In architecture, you are young if you are under 50, an infant if you are under 40, and a babe in arms if you are under 30. It takes seven years to get trained as an architect, and after that you have to start learning how to build things, which is something they don't seem to teach much. So when an architecture exhibition called "40 under 40" surfaces at the V&A, be aware that these are people barely getting into their stride. Architects have a habit of staying preternaturally youthful. It's Nature's way of telling them they're in it for the long haul.
From an Irish perspective, I see Michelle Fagan of FKL Architects got included.
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Gareth Hoskins Architects Ltd are one of the leading architecture and design practices in the UK with a reputation for producing creative and expressive design solutions. Established in 1998, and now grown to over 30 people, the practiceâ€™s innovative and people focused designs have resulted in a wide variety of prominent projects both throughout the UK and abroad. Projects range from the new V&A and RIBA Architecture Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the prestigious masterplan for the Royal Museum, Edinburgh and the new world class visitor centre at Culloden Battlefield for the National Trust for Scotland. The practiceâ€™s most recently completed building is Robin House the new childrenâ€™s hospice for CHAS in Loch Lomond National Park. The new building has been highlighted by the Royal Fine Arts Council as a model of â€˜design excellenceâ€™ and â€˜best practiceâ€™ for future developments within the Park.
NORD Architects LLP (Northern Office for Research and Design) was formed in June 2002. Directors Robin Lee and Alan Pert established their working relationship whilst working on the Award winning Tramway Arts Venue redevelopment with Zoo Architects. They founded NORD with the intention of channeling their skills into more diverse design challenges. NORD have quickly developed a wide range of experience that includes projects in the Arts, commercial, residential and leisure sectors while their interior design, product and exhibition work has awarded them recognition at last years Salon de Meuble in Milan. In August 2004 NORD set up a European office following a commission in Barcelona.
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