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It's all about knowledge, RIBA Journal December 2014
"The biggest challenge for architects, though, is to share knowledge ..." A round table discussing school design.
Link to video of Simon Foxell discussing schools procurement

Miss, can I go to the toilet pod please?, The Guardian, 23rd January 2013
"They are bright, bold and their loos are cutting edge. But sadly these two Birmingham schools are not the future - thanks to the Government. Oliver Wainwright on the death of New Labour's £55bn dream." A review of two of schools that came out of The Architects Practice's Client Adviser work for Birmingham City Council
New sky thinking: The airport debate, Building 2nd November 2012
"With the debate over airport expansion in the South-east threatening to tear apart not just the coalition, but the Conservative Party as well, four leading thinkers make the case for their preferred option" Article on the
Architects' Journal, London 9th February 2012
"Over the last decade The Architects Practice has worked with many schools in the London Borough of Hillingdon, ..."

Letter, Daily Telegraph, 15 September 2011
"Government must demonstrate its Durban commitments by delivering consistent, credible and integrated policies"

Specification Magazine, Telford, September 2009
“one of the key players in the massive programmes to regenerate the UK’s educational estate”

BD Magazine, London, July 2009
“Simon and I worked together on the ‘inside-out’ approach. We focused on the educational needs of the future, we defined flexibility, and came up with the notion of clusters,”

Architect’s Journal, London 12th March 2009
“A catalyst for Birmingham”

Uxbridge Gazette, London, 11th October 2006
“The smellgood, feelgood library”

Building Design, London 1st July 2005
“local vegetable waste may be the key to tackling Ghana’s housing shortage”

Architekura & Biznes, Krakow, May 2004
“Architektura Londynu stowni pochodną jego polityki i ekonomii.”

Architektura murator, Warsaw, August 2004
“Briytyjskie strategie – rozmowa z Simonem Foxellem, prezesem londyńskiego oddziału RIBA”

Interior Details, Fay Sweet, Mitchell Beazley, London,2002
“beauty and strength of glass”

House & Garden, July 2001
“One of the best … the pavilion ‘melts’ into the garden”

30 London Architects at mode, London, June 2001
Business Design Centre, Islington

Light, Fay Sweet, David & Charles, Devon, 2001
“a striking centrepiece for this elegant living room. It is composed of thousand of paper-thin ceramic strips”

The Times, London, 20th June 2001
“Some of the most radical changes involve bringing in more light, opening up the floor plan, extending the living space and increasing the flow between house and garden”

20 London Architects at mode, London, June 2000
Business Design Centre, Islington

London Rooms, Stafford Cliff, Rockport Publishers, Gloucester Massachusetts, 2000
“Although the feeling in this penthouse apartment is that of a finely crafted boat, with all the woodwork and much of the cabinetry designed by Simon Foxell at The Architects Practice, the starting point for the interior was color”

Eating design, RIBA London region, September 1999
Exhibition - Oxo Building

The Independent, London, 7th August 1999
“the ability to lift a project out of the ordinary”

Building Design, London, 11th June 1999
“punters were queuing up to talk to an architect”

Evening Standard, London, 2nd June 1999
“Saving money on materials, efficient management and bright ideas”

30 London Architects, Mode, London, June 1999
Business Design Centre, Islington

RIBA Interiors, May 1999
“We aim to break down barriers”

The Guardian, London 19th February 1999
“London’s most exciting new work spaces on show, such as The Architects Practice’s reception for One to One”

New Architects: A guide to Britain’s best young architectural practices, Booth-Clibborn Editions, London, 1999
“rigorous but sensitive results have led to a number of successful interventions in historic buildings”

Working design, RIBA London region, September 1998
Exhibition, Golden Square, London

Living design, RIBA London region, September 1997
Exhibition - The British Council, Selfridges, Evening Standard Homes Show, Olympia

Architectural Design, London, 1997
“a fascination with the different qualities of glass and the way light refracts through it and is reflected”

Techniques & Architecture, Paris, November 1996
“cette extension s'insère avec grâce dans une environement privilégié”

l’Arca, Milan, September 1996
“Masterly engineering and attention to detail are the two keystones to this project”

Hampstead & Highgate Express, London, 1st November 1996
“a striking glass and steel pavilion in Highgate continues to steal the limelight”

The Daily Telegraph, London – The British Construction Industry Awards, 1996
“Glass was used extensively in this building for its magical qualities”

The DuPont Benedictus Awards, Washington DC, 1996
“a heroic introduction of glass in both vertical and horizontal planes. … completely successful.”

Hampstead & Highgate Express, London, 19th July 1996
“a hymn to nature”

Building Design, London, 12th June 1996
“The pool house in Highgate … has won the residential category of the 1996 Benedictus Award announced at the UIA Congress”

Architect’s Journal, London, 6th June 1996
“an exercise pavilion which defies its surroundings in its crisp detailing and structural innovation”

Which, September 1994
“EH shops have more individuality – we especially liked Dover Castle”

Peter York on Dover Castle shop, BBC
“…. and what a shop!”

Design Week, London 25th August 1989
“retail interiors for two of its historic castles”

40 under forty, RIBA, London, 1988
“a commitment to fine and useful architecture”

Building Design, 13th September 1985
“An unabashed optimism pervades this stylish proposal”

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