our appointment will look at how the buildings might become a sustainably community asset for the town. We will be working with the local community over the next few months to find out what they feel the possible futures for these heritage assets might be.

Any ideas – lets us know!

#lostwithiel #cornwall #taprellhouse #edgcumbehouse #community #heritage


Already lots to talk about…

We start off with news from the end of December that our Edith Neville Primary School has been long-listed for the RIBA Journal MacEwan Award. The award recognises socially-aware architecture for the ‘common good’.

The design is based on a shared ‘manifesto’ for the school that evolved from a detailed consultation and co-design process undertaken between the school community, Camden Council and ourselves. The manifesto established the project’s key objectives and a vision for the educational environment and social impact. The manifesto covered subjects such as ‘pedagogy’, ‘nature’, ‘community’ and ‘well-being’: defining and expressing the school’s ethos, community outlook and intended social value.

These photographs show some of the pupils at the school presenting the school values – independence, creativity, empathy, perseverance – in their new school setting.

Our STEM lab for Torriano Primary School made the shortlist in 2020 – fingers crossed for Edith Neville…!

Photo Credit: @kilianosullivan

@ribajournal #edithnevilleprimaryschool #primaryschool #schoolvalues #schooldesign #empathy #creativity #perserverance #independence #camden #camdenschool #primaryschool #londonschool


For the first time in 3 years, and despite a broken arm, a foot operation, the addition of a tiger, a teenager, multiple totts and Mini the sausage dog we actually had a Christmas away day at Christmas.

We started for breakfast at the heart-warming and stirling-shortlisted @seaccfulham by @maearchitects (thank you to the team for showing us around).

We then went for lunch at (well, outside in the rain) by the dark, hi-tec retail environment of Battersea Power Station (in our defence, none of us has been there, we were just intrigued).

And then on for drinks in the the @greenwichdesigndistrict – lots of conversation about how you make an architectural languages on its own terms without a pre-existing built context.

Journeyed via bus, tube and boat we all had a good day finished with dinner and drinks (until closing-time, of course…) in Greenwich.

Happy Christmas from everyone at Hayhurst & Co. (Including the tiger).

Photo credits from various members of the team.

#studytrip #awayday #hayhurstandco #happychristmas


We are really excited to be one of the 30 practices to have won a place on the new @notting_hill_genesis framework for small and specialist sites.

We’re looking forward to working with Notting Hill Genesis and their residents to create new homes and help shape communities.


Also @architectsjournal – it’s ‘Hayhurst & Co.’ – the Co. is important.

#nottinghillgenesis #newhomes #smallsites


Just before December arrived… it was lovely to show our team and architects from @rckarchitects and @met_work around our recently completed Edith Neville Primary School.

Lots of good chats about ‘school as gallery’, school communities, masterplans and procurement, (of course).

#edithnevilleprimaryschool #schooldesign #hayhurstandco #edithneville #camdenschool #architour


We are delighted that our Green House was ‘Highly Commended’ in the Private Buildings category at the @woodawards earlier this week.

The wood awards also put in an amazing exhibition of all the shortlisted work at the Carpenters Hall in London.

The project uses a cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure by @eurban_limited along with frameless CLT cabinetry and architraves fully integrated into the CLT superstructure.

We’ll done to all the winning and highly commended projects… 👏👏👏

#wood #woodawards #timber #clt #greenhouse #newhouse #architecture #timberarchitecture


Delighted to see our Edith Neville Primary School for @wemakecamden published in @dezeen yesterday.

The project has been a total labour of love for the practice since 2014. It has been a real collaborative effort with the school community, consultants and our own internal team. It couldn’t have been delivered without the sterling effort of so many people.

The wider design team aren’t listed on the dezeen article so this post is to acknowledge the amazing work done by so many hands over the last 8 years.

Hayhurst & Co design team:
Jamie Wakeford, Amy Waite, Bronya Meredith, Rory Lean, Mariko Whittaker, Antonis Papamichael, Nick Hayhurst, Jonathan Nicholls.

