Prominent architect draws the line through formal design practice
ARCHITECT AND SUSTAINABLE development advocate Caroline Pidcock will close her practice PIDCOCK – Architecture + Sustainability at the end of the year, bringing to an end 25 years of “formal design practice”.
“As I look back over what has been achieved since I started Caroline Pidcock Design in 1992, I feel such an enormous sense of gratitude and appreciation to each and every one of you. To the amazing people – clients, staff, consultants and builders – who have enabled us to realise a huge range of exciting projects, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks. It has also been a joy to have the opportunity over these years to share my experiences through teaching, media, talks, juries/ panels and Boards,” she said.
“It has been a wonderful journey with so much that has been learnt, shared and enjoyed.
“As a sole director, I have had an opportunity to reflect over these exciting 25 years of practice, and this has allowed me the privilege to envisage what the next stage will be. I believe it is important to be able to re-create a personal and professional vision for the future and to keep aligning to your joy.
“Therefore, on this high note, I have decided to bring the “formal design practice” stage of my creative work to a close. PIDCOCK – Architecture + Sustainability and the team will be transitioning to a close by the end of 2017 with the completion of our current projects. On this basis, Fergal White and I will be working closely with all our current clients.
“So, 2018 will mark the beginning of an exciting new evolution. I will be “slowing down” to give myself the freedom to “speed up”,” Caroline said
She said she would explore a range of new opportunities, including public speaking and writing, tutoring and curriculum development in sustainable design, advisory panels, juries, board positions and collaborations with other architects, consultants and builders.
Caroline said she would also be able to respond to the changing needs of the world through a personal focus on integrated and biophilic design practices, sustainable and affordable approaches to housing such as co-housing, and prefabrication.