News & Events

04 August 2017

Sutton Court Residential Development reaches completion

The scheme for Inspired Homes UK transforms a former 1960s office building into a stunning new residential development comprising of 82 apartments. The building has been stripped back to retain the structure. Two additional floors have been added and a new facade with integrated balconies redefines it’s appearance.

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28 July 2017

Delighted to secure Twelve’s first project with London South Bank University.

The Passmore Centre will create a new hub for apprentices and employers. It will accommodate new teaching facilities, social and events space, meeting rooms and staff offices.

27 June 2017

Twelve gets go ahead for major retail scheme in Ekaterinburg

Twelve Architects has been granted approval from the City Administration of Ekaterinburg for a 120,000m2 retail mall, which forms a key part of the regeneration and expansion of the city.

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16 June 2017

Twelve’s £30m Bodmin Jail Hotel & Museum gains unanimous Planning Permission & Listed Building Consent

The vision for the jail is to return this much understated heritage asset of national importance to its former glory, and in so doing make it a leading visitor attraction, venue, hotel and teaching facility for local schools and universities that gives back to Bodmin, Cornwall and the UK.

6 June 2017

Construction Commences at Clever Park

Construction has commenced of the first 32 storey residential tower as part of phase 3 of Twelve’s 220,000m2 mixed use development ‘Clever Park’.

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12 June 2017

Twelve’s Sutton Residential Development wins one more award

Sutton Court Residential Development has been highly commended in the ‘Best First Time Buyer Home’ category at the London Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2017

The awards ceremony took place on Friday at The Dorchester on Park Lane, hosted by comedian Romesh Ranganathan and presented by Team GB hockey star Kate Richardson-Walsh. Sutton Court was entered for Best First-Time Buyer Home and came runner-up in this year’s category.

The judges commented that Sutton Court “used ‘out of the box’ thinking to get people on the property ladder.”

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17 May 2017

Higher Education Design Quality Forum hosted at The Diamond

Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF) annual conference on 5th July 2017 to be hosted at The Diamond, The University of Sheffield.

24 March 2017

Twelve’s Sutton Residential Development wins innovation award

The project has been highly commended for most innovative redevelopment of an existing property at the 2017 First Time Buyer Magazine Awards.

The scheme for Inspired Homes UK transforms a former 1960s office building into a stunning new residential development comprising of 82 apartments. The building has been stripped back to retain the structure. Two additional floors have been added and a new facade with integrated balconies redefines it’s appearance.

The scheme will be completed in the next few months.

[Read more about the project…]

19 March 2017

We are happy to announce the change of address of Twelve Architects headquarters in London

We are based on Tooley Street, literally five minutes away from London Bridge station.

Our new studio embodies the teamwork, flexibility and sustainable working practices that characterise our architecture.

Twelve’s new address is:
5th Floor, Magdalen House, 148 Tooley Street, London SE12TU

All other contact details will remain the same:
+44 (0)20 70 616 212 / info@twelvearchitects.com

13 March 2017

We will be attending the Passenger Terminal Expo 2017

Alex Bitus, Head of Transport at Twelve Architects will be attending Passenger Terminal Expo (PTX) in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 14-15 March 2017 and he would be delighted to meet with you.

Passenger Terminal Expo is a fantastic show to meet clients and network with other companies in the industry.

Twelve Architects are currently working on a number of aviation proposals and are currently completing the design for Rostov On Don International & Domestic terminal.

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09 March 2017

Twelve attend Ecobuild 2017 Exhibition at Excel London

Mark Eden and Irina Adam represented Twelve at this years Ecobuild.

Irina particularly enjoyed the research presentations on innovative materials by the BRE Academy. Some of the research topics included bio-based construction materials, materials for improving air-quality, and the development of low carbon technologies.

Mark concentrated this time around some of the key Infrastructure debates held by the ICE. Particularly enjoying a key talk on the sustainable growth of airports. Some of the key topics including how to deliver maximum benefits from existing capacity, Improving surface access and cross modal connectivity, and improving the whole life carbon management for airport sites.

