‘It’s July 2022, exactly a year since we moved into our new studio and gallery space in Hampton, West London, and what an eventful year it has been.’
We join JOA co-founder Jane O’Connor walking across London from Waterloo to visit a client’s site in Euston. Setting off across Waterloo Bridge she reflects on her career to date as we admire the ever changing panorama of the skyline, pointing out several buildings she has worked on over the years. She first moved to the city she now calls home over 20 years ago to work for a practice specialising in theatres, initially working on the National Youth Theatre HQ where she transformed a listed old gentleman’s club and warehouse into offices, rehearsal rooms and workshops.
A design-led approach to extending a West London semi
When we were set the task of extending and redesigning the complete ground floor of a West London semi-detached family home, we used our architectural knowledge and design expertise to ensure the result was not just a typical suburban extension but a well-designed and thought-out space that fulfilled the needs of the family.
Mary Quant at the V+A
The overwhelming message we took from the exhibition, other than her obvious talent as a fashion designer, is her mastery of brand identity and business acumen.
West End Theatres – colour audits
We’re working on a number of refurbishment projects for historic west end theatres. As with any refurbishment of a historic building, thorough understanding and exploration is essential.