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Cambridge Assessment headquarters won the Corporate Workspace Award for BCO Midlands & Central England region

April 2019

The client and design team including Eric Parry Architects, BDP Interiors, Max Fordham, Ramboll UK, Grant Associates and Turner & Townsend received the award at the ICC, Birmingham on 29 March 2019.

Eric Parry Architect’s 4 Pancras Square, Kings Cross is also shortlisted for the BCO London region.

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Three EPA projects have been shortlisted for RIBA Awards 2019

April 2019

4 Pancras Square for Argent at Kings Cross Central and Revealing The Charterhouse in RIBA London, with the new headquarters for Cambridge Assessment in RIBA East.

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Eric Parry: Drawing in the Soane Museum

20 February 2019 - 27 May 2019

Eric Parry: Drawing is open to the public in Sir John Soane’s Museum from 20 February 2019. The exhibition brings together a selection of hand drawings and notebooks, covering more than four decades of architectural observation, design and construction, which are to be found among the permanent Museum Collection as well as the Exhibition Galleries. In the Foyle Space, a short film by Dirk Lindner and Alex Morgan documents the life of a drawing for 4 Pancras Square from the drawing board to the completed building. In the Picture Room, two large photographic prints of 4 Pancras Square and Fen Court are on display, visible also from the Monk’s Parlour the floor below. Accompanying the exhibition, the book Eric Parry: Drawing, published by Sir John Soane’s Museum, is available in April, with text by Owen Hopkins based on an interview with Eric Parry and also an essay by David Leatherbarrow.

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Seal House receives planning permission

March 2019

EPA have received planning permission for plans to redevelop Seal House in the City of London. The twelve storey scheme located immediately adjacent to the Fishmongers’ Hall was developed for Sellar Properties. It will replace a William Holford building constructed in the 1970’s. The new building provides 13,000 sqm of new office space. It will open up a slightly neglected section of the Thames river walkway by providing new restaurants and terraces at the ground and eleventh floors. A publicly accessible roof garden with landscape designed by Todd Longstaffe Gowan is accessed via public lifts from the Riverwalk terrace. Its location means that it will have unparalleled views up and down the river Thames as well as north to the City of London.

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Public roof garden now open at 120 Fenchurch Street

February 2019

The Garden at 120 Fenchurch St is now open to the public from Monday to Friday between the hours of 10.00 and 21.00. https://www.thegardenat120.com/#content/page/visitor_info

The Garden is accessed from the covered passageway of Hogarth Court where one can view the most recent film installation by Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier, ‘The call of Things’.

The 2,200sqm roof garden has become a prominent new open space in the city. The landscape on the roof includes a gently undulating promenade, a 40 metre long water feature and a pergola supporting some 90 Wisterias. The garden promenade gives 360 degree midlevel views of the City of London.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/feb/21/fen-court-review-london

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Eric Parry Architects Volumes 3+4 : book launch

February 2019 ¦ Watch

Eric Parry Architects have just launched Volume 4 of the practice’s monographs and this documents work from 2003 to 2018. The launch took place in The Charterhouse on 11 February 2019 with the contributions from: Joseph Rykwert, who prefaced Volume 4 and Jay Merrick, who wrote the main text; as well as Edwin Heathcote, who wrote the main text of Volume 3, now released in a second edition; and also Anna Danby from Artifice, representing the publisher. The event was hosted by Eric Parry and welcomed interventions from the audience, namely from Peter Rees, Paul Finch and Patrick Lynch on the current state of planning in the UK and in particular in London. Projects include office buildings in 4 Pancras Square, One Eagle Place in Piccadilly, 7–8 St James’s Square and 10 Fenchurch Avenue, and a series of educational buildings including The Welding Institute in Cambridge, Wells Cathedral School and Brighton College Music Scholl. Volume 4 also travels across historical institutions at the heart of the city. Both Volumes 3 & 4 are now also available in a slipcase.

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Multimedia

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Eric Parry RA lecture on 'Architecture'

Eric Parry RA gave a fascinating lecture at Bedford School on 'Architecture', as part of the Gilbert Lloyd Art Lecture series on 29th January 2015.

