Fourth Edition 2013-2014
Alastair Hall was born in Belfast in 1969. He studied architecture at Queens University, Belfast and University of Cambridge and worked briefly for Grafton Architects in Dublin.
Ian McKnight was born in Lisburn, Co Antrim in 1971. He studied architecture at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the Mackintosh School in Glasgow and worked for a number of years for David Chipperfield in London.
The practice was established in Belfast by Alastair Hall and Mark Hackett who were joined by Ian McKnight in 2008. The partnership of Hall and Ian McKnight continues following the retirement of Mark Hackett in 2010, shortly after the practice was recognised as the Young Architect of the Year. In 2012 the practice completed their first major public building, The MAC, in Belfast, which won an RIBA National Award, Civic Trust Award and the AAI Downes Medal. The MAC has been published across the UK, Europe and Asia.
The practice is currently working on the first phase of a major redevelopment of the Strand Campus for the King’s College London and on a project to contribute to the regeneration of the large market town of Ipswich in Suffolk. Hall and McKnight continue to contribute to regional government advice on the built environment, teaching, writing and lecturing about architecture.
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