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Surface to Air appoint Chris Hoggarth as Associate Director

Surface to Air Architects has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Chris Hoggarth as Associate Director of Project Delivery.

Chris will work closely with Surface to Air Founding Director Holly Porter and Director Heidi Moxon to oversee the delivery of the practice’s projects, which include both traditional and off-site schemes. He will act as the main point of contact for project delivery and manage the wider project team where Surface to Air is appointed as lead consultant.

Chris brings with him over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry working for Portakabin and more recently MBS Contracting, where he’s been responsible for the design, pre-construction and build phases of many projects across the public and private sectors. He is an expert in off-site construction.

Holly Porter said: "As a practice, we’re committed to finding more efficient ways of delivering our projects. We are increasingly using off-site solutions to maximise budgets and safeguard design quality, an area where Chris has particular expertise. He will help us continue to push the boundaries of off-site as a construction method for our architecture, and bring his wider delivery skills to the team for the benefit of all clients."

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Future Schools: Innovative Design for Existing and New Buildings, RIBA Publishing


Surface to Air published in 'Future Schools'

Uniquely Future Schools not only provides design guidance on themes in schools architecture and a wealth of recent innovative projects drawn from the UK but also an understanding of the socio-political and economic context that any practice must work within when taking on a schools project. It balances beautiful visuals and innovative case studies with in-depth discussion of the thought processes and issues to consider in good school design. Reflecting on ambitious projects during the BSF period of high investment and post-BSF creativity and innovation during austerity it considers the next phase of school design shaped by growing student numbers, diversity in project types and routes and the growing opportunities for smaller practices as work on existing buildings becomes more common.

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