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This year, architectural education across the world, and especially in Africa, has been deeply affected by the coronavirus. In response, ArchiAfrika is reviving its online lecture series to bring content and professional engagement to African architectural students, which our Founder and Design Director Clive Wilkinson was invited to kick off last week!   Clive virtually sat down with guest host Frances Anderton, who also hosts and produces KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture, to discuss how growing up...

We are thrilled to announce that the West Los Angeles Residence took home the Merit Award in the Single-Family Residential (Medium) category at the AIA|LA Residential Architecture Awards (RAAs) on Thursday, June 17th!   Notes from the jury: “ Fearless with color and materials while managing to mix architectural drama and — on the top floor — the coziness of a wood cabin. | Clear exploration of dichotomies, top versus bottom, enclosed versus open. | Expressed with careful...

Clive recently sat down with Work Design Magazine Publisher Bob Fox to discuss judging The Next Work Environment Competition and the challenges that the pandemic has created for the design industry. Given the impact of COVID-19 on our health, economy, and workspaces, Work Design is searching for new and innovative ideas to create safe, productive, and comfortable work environments for the future. The competition is open to all and the deadline for submissions is Tuesday,...

With California’s shelter-in-place orders continuing, big tech companies are telling their employees that they can keep working remotely. But what does this mean for the future of the creative office–currently defined by open plans with internal streets, environments to stimulate disruptive ideas, opportunities for serendipitous encounters–and the future of the workplace post-pandemic?   DnA (Design and Architecture), a weekly radio show broadcast on KCRW NPR Station in Los Angeles and hosted by Frances Anderton, turned to our...

In the last decade, floor plans, utilization ratios, amenity packages, real estate calculations, and corporate policy and programs have all seen huge changes. However, by disrupting business-as-usual so fundamentally, the global pandemic has brought to the fore many opportunities that previously were on the fringes. Informed by everything from remote working to public health concerns, architects and designers must be prepared to imagine workplaces of a kind they have never had to before.   Watch Clive–along with...

In the context of COVID-19, the term 'essential' has gone beyond defining indispensable activities and labor during a time of crisis and entered the realm of Orwellian doublespeak. The pandemic has only accelerated a much larger conversation being led by market forces, the development and accessibility of technology, and other mega-trends about what is essential–and by definition, non-essential–about work in cities.   Watch Clive–along with fellow panelists Jamira Burley, Head of Youth Engagement & Skills, Global Business...

The West Los Angeles Residence, a custom three-story home designed by and for our Design Director Clive Wilkinson and his family, was recently featured in the Real Estate/Homes section of the Wall Street Journal. Titled In This Age of Self-Isolation, Architects See Their Homes From a Different Angle, the article gives readers some insight into where and how architects across the United States are working from home due to the global pandemic.   Check out the full...

Thank you, The Architect’s Newspaper, for featuring the lululemon Store Support Centre. In collaboration with Morphosis (Design Architect) and Francl Architecture (Local Architect), Clive Wilkinson Architects is providing interior design and workplace strategy services for the new corporate home of the healthy lifestyle-inspired athletic apparel retailer in Vancouver, British Columbia. The new 13-story building, also known as the Store Support Centre, will serve as the main office for lululemon's global brand.   From the article: “The 13-story center...

To our Clients, Partners, and Community:   While the business impact of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is still uncertain, our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our employees, families, clients, partners, and our community at large. As the entire world deals with the rapid spread of COVID-19, Clive Wilkinson Architects has implemented a remote working strategy to provide our employees with peace of mind, the ability to socially distance themselves and work productively.   While our office remains open,...

The West Los Angeles Residence, our 2019 single-family residential project, was featured in the Real Estate section of the Los Angeles Times. Designed and inhabited by our Design Director Clive Wilkinson and his family, this custom three-story home features a full-width balcony on the top floor – expressed as a large beamed attic space formed entirely in wood – overlooking the vast urban landscape that is the Los Angeles Basin. The lower floors hold five...

Watch the lecture Clive gave last October at the Mies van der Rohe-designed S. R. Crown Hall, home of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, which was part of MAS Context's 2019 Fall Talks series. In the illustrated talk, Clive discusses the workplace thinking and design principles laid out in his latest book, The Theatre of Work. The publication proposes an evolution of the relationship between office users and the workplace,...

The West Los Angeles Residence, the custom three-story home of our Design Director Clive Wilkinson and his family, was recently featured on The Toronto Star. Clive on why the different floors use different materials: “ I’m quite a fan of exposing wood in roof structures because it’s really interesting to see how it all goes together – and that’s a natural way for decoration. On the top level, I wanted to exaggerate this attic feeling which...

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