10 Things I've Learned About Design

10 Things I've Learned About Design

‘It’s all to do with building relationships’.

London Whispers

London Whispers

The competition for the London Festival of Architecture 2019 sought a new installation for ‘St Paul’s Plinth’, an existing frame structure outside St Paul’s tube station, in the heart of the City of London.

The Future of Retail

The Future of Retail

Having been involved in retail design for more than 25 years, we are more aware than ever how the industry is changing, and the nature of retail is being challenged and redefined. Traditional retailers are having to adapt to survive in an increasingly digital world, and one of our jobs is to help them gain the necessary strategies to ensure their business not only survives, but thrives.

The X Factor

The X Factor

For those of you expecting an update on this year’s talent show, I am sorry to disappoint you but seeing it advertised and, of course, never having been found to watch it… I am reminded of the architectural equivalent… the selection of Part I students looking for their in-practice training.

What's in a name?

What's in a name?

One of the most obvious changes in our recent rebranding process has been to change our name to ‘Mark Pinney Associates’.  The arrival in the office of a large box of new business cards, all emblazoned with my name, really brought this change home to me.