Ackroyd Lowrie has submitted Planning for a contemporary housing scheme in a backland site within the Ewell Road Conservation Area. The dynamic form relates to the traditional bay forms of the Victorian villas that surround the site.
Ackroyd Lowrie are setting off to MIPIM to demonstrate how our innovative new Virtual Reality technologies are changing the way buildings are designed
Having been a great driver in the growth of new business over the last four years at her former practice Surface to Air, Andrea Schrader, a RIBA and ARB accredited architect, has been appointed as Associate Architect & Business Development Manager at Ackroyd Lowrie. Having helped Surface to Air achieve significant growth, it was the right time for Andrea to embrace greater input into the direction and future success of a business.
"I’m delighted to take on the new challenge of driving the business forward, and continuing to build on Ackroyd Lowrie's existing success. Directors Jon and Oliver are forward thinking designers with strong design aspirations very much in line with my own; I am excited to see how we will collaborate together"
Andrea has significant architectural experience in residential, commercial and retail design. She has worked with major brands including Global Radio, Tottenham Hotspurs and Mulberry. She is particularly known for her front end management, trend forecasting and conceptual design skill sets.
This is a unique opportunity to join Ackroyd Lowrie, a fast growing, young and innovative boutique company based in the creative hub of Vyner Street in Bethnal Green, East London.
We are looking to employ an organised and responsible part time Studio Manager to join our vibrant in-house team. You will work with the Directors and other team members to ensure the smooth running of the practice and assist in the efficient coordination of project related tasks and other administrative responsibilities as required.Read More
Oli Lowrie spoke at the RIBA seminar on Virtual Reality: Understanding the Possibilities on 1 Dec. If you would like to hear Oli's thoughts on the revolutionary benefits of VR technology in architectural design for free, click on the video below.
Ackroyd Lowrie are delighted to announce Planning Consent has been granted for a new mixed, creative-use development on Hooker’s Road in Walthamstow. The development will transform the industrial warehouse next to the famous Blackhorse Road Workshops into a climbing centre, yoga studio, workshop, and collaborative office space. The site is part of the redevelopment of the thriving, creative industries centred around East London. Our aim is to create an affordable and inspirational facility that will continue this much needed regeneration of the area. The building will also have a focus on low energy with Eco-Cooling Air Handling units which save energy and mitigate noise impact on neighbouring properties.
On loan from Cityscape Digital, Ackroyd Lowrie had the privilege of experiencing the new HoloLens from Microsoft: the augmented reality headset. A holographic computer is built into the headset taking virtual reality one step further and introducing augmented reality, allowing the wearer to see and hear holograms.
The HoloLens actually projects virtual elements into the wearer’s vision, making the experience fully immersive. It is completely wireless and uses a high-definition lense and spatial sound technology to create the experience. It doesn’t create a new reality as Oculus Rift does, instead it projects items into your existing one. Though the field of vision on the current model is narrow, this is something that will be improved in time for the next model’s release. It feels easier to wear than the Oculus Rift headset as it doesn’t cover the sides of the eyes. Consumers will be waiting around another four years for their version, but it will be worth the wait as this is technology that will not only change the architectural industry but the way we live our lives.
Oli Lowrie will be speaking at the RIBA seminar on Virtual Reality: Understanding the Possibilities on 1 Dec. We will be streaming the talk to our Facebook page using Facebook Live at 6.55pm. If you would like to attend the seminar, please click here. If you would like to hear Oli's thoughts on the revolutionary benefits of VR technology in architectural design for free, make sure to go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ackroydlowrie/ at 6.55pm on 1 Dec.
Property Hub Meetup is a free monthly networking event that is open to everyone. This informal gathering is a relaxed get together of like-minded people in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The event is not sales-based and instead focuses on knowledge sharing. Ackroyd Lowrie’s Jon Ackroyd and developer Jethro East will be hosting the next event on 1 December 2016 at 7pm at King VII pub in Stratford.
If you are interested in attending this event, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-property-hub-meetup-london-stratford-tickets-28525518594?aff=erelexpmlt
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Ackroyd Lowrie’s Oliver Lowrie will be speaking at RIBA’s seminar on ‘Virtual Reality: Understanding the Possibilities’ on 1 Dec. AL are pioneers of using virtual reality in the design process, ensuring clients are completely satisfied with their design before committing to construction.
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Ackroyd Lowrie are a fast-growing, innovative boutique company based in the creative hub of Bethnal Green, East London. We use 3D printing and the latest VR technology to realise our clients’ dreams. We work across a range of sectors and will provide excellent experience to the right candidate. We are looking for candidates with excellent technical knowledge, who can provide leadership and motivation to a vibrant, young team. We believe in supporting our staff to reach their full potential. This is a perfect opportunity for an ambitious individual to flourish in an exciting practice and work in a great studio environment.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years job running experience post-part 3, preferably in the UK.
Software skills must include: Vectorworks, SketchUp and Adobe Creative Suite.
Experience of the following would also be an advantage: NBS Building/Create, 3DMax, Rendering
Candidates should have a flair for effective design and strong technical design skills.
Excellent communication skills across the board are required to interact with our clients, managers and team members.
