Prom­i­nent ar­chi­tect draws the line through for­mal de­sign prac­tice

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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.

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