02 March 2017

Looking forwards to meeting at MIPIM

Matt Cartwright & Dmitry Reutt, the founding directors of Twelve Architects & Masterplanners will be attending MIPIM 2017 and we would be delighted to meet up with you.

We would welcome the opportunity to share our experience with you and to hear about your own achievements, future plans and possible collaborations.

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27 January 2017

Twelve’s Lorraine Stoutt Griffith Speaks at RIBAJ Event

 

Lorraine Stoutt Griffith, associate director at Twelve Architects recently spoke at the RIBJ event: Brexit – What does it mean for the Construction Industry?

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20 January 2017

Twelve’s 82 unit residential development in Sutton tops out

 

The new 3 storey extention to our residential development in Sutton is now topping out with the last of the steelwork in place.

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17 January 2017

Twelve submits planning application for Bodmin Jail redevelopment

 

A planning application has been submitted for the restoration, conversion and extension of Bodmin Jail to create a leading visitor attraction, teaching facility and hotel for the region.

12 December 2016

Happy 4th Birthday

 

Today is our 4th Anniversary. Thanks to everyone who’s supported us over the past 4 years. We are very excited for the new year ahead and continuing to work with our existing clients as well as new ones.

28 October 2016

Bodmin Museum & Hotel featured on BBC Spotlight

 

Twelve Architects is preparing proposals for the alteration, extension and change of use of the Grade II listed buildings at Bodmin Jail. The vision for the jail is to return this much understated heritage asset of national importance to its former glory, and in so doing make it a leading visitor attraction, venue, hotel and teaching facility for local schools and universities that gives back to Bodmin, Cornwall and the UK.

12 August 2016

Twelve invited to join the ERDF Global Growth Programme

 

To support Twelve’s overseas work we have been joined the Global Growth programme which is co-financed by the European Commission (ERDF, European Regional Development Fund).

The programme provides access to UKTI/ERDF range of activities focused on key aspects of international trade and routes to market.

14 May 2016

Innovation award for The Diamond

 

Our striking £81m learning facility was praised by RICS judges for its uniqueness and innovativeness. The judges commended the project team – including Twelve Architects, Turner & Townsend and Balfour Beatty – for successfully bolstering the university’s status as a world-class education provider.

Our project will go on to compete against other regional winners at the national RICS Awards Grand Final on 14 October 2016 in London.

The prestigious annual contest was held at The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate on Friday 13 May by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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12 March 2016

The Diamond has been shortlisted for a 2016 RIBA Yorkshire Award

 

The Diamond has been shortlisted for a 2016 RIBA Yorkshire Award by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) along with ten other buildings.

The shortlisted buildings will be visited by the judging panel in March, with the winners of an RIBA Yorkshire Award announced at a ceremony on 21st April at Aspire in Leeds.

Regional winners will also be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning buildings.

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12 February 2016

Looking forwards to meeting at MIPIM

Matt Cartwright & Dmitry Reutt, the founding directors of Twelve Architects & Masterplanners will be attending MIPIM 2016 and we would be delighted to meet up with you.

We would welcome the opportunity to share our experience with you and to hear about your own achievements, future plans and possible collaborations.

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12 January 2016

We will be attending the Passenger Terminal Expo 2016

Alex Bitus, Head of Transport at Twelve Architects will be attending Passenger Terminal Expo (PTX) in Cologne, Germany on 15-17 March 2016 and he would be delighted to meet with you.

Passenger Terminal Expo is a fantastic show to meet clients and network with other companies in the industry.

Twelve Architects are currently working on a number of aviation proposals and are currently completing the design for Rostov On Don International & Domestic terminal.

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23 December 2015

Exciting award win for our project in Russia

Clever Park in Ekaterinburg has won the prestigious Regional Property Award for Best Office Development in the Region.

The award ceremony took place at 100+ International Forum For High-Rise And Unique constructions in Ekaterinburg.

Congratulations to Matt Cartwright and the design team Alex Bitus, Nik Vyas, Seb Gnaedig and all involved.

[Read more about the project…]

24 November 2015

The Diamond opens to students

The £81 million Undergraduate Engineering Facility for The University of Sheffield has opened for the start of the new academic year.

