Richard talks to New London Architecture about the return to offices

Director Richard Hutchinson spoke to New London Architecture about the return to the office and the benefits of retrofit.

Last month, director Richard Hutchinson spoke to Peter Murray, curator-in-chief of New London Architecture (NLA), about the impact of COVID-19 on workplaces both in the immediate and longer-term. They also discussed the social role of offices post lockdown and the benefits of retrofit versus new builds as the industry continues to adjust and plan for a return to the office.

New London Architecture partners

New London Architecture (NLA) is the world’s leading centre for excellence for the built environment. The organisation provides an independent forum for discussion, debate and information about architecture, planning and development in London. LOM joined the NLA as partners earlier this year and are actively supporting various initiatives.

LOM director John Avery is on the NLA’s Expert Panel for Work. The panel are looking at the future of London’s offices post-lockdown, including workplace standards and changing behaviours. Associate Maliha Haque is a member of the NextGen Sounding Board and recently took part in speed mentoring for young professionals. And finally, director Simon Marett is an expert assessor for the New London Awards Wellbeing Prize.

“ NLA champions the creation of better places to live, work and visit — a purpose that strongly aligns to our own. Their in-depth research, commentary and events not only give valuable insight into the built environment, but are also giving those who design and build our cities a voice. A NLA partners, we intend to add to the debate with our own design expertise, and also connect and learn from the wider NLA membership.”

Richard Hutchinson, director, LOM architecture and design

To learn more about New London Architecture’s work, visit the NLA website.

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