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Sandy invited by the Cheshire Society of Architects to present a lecture on the work of the practice.

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Stephen Smith has been working as enabler with the Glass-house this week, assisting on a study-tour of the Gamlingay Eco-Hub; a community-led project that is flourishing with new users and enjoying all energy costs via renewable resources.

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Sandy Wright attended the Lord Mayor’s breakfast at Mansion House this week as a guest at the launch of the 2013 Heart of the City Newcomers programme to develop Corporate Social Responsibility.

Wright & Wright have signed up to the programme and look forward to the first workshop in May.

We’ll keep you posted on developments.

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Clare has been featured among Ed Tylers photographs recently published in The Guardian showing a selection of Architects in the buildings that inspire them.

Have a look at the photographs here;

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2013/feb/25/architects-favourite-buildings-in-pictures#/?picture=404423142&index=0

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W&W partner James Taylor was recently delighted to be accepted onto the RIBA’s Conservation Architect Register, having submitted a formidably weighty dossier outlining his extensive work on listed buildings.

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Sandy Wright was invited to present a lecture at De Monfort University School of Architecture last Tuesday evening. The lecture was well attended by the host Chris Jones, members of staff, students from all years and some local architects who had gathered to hear Sandy discuss the topic ‘Evolving Themes and Influences’.

Sandy spoke about various W&W projects from 1994 to present including, the Royal College of Art Library, Student Art Bar Terrace, The Sculpture School in Battersea, The Women’s Library, The National Gallery Lower Galleries, The RIBA/V&A Special Collections, Corpus Christi College – Taylor Library and Hull Truck Theatre.

Questions ranged from how the practice designs to who and what  has influenced it’s work and were interspersed with anecdotes about happy clients, detailed design, and the understanding of materials.

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Poul Anderson recently hosted a group of undergraduate Architecture students from Kingston University during a visit to the W&W Studio in Camden. Poul and Sandy Wright introduced them to projects past and present and explained the nature of process and practice within the studio.

A recent trip by the whole office to the new Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield by David Chipperfield was preceded by a lively lunch. The rainy day didn’t dampen excited responses to some of the concrete detailing and the surprise of both the industrial context and the proximity of the A638; neither of which was betrayed by many of the published photos! Some of the smaller Hepworth sculptures and many of the working casts were tremendously evocative and a few pieces by Richard Long were quite astounding and well set in their new home.