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gareth joHNSON

At happy-hour I order: A pint of Staropramen


Path to architecture: …a very, very long one!


I love working with clients because: Of the personal relationship and positive feedback received (most of the time)


Quote that guides me right now: It always seems impossible until it’s achieved. (Mandela)


I wish I’d designed: Barcelona Pavillion


I’m concerned about: Sustainable architecture (and the current state of MUFC).


A space that has affected me: Jewish Museum, Berlin (Daniel Libeskind)


The best gift I ever gave: Charlotte’s graduation present.


Dream commission: My house?!


Favourite place: Venice


Favourite holiday: South Africa (Lincolnshire Cricket Tour)


I grew up: in Keelby


Education: Keelby Primary, Caistor Grammar School and 6th Form, Sheffield Hallam University BSc (Hons) and MArch


Notable Accomplishments/awards: Professor’s Prize for Architecture (MArch 2nd Year – 2017/2018). Lincolnshire County Cricket Captain from age 11 to 16.


Why Hodson Architects: Mark offered me a job roughly aged 5 (pending relevant qualifications)! 


Favourite space: Therme Vals (Zumthor)


Architect I admire most: Shigeru Ban


Materials that excite me: Concrete / Timber


When I’m not working you can find me: Probably on a football or cricket pitch!


Favourite object: Signed football shirt - Sir Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney


Ball point or felt tip: Felt tip


Go-to morning drink: Orange juice


Something you might not know about me: Won competition to design/draw Keelby Primary School Logo (a Kestrel) aged 9.


I always look forward to: Football / Cricket season


I’m drawn to design because: It’s unavoidable – it’s everywhere!


Preferred era in architecture: Gothic


I’m inspired by: Mr Dobson (Old Design Technology teacher)


Go-to unit of measurement: mm


On my playlist: Bruceeeeee (Springsteen)


I’m surprisingly good at: Poetry


Earliest architectural memory: Pouring concrete with my Grandad

I’m my best self when I’m: Happy and smiling.

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