Hawkins/Brown
Jack Hobhouse
Hawkins/Brown

Hawkins/Brown

Hawkins\Brown asks questions, listens carefully and then thinks hard before putting pen to paper. Architecture is not an exercise in drawing that remains an empty vision. Architecture must be a real, built experience that can only come to life as people explore and inhabit a building. Uniquely, Hawkins\Brown is a signature practice that gets repeat work. It is possible to create really exciting and remarkable buildings by engaging with the users, funders and the community rather than by merely refining a house style. Architecture is a pragmatic, negotiated, commercial, mediated and compromised art. Buildings are truly a collective effort with the architect acting as a critical figure in inspiring and motivating the different players in each stage of the process.