The project will provide 19,500m2 of accommodation and is the largest single academic project that the University has undertaken. The design creates an environment that promotes new methods in teaching and learning and will support The Faculty of Engineering’s world class reputation.

“We are extremely proud of this, our first completed project in the UK, and are delighted that the client has received it so positively. Working so closely with the team at the University to translate their vision into a building that surpassed their original expectations has been both enjoyable and fulfilling and the trust they put in us to deliver their largest academic project to date was immense.”

Matt Cartwright, Twelve Architects’ Founding Director

14 October 2015

Kick start to Crawley Regeneration

Twelve Architects submit a 6,000m2 retail & residential development for planning approval. The 7 storey development accommodates 1000m2 of retail and 78 high quality residential units. The scheme supports Crawley’s development plan and is a catalyst for the regeneration of the town centre.

15 July 2015

Twelve Architects secures planning for Sutton residential remodelling

Twelve Architects has secured planning consent for the remodeling and extension of a 1960s office block in Sutton, Surrey to create 73 one and two bedroom apartments.

The scheme, for developer Inspired Asset Management, takes WCEC’s scheme for the 10 storey building which was consented under permitted development rights and adds an additional two storeys to provide nine penthouse apartments as well as an entirely new façade.

The 2,500m2 residential development is part of the wider regeneration programme planned around Sutton’s train station that will create new residential, retail, hotel and office space and strengthen the connection between the train station and Sutton’s High Street.

28 May 2015

Rostov on Don Airport Construction underway

The vast programme of works has begun in Rostov-on-Don constituting one of the largest and most high profile construction projects in the region designed by Twelve Architects.

Currently the ground works for 3200m runway and the terminal are in progress.

Matt Cartwright, founding director of Twelve Architects welcomed the progress: “Our professional team has spent many months exploring the full potential of every opportunity in developing the project in order to bring the best solution to life. It is great to see the start of the construction process. We remain excited about the project progress and it’s future”.

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10 March 2015

Looking forwards to meeting at MIPIM

Matt Cartwright & Dmitry Reutt, the founding directors of Twelve Architects & Masterplanners will be attending MIPIM 2015 and we would be delighted to meet up with you.

We would welcome the opportunity to share our experience with you and to hear about your own achievements, future plans and possible collaborations.

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13 February 2015

Twelve Architects secure major residential refurbishment and extension project in the UK.

Twelve Architects are delighted to have been appointed to design nine penthouse apartments on top of the existing building and remodel the external façade to include new balconies, upgrading of the thermal envelope and the design of amenity space to the front of the site. The 2,500m² scheme will provide a total of 82 one and two bed, high-quality apartments and will contribute to the regeneration of the local area.

30 January 2015

The Diamond Tops out

Twelve Architects joins The University of Sheffield, politicians, Sheffield City Councillors and members of the design and contractor team to celebrate the topping out of The Diamond, an £81 million new Undergraduate Engineering Facility for The University of Sheffield.

The project will provide approximately 19,500m2 (GIA) of accommodation for the University’s Faculty of Engineering and is the largest single capital project that the University has undertaken. The design creates an environment that promotes new methods in teaching and learning and will support The Faculty of Engineering’s world class reputation.

12 December 2014

Twelve Architects celebrate anniversary with Proekt stage approval for Rostov-on-Don Airport, Russia

The new Rostov on Don airport has been granted Proekt, full approval for the design to move ahead to construction. The news was announced as enabling works on site to prepare transport and utilities infrastructure got underway.

Commenting on the design development, Twelve Architects’ Director Matt Cartwright said: “We are delighted to have gained the milestone of a building permit and that the approved scheme is absolutely aligned with our original concept.”

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12 November 2014

Twelve Architects invited to present at The Education Estates Conference, Manchester, UK

Matt Cartwright, Director of Twelve Architects joined other expert speakers from a range of professional organisations, Universities, and Funding Agencies to share best practice, advice and knowledge.
The Education Estates Conference focused on the design, build, management, maintenance and funding of education facilities. It is the only UK event to bring together the multiple organisations involved in the design to delivery of schools, colleges and universities projects.
Attendees to Education Estates Conference included Estates & Facilities Directors, Heads of Education, Local Authorities, Consultants, Contractors, Governors, Advisors, Head Teachers and the education supply chain.

