Enjoy a Well Earned Break! Happy Christmas and All the Best for 2021
In our final post of the year we want to say a massive thank you to our incredible team in Berlin and Glasgow. Everyone has worked so hard this year and made the best of what has been a strange time, to say the least. Though we’ve had to face nine months (and counting) of extended physical separation through working from home, everyone has thrown themselves into the challenge and worked with good grace, good humour and a ‘can-do’ spirit.
Despite the difficulties, we’ve enjoyed working on a range of fantastic projects from Langside Halls in Glasgow to Ulster Museum in Belfast and Museum fur Franken in Marienberg, Germany. We’ve navigated the new challenges of working on site in 2020 with our teams on the Scottish National Galleries in Edinburgh and at George Street in Glasgow as well as others. Indeed, as Greenock Health and Care Centre - under construction for NHS (Greater Glasgow & Clyde) - was designated an essential project, site activities continued throughout and, with other essential sites throughout the country, provided the foundation for learning that helped bring all other construction sites back on-line.
Achievements this year included winning our first new work from an online interview process during the first lockdown and, though many of the industry awards have been postponed, several did go ahead resulting in a number of uplifting award wins for the practice to end the year. We were particularly delighted to see Aberdeen Art Gallery recognised with the judges’ Supreme Award at this year’s GIA ceremony. A testament to the hard work and vision of the whole team.
Although times have been tough, it’s been another successful year working with our dedicated clients and consultant teams. We’re lucky to work with some amazing people who’ve all pulled together to meet the challenges brought by the pandemic head on. It’s been inspirational to watch the creative community come together this year.
So, Happy New Year everyone (when it comes), and while putting 2020 behind us we’re embracing 2021 and a lot of rewarding things on the horizon: next year will see the completion of some projects close to our hearts including Greenock Health and Care Centre and David Livingstone Birthplace. We’re eagerly anticipating our major projects in both Germany and the UK moving forward with big milestones to come in Marienberg and on our North East Hub project in Glasgow, as well as some other fantastic projects currently in their early stages. We’re also planning some exciting developments within Hoskins Architects and look forward to sharing these with you as we go through the year.
Director of Finance and Development
(on behalf of all our directors)
This year, as for most, we were unable to enjoy our normal, always eagerly awaited festive celebrations. However, carrying forth the attitude we developed earlier in the year we didn’t let that get in the way of coming together and sharing some social time. Everyone received a small package of delicious treats to enjoy as we undertook the obligatory (but great fun) Zoom activities. Thank you to everyone that put so much effort into making this, and all the other social interactions throughout the year, happen.
Berlin team receiving their Christmas lunches
Berlin lunch package, Berlin lunch menu
Glasgow team lunch packages
Glasgow team virtual Christmas lunch