Buschow Henley rebrands as founder departs
AJ/Corus 40-under-40 practice Buschow Henley has re-emerged under a new name following the resignation of its co-founder Ralph Buschow
From today (7 June) the London-based outfit will become Henley Halebrown Rorrison (HHbR) ‘in acknowledgement of the long-term involvement of directors Simon Henley, Gavin Hale-Brown and Ken Rorrison.
Henley, Hale-Brown and Rorrison have worked together since the practice was founded in 1995 and been co-directors since 1997.
Looking forward to the year ahead, in 2010 Henley Halebrown Rorrison will complete the following projects: Waldron Square, Lewisham, South London, the latest phase of the area masterplan for Waldron health centre; Baldry Gardens Health Centre, a £3 million new-build development for a GP practice in Streatham, South London; the landscaping of Buckland Court, Shoreditch to promote health and horticulture within the estate.
Simon Henley said: ‘Making architecture which meets the long-term aspirations of our society is now more important than ever. We have to look beyond accepted convention.
He concluded: We have always believed it is vitally important that our buildings transcend function and that designs have character and, in time, engender fondness in those who use them and so achieving a certain durability and an inherent sustainability. It is this ambition that drives Henley Halebrown Rorrison.’
HHbR projects at planning stage include:
- Kingsland Basin, a speculative 4,500 sqm mixed use development overlooking Regents Canal in Hackney;
- 336 Brixton Road, 2008 RIBA Competition-winning scheme for the refurbishment of a Brutalist building into a conference centre and workspace for disabled charities, community and church groups;
- Bagby Airfield & Hotel, 2007 RIBA Competition-winning scheme which employs a rammed earth superstructure of material excavated from the site to provide a building with high thermal mass and low embodied energy.