Siobhan Davies + Sarah Wigglesworth

Sarah Wigglesworth

Sarah Wigglesworth studied at Cambridge University, gaining her Diploma with Distinction in 1983. Together with Jeremy Till she is the only architect to be awarded the Fulbright Fellowship in Architecture (1991). She set up practice in London in 1994 after working for a variety of firms, large and small, both in the UK and USA. Her work has included a broad range of building types within the new build, historic and refurbishment sectors and has extended into territory beyond architecture.

Sarah's work is acknowledged as a rising influence in British Architecture. Her work is characterised by careful theorizing of the issues unique to each project and close engagement with clients and users. The challenges offered by each project results in a wide range of solutions but the common theme is a highly sensuous use of new materials and an innovative approach to ecological architecture using low-cost, sustainable and recycled products. Sarah is particularly interested in exploring through her work the involvement of women, as clients, users and architects, in the shaping of the built environment.

The work of the practice has won numerous awards and has attracted debate both inside and external to the field. The ground-breaking Straw Bale House has won many awards, including the RIBA's prestigious Sustainability Award, in 2004 and has been published and discussed worldwide. Mossbrook Special School Classroom for the Future in Sheffield was the winner of five National Awards and the Siobhan Davies Studios was the winner of an RIBA Award in 2006. Our canoeing facility, Cremorne Riverside Centre in London achieved numerous awards including an RIBA Award 2008 and our bike shelter in Bermondsey was shortlisted for the AJ/Ramboll Whitbybird Small Projects Award 2009. Sarah is currently working on community, housing and cultural projects.

Sarah's work has been published throughout the world and she is a sought-after speaker. In 1998 she was selected for the Sunday Times' 'Hot 100', a compilation of young people considered most likely to make an impact in their respective fields within the next ten years. In 2003 she was awarded an MBE for her services to architecture.

Siobhan Davies

Siobhan Davies advocates for the wider recognition of dance as a significant and extraordinary art form. She created her first piece Relay in 1972 and has made over 40 works for Siobhan Davies Dance, and other companies including Artangel, The Royal Ballet and Rambert. Her work has won numerous awards including an Olivier and South Bank Show Award and much of it has been filmed for television.