12 - 19 October 2012
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
RIBA Hub, 113-115 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 6DW
In 2013 RIBA President Elect Stephen Hodder will have been in practice for 30 years. For two thirds of that time span he has been engaged by St. Catherine's College, Oxford, either conserving Jacobsen's masterpiece, intervening with it, or extending it. It has been an ever present source of reference material for him, and his work at the College has been a constant thread which has informed or been informed by key concurrent projects.
Whilst the consideration of place, context, and detail recur in the work of the practice in the search for a humanist interpretation of modernism, there has been an organic development of the architecture, with one project informing the next.
This brief exhibition includes key projects from the early work at St. Catherine's College, the inaugural RIBA Stirling Prize winning Centenary Building at the University of Salford to the recently completed Student Castle tower here in Manchester. It seeks to illustrate a developing language and a thematic connectivity in the work.