Monthly Archives: August 2019

dRMM Takes on the Northern Power Ride for Charity - 30-08-2019

Roslyn Stanwick, dRMM’s Client Engagement Manager, will join the construction industry-led peloton on the ambitious Northern Power Ride on the 5th and 6th September 2019.

The charity relay will take place over two days and cover 322 kilometres between Newcastle to Manchester via Harrogate, with Roslyn cycling selected routes collectively reaching a 178 kilometre distance. She joins a peloton of up to 106 cyclists and is one of just twelve female riders taking part. Funds raised for the ride will go towards Club Peloton’s main grant recipient – the UK”s oldest children’s charity, Coram; as well as to CRISIS, a national charity working to end homelessness.

This will be the fifth charity cycling ride that Roslyn has flown the dRMM flag for since joining the studio in 2013. Independently, she has actively participated in numerous cycling endeavours, raising money for cancer research, Alzheimer’s research, adoption initiatives and homelessness. At dRMM, Roslyn pioneers business development and client management, with a strategic focus on fostering strong partnerships with professionals across the Northern Powerhouse – including Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds.

Roslyn is working hard to uphold dRMM’s long-standing charity cycling legacy, but she can’t do it alone. We encourage all our clients, peers and collaborators to donate generously towards the Northern Power Ride’s collection effort. Visit Roslyn’s donation page now to find out how you can make a contribution!

dRMM Launches Studio Climate Emergency Forum Series - 28-08-2019

As part of our ongoing commitment to battling the global climate crisis, dRMM has launched its first internal Climate & Biodiversity Emergency Forum. Occurring as a regular, studio-wide discussion, the fora will address key objectives and strategies relating to dRMM’s involvement with the Architects Declare initiative, as well as our ongoing practical and research-led contribution to the wider climate crisis action movement. 

The first discussion focused primarily on dRMM’s Architects Declare commitments – chiefly, to find evidence-based solutions for designing net-zero carbon buildings rapidly and decrease the construction industry’s impact on the UK’s emissions (currently measured at 35-40%). The forum also discussed the team’s collective efforts towards reducing its carbon footprint, and how the studio can bring clients, consultants and stakeholders on board with promoting best practice for whole-life carbon design. Forum #01 was about looking at what we do right; what we can do more of; and what we can do better.

Sharing knowledge and making better use of existing tools were identified as key actions, whilst building on the studio’s longstanding championing of sustainable materials and lateral thinking was the leading take-away for the team. “We need to use our imagination – that’s our weapon,” director Alex de Rijke said on the subject of building more sustainably, “being more sustainable means designing more interesting buildings”. The sourcing and application of sustainable materials and construction is core to dRMM’s DNA, from its early introduction of engineered timber into the industry, to the studio’s regenerative RIBA Stirling Prize Winning project, Hastings Pier, and its use of reclaimed timber.

dRMM’s second Climate & Biodiversity Emergency Forum will take place following a month-long series of internal events related to climate action, including CPD talks and an upcoming walking tour with Paul Wood, author of ‘London is a Forest’.

Sadie appointed to Homes England’s Board - 16-08-2019

dRMM Co-Founding Director Sadie Morgan has been newly appointed as a member to the Homes England board. Homes England is the UK government’s housing accelerator and works to improve neighbourhoods and grow communities. Sadie joins fellow new members Mark Rennison, Olivia Scanlon and Vanessa Murden on the board, taking its non-executive members from 6 to 10.

As part of the Board’s agenda to build more sustainable and high-quality houses, my energy will be focused on delivering homes for people and places,” Sadie said on her appointment. “I understand how vital the role of Homes England is to help house our nation, and I am committed to ensuring we do so and to deliver a quality of life everyone deserves“.

This new appointment follows Sadie’s recent industry recognition at the AJ 100 Awards for her ‘Contribution to the Profession’, along with the inaugural ‘Female Architectural Leader of the Year’ award win at the Building Design awards earlier this year. 

Alongside her role as a Director of dRMM, Sadie is involved in a number of advisory roles including Chair of the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two; National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) Commissioner and Chair of the NIC Design Group; Mayor’s design advocate for the Greater London Authority’s ‘Good Growth by Design’ agenda; non-executive director of the Major Project Association; and most recently non-executive director of U+I to oversee delivery of their commitments to community engagement in PPP projects.

We’re hiring – Part II, Part III, Senior Marketing Manager (Associate) - 09-08-2019

dRMM is recruiting!

Our team is on the hunt for talented and proactive candidates to join our studio within both our architectural and marketing teams. dRMM Architects is an award-winning, design-led studio based in London Bridge. We are an international team working on a diverse and exciting range of projects.

We are looking to fill the following roles:  

Senior Marketing Manager (Associate)

We are looking for a Senior Marketing Manager to lead the studio’s marketing, communications and business development activities.  Working closely with dRMM’s Directors and management team, you will develop and deliver the studio’s marketing plan; implement the marketing and BD strategies, undertaking campaigns and events; develop and deliver the communications strategy, promoting the practice and raising the profile of key individuals. To read the full job description and find out how to apply for the role visit our Senior Marketing Manager (Associate) page. Application deadline: 2nd September 2019

Part II Architectural Assistant 

We are seeking talented and ambitious Part II Architectural Assistants to join our team to work on residential and mixed-use projects. The position will be offered on a fixed-term contract initially. You will be expected to work as part of a project team, research and develop architectural and technical solutions, prepare CAD drawings, schedules, reports, and visualisations, and coordinate designs with other consultants. Fluency in Vectorworks and Revit, SketchUp and Adobe Creative Suite is a minimum; knowledge of Rhino and rendering software is advantageous. Good model-making skills and a high level of design competency are required. The successful candidate will be RIBA Part II qualified or equivalent. To read the full job description and find out how to apply for the role visit our Part II Architectural Assistant page. Application deadline: 26th of August 2019.

Part III Project Architect

We are seeking an experienced Part III Project Architect to join our team to work on one of an exciting array of projects. Applicants must be RIBA Part III qualified, or equivalent, with experience of running projects previously and have a high level of design competency. You will be expected to organise the work of the project team, oversee team members and engage with project-running duties. Responsibilities will include coordinating design team actions, running design team meetings, liaising with clients and statutory authorities and developing architectural solutions from concept to technical design and construction stages. Fluency in Revit, MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite is essential, and in Vectorworks and Rhino software is advantageous. To read the full job description and find out how to apply for the role visit our Part III Project Architect page. Application deadline: 26th of August 2019.

dRMM is an equal opportunities employer.