Contextualising the work of influential architectural practice, Hodder + Partners is the subject of the latest book from the Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA). As the Manchester-based firm celebrates its 25th anniversary, the new book will showcase the key themes and culture of this highly influential force in 21st century British architecture.
The book, which features five essays by leading architectural writers, academics and journalists, explores the buildings, culture and philosophy of Hodder + Partners as well as the influences that have shaped the award-winning practice. Following the themes of placemaking, humanisation, the influence of Arne Jacobsen and the essence of ‘northerness’, the book situates the practice within its wider socio-cultural context and brings to light the practice’s significant influence on UK architecture over the past twenty-five years.
Founded in 1992 as Hodder Associates by former RIBA President, Stephen Hodder MBE, the practice offers architectural services across all sectors, including interior design, masterplanning and urban design. With a proven track record in creating high quality, innovative, sustainable design solutions across a range of sectors, the practice has a particular interest in residential, commercial, higher education buildings and making places.
Key projects, such as the practice’s critically acclaimed work at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, are highlighted in the book with high-quality colour images and contributions from writers such as Hugh Pearman, Laura Marks, Rob Gregory and Tony Chapman and edited by Professor Peter Walker.
A 25th anniversary celebration event will take place on November 2, where Stephen and Claire Hodder, their Associate Directors and team will welcome 100 guests – including TV personality George Clarke – to Leaf Portland Street in Manchester.
Copies of the book will be available on the RIBA Bookshops website from 21st October 2017. Click here to order yours.