Events

Date Title Location Notes
14/10/14 Lecture University of Kent, Canterbury Richard's 4th annual talk about the Crossway Passive House and an update on nearly 6 years of monitoring. This year's talk will include results of monitoring a lithium ion grid balancing battery system recently installed at Crossway.
09/10/14 Lecture University of Cambridge Richard will be giving a lecture on the construction and performance of the Crossway Passive House over almost 6 years of occupation.
29/03/14 Seminar talk Homebuilding & Renovating Show, NEC, Birmingham Richard will be talking about his experiences of designing to the passive house standard - focussing on the Crossway Passive House
13/03/14 Guest Speaker The Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society, The Royal Wells Hotel, T.W. An "under the bonnet" talk about the Crossway Passive House
25/02/14 Lecture Architectural Association, London Richard's 5th annual lecture about design & construction philosophies and investigation into 5 years of monitoring at the Crossway Passive House
12/11/13 Lecture University of Kent, Canterbury Richard's 3rd annual talk about the Crossway Passivhaus and an update on nearly 5 years worth of monitoring. Lots of recent dissemination of monitoring data to share with the students.
10/09/13 Guest Speaker Women in Property, Stanmer House, Brighton Technical talk about the inspiration, creation, construction and technologies from the Crossway Passive House
04/07/13 Awards Ceremony Residence of the Austrian Ambassador, London Richard will be presenting the Crossway Passivhaus which has been shortlisted for this year's UK Passivhaus Award
11/05/13 Interview Grand Designs Live, ExCeL Richard will be interviewed by Kevin McCloud in the Grand Theatre at this year's exhibition
02/04/13 Guest Speaker Kent Construction Focus Group, Maidstone Technical talk about the design concepts, construction, technologies and latest monitoring data from the Crossway Passive House
06/03/13 Seminar talk ECOBUILD, ExCeL, London Richard will be talking about his experiences of designing to the passive house standard - focussing on the Crossway Passive House
27/02/13 Guest Speaker The Green Register, Diespeker Wharf, 38 Graham Street, London, N1 8JX Talking about the Passive House standard and how Hawkes Architecture go about designing buildings using the principles rather than the software - focussed on the work done at their Crossway Passive House
21/02/13 Guest Speaker Roca Gallery, London Richard will be giving a talk at the Zaha Hadid designed gallery about various projects including the Crossway passive house with a focus on the results of water monitoring & how to manage water generally
29/01/13 Lecture Architectural Association, London Technical talk about the design & construction philosophies, technologies and update on 4 years of monitoring at the Crossway Passive House
22/11/12 American TV "Extreme Homes" programme, HGTV Crossway is featuring tonight on a very cool American TV show along with a PVC bubble in France, a Portuguese house built inside a ruin, a Brazilian house in a fig tree and a house in Chile made from shipping containers. Eclectic company !
13/11/12 Lecture University of Kent, Canterbury Richard has been invited back to talk about the construction & technologies behind Crossway and an update on nearly 4 years worth of monitoring
07/11/12 Guest Speaker University of Nottingham Richard has been invited to be a guest speaker at the UK PassivHaus conference at the University of Nottingham
24/10/12 Guest Speaker Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Winchester Richard will be giving a talk about the innovative construction, procurement and energy conservation techniques employed at the Crossway Passive House and how this is influencing his current work
19/10/12 Guest Speaker Bennett Memorial School, Kent Richard will be giving a talk to the 6th form Geography and Design Technology students about ways of trying to limit the impacts of climate change
17/10/12 TV Filming at Crossway for a U.S. TV series, Crossway Crossway is being filmed as part of a new series on HGTV in America featuring some of the world's coolest and most advanced houses.
12-14/10/12 exhibition Grand Designs Exhibition, NEC, Birmingham Grand Designs are exhibiting Kevin McCloud's favourite Grand Designs, which includes Crossway. The wonderful model we had made will be exhibited at the Nano Village to celebrate the occasion
10/10/12 TV event Grand Designs 100th episode celebration, Channel 4 building, London Channel 4 have invited all the Grand Designers to an audience with Kevin McCloud for a preview screening of the 100th Grand Design at the Channel 4 building.
17/08/12 Office visit Climbing over the O2 arena, London The Hawkes architecture team will be climbing over the O2 arena to get a different sense of perspective from this iconic mega structure.
11/07/12 Guest Speaker Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, Kent Richard spoke to the year 7 students as part of a programme teaching students about issues and careers relating to sustainability and the environment
21/05/12 Design crits University of Nottingham Richard will be involved with end of year reviews for the final year post-graduate students
17/05/12 Design crits University of Kent, Canterbury Richard will be on the final crit panel for the undergraduate's end of year project
09/05/12 Interview Grand Designs Live, ExCel Richard was interviewed by Charlie Luxton at the 2012 exhibition
23-25th Feb 2012 E.D.U.C.A.T.E. Jury Panel Casa dell’Architettura, Rome Richard was involved with presenting the awards for the first EDUCATE prize in Rome
21/02/12 Guest Speaker University of Westminster, London 4th annual repeat lecture to post-graduate architecture students. Talking about the construction, technologies and latest monitoring from Crossway
17/02/12 Lecture University of Kent, Canterbury Technical talk about the construction & technologies behind Crossway
31/01/12 Lecture Architectural Association, London Technical talk about the design concepts, construction, technologies and latest monitoring data from Crossway
26-28th Jan 2012 Awards judge Technische Universität München, Munich Richard was on the jury panel for the first European EDUCATE prize for sustainable environmental design
08/12/11 Guest Speaker Passivhaus conference, Hadlow College Richard gave a talk about PassivHaus; the good, the bad & the ugly !
