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Department of Architecture


Bob Hayes AADip RIBA FRSA + Jonathan Hines BSc BArch FRSA (Directors of Architype)

Abstract: Bob Hayes and Jonathan Hines will chart Architype’s exciting journey along the cutting edge of sustainable architecture, from their roots in the radical Walter Segal self-build movement of the 1980s, to their current position as pioneers of the UK’s Passivhaus movement. This is a story of restless and relentless innovation, inspired by Bob and Jonathan’s passionate belief in the potential of good design to shape a more humane and sustainable future. Architype seeks to design buildings in which the architecture itself does all the hard work in saving energy and creating a healthy environment, instead of relying on techno fixes and green ‘add-ons’. This seminar will also illustrate how Architype’s collaborative approach and distinctive design philosophy have created buildings whose quality has not only been recognised by the judges of many top design awards, but more importantly, work for, and are much loved by, their users.

Biography: Bob Hayes qualified from the Architectural Association in 1975 and worked in the Architect’s Department at the London Borough of Lewisham until founding Architype in 1984 with Jon Broome and David Moore. At Lewisham, he worked predominantly on social housing and had a liaison role with Walter Segal and Jon Broome on the ground breaking Lewisham Self-Build schemes. Bob has steered Architype to become one of the UK’s leading sustainable architectural practices, and for the past 12 years has headed Architype’s London office. He has been instrumental in developing Architype’s current expertise in school design achieving recognition from clients and peers alike through a number of prestigious awards. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and, prior to its demise, was a CABE Enabler, in the Education and Schools team.

Jonathan Hines qualified from the Welsh School of Architecture in 1986, and worked for the in-house teams of two housing associations before joining Architype in 1989. His driving passion has always been a belief in the power and potential of design to shape a more sustainable future and transform people's lives. Jonathan founded the Hereford office of Architype in 1996 and through a series of pioneering projects has shaped Architype's unique and dynamic approach with Bob. He was named in BD's list of the top 50 people influencing sustainability in the UK and was invited to become a European Environmental Laureate in 2011. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is a member of the design review panel of the Design Commission for Wales.

Wednesday, 14 November, 2012 - 13:15 to 14:15
Event location: 
Classroom, Department of Architecture