Consultant Team:
Landscape Design: Howard Miller Design (@hmillerbros)
Structural Engineer: @priceandmyers
MEP Engineer: @maxfordhamllp
Project Manager: Urban Logik
Quantity Surveyor: Currie & Brown
Principal Designer: Currie & Brown
Employer’s Agent: Capital Property & Construction
Fire Consultant: Exova
Contractor: Neilcott Construction
Photo Credit: @kilianosullivan

#edithneville #edithnevilleprimaryschool #camdenschools #school #schooldesign #learningspaces #architecture #londonarchitecture #schoolarchitecture


We are thrilled to announce that we have won ‘Education Architect of the Year’ at this year’s Architect of the Year Awards.

This validates almost two decades of work delivering publicly-funded school projects for young children and their school communities.

More posts (with the actual work!) to follow…

Photo Credit: @richardc100

#schooldesign #educationbuilding #architectureaward #architecture


Big congratulations to Ruby Sleigh and Marina Konstantopoulou from the Hayhurst & Co team who both passed their RIBA Part 3 with flying colours today…!

Ruby is currently working on a new development of 6 homes on a backland site in north-London which we will be submitting for planning soon. In addition to practice, Ruby also teaches on the MArch course at Oxford Brookes University and is helping lead the practice’s sustainability initiatives.

Marina is leading two residential projects which are both on site. A refurbishment and extension of a house in Swiss Cottage and a retrofit of a 1960s house in Hackney. Marina is helping lead the practices’ approach to visual representation techniques.


Delighted that our Green House in Tottenham has won the ‘Custom and self-build project of the year’ at the Structural Timber Awards ceremony on Wednesday night.

#greenhouse #hayhurstandco #selfbuild #custombuild #timber #structuraltimber #architectureaward #timberhouse


The lovely RIBA Journal article is now on-line on the RIBA Journal website. Extracted here…

Have a read…!


‘A different world’

Edith Neville Primary School in Somers Town, London for Camden Council is our first new-build school project and a building that synthesises so many of the practice’s educational and architectural principles. It is amazing to see it in print – it has been a long time coming! We will be sharing more about the project in coming weeks and months.

Thank you RIBA Journal and Chris Foges for such a thorough, careful and astute write up.

‘Edith Neville is the sort of ambitious, generous and situation-specific building that routinely filled architecture magazines and awards lists in the late 2000s, until the government had an abrupt change of heart and insisted instead on standardisation and efficiency’

‘Hayhurst & Co’s intricate, light-filled building is bursting with architectural ideas and extraordinary spatial events, but none is simply indulgent: every move is rooted in a coherent educational ethos – and evident empathy with young children’

‘Its effect has been profound, says Ruby Nasser, Headteacher. “Some parents cried when we first showed them around” The children are noticeably calmer, she notes, and have greater self-esteem – not least because their school is a match for flashy buildings springing up on every side of Somers Town. Too few new school heads could say the same, but it is what every child deserves”

A different world indeed.

@ribajournal @chris.foges @wemakecamden #edithneville #edithnevilleprimaryschool #school #schoolbuilding #camden #hayhurstandco #schooldesign #learningspaces


I went for a wander yesterday into the hills of deepest Croydon to see Hayes Primary School in Kenley 10 years after it opened.

In 2010, the scheme had a CABE design review panel and I remember them saying – in a disparaging way – how filthy the screen would be over time because of the proximity of the trees and that overall the scheme lacked legibility between building and landscape.

I remember saying that I wouldn’t mind if in 10 years time the screen became really mossy and sappy as it would symbolise being enmeshed in its sylvan setting and visually indistinguishable from its landscape and that was the architectural ambition. I’m not sure that comment went down very well.

However, I can report that the school looks as good as new (and has done at every point I have revisited or wandered past over the years). The screen still looks sharp and dynamic and the landscape has now matured around it. The building feels quite bold yet synthesised in its landscape context.

I’ll take another trip back in another 10 years.

#hayesprimaryschool #thehayesprimaryschool #croydon #hayhurstandco #schooldesign #educationspaces #spacesforlearning #school #schoolbuilding #architecture #londonarchitecture


Hayes Primary School, Croydon. 2010-2012. Following on from last week’s post marking 10 years since the opening of Hayes – a bit more nourishment….

Here are some of the design drawings for Hayes that explore the use of CLT and the relationship between building, material and landscape.

Image 1. This was our first CLT project. It was a hybrid structure (along with some block work walls and steel beams). The CLT is conceived as one of a series of timber interventions.

