Househam Henderson went to the University of Portsmouth to select the winner of The Chris Henderson Drawing Prize 2017. Israel Abam won the prize last year, with his end of year project that was based in Winchester, near one of our offices. It was great to see another a series of beautifully executed submissions by students who put in a lot of effort and time into their work. The use of hand drawings to really investigate architectural design is critical. Students demonstrated consideration, explored scale and movement as well as experimenting with representation. We are grateful to the students and also the […]
Following our Board Meeting, held in Paris last week, we are pleased to announce the appointment of new director Richard Rogers, effective from 1st June 2017. Richard started working for Househam Henderson in 1997 and has been instrumental in developing excellence in project delivery as well as developing strong relationships with some of our most longstanding clients such as Selfridges and more recently Moncler and Philipp Plein. He is a business development and client-facing expert and we are extremely excited that he will be supporting our existing director Tony Luck in the development and growth of our Winchester office.
Twenty-five years is another statistic, one of many we handle every day, but to appreciate what this means we just have to pause for a moment, look back, and consider our experiences of last quarter century. For some of our younger colleagues, this time period might be span most of their years! For a company is not very different. In the end, it is built on the work of people who have worked since its founding, and who have contributed over the years. In an international company like ours, this group of people embrace different nationalities and collaborations across between […]
We are very proud that 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Househam Henderson’s business in Germany. For a quarter of a century, our Berlin office has been integral to the success of our company, setting standards of excellence that have helped us grow the business to the seven offices you know today. To celebrate we are planning a relay ride of eye-watering distance; Winchester to Berlin. This will be cycled and supported by Househam Henderson staff and we are using the event to raise money for two great charities that support young cancer patients and their families. All money collected will […]
Househam Henderson continues their proud association with Selfridges on the installation of the stunning new suspended light feature in the Wonder Room. Completing the refit of the space and designed by Haberdashery, this tells the story of the ‘Creation of Wonder’ from raw materials and energy, through craftsmanship, to the completed article. This is reflected in the examples of fine jewellery and watches which are displayed in the new cabinets below.
On Friday a team from Winchester, after months of hard training, managed to sleep out overnight, assisted only by hot, cold but let’s face it, mainly alcoholic beverages and a ready supply of cardboard! We look set to reach a target of over £1,000 raised for Trinity Winchester, a day centre for the homeless we designed ten years ago.
Carole Netzer has returned to us in the new role of Team Leader in the Paris Office. She takes the lead on inter-office work. We wanted to know more: Team Leaders have a lot of responsibilities, what is your favourite challenge? My favorite challenge is to try to build a dynamic and confident team + increase Paris office image in front of client eyes. Tell us one thing that you learnt in the past that you are using right now: Communication is everything. Gandhi said : “You can have every abilities, if you don’t have the attitude […]
To commemorate Chris Henderson’s life and work we are pleased to announce the 2nd year of the Chris Henderson Drawing Prize, for students of architecture at the University of Portsmouth. The Chris Henderson Drawing Prize will be awarded annually for a piece of work in a non-digital medium; probably ink and/ or pencil. The award calls for: A piece of work that demonstrates excellent technique and skill in draughtsmanship. The work should re-affirm the spontaneity that can be conveyed through hand drawing and the connection between creative thought and communication that is the essence of a good drawing. The criteria for this […]
Eurostar’s new VIP lounge is located on the 2nd floor of Paris’s Gare du Nord station and is designed to serve business class passengers en-route to London. Construction of the new lounge in this historic station was undertaken without disruption to Eurostar’s services and lasted six months. The stylish concept, by Softroom of London, includes glazed walls that allow panoramic views over the station platforms and the main lounge includes a fireplace offering a comfortable place for passengers to relax before their journey. Naturally part of the new scheme includes places to work as well as a cocktail bar and […]