The pace of change has perhaps never been quicker. This issue of New London Quarterly marks that, created during the period in which Londoners have locked down, along with the rest of the country, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This issue hears from AECOM’s Stephen Engblom, Selasi Setufe a co-founder of Black Females in Architecture, HB Reavis’s Steven Skinner, the breakthrough practice Archio, with the regular My London feature by guest writer Emily Gee.
Appropriately, our building review this time has public health at its heart. Stanton Williams’ exquisite and humane Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children is a friendly locale for lab work and care — and research into COVID-19.
As Mark Titchner’s artwork in the centre’s entrance puts it (quoting Helen Keller): ‘Together we can do so much.’ A fitting leitmotif for this period of intense change — and the opportunities that can result.
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AECOM’s Stephen Engblom and BeFirst’s Selasi Setufe
Tall Buildings Special
Knight Frank’s Stuart Baillie on the latest NLA research into tall buildings in London
High streets of the future
Might e-sports be one help to the high street of the future? David Taylor talks to HKS Architects’ Chi Bhatia
Socially engaged — Archio is making waves in housing and community consultation. David Taylor met them
Top of their game
HB Reavis CEO Steven Skinner tells David Taylor about the unusual developer’s plans in Waterloo, Farringdon and Shoreditch
Stanton Williams’ Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Diseas in Children gets the building review treatment
Need to know
The quarter — our summary of all the key news events this term
We ask: how will COVID-19 change London?
Peter Murray argues that London needs to ‘Build Back Better’ in the post-COVID-19 era
Opinions this time from Dolphin Living, First Base, Gort Scott and BECG
From the team
‘Super-connector’ NLA business development director Emma Jefferson pays tribute to her role model father
Professor Yolande Barnes points to the urbanistic, social and planning lessons London could learn from the pandemic
Child Graddon Lewis director Arita Morris answers the NLQ’s questions
Historic England’s Emily Gee takes a (virtual) trip around Coram’s Fields
Tamsie Thomson sets the scene for an unusual year for the London Festival of Architecture
Business coach Louise Rodgers looks at how organisations have responded to the challenges thrown up by COVID-19
Best of the web
‘Five minutes with...’ — as part of the NLA’s New London Weekly, David Taylor caught up with Buckley Gray Yeoman founder Matt Yeoman
West End hit — Woods Bagot on its ‘love-letter’ to the city, The Londoner
Our coverage of both NLA’s pre-lockdown, physical events and Zoomed webinars
NEW Out of office
John Robertson reveals a little-known, extra curricular passion — kitesurfing
Cushman & Wakefield head of UK research and insight Greg Mansell outlines market conditions
Published June 2020.
Editor, David Taylor. Editor-in-chief, Peter Murray. Production, Michelle Haywood. Art direction, Stefano Meroni. Photography, Agnese Sanvito. Sub editor, Julia Dawson.