17 September 2014

Looking forwards to meeting at MIPIM UK

Matt Cartwright & Pete Buist, will be attending MIPIM UK 2014 and we would be delighted to meet up with you.

We have had two of our projects selected for the Architecture Tomorrow exhibition that will take place in the Architecture Pavilion. The curated gallery represents the future of British architecture.

We would welcome the opportunity to share our experience with you and to hear about your own achievements, future plans and possible collaborations.

18 August 2014

Twelve Architects invited to present at The Trade Delegation of the Russian Federation in the United Kingdom.

The conference entitled ‘Progressive experience and new possibilities of business development’ was held on the 18th of August at the Russian Trade Delegation in London. It was organised in collaboration with the Russian Center of Business Cooperation. The aim of the event was to develop UK-Russian business projects and enhance the bilateral relations.

A group of Russian businessmen including representatives from 15 construction companies from 11 regions of Russia attended. The Presentations that were made allowed the Russian companies to learn more about the British market and new technologies in the construction sector. The British companies were introduced to information about Russian trends and perspective projects.

 

8 August 2014

Twelve Architects scoop a double selection for the Architecture Tomorrow 2014 exhibition at MIPIM UK.

Rostov-on-Don Airport has been selected in the Export Architecture category and The Diamond, The University of Sheffield has been selected in the University buildings category. The exhibition organisers confirmed that the quality of entries submitted were of a very high standard so being curated twice is a great achievement.

The Architecture Tomorrow Gallery, curated by The Architects’ Journal, will be showcased as part of the Architecture Tomorrow Pavilion MIPIM UK, 15-17 October, Olympia London.

 

 

16 July 2014

‘Twelve Architects start work to upgrade a teaching block for The University of Surrey

Twelve Architects has commenced work to extend and alter of an existing 845 person teaching block on the University’s Stag Hill Campus.

The new facility is due to be open in the summer of 2016.

16 June 2014

‘The future development of Ulaanbaator, Mongolia’ – Twelve Architects invited to speak at The Mongolian British Chamber of Commerce

Matt Cartwright, Director of Twelve Architects joined an expert panel at the Mongolian-British Chamber of Commerce (MBCC) event in London on Thursday 5th June to present on Twelve Architects recent visit to Ulaanbaator with the UKTI, the practices ongoing prospects in Mongolia and the challenges and opportunities for the future development of Ulaanbaator.

The reception was attended by Mongolian Ambassador to the UK, members of MBCC and invited Mongolian and British businesses.

12 May 2014

Alliance carpark and retail is taking shape 

Alliance carpark and retail is starting to take shape as these pictures show.

Development of the site is well underway and should be completed by the end of the year. Ground works have been finished on schedule and main contractor have taken delivery of the specialist concrete work that will form the building itself.

Twelve Architects welcomed the progress on the site.

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17 March 2014

We will be attending the Passenger Terminal Expo 2014

Alex Bitus, Head of Transport at Twelve Architects will be attending Passenger Terminal Expo (PTX) in Barcelona, Spain on 25-27 March 2014 and he would be delighted to meet with you.

Passenger Terminal Expo is a fantastic show to meet clients and network with other companies in the industry.

Twelve Architects are currently working on a number of aviation proposals and are currently completing the design for Rostov On Don International & Domestic terminal.

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4 March 2014

Looking forwards to meeting at MIPIM

Matt Cartwright & Dmitry Reutt, the founding directors of Twelve Architects & Masterplanners will be attending MIPIM 2014 and we would be delighted to meet up with you.

We have enjoyed a successful year since MIPIM 2013 and have secured a number of exciting new projects across a range of sectors.

We would welcome the opportunity to share our experience with you and to hear about your own achievements, future plans and possible collaborations.

