Monthly Archives: June 2015

Sadie wins First Women Award - 16-06-2015

First Women Awards

dRMM Co-founding Director Sadie Morgan has been awarded a First Women Award for her outstanding contribution to the built environment.

The awards programme is founded by Real Business and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), and recognises the foremost female leaders working within senior-level business in the UK.

The awards’ judges said: “[Sadie] has brought about change within the architectural industry through her balanced, relaxed and empowering management style. Now, she is not only in a position to empower women, but more importantly, how to go about doing this is at the forefront of her mind.”

Sadie’s career has been characterized by a multi-faceted role that includes designing, business management and procurement. Along with Philip Marsh and Alex de Rijke, Sadie has been fundamental in establishing dRMM Architects as one of the most innovative and exciting firms in British architecture. In 2013 she became the youngest and only the fourth woman President of the Architectural Association (AA).  In March of this year she was selected by the Secretary of State for Transport to become the Design Chair for High Speed Two (HS2).

Image courtesy of First Women Awards (Sadie Morgan, third from left, with fellow First Women Award winners, and host Clare Balding, fifth from left).

Residents move into trafalgar place Elephant & Castle - 12-06-2015

Trafalgar Place

Trafalgar PlaceTrafalgar Place is coming to life as the first residents move into their homes.

Once known as “the Piccadilly of south London”, Elephant and Castle suffered huge damage during the Second World War. dRMM’s flagship housing project is made up of 235 high-quality homes which transform the built environment whilst respecting the history of neighbouring buildings. The design seeks to provide variety through scale, with a mixture of mini-towers, apartment blocks and town houses. Each apartment has been designed from the inside out, maximising light and space, and all have either a garden, balcony or roof terrace.

Photos by Alex de Rijke