Jerry Tate Architects, known for their pioneering work with Passivhaus and timber construction, are set to change the practice name to Tate Harmer LLP. This move comes as the office grows and develops, as well as reflecting the increasing role of partner Rory Harmer.
Jerry Tate Architects was established with work on private residential projects but the practice has since moved into working on a range of different typologies, such as larger residential developments, high-level rainforest walkways at the Eden Centre, interventions inside listed cultural centres and even treehouses in eco resorts. The practice integrates sustainability and natural building methods into all their designs, and landscape is a chief consideration with every project. With a deep knowledge of bio-mimetic structures and building next to or around trees, the team is uniquely placed to understand complex sites outside the normal sphere of the everyday architect.
Based in Hackney, the award-winning firm regularly contribute to topical debates on the architectural scene and take a hands-on approach to design and construction. The office runs the Dartmoor Arts Spatial Structures course that offers students the chance to work directly with the landscape and build at 1:1. The course is an important way to develop architectural ideas and allows the practice to share their extensive sustainable construction knowledge with others.
Jerry Tate said:
“Rory and I have been developing our practice together since we started it and Rory became a partner in 2013, so it seems totally natural that we should change the name of the practice to reflect our joint endeavor. We look forward to working with our fantastic team at Tate Harmer on our really exciting and diverse range of current and future projects”
Rory Harmer said:
“I am really excited to be entering into the next phase of our practice, and as we take on new types of projects we look forward to establishing Tate Harmer as great architecture practice!”