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The Switch – Hilson Moran Celebrates 40 years in Practice with a Future Thinking Party

Last night Hilson Moran welcomed 700 clients, collaborators and friends to Bankside Vaults in London for a party to celebrate our 40 years in practice.

For our fortieth anniversary year, Hilson Moran has decided to avoid retrospection and, instead, look forward to our next forty years in practice. To this end, we have produced a year of events and initiatives which look towards the next 40 years in design and construction and consider what we will be designing, how we will be designing it and what challenges and opportunities new technologies will be thrown up.

Our London party took the format of a ‘game of two halves’ celebrating both the past and the future of Hilson Moran. The first part of the evening was dedicated to looking back over our achievements since our inception in 1977. Animations produced by Wagstaffs Design described our growth from a small practice of engineers to the multidisciplinary team of 200+ that we are today, working out of 6 offices internationally. 

At 8pm ‘The Switch’ was announced by the Bloco Fogo Samba drummers, who snaked their rousing drums through the party to the stage. After a short speech by our MD, Chris Plummer, the festive portion of the evening began, with music from Ronnie Scott’s Soul Crew and Bloco Fogo Samba Drummers, street food and a VR room. At this point, our animations switched to ‘the future’, where we had some fun imagining what services we might be offering in 2057 and where we might be building.

As a firm we are extremely proud of our achievements to date, so it was an absolute pleasure to be able to look back and celebrate those moments with our valued clients and partners.

For those of you unable to attend, we look forward to welcoming you at another of our upcoming Future Forty events in Manchester, Cambridge, Abu Dhabi and Doha:

May 2017 / Student Design Competition Winner Announcement

June 2017 / Staff Travel Competition

July 2017 / Housewarming Party, Manchester 

August 2017 / Architect Exchange 

Sept 2017 / Cambridge Hackathon Autonomous Vehicles  

Sept 2017 / ‘2057’ Staff Party  

Oct 2017 / Future Forty Qatar

Nov 2017 / Future Forty UAE 

Here’s to the next #futureforty

To view the selected photos from the night click here

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