FX Awards 2018 Winners

Breakthrough Talent of the Year

Winner: IF_DO

Sponsored by BW Workplace Experts

Established in 2014 by Al Scott, Sarah Castle and Thomas Bryans, IF_DO is a young architecture practice dedicated to creating projects with a positive impact on users, the environment and the surrounding community.

IF_DO works on projects of all scales, from interiors and one-off houses, to strategic planning and masterplans. Current projects include a 10-year strategic masterplan for the Irish campus of internationally acclaimed furniture designer Joseph Walsh, a masterplan for St Teresa’s School in Effingham, and Orchard Courtyard, the refurbishment of a courtyard in the Grade-II* listed County Hall on London’s Southbank, ensuring active occupation of the building for years to come.

Informed by research, the practice was founded on the principles that it should ask questions and take action, always seeking to deliver broader social and environmental benefits through design, and working closely with clients to make their projects do more.

The three founders met while studying architecture at the University of Edinburgh.

Recently completed projects include: Well Street, a carefully crafted house extension in Bury St Edmunds; Granby Space co-working space in Waterloo for Meanwhile Space; the award-winning 2017 London Festival of Architecture Dulwich Pavilion, a temporary events pavilion in the grounds of the Dulwich Picture Gallery; and St Teresa’s School Sixth Form Centre, Effingham, Surrey.

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