Glenn Howells

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Glenn Howells
Born
NationalityBritish
Alma materPlymouth School of Architecture
OccupationArchitect
PracticeGlenn Howells Architects
BuildingsSavill Building, One St Peters Square, Westonbirt Arboretum, Rotunda, Wardian London, The Triangle, Eleven Brindley Place, Bramall Music Building
ProjectsMaple Quays, London City Island, Paradise, Royal Wharf
Websitewww.glennhowells.co.uk
Glenn Howells Architects
Practice information
LocationBirmingham, London
Website
www.glennhowells.co.uk

Early life[edit]

Howells was born in Stourbridge, England and educated in Plymouth.[1]

Practice[edit]

His practice, Glenn Howells Architects (GHA), has offices in Birmingham and London. Howells founded his practice in London in 1990 but later moved the main office to Birmingham in 1992. GHA now employs 120 people in its Birmingham and London studios and works across the UK in many sectors including masterplanning, residential, offices, education, retail, health, hotel and leisure.[2]

Early projects included the award-winning Custard Factory, an affordable creative business space in Birmingham for developer Bennie Gray and a series of arts projects including the Market Place Theatre in Armagh, Northern Ireland that won a RIBA regional award and the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford.[3][4][5][6]

The practice subsequently expanded into residential and mixed-use regeneration schemes with a series of projects for innovative developer Urban Splash. These included Timber Wharf and Burton Place in Manchester and the remodeling of Birmingham's landmark Rotunda office building into residential use.[7]

Among its public projects is the Savill Building at Windsor Great Park, shortlisted for the 2007 RIBA Stirling Prize.[8] The competition winning scheme run by The Crown Estate, was intended to create a gateway to the listed gardens reflecting the character and quality of the park. The building grouped all visitor facilities under a grid shell roof creating a series of linked spaces. The roof is constructed from larch and clad with green oak from sustainable sources from the Windsor Estate. It is supported by an earth structure on the entrance side which houses ancillary facilities, while the garden side is elevated on legs to take advantage of the views. It opened to the public in June 2006.[9]

Today, GHA is working on a number of large scale masterplans including thousands of homes as part of the regeneration of London's former docks and the mixed-use redevelopment of the historically sensitive Paradise Circus area of central Birmingham for Argent.

Awards[edit]

GHA's projects have won a diverse range of awards including those of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the British Council for Offices, National Homebuilder, Housing Design and RICS awards, Civic Trust and Civic Voice awards, British Construction Industry Awards and Concrete Society and Brick Awards.[10]

Projects[edit]

Selected projects include:

Masterplanning

Housing

  • Burton Place, Castlefield, Manchester
  • Luna Building, Bermondsey, London
  • Maple Quays, Canada Water, London
  • Parkside, Cambridge,[17]
  • Printworks, London[18],
  • Rotunda, Birmingham,[19]
  • Southside, Birmingham,[20]
  • Timber Wharf, Manchester,[21]
  • The Triangle, Swindon,[22]
  • Urbanest King's Cross, London[23],
  • Wardian, London[24]

Single Houses

  • Glass House, Hampstead[25]
  • Moat House, Dorsington[26]

Workplace

Public and Education

Retail and Leisure

Health and Extra Care

  • Brassington Avenue, Sutton Coldfield[45]
  • Institute of Translational Medicine, Birmingham[46]
  • One Bayshill Road, Cheltenham[47]
  • TouchBase, Birmingham[48]
  • University Hospital Birmingham[49]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glenn Howells: Almost famous". Building. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  2. ^ "Projects | Glenn Howells Architects". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  3. ^ Thorne, Alun (8 October 2010). "Twenty years of Glenn Howells architecture". Birmingham Post. Retrieved 2012-09-18.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "About Us - Custard Factory". Custard Factory. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  5. ^ "» Glenn Howells Architects". birmingham-made-me.org. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  6. ^ Pamela, Buxton (October 2010). "Custard Factory's Zellig development". www.bdonline.co.uk.
  7. ^ Amanda, Birch (18 July 2008). "Glenn Howells Architects helps Birmingham's Rotunda come full circle". website.
  8. ^ RIBA. "RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist 2007". www.architecture.com. Archived from the original on 5 February 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  9. ^ "The Savill Garden | Britain's Finest Ornamental Garden | Windsor Great Park". www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-29.
  10. ^ "Awards | Glenn Howells Architects". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  11. ^ "GHA Project | Royal Wharf". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  12. ^ "GHA Project | Paradise". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  13. ^ Brown, Graeme. "Latest Paradise Circus artists' impressions reveal new views in Birmingham city centre". birminghampost. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  14. ^ "Glenn Howells submits plans for £450 million makeover of Paradise Circus". Architects Journal. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  15. ^ "GHA Project | Maple Quays". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  16. ^ "GHA Project | London City Island". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  17. ^ "GHA Project | Parkside Place". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  18. ^ "GHA Project | Printworks". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  19. ^ "GHA Project | Rotunda". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  20. ^ "GHA Project | Southside". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  21. ^ "GHA Project | Timber Wharf". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  22. ^ "GHA Projects | Triangle". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  23. ^ "GHA Project | Urbanest Kings Cross". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  24. ^ "Wardian London | Glenn Howells Architects". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  25. ^ "GHA Project | Glass House". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  26. ^ "GHA Project | Moat House". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  27. ^ "GHA Project | Eleven Brindleyplace". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  28. ^ "GHA Project | Maltings Place". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  29. ^ "GHA Project | One St Peter's Square". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  30. ^ "GHA Project | Severn Trent Water". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  31. ^ "GHA Project | Bramall Music Building". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  32. ^ "GHA Project | Lime Street Gateway". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  33. ^ "GHA Project | National Memorial Arboretum". Glenn Howells Architects. Archived from the original on 24 May 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  34. ^ "GHA Project | National Film & Television School". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  35. ^ "GHA Projects | Newman University". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  36. ^ "GHA Project | Saint Martin's School". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  37. ^ "GHA Project | Savill Building". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  38. ^ "GHA Project | The Courtyard". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  39. ^ "GHA Project | The Market Place". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  40. ^ "GHA Project | Westonbirt Arboretum". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  41. ^ "GHA Project | Brassington Avenue". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  42. ^ "GHA Project | Gloucester Services". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  43. ^ "GHA Project | John Lewis, Exeter". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  44. ^ "GHA Project | John Lewis, Oxford". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  45. ^ "GHA Project | Brassington Avenue". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  46. ^ "GHA Project | Institute of Translational Medicine". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  47. ^ "GHA Project | One Bayshill Road". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  48. ^ "GHA Project | TouchBase". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  49. ^ "GHA Project | University Hospitals Birmingham". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-03-08.

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