Glenn Howells

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Glenn Howells
Born Stourbridge, UK
Nationality British
Alma mater Plymouth School of Architecture
Occupation Architect
Website www.glennhowells.co.uk
Practice Glenn Howells Architects
Buildings Savill Building, One St Peters Square, Westonbirt Arboretum, Rotunda, Wardian London, The Triangle, Eleven Brindley Place, Bramall Music Building
Projects Maple Quays, London City Island, Paradise, Royal Wharf
Glenn Howells Architects
Practice information
Location Birmingham, 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, and Concrete Society and Brick Awards[10]

Project Awards
Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham Civic Trust Awards 2013 - West Midlands Region - Winner

RIBA Awards 2013 - National Award, Regional Award (West Midlands)

Eleven Brindleyplace, Birmingham British Council for Offices Award 2010 - Best of the Best Award, National Award (Best Commercial Workplace), Regional Award (Best Commercial Workplace)

BD Architect of the Year 2010 - Office Category

Market Place, Armagh Civic Trust Awards 2001 - Vision Award

Concrete Society Awards 2001

Leisure Property Awards 2000 - Best Regional Scheme

RIBA Awards 2000 - Regional Award

British Construction Industry Awards 2000 - High Commendation

Popli Khalatbari Awards 2000 - Millennium Building of the Year Award

William Keown Trust 2000 - Prestige Access Award

National Film & Television School, Beaconsfield Civic Trust Awards 2009 - Commendation

RIBA Awards 2008 - Regional Award

One St Peter's Square, Manchester British Council for Offices Award 2015 - National Award (Best Commercial Workplace), Regional Award (Best Commercial Workplace)

RICS North West Award 2015 - Highly Commended (Commercial Category)

OAS Development Awards 2015 - Shortlisted in Best Development Outside London Category

BD Architect of the Year 2010 - Office Category

Savill Building, Windsor Great Park RIBA Stirling Prize 2007 - Shortlisted

Chicago Athenaeum 2008 - Museum of Architecture & Design International Architecture Award

RIBA Awards 2007 - National Award, Regional Award

IStructE Structural Award 2007 - Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence, Arts, Leisure, Entertainment Structure Award

Civic Trust Award 2007 - Special Awards Category

Runnymede Design Awards 2007 - Best Overall Scheme, Best Environmental Scheme

Wood Awards 2006 - Gold Award – Winner, Commercial Category – Winner, Structural Category – Winner, Best Use of British Timber – Winner

Severn Trent Water, Shrewsbury British Council for Offices 2015 - Regional Award (Corporate Workplace)

Civic Trust Awards 2013 - West Midlands Region – Commendation

RIBA Awards 2012 - West Midlands Regional Award

Greenbuild Awards 2012 - Shortlisted

BD Architect of the Year 2010 - Office Category

The Triangle, Swindon RIBA Awards 2012 - National Award, Sustainability Award (South West Region)

Civic Trust Awards 2012 - Commendation

Housing Innovation Awards 2012 - Most Innovative Affordable Housing Scheme of the Year

Housing Design Awards 2010 - Projects Category

Timber Wharf, Castlefield National Home Builder Design Awards 2005 - Best Brownfield Development

Civic Trust Awards 2004 - Commendation

CABE, House Builders Federation and Civic Trust Awards 2003 - Building for Life Standard (Silver)

Concrete Society Awards 2003 - Certificate of Excellence, Building Category

Housing Design Awards 2003 - Housing Design Award

RIBA Awards 2003 - Regional Award

National Home Builder Design Awards 2003 - Best Apartment Building

Housing Design Awards 2000 - Housing Design Award

Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire Green Apple Award 2015 (Building & Construction Category) - Welcome Building

CPRE Gloucestershire Award 2014 - Welcome Building

Projects[edit]

Masterplanning

Royal Wharf, Royal Docks,[11] Paradise, Birmingham,[12][13][14] Maple Quays, Canada Water, London,[15] London City Island [16]

Housing

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

Eleven Brindley Place, Birmingham [27]

Maltings Place, Bermondsey, London [28]

One St Peter's Square, Manchester [29]

Severn Trent Water, Shrewsbury [30]

Ty Admiral, Cardiff

Public and Education

Bramall Music Building, Birmingham[31]

Lime Street Gateway, Liverpool[32]

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire[33]

National Film and Television School[34]

Newman University[35]

Saint Martin's School, Solihull[36]

Savill Building, Windsor Great Park[37]

The Courtyard, Hereford[38]

The Marketplace, Armagh, Northern Ireland[39]

Westonbirt Aboretum, Tetbury[40]

Westonbirt Walkway, Tetbury

Retail and Leisure

Edgbaston Priory Club, Birmingham[41]

Gloucester Services, Gloucester[42]

John Lewis, Exeter[43]

John Lewis, Oxford[44]

Health and Extra Care

Brassington Avenue, Sutton Coldfield[45]

One Bayshill Road, Cheltenham[46]

Institute of Translational Medicine, Birmingham[47]

TouchBase, Birmingham[48]

University Hospital Birmingham[49]

References[edit]

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  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. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  9. ^ "The Savill Garden | Britain's Finest Ornamental Garden | Windsor Great Park". www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
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  13. ^ Brown, Graeme. "Latest Paradise Circus artists' impressions reveal new views in Birmingham city centre". birminghampost. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
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  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. 
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  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. Retrieved 2016-03-08. 
  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 | One Bayshill Road". Glenn Howells Architects. Retrieved 2016-03-08. 
  47. ^ "GHA Project | Institute of Translational Medicine". 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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