Urban Design

Impromptu games such as 'who can spin the ball the longest?' are brilliant at building bonds. (James won in our office).

RRA’s Recipe for a Fun Office

It’s no secret that happier workplaces have happier, healthier and more productive employees. As architects, we design offices as motivating, inspiring and comfortable buildings to help facilitate a welcoming fun work environment, but the building can only do so much – it is the team that breathes life into the habitat. So here are our top tips for improving happiness, increasing well-being and promoting fun at work: 1. Talk, communicate, laugh Whether it’s a joke that breaks the ice or making a cup

Stirling prize 2019 winner, Goldsmith Street, by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley.

A Modest Masterpiece

It seems entirely appropriate that the Stirling Prize goes to a Council House scheme on the one hundred year anniversary of the Addison Act of 1919, which paved the way for the mass construction of social housing. Appropriate also in the current social climate of environmental concerns. It was a double celebration for the architects, Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley, as the scheme also won the Neave Brown Award for Housing 2019 on the same evening. Conceived for an Architectural Competition 11 years