The projects of Coffey Architects have been produced by the talented individuals that make up this 20-strong practice. The firm has grown with many likeminded designers bringing their thoughts and skills to the team. However, having started the practice alone, the character of the office and its ethos began and remains with Phil Coffey.
“Exposure – Coffey Architects”
October 15 2015 to November 24 2015
RIBA – The Practice Space, 66 Portland Place
London W1B 1AD
Coffey’s obsession and understanding of light in the built environment is evident in a number of his images that form part of the exhibition, where he has captured spectacular light manifesting itself upon landscape, buildings and people. This fascination is brought through into his work as an architect; his favorite buildings are often those that celebrate light in a myriad of different ways.
The discovery of new people and new places is at the core of Exposure, these experiences hold value beyond the surface level and teach us more about ourselves and the environment; the way we live our lives and the way that architects and designers impact on other peoples.
Practice founder Phil Coffey said, “Exposure is about many things, about the process of making architecture and photography, about exposing ourselves to different people and places, about expressing Coffey Architects way of thinking and making, exposing in an accessible way that architecture should lead the conversation on environmental issues and most importantly that we as architects are not afraid to try and make beautiful things”.
Coffey Architects was formed in 2005 by Phil Coffey and has projects in all sectors including residential buildings, public buildings and urban design. It is currently undertaking work throughout the UK. The practice has been awarded a number of prizes including a Double RIBA award for Ad++ House, York in 2012 and the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize for the St Patrick’s School Library and Music Room, in Kentish Town, London in 2011. In 2012, Coffey Architects was named BD Young Architect of the Year and also Small Project architects of the Year and Phil Coffey was listed as one of the Independent’s 101 Great Britons. Phil has judged the Stephen Lawrence Prize, the Grand Designs Awards in 2012 and 2013 and has spoken at the RIBA, Royal Academy, as well as universities throughout the UK. coffeyarchitects.com
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ABOUT THE PRACTICE SPACE
The Practice Space is dedicated to presenting contemporary ideas and professional knowledge about architecture in all its forms.through an annual programme of temporary displays it celebrates outstanding national and international projects by emerging and established architects and showcases new research into architectural practice and processes. Proudly supported by Ruskin Air Management.