Appointed to help Chatham Grammar School for Girls identify, formulate and ultimately deliver the following primary brief.
(I) Design and build a new landmark arts building and remodel the existing structure in order to consolidate all the creative subjects into one department.
(II) Provide an exhibition facility to display the students artwork.
(III) Improve the environmental performance of the building. Initiating a phased shift towards the use of renewable energy. The new building was designed to minimise its energy use for heating & power, through a variety of energy saving strategies.
(IV) Replace and relocate the security office to improve it's visibility.
(V) Rationalise the car parking and improve the schools environment for both staff and students.
Richard Hawkes is an architect with real talent. He insists on clarifying and understanding the thinking behind a client’s requirements and he is keen and well able to contribute to the evolution of those requirements.
Hawkes Architecture are also very willing to challenge the orthodox public sector procurement routes to produce solutions that are cost effective whilst still delivering superb outcomes. Richard is not an aloof professional, he is an architect whose driving ambition is to seek better and forward looking solutions. He is a gem!