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5 February 2014

Twelve Architects & Masterplanners secure regeneration project in outer London, United Kingdom

We have been appointed for a 330,000 sqft town centre re-development and regeneration project in outer London. The scheme will accommodate of a retail mall, community library and residential development.

The design stage commenced in January 2014.

28 November 2013

‘Building Bridges – Russian Infrastructure Development & Opportunities for UK Business’

Matt Cartwright, Director of Twelve Architects joined the expert panel at the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC) event in London on Wednesday 27th November to discuss the financing of Russian Infrastructure Development & Opportunities for UK Business.

This annual event saw over 200 RBCC members and partners gather to discuss this key issue in Russo-British business. The Russian landscape will be transformed over the coming decades as major infrastructure projects are implemented all across the country. From transportation to housing, hospitals and sports facilities, there are a great many opportunities for UK companies to get involved.

The reception was hosted by HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Patron, RBCC and attended by HE Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to the UK.

12 November 2013

Twelve Architects accepted on to UKTI’s Passport to Export programme

Following an interview and business plan submission to UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), Twelve Architects has been accepted on to UKTI’s Passport to Export programme.

UKTI works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice. Twelve Architects has now established a tailored plan for the next 12 months with UKTI and are actively engaged in the programme.

We are looking at some very interesting markets and opportunities that we have an expertise and track record that can be exported. To be able do this with the support of UKTI makes a huge difference to us

Matt Cartwright, Founding Director, Twelve Architects

21 October 2013

The Rostov’s Airport concept design has been signed off. 

 

The design for the new Rostov Airport Terminal was officially signed off last week by the managing director of Renova Group Evgeny Olkhovik (pictured left) and the Governor of Rostov Region Vasilij Golubev.

During the ceremony Mr Golubev said: ‘The proposed design is created for the future, not for the past nor even for the present.”

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12 October 2013

Twelve Architects have been appointed to take Alliance retail car park project forward.

The car park with ground floor retail units was commissioned following the development of Phase 1 Alliance scheme.

The preferred scheme was approved by City Authority and will utilize standard perforated panels providing natural light and ventilation.

 

 

23 September 2013

Twelve Architects secure the next stage for The Rostov-on-Don Airport, Russia with ambitious design

Following a two stage international design competition Twelve Architects has been confirmed as the preferred architects for the £607 million airport terminal hub for Southern Russia that will serve football fans visiting the 2018 World Cup. The Wider masterplan will include offices, a hotel, business centre and a high-speed railway station that will connect Moscow, Adler and Rostov-on-Don.

Four finalists (Twelve Architects & 3 Russian Architects) were selected following design submissions from the original 11 strong shortlist that had included 2 other British architects. The finalists were invited to present in Rostov on Don to a jury made up of the client management, regional government officials and technical advisors.

The Jury announced that Twelve Architects design was favoured as it created the most memorable and unique design, although they recognised it was ambitious. They confirmed that Twelve Architects would now be commissioned to provide technical documentation to develop and support their competition design and to refine it with the client team.

Jivan Vartanian, Minister of Transport for the Rostov region commented ‘Twelve Architect’s project may look too risky now but in future it will become the most advanced’

 ‘We are pleased to be selected for the next stage of this exciting project especially given the high standard of the design entries. We clearly have a lot to do and look forward to working with the client to develop the design’

Matt Cartwright, Founding Director, Twelve Architects

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05 September 2013

Officials of Ekaterinburg visit Majakovskogo Residential construction site

The Head of City Administration of Ekaterinburg Mr Alexander Yakob has visited the Majakovskogo Residential project site to examine the construction progress.

The site includes four 35 storey residential towers and 32 storey affordable apartment block designed by Twelve Architects.

“We are delighted to welcome Mr Alexander Yakob to our construction site to see the huge amount of work that is going on to regenerate the area. There is now great momentum behind the changes, with more than 1000 new homes, kindergartens, shops, business space and multilevel car parks already under construction. The transformation of Majakovskogo Street is continuing at pace, bringing thousands of much needed jobs and homes to this important part of the city.”

