We are delighted to announce The Northcliffe has been awarded the Commendation of Architecture award at the prestigious AIA International 2023 Design Awards. Congratulations to the team! Details here
JRA is delighted to share with you the work of our 2023 work experience students. This year the students were mentored by architect Ayaz Shah. About the Programme: The JRA Work Experience Programme is a 1-week work experience programme designed for secondary school and college students (Year 10-13) who are interested in getting valuable […]
We are delighted to announce that Andy Thomas has been promoted to Project Director. Andy has consistently demonstrated his leadership qualities on a number of projects, most recently on The Northcliffe, and we are excited to continue working with him winning new work, designing and delivering projects of the highest standards. Congratulations Andy!
Excited to announce our project for x+why Foundry, Brindleyplace in Birmingham, has been shortlisted for this year’s FX Design Awards in the ‘UK Workspace (any size)’ category.
JRA is delighted to announce the promotion of three new practice Directors: Angela St Clair-Ford, Etain Fitzpatrick and Mark Wibberley. Angela, Etain and Mark have been promoted from their roles at Associate Director level. They join Directors Festus Moffat, David Magyar, Nathalie Bergvall and Smita Bhat, and will continue to contribute to the success of […]
Latest press on The Northcliffe: Architecture Today Article here Building Design Article here Architecture Magazine (UK) August/September Issue here
JRA Sketch Club: created to practice our ability to visually communicate our ideas through sketches, but also to take a well-deserved screen break and socialize with colleagues. This latest session Ayaz Shah, Anastasiia Kruch, Alan Rafer-Phillips, Claudio Valbuena, Sean Young and William Cook, started at the nearby Tate Modern, then Shakespeare’s Globe and ended at […]
John Robertson Architects (JRA) our redevelopment of the former Daily Mail Headquarters in the City of London is featured in Architect’s Journal. To read article please click here
JRA recent project Skanska’s new UK HQ in Hertfordshire is featured in Mix Interiors. Link to article here
Celebrating 30 Years! London, Edinburgh, and Lodz studios came together last week for our JRA30 staff celebration at JRA’s project Frederick’s Place. Such a great occasion to have the whole team together!
NLQ’s latest issue features JRA Directors Festus Moffat, David Magyar, Nathalie Bergvall in discussion with NLA’s Louise Rodgers on the practice’s 30 Year Anniversary, the future of JRA, the legacy of Founder John Robertson and how they envision the role of architects in the next 30 years. For more information click here
Happy Anniversary JRA! Established as a practice focused on architectural work in cities, and committed to making thoughtful and innovative interventions in response to location and context, it has been one of our founding principles that we embrace the refurbishment and re-purposing of buildings and not just new construction. Over the last three decades, we […]
JRA’s refurbishment of Building 9, a 7,300sqm grade II listed office building within the Devonshire Square Estate, located in the City of London is featured in the Architect’s Journal. This is JRA’s third project within the Devonshire Square Estate. We created a new boutique reception on the ground floor that features a rich palette of […]
X+Why Foundry is finalist for the BCO Awards 2023 in the Recycled Workplace category. Well done team! JRA was commissioned by x+why / Hines to rebrand and repurpose three floors of 6 Brindleyplace at ‘Foundry’ in Birmingham. Inspired by the city’s canals, historic architecture and environmental trajectory our design solution was to create a unique […]
Bloom Clerkenwell is finalist for the BCO Awards 2023 in the Commercial Workplace category. Well done to the team! JRA designed offices for HB Reavis, situated above the Farringdon Crossrail station, features office space, landscaped roof terraces, an in-house gym, and amenity retail. The project has achieved BREEAM Outstanding, Wired Score Platinum, an EPC ‘A’ […]
Excited to announce that JRA project Northcliffe House, our redevelopment of the former Daily Mail Headquarters in the City of London, has achieved a BREEAM Outstanding certificate for the Interim (Design) stage assessment. Outstanding rating ‘makes up less than (the) top 1% of all UK refurbishment or fit-out projects. This recognizes our consistently high performance […]
We’re excited to announce the promotion of Nathalie Bergvall to Director of JRA after four years at our practice. A key member of our senior design team, Nathalie has been working on master planning, educational, residential, mixed-use, and retail schemes for over 20 years, and she brings a wealth of expertise and guidance to all […]
JRA is proud to have been recognised for the Mayor’s Business Climate Challenge 2021, by reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions.
JRA’s Great Arthur House has been featured in new book 'The Sustainable City' for Hoxton Mini Press.
