IF_DO was founded in 2014 and the practice name reflects how it all began and where it is headed. What if? We do.
Founded by Thomas Bryans, Sarah Castle & Al Scott the practice has an interest in the wider repercussions of architecture which provides a catalyst towards creating sustainable and healthy environments in which to live, learn, work and play.
The practice’s design for the inaugural Dulwich Pavilion won critical acclaim in 2017 which subsequently led to IF_DO being shortlisted for AR’s Emerging Architecture Award. The practice was also named one of the world’s top 20 emerging practices in Wallpaper* magazine’s Architects’ Directory 2017.
The practice’s work is growing with projects varying from Joseph Walsh Studio masterplan in County Cork, Ireland, to the St Teresa’s School Sixth Form Centre in Surrey and residential projects in and around London.
Thomas and his fellow founding Directors all studied at University of Edinburgh and this Talk at the Lane is also part of the Architecture Fringe 2019 programme of events. Thomas will be discussing their ongoing community projects, research and teaching on how design can promote social spaces as a means of addressing social isolation.
This talk follows on from Izat Arundell & Collaborators, Rural Office for Architecture, STUDIO NIRO, Clancy Moore, Assemble Studio, Karl-Heinz Schmitz & wHY Studio.
Please come and share a drink and some thoughts with us, and as usual light refreshments are provided for our guests.