Ability to take responsibility when required and meet project deadlines.
An interest in innovative technology.
RIBA stages from 0 to 7.
Working on contract values between £200k and £5m.
Working on both refurbishment and new buildings.
Sufficient experience in the UK to steer a project through the construction process.
This is a permanent position immediate start date.
Working with us gives you:
Salary £40-£50K p.a. depending on experience (plus potential for performance related bonuses).
Training and development opportunities, with high potential for career development.
Opportunity for equity/share options in a growing small business and potential for future directorship.
An office environment that is friendly, flexible and multicultural, with a sustainability commitment.
Regular social activities and an annual trip.
Being part of a committed equal opportunities company.
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You must be eligible to work in the UK.
Please send your CV along with some work samples (preferably in one attached PDF file) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ackroyd Lowrie has finished converting 122 Landor Road from a terraced shop into a residential dwelling. They made use of the recent changes in permitted development legislation to gain change of use from A1 (Retail) to C3 (Dwelling house) without requiring Planning Consent.
The project also included refurbishing and extending the adjoining flat to create a pair of luxury, light-filled units, each with their own private garden in the heart of thriving Clapham North.
AL introduced roof lights and a stunning light well to the basement. Bi-fold doors were also introduced to the rear, flooding the space with natural light and reducing the need for artificial light. This significant increase in a sense of space and light was achieved without affecting the privacy of the nearby properties. The rear doors open onto an intimate outdoor haven, designed to make optimal use of the limited space.
Overall thermal efficiency was improved by the use of insulated modern building materials in walls, doors and windows. The basement is now fully tanked to ensure warmth and ventilation.
London Stock brick was used to ensure a seamless match with the existing brick work. The front exterior of the building has been replaced in a style that improves, but does not jar with surroundings.
Property Hub is an institution with over 10,000 members that aims to provide vast knowledge on property and investment in this sector. They not only have a quartley magazine and podcasts but they also offer a wide range of training days and events. It’s the place to go if you want to ask for advice, share a success story, download a library’s worth of free video courses, and find out about their recent activities. If you aren’t already a member of property hub you can become a member for free today at: www.thepropertyhub.net
Property Hub Meet Up is a free monthly networking event that is open to everyone. This informal gathering is a relaxed get-together of likeminded people with a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The event is not sales based but instead focuses on knowledge sharing which is something Ackroyd Lowrie is a true believer in. Therefore, it makes sense that the local meet up leaders are none other then Director of Ackroyd Lowrie, Oliver Lowrie and developer Jethro East. They will be hosting the next event on November 3rd 2016 held at King VII pub in Stratford.
Interested in attending the latest event? You can register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-property-hub-meetup-london-stratford-tickets-28525517591
We love East London here at Ackroyd Lowrie. It is our home because it is a hub of new ideas, culture and creativity. With offices situated on Vyner street and as an active member of the Maker Mile it is our objective to stay at the forefront of what is happening in East London and help our friends and clients experience East London to it’s full potential.
We recently invited a selection of professionals and clients from across the construction industry and took them on an immersive walking tour taking in the culture, art and history of East London.
The tour showcased East London's incredible creativity and gave us some great insights into important historical and cultural events that have made the area what it is today. Not only were we provided with a thorough back story but also a very modern outlook on the current challenges the community is facing as they moved into the future and what can be done to maintain such an amazing, unique part of the Capital.
Ackroyd Lowrie recently hosted an open evening for Maker Mile as part of the London Design Festival 2016, one of the world’s most important annual design events. The evening gave special access to delegates from the Design Council for drinks and debates on current industry trends. These delegates come from all over the world and included Karen Kjaergaard , Curator: Head of Exhibitions at Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark as well as Joy Alison Wang Curator at the Hong Kong Design Institute and Benoît Loiseau, Head of International Communications at Mexico Design Week to name but a few. The evening let Ackroyd Lowrie showcase new technology that is the future of the architectural industry while offering demonstrations from our expert team. This allowed visitors and delegates to gain a first hand experience with the equipment and gain a real understanding of the benefits that it offers in the modern market.
3D printing featured heavily in the demonstrations. In 3D printing, objects are constructed layer by layer. Materials now used in the process range from the more common synthetic resins and plastics to steel and concrete. For Ackroyd Lowrie this new technology significantly reduces the time and expense in producing 3D models, which often require highly delicate details. 3D printed models are also stronger then other models, lasting longer then its traditional counterparts. Printing more detailed models help our clients to better visualise their final projects and give them a much better idea of the finished product.
Ackroyd Lowrie also used the evening to demonstrate their Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset. Giving those who attended a chance to virtually experience projects by wandering the corridors and exploring the rooms of our virtually designed world. Halsey (2016) explains how Virtual Reality (VR) is about to change architecture forever and explaining how it gives architects competitive advantage and a chance to be at the forefront of industry technology. He goes on to highlight how VR helps to speed up the process of development as clients can interact with their buildings (e.g. turn the lights on and off) and get a better feel for what they want immediately avoiding numerous re-works.
Halsey, E (2016) Five Ways Virtual Reality Will Change Architecture. Website: http://archsmarter.com/virtual-reality- architecture/ Accessed: 21st September 2016