John Robertson Architects (JRA) confirms the appointment of five new Associate Directors. The new Associate Directors – who between them bring almost 50 years’ experience of working at JRA – are Angela St Clair-Ford, Etain Fitzpatrick, Kerri Cooke, Mark Wibberley and Nathalie Bergvall. Their industry expertise ranges from office, residential, education and mixed-used schemes to […]
Innovative office Bloom Clerkenwell reaches practical completion, on target for certifications recognising sustainability and wellbeing.
JRA has completed the modernisation of One Westferry Circus in Canary Wharf
Work starts on site following planning and listed building consent for The Northcliffe
John will use his expertise in the design and delivery of buildings to advise on technical competency for New London Architecture.
JRA and Civic Engineers welcome clients back to the City at Cannon Green
JRA is delighted to be featured in the Architects' Journal's 100 biggest UK practices
51 Moorgate, JRA’s flagship London office for client and occupier Skanska, is the first building to be awarded WELL Platinum through the v2 pilot.
New London Architecture’s Peter Murray interviewed John Robertson about the future of central business districts and office design post COVID.
Bracken House has been shortlisted for an AJ Retrofit Award in the ‘Listed Building £10 million and over’ category. The awards are held by the Architects’ Journal to recognise and celebrate well-designed sustainable projects and promote material and structural reuse in the built environment. JRA carried out the major retrofit of grade II* listed Bracken […]
JRA has completed the refurbishment of the office building Ludgate, London for Greycoat and Goldman Sachs.
JRA will provide compliance monitoring for the landscaped park and events space in the City of London on behalf of British Land.
More exciting awards news for our re-cladding of the grade II listed Great Arthur House.
We were delighted to hear that our redevelopment of Bracken House has been shortlisted in the 'Conserving' category at the 2020 NLA Awards.
JRA now offers stand-alone sustainable design services.
We have now reopened the JRA headquarters in Bankside to welcome back staff and clients.
For the second year running JRA has been shortlisted for the Architect of the Year Awards!
JRA has produced a report analysing the post-Covid19 workplace
Working remotely from the office and the construction site.
JRA has completed 7 & 8 Frederick's Place and 35 Old Jewry for The Mercers' Company.
JRA has joined Architects' Journal’s RetroFirst campaign, advocating for the reuse of existing buildings in response to the climate emergency.
JRA's Bracken House project has been shortlisted in the Refurbished / Recycled Workplace category of the 2020 BCO Awards
JRA was delighted to attend the launch of the LETI Climate Emergency Design Guide at New London Architecture.
Great Arthur House has won the 'Refurbishment' category at the 2019 SFE Awards.
These awards celebrate the achievements and successes of under 35 young professionals in the commercial property sector.
Bureau, 90 Fetter Lane has been shortlisted in the AJ Retrofit Awards.
Cannon Green has been awarded the City of London Best Refurbishment Building of the Year by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects.
JRA has won a National RIBA Award 2019 for Great Arthur House.
JRA has signed an open letter declaring a climate and biodiversity emergency and calling for the construction industry to commit to positive action.
JRA has won a competition in collaboration with UNStudio to design the new business school for the University of the Creative Arts Epsom campus.
JRA architect Becky Grigor has taken part in the Club Peloton pedElle cycle 2019, a charity ride for female cyclists across the property and construction industry.
JRA has completed its first built hotel project at 24-30 West Smithfield, providing a 326 bed Premier Inn branch for client Whitbread.
JRA has won a RIBA London Award for Great Arthur House.
Director David Magyar spoke to Christy Evans about JRA’s Bracken House retrofit for the Monocle on Design podcast.
Staff from JRA ran in the annual Hayes Davidson 5 kilometre race to raise money for motor neurone disease.
JRA has been recognised for BIM use at Bracken House by Graphisoft.
The retrofit is complete at Bracken House, now fully upgraded for the next generation of occupiers.
JRA has been recognised for the second year running for its track record of sustainable design.
Director John Robertson gave a talk on Sustainable Workplaces at The City Centre on Wednesday 24th April, 8am-9.30am.
Construction has begun on site at Farringdon West, a seven storey Crossrail Over-Site Development designed by John Robertson Architects.
JRA is pleased to announce that Great Arthur House has been shortlisted in the RIBA London Regional Awards 2019.
JRA has been recognised by BD for ongoing and extensive work in the office sector.
JRA is delighted to have won the BREEAM Professional Champions Awards for Architects. The award recognises architectural practices and M&E consultancies who achieve consistently high performance and positive results.
10 Park Drive at Wood Wharf is progressing quickly on site with external cladding reaching completion and the entrance to the 43 storey ‘A3’ tower expected to start on site next week.
