CarverHaggard Architects

Unit 209, 241-251 Ferndale Road, London SW9 8BJ
+44 20 7274 2137

We set up CarverHaggard in London at the end of 2010, to work on building and research projects. We combine a pragmatic response to the brief with an artful and sensitive attitude to physical, cultural and historical context.

Directors Josh Carver and William Haggard studied architecture together and have held senior roles at leading London practices Adjaye Associates and DSDHA, working as project architects on a range of high profile award-winning buildings over the previous ten years.

We are working at a range of scales in the UK and abroad. We have designed and built houses, theatres, schools, offices, galleries, nurseries, shops, universities, film and theatre sets, libraries, community centres, apartment blocks, restaurants, and exhibitions.

We are a RIBA Chartered Practice.

If you would like to get in touch, please contact us.

Josh Carver

Selected work with Adjaye Associates:

Cultural and Education
Moscow School of Management, Russia
Client: SKOLKOVO / Completed 2010

Watford Cultural Renaissance Masterplan, Watford, UK
Client: Watford Borough Council / Completed 2010

Idea Store Chrisp Street, London, UK
Client: LBTH / Completed 2005
RIBA Award 2006

Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London, UK
Client: Bernie Grant Arts Trust / Completed 2006

Frieze Arts Fair, London, UK
Client: Frieze / Completed 2003- 05

Folkestone Library, Folkestone, UK
Client: Kent County Council / Completed 2003

Fashion Street House, London, UK
Private client / Completed 2008

Lost House, London, UK
Private client / Completed 2005

Dirty House, London, UK
Private client / Completed 2003

Swarovski House, London, UK
Private client / Completed 2002

Kenny Heights, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Client: KH Land / Completion TBC

Edison House, London, UK
Client: Manhattan Loft Corporation / Complete 2011

Skolkovo Business Park, Moscow, Russia
Client: Millhouse / Completion TBC

CABE offices, London, UK
Client: CABE / Completed 2001

Josh Carver studied at the Cambridge University School of Architecture and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before setting up CarverHaggard with William Haggard, he held a senior role at leading London and New York-based practice Adjaye Associates.

Josh ran a series of internationally renowned projects as a Senior Project Director at Adjaye Associates, ranging from bespoke houses for London artists, including the Dirty House and Lost House, Arts projects such as Frieze Art Fair, offices such as The Edison for Manhattan Loft Corporation, and cultural projects including the award-winning Idea Store project in East London.

Internationally, Josh has led a number of major projects in Russia and the Far East, including the Moscow School of Management, one of the most significant buildings to be constructed in Russia over the last decade.

William Haggard

Selected work with DSDHA

Christ’s College School, Guildford, UK
Client: Diocese of Guildford, SCC / Completed 2009
RIBA Award 2010, Stirling Prize shortlist

Møller Centre, Cambridge University, UK
Client: Churchill College, Cambridge / Completed 2007
RIBA Award 2009

William Bellamy School, Dagenham, UK
Client: LBBD / Completed 2008

Hurlingham School, Putney, UK
Client: Hurlingham School / Completed 2005

Olympic Village, London, UK
Client: ODA London 2012 / Complete 2011

Suffolk House, London, UK
Client: Derwent London / Complete 2012

Silver Quarter, Canning Town, London, UK
Client: Genesis Redrow / Complete TBC

Oak Tree Centre, Colchester, UK
Client: Colchester Borough Council / Completed 2006
Mies van der Rohe Award Nomination 2009, Chicago Atheneum Award 2009

Grove Park Senior Care Home
Client: Citrus Group / Complete TBC

London Metropolitan University, Diploma Unit Tutor, Unit 11, 2009-2011

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne,
Teaching Assistant to Visiting Professor, 2008 - 2010

Theatre & Film Design

Good Boy, Edible Films
Short film directed by Dylan and Blake Ritson, 2010

Vacaxion Vacaxion, Battersea Arts Centre,
Crazy Horse Theatre Company, 2004

Happytime Park, Riverside Studios,
Crazy Horse Theatre Company, 2002

The Hunting of the Snark, Oxo Tower,
Crazy Horse Theatre Company, 2000

William Haggard studied at the Cambridge University School of Architecture and the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Before setting up CarverHaggard with Josh Carver, he held a senior role at leading London-based practice DSDHA, winners of the BD Architect of the Year award 2010.

He ran and delivered a series of award-winning, culturally significant architectural projects as Associate at DSDHA. These included education projects such as the Møller Centre and Christ’s College Secondary School, which was shortlisted for the 2010 Stirling Prize, as well as large-scale residential development at the Olympic Village, and smaller community projects around the UK. He has also been involved in design for theatre and film.

William taught architecture at postgraduate level in London and Switzerland for several years, and ran Unit 11 at London Metropolitan University with Deborah Saunt. He has been involved in a number of interdisciplinary research networks including the Creative City Limits project organised by UCL Urban Lab with AHRC support, and the EPSRC Sustainable Urban Environment programme.

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