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frances hODSON

The best gift I ever gave:  I bought my mum a frying pan – I’m all about practicality

 

Dream commission: A Public Art project in my hometown

 

Favourite place: Copenhagen

 

Favourite holiday: Road-trip to the South of France in 2018

I’m my best self when I’m: Baking

Earliest architectural memory: Duplo and Lego bricks

 

At happy-hour I order: A cosmopolitan

Path to architecture: There wasn’t one, although I was nearly convinced to take it

 

I love working with clients because: they offer alternative viewpoints

 

Quote that guides me right now: Form follows function

 

I wish I’d designed: Tilted Arc by Richard Serra

 

I’m concerned about: Unrecyclable plastics and what we’re going to do about them  

 

A space that has affected me:  Moor Street Substation, Sheffield

 

I grew up: In Lincolnshire

 

Education: BA Hons Fine Art at Sheffield Institute of Arts; MA Arts and Cultural Management, Sheffield Hallam University

 

Notable Accomplishments/awards: I was awarded The Janet Parry Bursary award for the demonstration of great potential and commitment to career development as an artist at the end of my degree

 

Why Hodson Architects: because of the exciting jobs and projects

 

Favourite space: Outdoors

 

Architect I admire most: Charles Rennie Mackintosh

 

Materials that excite me: Pen and Paper, and yellow paint

 

When I’m not working you can find me: In my studio

 

Favourite object: A sphere

 

Ball point or felt tip: Ball Point

 

Go-to morning drink: Tea, milk, one sugar

 

Something you might not know about me: I was making Sunday roasts for 6 people aged 10

 

I always look forward to: Fika Friday in the office

 

I’m drawn to design because: It solves problems whilst being inventive

 

Preferred era in architecture: Victorian

 

I’m inspired by: Mundane objects that serve a purpose

 

Go-to unit of measurement: Centimetres

 

On my playlist: Anything from Radiohead to Drake

 

I’m surprisingly good at: Drawing tiny circles