Image 2. We spent a lot of time testing how CLT elements would read and be expressed relative to one another and the spaces they made. This photo shows the corner of a classroom where CLT wall meets CLT furniture meets removable CLT perforated panel that provides ventilation.

Images 3-6. The CLT was also used to make a 650mm-thick, 60m-long furniture wall that separated the classrooms and the circulation spaces. It provided storage – it looked really heavy (it was heavy!) but it wasn’t structural. The CLT elements were used horizontally and biscuit jointed at the corners. A visual expression of the language of trees in a sylvan site.

Images 7-10 The extension was located at the front of the school – just high enough that the previous building would be concealed from view and giving the impression if a new building. The roof behind the screen varied in angle to provide natural ventilation to the classrooms. The order of the landscape followed suit.

#hayesprimaryschool #hayhurstandco #schooldesign #clt #learningspaces #architecture #architecturaldrawings #timber #wood #anoldiebutagoodie #school #schoolbuilding #architecture #londonarchitecture


10 years old…! 🎉🎉🎉

10 years ago today, our extension to Hayes Primary School in Kenley, Croydon opened its doors for the first time…

A vibrant extension to a tired and out-dated school building at the heart of its community. The extension provided 4 new infant classrooms, an ICT Lab, a small hall and new administration facilities.

The main façade of the building has a reflective steel brise-soleil that provides shade from solar glare and over-heating to the teaching spaces as well as giving a uniformed building elevation. The perforations vary in size: larger at the bottom to let light in and gradually getting smaller to the top to allow for a greater level of reflection. This mirror-finished screen, positioned at high-level on the building’s façade, reflects the canopies of the mature trees at the front of the school site, giving the illusion that the mass of the building is reduced. Walking or driving past the building gives the sense of a dynamic elevation: a variable, enlivening and visually-engaging elevation.

Ahead of the curve and before we were talking so much about embodied carbon, we used CLT is used as the structure of the building as well as for the central storage wall that runs through the extension: a 650mm thick wall, made up from horizontally stacked timber panels that give an internal elevation of exposed timber end-grains. The solid-timber pieces are cut and stacked to form openings in the wall, through to the classrooms, and with recesses on alternating sides that form shelves for the school library, seats and reading alcoves as well as storage for classroom equipment and teaching materials. When stacked and biscuit-jointed, the end grain of the pre-fabricated element appears as a substantial and solid core at the centre of the school.

Amongst others, the project won a 2013 RIBA National Award, the NLA Award for Best Education Building and was the NLA overall winner: Best Building in London in 2013.

Here’s to the next 10 years…!

Photo Credits: @kilianosullivan

#10 #10yearsold #hayesprimaryschool #hayhurstandco  #schooldesign #croydon #clt #crosslaminatedtimber #education #educationspaces #teachingspaces #school #schoolbuilding


The October issue of @houseandgardenuk hits the stands this week and features our very own Grain House on the front cover.

Lovely article inside. An amazing shoot by @mark_anthony_fox and kind works by @dominic_bradbury

Looking forward to seeing the hardcopy.

#homesandgarden #newhome #hackney #grainhouse #hayhurstandco #architecture #londonarchitecture #houseextension #londonextension


Thank you Temi…! A select gathering of the @hayhurstandco crew (i.e. Those not on holiday!) gathered at #theprideofspitalfields on Wednesday evening this week to say farewell and thank you to one of our Part 1s Temi Odele.

Temi joined us last year following the completion of her first-class degree from University of Reading and is going on to the LSA for her Part 2 in September.

We wish her well…!

Great polaroid photo from @ciapaite.dovile


Front page of the @architectsjournal today… Green House is one of the 11 new homes in the country shortlisted for the Manser Medal.

Good luck to all the shortlisted practices…!

#aj #ajawards #manser #mansermedal #architectureaward #newhome #londonarchitecture #architecture


Woohoo… 🎉🎉🎉

Green House longlisted for @dezeenawards_ awards. Only one of three urban houses in the UK to make the list…!

@dezeen #architecture #greenhouse #hayhurstandco #londonarchitecture #newhome


Woohoo… new plants for the studio… 🌴🌴🌴 Going in for the Spitalfields jungle vibe…

#studioplants # hayhurstandco


Our team were delighted to be joined by Luisa and Ima from Harris Academy Falconwood sixth form last week, who came for a week’s work experience in design, model-making and presentation. They got stuck into designing a live brief: family houses on a small infill site behind the office, proposing a top-lit 2 bedroomed home to deal with overlooking and a balcony for outdoor amenity.

