ALLFORD HALL MONAGHAN MORRIS

London | Since 1989

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
2nd Floor, Block C, Morelands, 5-23 Old Street, EC1V 9HL London, United Kingdom
Phone + 44 (0)20 7251 5261
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Architects
ALLFORD HALL MONAGHAN MORRIS
Simon Allford, Dipl. Architect

Simon Allford was born in London in 1961. He was educated at Hampstead Comprehensive, the University of Sheffield and the Bartlett School of Architecture. Simon co-founded Allford Hall Monaghan Morris in 1989.
Simon has directed a broad 
cross-section of projects within the practice with current projects including: Adelaide Wharf, a housing development in Hackney which is part of the London Wide Initiative; the Johnson Building, an office development for Derwent
London and Notting Hill Gate, a new headquarters for fashion company Monsoon Accessorize.
Simon is Visiting Professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture, Vice President of the Architectural Association and Vice President of the RIBA where he is developing a new initiative on education. He is also an advisor to the RIBA's President's Medal Student Awards and Policy & Strategy Groups.
Simon is Vice Chair of CABE's Design Review Committee and has chaired and judged
ALLFORD HALL MONAGHAN MORRIS DESIGN VERY DIFFERENT BUILDINGS FOR VERY DIFFERENT PEOPLE TO USE IN VERY DIFFERENT WAYS
numerous international awards and competitions. Simon continues to contribute to TV and radio discussing the work of the practice and architecture in general and for eighteen months he had a weekly column in The Architects's Journal.

Jonathan Hall, Dipl. Architect

Jonathan Hall was born in Montreal in 1960 and educated at Bristol University, the Bartlett School of Architecture and the Kings College London. Jonathan co-founded Allford Hall Monaghan Morris in 1989.
Jonathan is responsible for all appointments for the practice while directing a number of architectural projects. Jonathan has most recently been involved in the award winning scheme, Crown St
Buildings, Leeds for client Welfield Ltd. Jonathan has been an external examiner at the University of New England from 2001-2003 and has also been a Part III examiner at the University College of London since 2002. He has also been invited to lecture at various architectural schools in the UK. Jonathan has contributed to various architectural publications including Architecture Today and Building Design and has been a member of the RIBA Journal Practice editorial committee.
ALLFORD HALL MONAGHAN MORRIS WAS INVENTED TO MAKE ARCHITECTURE THAT IS BEAUTIFUL TO LOOK AT AND SATISFYING TO USE; AN ARCHITECTURE THAT IS DEFINED BY A PROCESS OF IMAGING, DESCRIBING MAKING, USING AND ENJOYING.

Paul Monaghan, Dipl. Architect

Paul Monaghan was born in Liverpool in 1962. He was educated at Sheffield University in 1983 and the Bartlett School of Architecture. Paul co-founded Allford Hall Monaghan Morris in 1989.
Paul has most recently been involved in the Unity office and residential building on the historic waterfront of Liverpool; the residential building Latitude House; Barking Learning Centre and Phase II and the Westminster Academy in London.
Paul taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture for fifteen years where he is now a visiting professor.
He has lectured extensively throughout the UK and has been an external examiner at several Universities. In 2000 he joined the CABE Enabling Team where he specialises in helping local authorities procure well-designed schools.
Paul has for several years been involved with judging and commenting on the work of other architects. He is currently chairman of the Young Architect of the Year award which aims to highlight up and coming talent. Paul has always been an active member at the RIBA and in the past has been a member on their Client Advisory panel.
ALLFORD HALL MONAGHAN MORRIS INNOVATE BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT INNOVATION IS AS MUCH ABOUT FINDING SIMPLER WAYS OF DOING THINGS BETTER AS IT IS ABOUT FINDING NEW THINGS TO DO
He is currently a judge for the RIBA Awards Panel which presides over the Stirling Prize, the biggest award in British Architecture, as well as judging various architectural competitions. Paul has just been appointed as Vice Chair of the CABE Schools Design Review Panel

Peter Morris, Dipl. Architect

Peter Morris was born in Cheshire in 1962. He was educated at Bristol University and the Bartlett School of Architecture. Peter co-founded Allford Hall Monaghan Morris in 1989.
Peter has been responsible for the direction of various projects from inception through to completion including, most notably, the competition-winning schemes for Walsall Bus Station and more recently the Barbican Arts Centre. Peter acts as Managing Partner for the practice while directing
ALLFORD HALL MONAGHAN MORRIS SEARCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY IN EVERY SITE, BUDGET AND PROGRAMME AND PURSUE A PRAGMATIC, ANALYTICAL AND COMMUNICATIVE WORKING METHOD TO PRODUCE RESPONSIVE, INTELLIGENT AND DELIGHTFUL ARCHITECTURE
architectural projects. Commitments outside the practice include acting as a CABE Enabler for Arts Projects.