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Meeting Architecture: Richard Deacon & Eric Parry

The Royal College of Art hosts Meeting Architecture, a series of lectures organised by the British School at Rome.Watch video...

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TEDx Brera

Eric Parry, Repair Man talking at a recent TEDx event aimed at bring people together to debate ideas and current cultural themes.

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Stirling Prize Shortlist 2009: 5 Aldermanbury Square

Eric Parry discusses the design of 5 Aldermanbury Square. Project page

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The sequencing of the lighting installation at New Bond Street by Martin Richman

Art Consultancy: Modus Operandi.
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Eric Parry Architects Volume 4 now available for order

This fourth volume on Eric Parry Architects documents a period of work spanning 15 years from 2003 to 2018, from office buildings in 4 Pancras Square, One Eagle Place in Piccadilly, 7–8 St James’s Square and 10 Fenchurch Avenue, to a variety of educational buildings such as The Welding Institute in Cambridge, Wells Cathedral School and Brighton College Music School. Volume 4 travels across historical institutions at the heart of the city, all along the broader dialogue with the field of architecture and the visual arts reflected in Eric Parry’s curatorial work for the Royal Academy. With an introduction by Joseph Rykwert and texts by Jay Merrick.

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Eric Parry Architects Volume 3

The third in the series of monographs on recent work by Eric Parry Architects, this volume follows prominent projects from St Martin-in-the-Fields, Savile Row and New Bond Street to Threadneedle Street in London and the Holburne Museum in Bath, ending with the promise of One Eagle Place, Piccadilly. With an introduction by Dalibor Vesely, the main text by Edwin Heathcote, and captions and text by Eric Parry, Volume 3 focuses on the most recent interventions in the Cities of London and Westminster. ISBN 978-1-908967039

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Eric Parry Architects Volume 2

Eric Parry Architects 2 continues the critical appraisal of the practice’s work, providing an in-depth analysis of projects as diverse as 5 Aldermanbury Square, Timothy Taylor Gallery and the award winning renovation and reorganisation of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

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Eric Parry Architects Volume 1

This is the first of two volumes covering Eric Parry Architects' work from the 1980s to the present.Wilfried Wang considers EPA's importance within architectural discourse, examining their concerns with materiality, attention to detail, craftsmanship and compositional structures. The book is prefaced by architectural theoretician Dalibor Vesely.

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Eric Parry, Context

Eric Parry’s Context: Architecture and the Genius of Place is now published by Wiley, and available on book shelves. A three-year tour de force, Eric Parry’s Context condenses a life of architectural teaching and practice in some of the most concrete aspects of urbanity and architecture: pavements, horizon, simultaneity, kinetics, and artifice. Containing lived examples of cities and architecture throughout the world, Eric Parry’s overarching range is also informed by his personal exchanges with architects Álvaro Siza, Caruso St John, Grafton Architects, muf, and Latz + Partner, among many others. The book contains unique hand drawings by Eric Parry, and photography by Dirk Lindner. ISBN 978-1-119-95271-8

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Eric Parry: Drawing now released

This book accompanies the exhibition Eric Parry: Drawing, at the Soane Museum in London. With images of many of the drawings on display, it contains an important essay by David Leatherbarrow which takes Eric Parry’s drawings as a case study of the deeply meaningful role of drawing in architecture and our understanding of the world. Informing the main text, Owen Hopkins interviewed Eric Parry on the different aspects of the exhibition where drawing is an exercise in daily observation or an integral part of designing a project, and finally construction. With design by John Morgan; a publication of Sir John Soane’s Museum. ISBN 978-1-9996932-0-6

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Selected Bibliography

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Architectural Voices

Listening to Old Buildings David Littlefield, Saskia Lewis Wiley-Academy

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Colin St John Wilson

Buildings and Projects
Richard Stonehouse, Eric Parry
Black Dog Publishing 2007

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Architecture in Detail

Graham Bizley Elsevier Science & Technology