They started by surveying the site by hand, drawing and modelling the context to scale, then looked at precedent projects for tight sites within and outside of the office with a trip to end of year shows for inspiration. They developed their proposal by hand and in SketchUp before presenting to the team on Friday afternoon for their first architectural ‘crit’.

Luisa plans to apply for undergraduate courses in architecture next year, whilst Ima is heading for interior design. We wish them both the best of luck and look forward to seeing their designs in the future!

Thanks to Ruby, Temi and Sahba from Hayhurst & Co team from supporting this.

#harrisacademy #harrisacadmeyfalconwood #workexperience #mentoring #architectstraining #hayhurstandco


We are delighted to be shortlisted for BD Individual House Architect of the Year 2022.

In the 5 years since we were last shortlisted, we have been working on a range of new-build homes and low-carbon retrofits of existing homes around the UK. Working with amazing clients, our buildings have formed R&D testbeds for sustainable forms of construction and homes that have been sculpted to suit the owners and their sites’ specific contexts.

The projects featured in our submission were;

Grain House: A re-ordered Victorian house with new circulation wrapping around an external courtyard formed crafted from 6 species of timber for different purposes. A garden studio takes the form of a magical imaginary woodland creature nestling amongst the trees.

Green House: A new-build home for a photographer centred around an awesome, riad-style courtyard and with a verdant, planted front elevation. The home is constructed from CLT, heated via an ASHP and with a natural stacked ventilation strategy.

Messuage House: A deep retrofit of a Grade-II listed house and extension that reads as a series of garden structures stepping up a steeply-sloped site. The landscaping forms a luscious ring of planting around the existing house.

Re-found House: An artist’s home and studio, the new house uses recycled demolition waste from the existing site with crushed rubble and concrete waste formed into terrazzo slabs by a local manufacturers to form a ruinous and luminous outer skin.

Good luck to all the practices shortlisted: @napierclarke @erbarmattes @eldridge_london_architects @mclarenexcell @fletchercranearchitects @shedkm @denizen_works

Fingers crossed for 18th October when the winner will be announced.

#buildingdesign #architectoftheyear #housearchitectoftheyear #housedesign #designinghomes #architecture


We are delighted to be shortlisted for BD Education Architect of the Year 2022.

In the 6 years since we were last shortlisted, we have been working with a range of amazing schools and learning communities to deliver exemplar low-carbon spaces for teaching and learning around the UK. Our projects range from single spaces that enable new forms of STEM teaching through to whole schools that capture the ethos of their communities.

The projects featured in our submission were;

Edith Neville Primary School: A new-build, urban school set around a public-open space and constructed from CLT. The school is centred around a family-scale courtyard that welcomes the community in and an internal ‘gallery’ for exhibition and gathering.

Torriano Primary School: An active STEM lab is created from the conversion of an unloved two-storey turret in this existing school. Constructed around laminated ply portals, is a series of spaces for carrying out different types of science experiments.

Peterchurch Primary School: A new-build passivhaus, NZC 1FE primary school constructed in CLT and clad in thatch in rural Herefordshire. The project was co-designed with pupils and staff and includes a nurture hub and outdoor classrooms.

Clore Learning Centre; A learning space for children of all ages, the Clore Learning Centre at the Grade-II listed RIBA promotes active learning about architecture. The space creates a series of delightful and adaptable interventions to encourage learners to think about the spaces around them.

Good luck to all the practices shortlisted: @waltersandcohen @jmarchitects @sheppard_robson @fcbstudios @henleyhalebrown @iidarchitects @cottverm

Fingers crossed for 18th October when the winner will be announced.

#buildingdesign #architectoftheyear #educationarchitectoftheyear #schooldesign #learningspaces


Woo hoo… We are delighted that our Green House in Tottenham is one of six houses that has been shortlisted for ‘House of the Year’ in the British Homes Awards for houses under 2,500 sq/ft.

Congratulations to the other practices @sw_arch @pad_studiouk @rxarchitects @napierclarke @hlmarchitects


More on Green house to follow…

Photo credit: @kilianosullivan

#greenhouse #house #newhome #hayhurstandco #clt #plantsofinstagram


Woohoo… Our STEAM lab for Torriano Primary School was Highly Commended by the Camden Design Award jury yesterday evening.