Philosophy

At Allford Hall Monaghan Morris we make buildings that are satisfying to use and beautiful to look at; an architecture that is defined by the experience of users who should be able to understand and use each building with ease and enjoyment.
We design very different buildings, for very different people to use in very different ways and, since our early days in the late 1980s, we have grown from four to over one hundred people and our budgets from a few thousand to tens of millions of pounds. The year 2008 was a particularly important year for the practice; Westminster Academy won over 15 design awards including the RIBA London Building of the Year and was short-listed for the Stirling Prize; Adelaide Wharf housing scheme won CABE’s Building for Life Award and a Housing Design Award; Barking Learning Centre was awarded the BCIA Local Authority Award; and AHMM was named Building Design’s Architect of the Year – The Richard Feilden Award.
Through our wide range of projects we search for the opportunities in every site, budget and programme and pursue a pragmatic, analytical and collaborative working method to produce a responsive, intelligent and delightful architecture. This clarity facilitates discussion of our approach between all parties: clients, architects, collaborators, constructors and users. Our aesthetic approach is shaped by our working method.
If a design concept is clear and logical, the resulting building will express its function in a clear and logical way; it will be easy to recognise and enjoyable to use. We innovate because we know that innovation is as much about finding simpler ways of doing things better as it is about finding new things to do.
Over nineteen years this way of seeing the world has allowed us to make architecture which resonates with our clients, some critics and changing constructional techniques. Our success is reflected in the winning of many competitions and numerous design awards for houses, apartments, schools, sports and exhibition buildings, healthcare facilities, offices and the odd bus station, art gallery and now, interestingly, hybrids of many of the above.
We are part of a team where each member has a vital role, but most importantly we enjoy working with anybody who shares our belief that architecture can make a positive, inspirational but never overbearing contribution to the world around us.

Exhibitions

British Pavilion
Expo'88 Brisbane, Australia, West Pier Competition_1988
Paternoster Alternative
The Architecture Foundation, London, Paternoster _1990
American Embassy Exhibition Space
US Embassy, London, Various_1990
Summer Exhibition
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Melvin Apartment, London_1991
RIBA Under 50K
RIBA, London, Various_1992
Fumihiko Maki
RIBA, London, Various_1993
Europan
RIBA, London, Various_1993
Designing for Doctors
BMA Headquarters & RIBA, London
North Croydon Medical Centre_1993
Strangely Familiar','Products of Desire 2' and 'Architectural Horizons'.
RIBA, London, Various_1993
Itsuko Hasegawa
Barlett UCL, London, Various_1994
New British Architecture
(touring exhibition)The Architecture Foundation, London,
The Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Arc en Reve, Bordeaux,
Aedes Gallery, Berlin & Architecture Centre, Berlin. Various_1994
Live-in Room House
The Architecture Foundation, London, Various_1994
Designing for Doctors
RIBA London & BMA
North Croydon Medical Centre_1995
Whose house is it anyway?
ARAM Designs Ltd, Various_1995
Energy Conscious Architecture, Dublin, Various_1995
Project 2045 Exhibition
Design Council, London, Various_1995
Architecture Tomorrow
Building Design Centre, London, Various_1996
RIBA The Architects' Journal's - Millennium Festival
Architecture Foundation, Various_1996
São Paulo Architectural Biennale 'Work: Twenty British Practices'
São Paulo, Brazil, AHMM practice_1997
Work and Learn Zone
Millenium Dome, London, Work and Learn Zone_1999
New Trends of Architecture in Europe & Japan
Art Front Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Notley Green Primary School & Walsall Bus Station_2002
Summer Exhibition
Royal Academy of Arts London, The White House_2004
Prefaboulous London
New London Architecture, Raines Court & MoMo_2005
Amercian Institute of Architecture
Barbican Centre, Raines Court & Crown Street Buildings, Leeds_2005
5th Anniversay of The Better Public Building Award
London Gallery. Organised by Architecture Week and CABE
Raines Court_2005
Summer Exhibition
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Minories model, Unity, Liverpool_2005
The Changing Face of London - permanent exhibition
New London Architecture
Westminster Academy, Barking Central I,
Farmiloes Building, Latitude House & Union, Square_2005
Capital Health, London's New Health Estate
New London Architecture
Kentish Town Integrated Care Centre_2007
Sustainable Living,Design Competition & Exhibition
New London Architecture, Templar & Monsoon Building-2006
Architecture on the Ramp: Facing the Façade
Royal College of Arts, Monsoon HQ_2006
Thames Gateway
Architectural Association (AA), London, Barking_2006
Lab 250 Club
London Architecture Biennale, Farmiloes_2006
Turning the Tide
New London Architecture, Barking Central I 2/09/06
Summer Exhibition
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Barking Central, New Cross Gate & Blacfriars_2006
Tall Stories Exhibition
CUBE Gallery, Manchester, Unity, Liverpool_2006
Architecture on the Ramp: Facing the Façade
Royal Academy of Arts, London, Monsoon HQ_2007
On the Threshold the changing face of Housing
Victoria & Albert Museum & RIBA, London
Crown Street Buildings, Leeds_2007
Public City
New London Architecture
Barking Central I & II and Monsoon HQ_2007
Unity
RIBA, Liverpool, Unity, Liverpool_2007
Tall Stories Exhibition
RIBA, Liverpool, Unity, Liverpool_2007
Sustainable London
New London Architecture, Adelaide Wharf_2007
In Your backyard
Ideal Home Exhibition, Barking_2007
Summer Exhibition
Royal Academy, University of Amsterdam_2007
Scratching the Surface by London Architects
Building Centre Trust, Sunshine House_2007
Adelaide Wharf
New London Architecture, London Waterways_2008
Barbican
National Theatre / RIBA Arts Space of the Future_2008
Various projects
RIBA, London, Architects in Practice_2008
Adelaide Wharf
New London Architecture_London Waterways_2008
Barbican Centre
National Theatre
Various projects
RIBA, London, Architects in Practice_2008
Various projects
New London Architecture, Des Res, London's Housing Challenge
Various projects
New London Architecture, London Town's_2008

Various projects
World Architecture Festival 2008, Barcelona, Spain
World Architecture Festival Exhibition_2008