25 Apr 2022

Working with Archiboo competition winners O'Donnell Brown

Great design is really important to us, and we work with some exceptionally talented partners on all our projects.

Back in September 2020, we emerged from the first lockdown to run a socially-distanced 'Architects' Pitch' with Archiboo to find interesting new architectural talent. The brief was to come up wiith new ideas for life-enhancing housing, post-pandemic. We had a great line-up of judges - Pooja Agrawal from Homes England, Euan Blair and Georgia Young from Multiverse (formerly WhiteHat), and our own CEO Robert Sloss and MD Damien Sharkey.

We met some fantastic practices, and heard some inspiring ideas; the winner emerged as Glasgow-based practice O'Donnell Brown, one of the AJ's 40 under 40.

We're now really pleased to be working with this impressive team on some early stage projects. Here, O'Donnell Brown reflect on winning our Archiboo competition during lockdown:

Winning was “an important accolade, a high profile endorsement of our approach.”