Academy House has won the Facades and Cladding category at the inaugural AJ Specification Awards.
John Robertson Architects is delighted to be attending MIPIM 2019 in Palais des Festivals, Cannes as London Club delegates from 12th to 15th March.
JRA's cycle club announced the winning design for their annual jersey competition
JRA’s Bureau building at 90 Fetter Lane has been shortlisted for a British Council for Offices award in the Recycled Workplace category.
JRA has launched an in-house cycle club, promoting wellbeing and team spirit whilst raising money for good causes.
JRA is pleased to announce that Academy House has been shortlisted in the AJ Specification Awards 2019.
JRA’s comprehensive redevelopment has transformed the historic Aldwych Quarter to create a brand new university campus for KCL.
JRA has completed their work on the largescale residential scheme Smithfield Square for St James.
Last night saw the launch of JRA’s recently completed refurbishment and repositioning of Bureau at 90 Fetter Lane.
JRA has completed the re-cladding of the iconic grade II listed Great Arthur House on the Golden Lane Estate.
Last night saw JRA’s annual summer celebration. Staff competed in a company wide softball match on Clapham Common before enjoying dinner in a local beer garden.
Academy House has been shortlisted in the AJ Retrofit Awards in the Office 2,000 - 5,000m2 category.
JRA has been shortlisted for our work on 33 King William Street and our continued dedication to sustainability.
Dr Colin Beattie has qualified as a WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) after successfully passing the exam through the International WELL Building Institute.
JRA is celebrating International Women’s Day today. This year’s campaign #PressforProgress focuses on narrowing the gap between gender parity.
JRA is championing Life Cycle Assessments and Life Cycle Costings as services that add value for our clients and reduce carbon in our buildings.
In March, Director David Magyar, Project Director Kuros Sarshar and Associate Mark Wibberley will be joining the Legal & General Real Assets Cycle to MIPIM.
33 King William Street, our new landmark office building is a finalist in this year’s BCO Awards in the Commercial Workplace category.
John Robertson Architects will attend MIPIM 2018 in Cannes as London Club delegates from 13th to 16th March. This year, Director Festus Moffat will attend together with Project Director Kuros Sarshar and Associate Paula Gonzalez.
JRA has been shortlisted for the BREEAM/Ecobuild Champions Award for the BREEAM Awards 2018. The award recognises architectural practices and M&E consultancies who achieve high performance and positive results working on behalf of BREEAM clients.
JRA has completed the new office building at 33 King William Street for real estate developer HB Reavis and it has been announced that the building has been purchased by US bank Wells Fargo & Company.
How many planets do you need to support your lifestyle? JRA took on the One Planet Living Challenge to find out.
JRA is promoting Life Cycle Assessment and Whole Life Carbon services for World Green Building Week taking place from 25th September to 1st October 2017.
Yesterday evening saw JRA’s annual summer party, enjoyed by staff in London and Poland.
Topping out ceremony held to celebrate completion of concrete works to the envelope at JRA Oxford Street refurbishment.
JRA is running the #johnremembers Instagram campaign, encouraging the creative community and members of the public to post their stories and photos of special places in London to win a prize and feature in an exhibition
Blog post commenting on the Architect's Journal annual survey on Women in Architecture by Babita Ram.
JRA is shortlisted in the first part of the The City Centre ideas competition.
JRA is an official Patron to the London Festival of Architecture 2017, supporting the programme of celebrations and promoting architecture within the city.
Staff across studios photographed to mark commitment to equality.
John Robertson Architects will attend MIPIM 2017 in Cannes from 14th to 17th March. The JRA team attending the property fair this year includes Director Festus Moffat together with Project Director Nathalie Bergvall and Associate Paula Gonzalez.
Colin will give a talk on the adaptability of buildings for the NLA’s half day conference on 26th October 2016 as part of their WRK / LDN programme.
Designers at John Robertson Architects have produced this month’s Mix Interiors magazine cover logo.
New London Architecture launches WRK / LDN: Shaping London’s Future Workspaces, opening their exhibition to the public.
JRA has moved up the rankings in Building magazine’s top firms and practices for 2016.
King William Street project reaches construction milestones.
The first new golden yellow cladding panels are being installed on the building’s West elevation.
London Design Festival has so many exciting events to choose from, it is difficult to know which to attend. Here to help you decide, I’ve picked out the best of this year’s green spaces.
This week sees the annual London Design Festival. I looked at the prevalence of spaces to gather across the festival and questioned whether this is something we just want or actually really need.
Let me look in detail at one event I got involved with at this year’s London Festival of Architecture. JRA held a Pecha Kucha event entitled Victorian Industrialist vs Millennial Entrepreneur and I jumped at the chance to take part.