Thank you @gurmeet_sian @fi.macdonald @tvonpreussen @davidmurraykerr

Great to be in such esteemed company and working in a borough with so many great schemes.

Go Camden…!

#camdendesignawards #torrianoprimaryschool #schooldesign #steameducation #hayhurstandco


In March this year, I spent three days chairing he RIBA Awards jury for projects in south-west London – the winners of which were announced today.

Along with my esteemed co-judges Julian de Metz, Vicki Macgregor and Euan Millar-McMeeken and co-ordinated by the RIBA’s Jessica Davies, we visited homes, schools, spaces for London’s diverse communities and buildings for national institutions.

We met clients and stakeholder who talked about the amazing journeys their architects had taken them on and architects who had navigated technical, legislative and contractual challenges to deliver such incredible buildings over what has been a very difficult few years for all of us.

We discussed sustainability, social value and architectural enquiry and how the buildings we design contribute to the places we inhabit, the cities we live in and the development of architectural discourse.

A big congratulations to all the winners – very well deserved.

The photo be @julian_de_metz is of me in the riotous Mountain View by @can_agram

@riba @ribalondon @expoartlondon @julian_de_metz



With some of our recent commissions, we have been thinking about new school buildings in street scenes and how they relate to existing buildings.

Did a little trip past our expansion to Pegasus Academy in Thornton Heath yesterday. Still looking 👍

(This photo is by @kilianosullivan – Palace was playing at home yesterday so the buses were all backed up which wouldn’t have made for a great post…)

#pegasusacademy #croydonschools #schoolbuildings #thorntonheath #hayhurstandco #gold #goldschool


Good things to come to those how wait… almost  finished on site in Cromer.

#hayhurstandco #cromer #norfolk #onsite #newhome #norfolkextension #houseextension #flint #timber #underconstruction #flintdormer #goodthingscometothosewhowait


Sunshine and blue skies. Laughter and play. Medicine for a cold, overcast January morning.

PS. Really love the cheekiness in the first image.

Edith Neville Primary School, Camden from September 2021.

Landscape Design: @mrhowardmiller
Photo Credit: @kilianosullivan

#edithneville #edithnevilleprimaryschool #learningspaces #schooldesign #playground #plantsofinstagram #learninglandscapes #somerstown #camden #hayhurstandco


This week, the RIBA announced they are holding a competition for a £20m re-masterplan of the Institute and the first phase of its refurbishment and transformation into a new cultural, learning, work, broadcasting and members’ hub.

In 2017, we won the RIBA competition to overhaul the 4th floor office spaces into a new Clore Learning Space. In 2019, we completed the project: the first learning space in the UK dedicated to the learning of architecture.

The Clore Studio invites visitors to engage physically with the space, developing an understanding of the architecture that surrounds us every day, whilst providing a practical and flexible space for a wide range of learning programmes. The space is a made up of series of delightful and adaptable interventions that promote an understanding of architecture through interactive learning; observing, testing, making and sharing.

Display cabinets proudly exhibit work produced by RIBA learning programmes, while magnetic & drawable folding cabinet fronts enable presentation of work and display of drawings. Tiered bamboo steps and modular stools provide flexible seating for lectures and workshops or can be used as work surfaces or exhibition plinths. Ceiling frames allow construction of large-scale installations or sub-division of the space.

Looking forward to the next stage of the Institute’s development.

Photo Credit: @kilianosullivan

#hayhurstandco  @riba @ribacomps #66portlandplace #clorelearningspace #cloreduffieldfoundation #competition #architecturecompetition


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Hayhurst and Co. 🎄🎄🕺🏻🍷💃🏾🍷

Green House looking splendid and festive…! Loving the galleried CLT, curtains and tree look…!

Photo Credit: @tomvanschelven

#greenhouse #hayhurstandco #merrychristmas


An essential event!: It was great to be at the book launch of “Kolobok – A Russian bun, on the Run!” yesterday evening – a children’s book illustrated by our very own talented architectural assistant @ciapaite.dovile

Kolobok is a folk story about a bread bun that runs away on an adventure through the forest who skilfully avoids being caught and eaten by various animals.

