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NRAP is recruiting

  • November 2016

NRAP Architects is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated architect to join a growing team in Cambridge.  The successful candidate will be a confident, self-motivated and articulate individual, with good all-round ability and the capacity to work creatively as part of a small team.  We would expect prospective designers to have a broad skill-base and to demonstrate a high degree of passion and commitment. Experience of VectorWorks and BIM would be an advantage.  

If you are a talented and passionate designer with an interest in helping the practice to grow, this would be the ideal opportunity for you. Please submit paper copies of your CV, including examples of your work to Richard Owers at:
NRAP Architects, 13-15 Covent Garden, Cambridge CB1 2HS

Application to arrive no later than 21st December 2016.  

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The Great Blacktrace Bake Off

  • November 2016

You know things have gone well when the client puts an image of the building on a CAKE! #bakeoffeatyourheartout

Here is a link to the complete catalogue of photos from the opening party at Blacktrace.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/clouddrive/share/UBokjFtNohwT5jdLLnm6BfmAn1iG1vCL6uBPpiFsNoR?v=grid&ref_=cd_ph_share_link_email

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Blacktrace HQ, Royston

  • November 2016

Job satisfaction works on many levels, but nothing beats the gratification of witnessing a large organisation responding positively to a finished project.  Happy faces and warm words received from our client at the opening party last Monday were uplifting.  Blacktrace is an extraordinary business, and an inspiring client; it was that combination and the previous experience of building a house for the founding partner, Mark Gilligan, that has added to the success of the project for their headquarters in a transformed industrial unit in Royston.  The entire project – from concept to moving in – took under five months, and was completed on budget.

A big part of creating a decent working environment is the provision of well-considered social and non-desk space to encourage social interaction and the sharing of ideas. Blacktrace instinctively recognise the benefits of such spaces and were supportive of our somewhat radical concept of placing an open theatre in the middle of the office.

Architects are only ever as good as their clients, so thank you Mark and your team for being magnificent. It was a privilege to have been part of the development and we are looking forward to phase II starting in the new year.

 

 

 

 

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Corpus Christi Continues

  • November 2016

Our proposals for the renovation of the Medieval Hall and Wilkins’ Staircase to the Dining Hall at Corpus Christi College have been well received.  The before and after images of the staircase show the impact of removing the screens installed in the 1940s.

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Unit 3 Nearing Completion

  • October 2016

Blacktrace should be moving in to their newly fitted-oiut office in Royston next month.  The light they have designed in-house has been installed and the steel work for the giant staircase is complete.  The yellow ventilation “socks” will soon be inflated!

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Storey’s Way Story

  • October 2016

Work has started on site at Storey’s Way.  The progress photos illustrate the partial demolition of the side of the house to make way for an exciting series of new spaces.

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More Royston

  • September 2016

The fit-out of an industrial unit for Blacktrace in Royston is proceeding at a pace.  We have gone from concept doodle in mid June to an anticipated completion date in mid October…….. and we are already on to designing the next unit.

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Kolumba Museum in Köln

  • August 2016

Richard’s summer tour of Germany ended with a visit to the Kolumba Museum designed by Peter Zumthor.  The interior spaces are remarkable.

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New Old News

  • July 2016

In the middle of an office “spring clean” and found a quirky image of a scheme that got away.  It is a great shame that this private house on a farm in Great Eversden never saw the light of day!

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Christ’s Hospital School Catering

  • July 2016

We are delight to announce that NRAP Architects have been selected at competitive interview by Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham to design a new catering facility adjacent to the Grade II Listed dining hall designed at the end of the nineteenth century by Sir Aston Webb.

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