JRA refurbishment at 51-53 Moorgate has been granted planning permission.
Planning permission has been granted for JRA designed hotel in Smithfield, City of London for Whitbread Hotels.
33 Central, a JRA designed scheme for HB Reavis has been bought by American bank Wells Fargo for new headquarters.
John Robertson addressed conservators for the 20th Century Society on site at Great Arthur House.
As part of the London Festival of Architecture, JRA's Tanisha Raffiuddin presented on How the Passion Economy Fuelled the Co-Working Movement in the quick fire PechaKucha style.
GRAPHISOFT Key Client Conference (KCC 2016) in Budapest takes place every two years and GRAPHISOFT's key clients from around the world are invited to attend.
John Robertson presented the award for Homes at the NLA Awards following his work as an Expert Assessor.
The opening presentation was delivered by Gabor Bojar, the founder of GRAPHISOFT, followed by Naveen Dath and Daniel Potts from Cottee Parker Architects, Australia.
View the exhibition of the #johnremembers Instagram competition at Dreamspace Gallery, Clerkenwell from 23rd June – 14th July.
JRA has been placed at number 42 in the AJ100 ranking 2016. The list brings together the UK's top one hundred architectural practices, determined by size and number of qualified architects employed.
Visiting Japan? Bucket list item. Tick. Combined with presenting at the GRAPHISOFT Key Client Conference (KCC 2017) in Kyoto? Two ticks!
JRA is holding a PechaKucha evening on 15th June as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2016. Six speakers will have 20 slides, each on screen for 20 seconds to explore the theme of our title 'Victorian Industrialist versus Millennial Entrepreneur'.
For the seventh year running, designers have taken over Clerkenwell. Across eight exhibition spaces and a community of showrooms, pavilions and installations.
John Robertson Architects led a Sculpture in the City workshop for Open City at JRA project One Great St Helen's.
JRA has begun exploring the theme of community and the workplace in anticipation of the London Festival of Architecture.
JRA's architect Yiannis Proestos will be presenting his 'Capital Idea' for the launch of New London Architecture's NextGen programme of events, targeted at championing the next generation of architectural talent.
John Robertson Architects has been shortlisted for the AJ100 for the fifth year running, remaining one of the UK's top practices.
John Robertson will give a talk to the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects on the 25th April about the impact of the IRA bombings on the City of London.
AJ Specification Live: JRA will be presenting our work on the recladding of Great Arthur House - 23rd March at 6pm
John Robertson Architects' Festus Moffat, Angela Jeng and Liz Wilks will attend MIPIM 2016 in Cannes from 15th to 18th March.
JRA Project Director Charles Ellis will give a talk to the 20th Century Society on post-war Brutalist architect Tom Ellis.
John Robertson Architects' Yiannis Proestos was selected as a finalist in the AJ/Curtins Inspiring Graduate Awards.
JRA's Great Arthur House features in the latest NLA Housing Exhibition.
Building Magazine showing which firms have charted the highest this year.
JRA complete charity challenge raising money for kids theatre.
On 21st August Dr Rosa Urbano Gutierrez delivered a talk to the practice about her forthcoming book 'Sustainable Retrofit: Post War Residential Towers in the North-West of Britain'.
Staff competed in a company wide softball match on Clapham Common before enjoying a beer garden BBQ.
NEO Bankside, a scheme by Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners with John Robertson Architects has been nominated for the Stirling Prize.
Children and parents are invited to join JRA on the 26th to craft a fantasy skyline.
John Robertson took part in a think tank on design quality throughout the construction process at the NLA.
Director Festus Moffat offers insight at NLA Retrofit conference.
A collaborative Installation between John Robertson Architects and Artist, Gabby Shawcross.
JRA features in the AJ120 list of biggest architectural firms in Britain for fourth year running.
A presentation on how the public realm and workspaces are changing within the city as a result of collaborations between developers, architects, artists, city planners and urban designers.
JRA Director Festus Moffat will take part as a judge for the World Interiors News Awards 2015.
Festus Moffat Breakfast Talk as part of Open City's Green Sky Thinking week.
A panel of London’s top workplace designers came together to discuss the impact of noise on the working environment.
John Robertson spoke to The Association for Studies in the Conservation of Historic Buildings on the history and restoration of Aldwych Quarter.
John Robertson was invited to speak at Lea Valley Primary School careers day
Aldwych Quarter has been shortlisted for the prestigious MIPIM Awards Shortlist 'Best Refurbished Building'.
Festus Moffat joined Greengage in hosting a breakfast talk to mark World Green Building Week.