09/11/11 TV Grand Designs, Channel 4 Crossway is revisited by Kevin McCloud
02/11/11 Guest Speaker Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Surrey Richard gave a talk about the innovative construction, procurement and energy conservation techniques employed at the Crossway Passive House
23/03/11 Guest Speaker smartLIFE Centre, Cambridge Richard gave an in-depth 3 hour talk to RIBA East members about the design, construction and monitoring of Crossway
08/03/11 Guest Speaker University of Westminster, London 3rd annual repeat lecture to post-graduate architecture students. Talking about the construction, technologies and latest monitoring from Crossway
02/03/11 Ashford Regional Design Panel Ashford Borough Council Richard was selected to Ashford's regional design panel to review strategic developments across the borough. This was the first official meeting of the panel
01/03/11 Seminar talk ECOBUILD, London ExCel Richard focussed on the current energy performance of the Crossway Passive House
08/02/11 Lecture Architectural Association, London Technical talk about the construction, technologies and latest monitoring from Crossway
04/11/10 Lecture University of the Creative Arts, Canterbury Technical talk about the design concepts, construction, technologies and latest monitoring data from Crossway
29/10/10 Seminar talk The Big Green Home Show, Swindon Richard talked about the advantages and incentives to building green
08/06/10 Guest Speaker Chartered Institute of Builders, Museum of Kent Life, Maidstone Technical talk about the construction & technologies behind Crossway
17/05/10 Design crits Royal College of Art, London Richard was involved in formal design crits of the post-graduate students
22/02/10 Design tutorials Royal College of Art, London Richard assisted graduate & post-graduate students with the sustainable design agendas in their design projects
13/04/10 Guest Speaker University of Westminster, London lecture to post-graduate architecture students. Talking about the construction, technologies and latest monitoring from Crossway
16/03/10 Awards ceremony Kent Design Awards, tonbridge Crossway was shortlisted for a Kent Design Award
04/03/10 Seminar talk ECOBUILD, Earls Court Richard discussed the use of local materials focussing on innovations with clay
24/02/10 Lecture Architectural Association, London Technical talk about the construction, technologies and latest monitoring from Crossway
22/02/10 Design crits University of Westminster, London Richard was involved with design studio crits to help final year post-graduate students
22/02/10 Lecture & Design Crits Royal College of Art, London Richard's 2nd lecture to the post-graduate students about the conceptual design & integration of technology at the Crossway Passive House
09/02/10 Guest Speaker Engineers Without Borders, The Queen's Building, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge Technical talk about the construction & technologies behind Crossway
13/11/09 Guest Speaker Protect Kent AGM, Chartham Richard was invited to give a talk about sustainable house design in rural areas
29/10/09 Lecture University of Cambridge Crossway Passive House from Inception to Completion and beyond
20/10/09 TV Talkback Thames, London Richard had great fun auditioning for the opportunity to present a new TV series.
11/10/09 Interview Grand Designs Live, NEC Birmingham Richard was interviewed by Kevin McCloud in front of a packed theatre audience.
06/10/09 Lecture International School of Geneva, Switzerland Richard was invited to give a talk about Crossway to Year 7 students at the school
30/09/09 Guest Speaker Construction Expo, Chatham Maritime Technical talk about the sustainable agenda behind the Crossway Passive House
23/09/09 Awards judge Ashford Borough Council, Ashford Richard is one of the judges for the 2009 Ashford Borough Council Building Design Awards. Today we're visiting the agreed shortlisted projects
22/09/09 Prize ceremony RIBA, London Crossway has been shortlisted for the 2009 RIBA Downland Prize
22/09/09 Guest Speaker English Rural Housing Association, Smarden Village Hall Richard gave a talk about the sustainable design principles behind Crossway at the ERHA annual AGM
17/09/09 RIBA visit Crossway Passive House Richard opened up Crossway for an RIBA 'wine & design' evening
15/07/09 TV Escape to the Country, BBC 2 Richard was filmed in an episode hosted by Jules Hudson where a couple were looking at the extension potential of a bungalow in a quaint Kent village
19/05/09 Lecture Royal College of Art, London Richard gave a lecture to the post-graduate students about the conceptual design & integration of technology at the Crossway Passive House
04/05/09 Awards ceremony Grand Designs Awards, ExCel Richard was a finalist in the Grand Design Awards hosted by Kevin McCloud
04/05/09 Interview Grand Designs Live, ExCel Richard was interviewed by Kevin McCloud in front of a packed theatre audience. Click here for a synopsis of the interview by Boidus
13/03/09 Seminar talk Commonwork, Bore Place Richard gave a talk about passive house design, energy conservation and the use of local materials at the Sustainable global schools programme
18/02/09 TV Grand Designs, Channel 4 Richard & Sophie's journey building Crossway is first televised on Grand Designs
16/10/08 Lecture University of Cambridge Technical talk about the construction & technologies behind Crossway
10/09/08 Seminar talk Zero Carbon Houses explored, Pines Calyx Richard gave a talk about what the Crossway project was about and how the construction was going