Dmitry Reutt, Founding Director, Twelve Architects

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12 August 2013

Twelve Architects shortlisted for a new airport terminal in Rostov on Don, Russia that will serve football fans visiting the 2018 World Cup

The scheme is for a new airport terminal, hotel and related infrastructure in Rostov province, southern Russia.

The Yuzhny Greenfield Airport competition is being organized and funded by the Airports of the Regions, part of the Renova Group, the largest airport holding company in Russia.

The terminal will meet an initial demand of 5 million passengers a year and be delivered across two phases as part of a wider transport development programme. The second stage of the competition will run until early September.

Twelve Architects is one of three UK firms competing in an international shortlist of 11 participants. The project is due to be completed in time for the World Cup in 2018, for which one of the host cities is Rostov-on-Don.

10 July 2013

Twelve Architects to Deliver The University of Sheffield’s New Engineering Building with Balfour Beatty

The University of Sheffield has announced that Twelve Architects will complete the design and deliver the construction of their £81 million New Engineering Building with Balfour Beatty Construction.

Construction started in July 2013 and the building will be open in time for the start of the 2015 Autumn Semester.

We are delighted to have the opportunity to continue to work with Matt Cartwright & Twelve Architects to realise this unique project in partnership with Balfour Beatty. The New Engineering Building is a critical development for the university, forming the centrepiece of our development plans over the next decade.”

Keith Lilley, Director of Estates and Facilities Management, The University of Sheffield

 “The New Engineering Building is a fantastic opportunity for Balfour Beatty Major Projects to work in partnership with the University of Sheffield to deliver their vision. It is a great pleasure to work with Twelve Architects who share our passion to realise this high quality building.”

 Mark Pettit, Bid Director Balfour Beatty Construction

 “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work collaboratively with The University of Sheffield and Balfour Beatty to complete the design and deliver this unique project and I am sure it will create new innovations within the higher education sector”.

Matt Cartwright, Founding Director, Twelve Architects

The New Engineering Building is the latest in a series of new projects that Twelve Architects has secured in the UK and Russia since forming the practice at the start of 2013. It will help promote the practice in the Higher Education sector.

11 June 2013

Construction commences of Alliance Commercial zone

The construction of the first phase of the Alliance Commercial Zone in Ekaterinburg, Russia has commenced on site. The project includes The Alliance Retail Gateway building designed by Twelve Architects. Twelve Architects are currently designing the second phase 180,000m2 residential masterplan that is due to be completed August 2013.

We are delighted to see this major project start on site, it is a pleasure to work in close collaboration with the client and our local partners and to utilise our combined expertise in the creation and delivery of this project

Matt Cartwright, founding director of Twelve Architects

14 May 2013

Twelve Architects partners with The British Learning Academy

 

Twelve Architects has become an industry partner with The British Learning Academy to aid in teaching English through project-based courses to students of various ages and backgrounds.

Students are taught though real working environments and projects. Treated as employees, students are grouped in international teams and asked to carry out special assignments using English to communicate, hence developing their language skills in relevant corporate communications contexts. The courses create a fun, stimulating and collaborative studying environment. Interactive programmes are designed to develop and practice the language and skills required to communicate effectively in a range of international business contexts, preparing students for industry and for a global career path.

We are delighted to work with The British Learning Academy and to use architecture as a learning tool to support the development of the students’ English and their understanding of how important good communication is within the design process and workplace

Matt Cartwright, founding director of Twelve Architects

15 March 2013

Twelve architects invited to present to Belarusian delegation.

 

 

Matt Cartwright, founding director of Twelve Architects presented at The Building Centre, London to an Official Ministerial delegation and construction leaders from Belarus.

The presentation focused on the value that is created by working with international consultants and strategic measures that need to be taken to make a successful project.

The event was the first time the delegation had visited London and it provided a value forum to exchange ideas and strengthen links within the region.

 

12 February 2013

Looking forwards to meeting at MIPIM

Matt Cartwright & Dmitry Reutt, the founding directors of Twelve Architects & Masterplanners will be attending MIPIM 2016 and we would be delighted to meet up with you.

We would welcome the opportunity to share our experience with you and to hear about your own achievements, future plans and possible collaborations.

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