Thursday, June 17 2021
Join the Design Excellence Committee for a presentation by Hall McKnight, an architectural practice established in 2003 with studios in Belfast and London. In 2014, the practice won the Downes Medal for the MAC, awarded by the Architectural Association of Ireland.
Hall McKnight work has been recognized with success in international design contests, notably the MAC Arts Centre, completed in February 2012, and Vartov Square Copenhagen, completed in Autumn 2012.
In November 2016, Hall McKnight were announced as the winners in an international competition for a major new campus building and landscape work at Gallaudet University, Washington DC. During this session, Alastair Hall will present the work of Hall McKnight, including their current work at Galluadet University.
About the Presenter:
Alastair Hall studied architecture at Queen's University Belfast and Cambridge University. Upon graduation, he worked for Grafton Architects in Dublin before returning to Belfast. Alastair has been a partner at Hall McKnight since the practice was founded in 2003. The practice works across scales of building types, from houses to large and complex public buildings and landscapes.
- Describe the design process and identify how it manifests projects that are tuned to their particular environment.
- Identify design for a diverse array of communities and understand how these communities impact HmK's work.
- Describe the sense of permanence that pervades through HmK's design work and understand how HmK's use of material and detailing "translates" across borders.
- Describe the impact of the pandemic on design.