Translated and adapted by @sianvalvis
Published by Fontanka
Distributed by Thames and Hudson

Available in hardback from all good bookshops…!

#artwordsbookshop #foyles #bricklanebookshop #dauntbooks #waterstones

#kolobok #russianbun #dovileciapaite

#childrensbookillustration #bookillustration #litograph #risograph #pantone #picturebook #russianfolktale #storytelling #folktaleillustration #natureillustration #graphicdesign #childrenspublishing #markmaking #illustrationartists #print



Grain House is on Grand Designs House of the Year this evening at 9pm on Channel 4. Tune in…!

As @kevin.mccloud1 says: “A home full of unexpected delight. You have a tree in the house, inside, I mean outside, inside”

@riba @sebastiancoxltd @vascon975 @webbyates #houseoftheyear #houseoftheyear021 #granddesigns #grainhouse #hayhurstandco #onthebox @channel4 #insideoutside #plantsofinstagram #treesofinstagram #timber


On site in Norfolk: Landscape connections – frames, steps and reveals (and a portaloo….🙄) in plan and section.

#ruinedhouse #cromer #norfolk #hayhurstandco #landscapeviews #framedviews #steps #reveals #newhome #houseextension #norfolkextensioon




Grain House: Long listed for RIBA House of the Year.

#grainhouse #hackney #riba @riba #houseoftheyear #houseoftheyear2021 #hayhusrtandco #timber #grain #house #architecture #newhome #houseextension


It was great to be at @yourallypally yesterday evening for the @haringeycouncil Design Awards ceremony.

We are thrilled that Green House in Tottenham won;

Most sustainable Building,
Best Individual house and
Overall Winner

Showing off the awards are our client, the amazing @tomvanschelven, and and talented Associate and Project Architect, Claire Taggart.

Thank you to the judging panel, council officers and members that gave the project the awards.

#greenhouse #hayhurstandco #tottenham #haringey #haringeydesignawards #sustainability #mostsustainable #mostsustainablebuilding #besthouse #bestindividualhouse #overallwinner


We have an exciting opportunity for a graduate Part 1 architectural assistant to join our growing team in London.

We are currently working on a wide range of projects from one-off houses, to new-build schools through to estate regenerations strategies. The position will involve work on a number of projects through all RIBA stages with a focus on one-off houses in the first instance.

We are looking for an RIBA Part 1 qualified graduate with skills in the production of drawings, visual materials, computer and physical model making. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic individual with a creative drive, excellent communication skills and a desire to contribute to a creative team-working environment.

Hayhurst and Co is an equal opportunities employer and a member of the London Practice Forum. We are keen to receive applications from a diverse range of candidates and we actively encourage applications from under-represented groups.

Key Requirement:

– RIBA part 1 (or equivalent qualification)
-strong design skills with an interest in materials and the environment
-excellent written and verbal communication skills
-proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and CAD packages (ideally vectorworks)
-effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team
-good communication and presentation skills
-excellent time management, organisation, planning and attention to detail
-ability to think creatively and problem solve through design

Please submit a PDF of your CV, portfolio (less than 10MB and no links to file sharing applications or websites) with covering letter to jobs@hayhurstand.co.uk

The starting salary will be £25k per annum plus company benefits. Start date is the beginning of November 2021.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 20 October 2021

#hayhurstandco #architecturejobs #joinourteam #architecturalassistant



Feels like a mustard-coloured curtain kinda morning…

Photo of #greenhouse By @kilianosullivan

#hayhurstandco #newhouse #newhome #curtains #mustardyellow #mustard #mustardcoloured #curtainsofinstagram #architecture #londonarchitecture


Awaiting the beginning of lunchtime play with trepidation at our Edith Neville Primary School…

@kilianosullivan is ready to capture it!

#edithnevilleprimaryschool #edithneville #camden #londonschool #newschool #schooldesign #playspace #londonarchitecture #architecture #howardmiller


Great to see Hackney’s finest – our very own Garden House – being used by @riba as the poster project for their new ‘Find an Architect’ campaign.

After 6 years, the roof is still looking  👌 thanks to Keir’s green fingers.

Thank you so much to our clients @whitakermalem for agreeing to so this for the RIBA.

#riba #whitakermslem #gardenhouse #hayhurstandco #green #greenroof #hackney #newhome # newhouse #londonarchitecture #architecture



Another sneaky peak: this time inside. Green House.

