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Enhancing the built environment with AR

London Festival of Architecture

Enhancing the built environment with AR
© AKT II

We hosted our panel discussion as part of this years’ London Festival of Architecture. Our industry experts discussed enhancing the built environment with augmented reality and data visualisation – this event was conceived from the creation of our app, Beyond the Map.

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Beyond the Map – OUT NOW

London Festival of Architecture

Beyond the Map – OUT NOW
© AKT II

We’re pleased to announce that Beyond the Map has launched! AKT II has worked with Hilson Moran and Tyréns UK, in collaboration with VU.CITY, to develop an augmented reality and data visualisation app.

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Another trophy for the cabinet

WCF - Football Tournament

Another trophy for the cabinet
© AKT II

AKT II's football team wins the White Collar Factory Football Tournament, beating 17 teams to come out on top.

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AKT II supports Architects Declare

Architects Declare

AKT II supports Architects Declare
© Architects Declare

We applaud the initiative taken by 17 Stirling Prize-winning architecture practices and many others who have united to declare a climate emergency.

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Practical completion for new business hub in London

Royal Albert Dock

Practical completion for new business hub in London
© Multiplex

Phase 1 of Royal Albert Dock has reached practical completion – we’ve been working on this project for our client ABP alongside Farrells architects and Multiplex.

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RIBA Regional Round-up

RIBA Awards

RIBA Regional Round-up
© Hufton + Crow

With all of the Regional RIBA awards coming to an end for the year, we’re pleased to announce that four of our projects have won awards!

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2nd place in Dublin Bridge Competition

Competitions

2nd place in Dublin Bridge Competition
© Weston Williamson + Partners

Recently, AKT II and architects Weston Williamson + Partners came second in a competition to design a new memorial bridge in Dublin.

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New Design Group named for the National Infrastructure Commission

NIC

New Design Group named for the National Infrastructure Commission
© AKT II

The new Design Group for the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has been appointed with Professor Sadie Morgan as chair and our co-founding director Hanif Kara, among others, overseeing ‘excellent design’ for infrastructure in the UK.

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Who we are

With a flair for delivering structural engineering solutions on a variety of scales, we have provided award-winning engineering services across a wide range of sectors, in the UK and internationally, since 1996.

Company structure

Company structure

An informal work environment that promotes discussion at all levels; a mix of over 20 nationalities in our London HQ brings a unique perspective.

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Philosophy

Philosophy

The progressive mindset that fuels our award-winning designs and buzzing office environment: ultimately creating an adaptable free flow of ideas.

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Culture

Culture

Diversity is encouraged within the office, with over 20 different nationalities, and the ability to communicate in over 30 languages.

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Awards

Awards

With over 300 awards - including Stirling Prize-winning projects and nominations - we are consistent achievers at the cutting edge of engineering.

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Clients

Clients

Widely respected in our field, we continue to build and maintain relationships with some of the most prestigious clients in the UK and internationally.

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What we do

Our experience is extensive, covering the commercial, residential, retail, leisure, educational, health and transportation sectors of the market. Projects range from art installations to large new developments and refurbishments of listed buildings, with contracts values ranging from £ 100,000 to over £ 750 million.

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Complex geometry and local workmanship

GRAND THÉÂTRE DE RABAT

Complex geometry and local workmanship
© Zaha Hadid Architects

Curved futuristic roof structure in Rabat designed with the help of parametric research

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New spaces in historic places

JUDGE BUSINESS SCHOOL

New spaces in historic places
Image courtesy of Judge Business School

Expansion of the facilities at a former hospital in Cambridge, and conversion into an educational centre

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What makes us different

Unlike other engineers, we see change as the only constant, and are structured to pre-empt uncertainty. Our "swarm" logo defines us: we are one homogenous unit, but made up of individual workers we can labour, sustain and protect ourselves and our clients' interests.

Research team

Research team

Our in-house parametric research team works to develop bespoke software programs to interrogate and analyse projects at any stage of the project.

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BIM

BIM

We invest heavily in software and training, to ensure high levels of proficiency in the use of 3D platforms, generating cutting edge collaborative models.

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AKT II Envelopes

AKT II Envelopes

Our specialist façade design company bridges the gap between aesthetics and function at the interface between a building and its surrounding environment.

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Academia

Academia

We put challenges found in an academic context to the test in the "real world"; we believe that theory and practice must coexist in order to push boundaries.

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Forums

Forums

Forums and debates sit at the heart of progress in this ever-changing industry; involvement in these discussions is vital in driving innovation.

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