Royal Academy of Arts

Mavericks : Breaking the Mould of British Architecture

This wonderful exhibition looks into the architects who refuse to conform to the norms of mainstream architectural culture. In celebrating the work of 12 British architects, the RA features the amazing practice FAT Architects, who we worked closely with in the making of Grayson Perry's A House For Essex whilst at Shaws.

We're extremely looking forward to experiencing this exhibition and have no doubt that it will be highly fascinating display.


26 January — 20 April

Saturday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 10pm
Free Admission

4 february

Does Architecture Need Mavericks?

Charles Owen Hopkins introduces 'Mavericks' and chairs a debate exploring the role of unorthodox approaches and original thinking in architecture. 


To find out more on this exhibition click here

Showcasing at Historic Houses 2015

For over 30 years The Historic Buildings, Parks & Gardens event has been annually exhibiting a diverse range of products and services used in the care, repair, restoration and conservation of historic buildings and landscapes.

This year we exhibited at the wonderful event, introducing Darwen Terracotta to the public. Throughout the day we presented our portfolio of work, showcasing our great craftsmanship and expertise in creating terracotta for restored buildings. It was a fantastic day meeting new faces and talking them through our incredible and technical processes.

We also got to see some friendly faces in Tony Herbert and Kathryn Huggins. Tony and Kathryn are the brilliant authors of 'The Decorative Tile in Architecture and Interiors', a book which studies the use of ceramic tiles over the past 100 years. Their knowledge of ceramics is amazing, and we are delighted to have received their great support when talking them through our new venture.

The entire event was a great success, and truly highlighted the continual growth of the heritage industry, and the importance this sector provides to architecture. We're extremely looking forward to creating restoration work in the near future to ensure that these beautiful historic buildings are well preserved.


17th November - The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London.

For more information on this event visit www.hall-mccartney.co.uk