Photograph by @kilianosullivan

#greenhouse #hayhurstandco #sneakypeek #crosslaminatedtimber #clt #plantsofinstagram #newhome #newhouse #londonarchitecture


Nick’s been allowed to use his coloured pens this morning…

A working drawing for the setting out of the tiles that form the hearth, steps and library area at Ruined House in Norfolk.

#handdrawing #colouredpens #architecturaldrawing #workingdrawing


Open House 2021: We will be opening the doors of two of our recently completed projects this Saturday 11th September as part of Open House 2021.

Torriano Primary School. Between 10am and 1pm we will be at Torriano Primary School in Kentish Town which we completed in 2019. The project created the first primary-school STEM Activity Lab in the country and comprises the re-mdoelling of a 2-storey turret on top of an existing Victorian school building to to provide a space for dynamic hands-on experiments including a CNC-cut internal structure, shiny shingled cladding and a living façade. Winner of RIBA Award, RIBA Small project of the year Award, AJ Retrofit Award and Civic Trust Award. No booking required – just turn up and say hello!

Green House. Between 3pm and 6pm we will be at Green House in Tottenham which we completed only a few months ago. A new CLT-framed house built on a site once occupied by market garden greenhouses. The house features a planted façade with sliding external screens and a riad-style central atrium assisting with natural daylighting, ventilation and cooling. Pre-book only – don’t just rock-up!

@opencitylondon #opencity #openhouse #openhouse2021 #torrianoprimaryschool #greenhouse #hayhurstandco


Studio trip: it was great for the Hayhurst & Co team to visit our recently-completed Green House yesterday evening. Lots of chat about CLT, ASHPs, stack ventilation, internal curtains and visual connections.

It finished off a day taking our first set of photos with @kilianosullivan and with guest appearance from contractor @vascon975

Big thanks and great hosting from @tomvanschelven @amandine.neysesvanschelven

#newhouse #londonarchitecture #hayhurstandco #greenhouse #crosslaminatedtimber #clt


Sneaky peak: First complete image of Green House from our amazingly-talented resident-photographer @tomvanschelven

#greenhouse #hayhurstandco


Crikey… what a week for Grain House…!

We are delighted to announce that Grain House in Hackney has won an RIBA Award on top of being 1 of 10 houses in the UK shortlisted for the Manser Medal and 1 of 25 across the world shortlisted for the dezeen ‘residential rebirth’ project of the year award…

This post is to the team…

To our amazing clients – Lucy and Max.

To the ever-patient contractor – Kosta and his team at Rebuild London.

To the timber master craftsman that is – @sebastiancoxltd for making the kitchen and one-off pieces of joinery.

To the team that holds it all up – @webbyates

And our own team who made it all happen – Holly Crosbie, Jon Nicholls and Nick Hayhurst.



Shortlisted for the Manser Medal…! 🕺🕺

Grain House is on the shortlist for the Manser Medal – AJ House of the Year Award. One of the 10 best homes completed in the country this year. Winner announced on 17th November.

#grainhouse #hackney #hayhurstandco @architectsjournal #mansermedal #architectureaward #houseextension #architecture #londonarchitecture


Exhibition: Great to see our Grain House in the @nla @dont.move.improve exhibition at @coaldropsyard yesterday.

Go and take a … it’s on until 21st September.

The project is exhibited amongst the 8 other category winners that were judged to be the 9 best house extensions completed in London last year. Grain House won the ‘Materiality and Craftmanship’ Award which recognises projects that take particular care and attention to material selection, finishing and detailing.

#grainhouse #hayhurstandco #houseextension #exhibition #besthouseextension #awardwinning #materiality #craftmanship #nla #dontmoveimprove


Testing testing: Jonathan and Alex on the studio’s roof terrace testing coursing strategies for re-using brick on a new project. Good to back in the studio and collaborating in person…!

#backinthestudio #studiolife #studio #brick #reusingbricks #collaboration


Whoop whoop…! Delighted that Grain House in Hackney has been long listed for the dezeen 2021 awards in the ‘residential rebirth’ category. Looking forward to seeing the shortlist…

#houseextension #houserefurbishment #grainhouse #hayhurstandco #hackney #grain #timber #dezeen #dezeenaward #architectureaward #design @dezeen