• The Brit List 2018: Architect profiles

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    In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 75 finalists in the Hotel Designs Brit List 2018. We continue with profiling our winning architects in alphabetical order…

    This year’s The Brit List 2018 concluded on November 22, when leading designers, hoteliers and architects gathered at BEAT London to find out which of them made it on to this year’s The Brit List 2018. The hundreds of nominees and entries were whittled down by the event’s five judges, who were:

    • Gilly Craft, President of the British Institute of Interior Design
    • Charles Leon, founder of Leon Black Architecture and Interior Design
    • Gerri Gallagher, former associate editor, Tatler
    • Lysbeth Fox, founder and director of Fox PR
    • Hamish Kilburn, editor, Hotel Designs

    Top architects

    Jonathan Manser – The Manser Practice

    For Jonathan Manser, design is in the blood as both his father and sister are both architects and his mother is an architectural journalist.

    With more than 30 years’ experience in the design and management of large-scale commercial and residential projects, Manser has led projects such as Heathrow Hilton Terminal 4, Artigiano and The Great Eastern Hotel.

    Julian Dickens – Jestico + Whiles

    Julian Dickens brings a wealth of experience from various sectors, with built projects including the £30m Aloft hotel in London docklands, £13m Timber Wharf housing in the London Borough of Hackney and two state-of-the-art data centre campuses in northern Europe.

    Dickens has been a visiting tutor at London Metropolitan University and has been invited to lecture at various universities and conferences across the UK and in Australia.

    Liz Pickard – Consarc Architects

    The practice has been led by Liz Pickard for more than 20 years. Pickard is an accredited RIBA Client Adviser.

    Since being awarded a European Laureate as one of the best emerging European architects in 2010, Pickard has completed projects including the five-star hotel, The Lowry Hotel, The Savoy and The Oriental Club, demonstrating that she is a leading architect in her field.

    Luke Fox – Foster + Partners 

    The Murray, Hong Kong’s newest luxury hotel has now fully opened to the public. Located the heart of Hong Kong, with panoramic views of The Peak and the gardens to the south, this major transformation of a listed government office building reinvents this unique urban quarter – stitching together the urban fabric by linking the large green spaces flanking the site to the east and west.

    Luke Fox, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners London said: “Our design for The Murray creates a dialogue between the old and the new – giving the building a new lease of life and a renewed purpose, with a unique sense of character that is embedded within the fabric of the building.”

    Mark Bruce – EPR Archtiects

    Heading up the hotels and hospitality team, qualified RIBA architect Mark Bruce has extensive experience across the hotel sector including working on milestone projects such as The Ned, Hoxton Hotel Waterloo and Hotel Russel among others.

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    Hamish Kilburn

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