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Hayley Chivers

Areas of Expertise

During her last eight years as a project lead, she has enjoyed delivering a variety of projects from critique, consultation and installations, to winning international competitions and building a high street regeneration scheme.

She believes diverse methods invite diverse voices; her aim is to establish empathetic and insightful practice, for ambitious, generous, human-centric design. As a Project Architect at SWA, she is deepening her knowledge of collaborative, sustainable design at technical level. Her current work includes a small-site affordable housing development, a house for later life living and a number of projects to sustainably retrofit social housing.

As a Project Architect at Adjaye Associates she developed her interest in pushing the narrative potential of world-class designs; led winning competition entries for an arts centre in Delhi, a multi-faith centre in Abu Dhabi and a children’s cancer hospital in Ghana. As a tutor and writer, she is constantly developing her critical thinking, combining analytical writing with propositional behaviour to develop her own sustainable practice. Her aim is to synthesise ambitious design and material responsibility with collaborative and disruptive behaviours, to challenge architecture’s traditional role.

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