Theatre Royal Drury Lane drawing commended in RIBAJ drawing competition 30.07.18

Part I assistant, George Allen, has been commended in the RIBAJ Eye Line drawing competition for his long section through the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. According to the judges, "[his drawing] gives a real sense of place and occasion. It's very dramatic and he's put real effort into every character".

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Planning and Listed Building Consent have been granted for a major expansion of Pembroke College, Cambridge in the city’s historic centre. The proposals include a new College court as well as the restoration of a number of historically significant buildings facing the existing College, linked by new open spaces that continue and extend the language of Pembroke’s distinctive gardens.

Haworth Tompkins' Part IIs, Jason Ho and Ellie Sampson each have artworks in this year's Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy. Ellie has two models in the exhibition, pictured is 'The Suburban Semis', from a series called 'Re-modelling Metroland' and re-imagines the intended suburban state of Metroland in north-west London in order to address current architectural, social and environmental challenges. Jason's artwork is a hand drawn digital graphic entitled 'The Pool of Tears' and is inspired by the crying scene in Alice in Wonderland. Both pieces can be seen in the Large Weston Room until 12 August.

Haworth Tompkins has been selected to design a new research and performance building for the American Repertory Theater and Harvard University. The project will include spaces for performance, rehearsal, teaching and making as well as front of house facilities, and will aim to be an exemplar of low carbon design both in construction and in use. We are working alongside American partner architects ARC in Boston.

The Hackney Wick Fish Island Retrospective Masterplan Team have won an award at the Planning Awards. This evolving research project concentrating on lessons learned from building a new piece of city won the category of Excellence in Placemaking at High Densities.

Beyond the Red Line is taking place at the London Festival of Architecture on 20 June. Haworth Tompkins is part of the Hackney Wick Fish Island Retrospective Masterplan team, a group of architects working in the area seeking to learn from this process of building a new piece of city. This debate forms part of a continuum of events curated by a collective of architects to open up lines of communication and reflect on the pace of change in HWFI.

Our redevelopment of the Bristol Old Vic theatre front of house has been named Project of the Year at both the RIBA and RICS South West awards, in addition to receiving the conservation prize from both judging panels.

Along with 16 other UK winners of the RIBA Stirling Prize, Haworth Tompkins has signed an open letter declaring a climate and biodiversity emergency, making a commitment to positive action in response and inviting all UK architectural practices to add their names. To view the letter and sign up, please go to www.architectsdeclare.com #architectsdeclare

The New London Architecture exhibition, Public Housing: A London Renaissance is now open. It shows how boroughs across the capital are working to deliver high-quality and affordable homes on estates, smaller sites and large-scale areas of regeneration, to create places that can also support the sustainable growth of the city. The exhibition, and it's accompanying publication, features several Haworth Tompkins projects including Silchester, Meeting House Lane, Maydew House, Blackwall Reach and Chobham Manor.