Roz Barr Architects
Established in 2010 Roz Barr Architects has gained a reputation for small projects, often interventions or examples of adaptive re-use – such as Doughty Mews in Bloomsbury, London; originally stables and now student accomodation, or working in Hatton Garden to reconfigure a bar and resturant into residential apartments. Their recent project of note at St Augustine’s Church in West London showed sensitive restoration and the introduction of new solutions into an old, historic space. Inherent in the practice is a strong sense of making, evident in their models and perhaps most internationally recognised in the shuttered silver birch facade of their 2012 competition entry for a new church in Våler, Norway (RBA came third).
Roz Barr has taught at the Architectural Association, London and the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and is on the RIBA International Validation Panel for Education. Her practice was recently announced as winners of their largest job to date; the overhaul of the The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)’s fashion gallery at its South Kensington home. They were selected ahead of Farshid Moussavi, Alison Brooks, 6a architects and others to reconfigure the museum’s Octagon Court (officially Gallery 40).