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In their 20 years of architectural practice, Proctor and Matthews Architects have developed a reputation for being at the centre of Britain's urban regeneration debate. Pattern Place Purpose: Proctor and Matthews Architects takes a close look at the company's body of work, examining its working practices in detail. Established in London, the practice has worked with regeneration agencies across the UK, as well as in Europe, the US, New Zealand, and the Caribbean, providing practical and innovative strategies for enhancing urban design. Proctor and Matthews' work has won numerous awards, and the practice have been involved in teaching at some of the UK's leading architectural schools. Proctor and Matthews' work has been consistently committed to imaginative, relevant and forward-thinking solutions in each of its urban projects. This book explores, through commissioned essays, how the practice's concern for cultural identity, historical context and sustainability has earned it international recognition, receiving awards from organisations as diverse as the RIBA, the Evening Standard London Life Style, the World Wildlife Fund and the Civic Trust. Pattern Place Purpose profiles an outstanding, prolific and diverse practice.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 9.25" Height: 11.25" Weight: 4.1 lbs.
Release Date Apr 14, 2009
Publisher Black Dog Publishing
ISBN 1906155607 ISBN13 9781906155605
Availability 0 units.
More About Duncan McCorquodale
Duncan McCorquodale was born in Birmingham, England in 1962. He grew up in England and then Canada, where he pursued his own studies in etching, sculpture and filmmaking. From 1985 to 1989 McCorquodale undertook undergraduate studies in Architecture and Art History at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. From 1989 to 1993 he pursued post-graduate studies in the History and Theory of Architecture at the Architectural Association (AA), London. While at the AA, in 1992, Duncan published his first magazine, ARCH-TEXT. On graduating from the AA in 1993 Duncan began teaching the History and Theory of Architecture to second and third year students at the Bartlett School of Architectcure, London. He also established Black Dog Publishing Limited (BDP) in the same year. He relinquished his teaching post at The Bartlett in 2000 to focus full-time on publishing, developing BDP's now extensive list of titles to include architecture, art, design, music, photography and printmaking.