Readers are also invited to hear Julyan Wickham and Block Architecture in conversation at the AJ seminar on architect-designed bars. The seminar, sponsored by the einstein network, will be held in the Whitehall seminar room on at 27 September immediately before the AJ party. It kicks off at 6pm but entry is on a first come, first served basis so be sure to get there in plenty of time.
Since setting up practice in 1971 Julyan Wickham has completed 30 restaurant/bar projects including Zander, Fish, Bank, Zanzibar and Kensington Place. In 1999 he received the first Time Out special award for 'Outstanding Achievement' in restaurant design. A full profile of Julyan and Tess Wickham was published in the AJ (4.12.97).
Established in 1996, Block Architecture (formerly 24/seven) has already designed three London bars: the bar at the ICA; the Social in Islington; and Grand Central at Old Street. It is currently working on an as yet unnamed bar near Oxford Circus. Its founding partners, Graeme Williamson and Zoë Smith, are profiled on pages 24-25.
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