Unite Whitechapel

On site: a building that spans over and preserves the excavated ruins of a Tudor era playhouse in Whitechapel called The Boar’s Head. Artefacts uncovered during the archeological dig will be displayed within the social spaces we have designed for student and public use. Our scheme for Unite Students encompasses student amenities, workspace, performance, exhibition and community spaces.

Our interior design and curatorial approach references the theatrical history of the site and celebrates the concrete that bridges the ruins. Drawing from artefacts as varied as Tudor moneybox tops used at the Boar’s Head to a 20th century Incredible Hulk figurine, the exhibition will trace the history of the site as a place of theatre, making and changing beliefs from ancient Roman times to the present day.

October 2021

Feature in Design Anthology Magazine

Manalo & White are featured in the latest issue of Design Anthology magazine.

April 2024

Mandrake wins Architecture Today Award 2023

The Architecture Today Awards celebrate buildings which have stood the test of time; all the finalists have been in use for at least three years and demonstrate a strong track record for delivering on their environmental, functional, community and cultural ambitions. The judges said: “This is a project that has adapted, chameleon-like, to changes in use; from production studios to boutique hotel. More astonishing still, each of these incarnations have been carried off with effortless aplomb.”

Featured in the January - February issue of Architecture Today with beautiful new photos by Timothy Soar.

January 2024

New team photos

We had our photos taken by Marcus Quigley last week. Thanks to Streets of Growth for the loan of their space at Hayloft Point!

December 2023

Mandrake Phase 2

Construction is underway on Phase 2 of The Mandrake; due for completion in late 2024.

December 2023

Heathlands School site progress

Yesterday afternoon the students at Heathlands School came out to inspect the site and bury a time capsule in the floor slab. Lots of probing questions were asked by budding Project Managers and Architects.

November 2023

Towner Eastbourne Article

Towner Eastbourne is featured in this month’s AJ Specification, with an in-depth look at colours and materials. Our redesign of the ground floor has had a huge impact on the quality of the space and the ability of the gallery to host major shows, including this year’s Turner Prize.

September 2023

TACO! Gallery Article

TACO! Gallery featured in the Architects’ Journal.

April 2023

Heathlands School for Deaf Children

Our design for a new classroom building for Heathlands School for deaf children and young people, in collaboration with deaf architect Richard Dougherty; recently submitted for planning approval. Heathlands is the largest deaf school in the UK, offering a Total Communication approach to education, incorporating British Sign Language, Sign Supported English and spoken English. The building is designed to be simple and flexible, to create valuable new teaching space and allow the school to adapt and improve existing facilities.

December 2022

Office Building Reception

Our proposal for a new office building reception space in Wandsworth.

October 2022