Life’s milestones are marked by parties, gatherings, re-unions and momentous trips. This was the order of the day as we congregated ‘en masse’ for a practice-wide study trip to celebrate Planit-IE’s 20th year. Catching up with colleagues, challenging perspectives, relaxation, meeting new and soon-to-be team members, research, introducing valued friends, delicious food, sharing much-loved haunts… this is how we marked the occasion.
The official opening of Brunswick Park, at the heart of The University of Manchester’s campus, was marked by welcoming students, staff and the local community to a celebratory health and wellbeing event. A tree planting ceremony by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor, was followed by live jazz performances, a choral rendition and free fitness sessions.
Working at Planit-IE during our year out in practice has been an invaluable experience before returning to continue our studies at the University of Sheffield. Not only has it allowed us to develop creatively in a sociable working environment, but has given us the opportunity to expand our skills and knowledge in all areas of the design process.
The decision to open a new studio, on the world-famous waterfront, set in the heart of Liverpool Waters (for which we are the masterplan lead) couldn’t have been easier. With a growing profile and international reputation, Liverpool is undergoing its next phase of transformation – and we are delighted to be at the heart of many of the projects.
It was great to finally welcome guests to our new London studio, over a year and a half after moving in! This is our third address in the capital and it was a pleasure to share food and drinks with friends and collaborators we have come to know since setting up a London studio seven years ago.