Hugh Broughton, Hugh Broughton Architects
Context and Connections: The Work of Hugh Broughton Architects
M 14 April 2014 | 6:30pm | Kresge Theatre
Henry Hornbostel Lecture
HUGH BROUGHTON is the founder of Hugh Broughton Architects. He was educated at Edinburgh University and set up his practice in 1995 in west London. In 2005 the practice won the international competition for the design of a new British research station in Antarctica. This has led to other commissions in Polar Regions. Alongside their extreme portfolio, the practice's current workload includes an art gallery, a training centre for lawyers, and an archive and visitor facilities for the Foundation of the acclaimed artist Henry Moore. Broughton’s talk will explore recurrent themes of connectivity and contextualism from a portfolio ranging from sensitively crafted work with historic buildings to space-age research stations in the extreme icy wastes of Antarctica and the Arctic. Using innovative approaches to construction, Hugh Broughton’s work demonstrates a mastery of light and space to craft architecture around human activity. In a dynamic and thought provoking lecture Hugh will show some of his ground breaking movable polar buildings alongside the new gold copper allow clad Maidstone Museum East Wing, work for the Henry Moore Foundation and an art gallery built within historic walls.