Van Heyningen and Haward Architects

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van Heyningen and Haward Architects
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Practice information
Key architects
  • Joanna van Heyningen, Founder
  • Birkin Haward, Founder
  • James McCosh, Partner
  • Chris Wilderspin, Partner
  • Meryl Townley, Partner
Founded1983 (1983)

van Heyningen and Haward is an architectural practice, [1] founded in 1983 by Birkin Haward and Joanna van Heyningen, and now owned and managed by James McCosh and Meryl Townley. The London architects work primarily in education, and have also worked in the heritage, community and health sectors.


In 2010 the practice produced a monograph detailing their work to date; van Heyningen and Haward – Buildings and Projects. The book was published by Right Angle Publishing and edited by Ian Latham. As well as giving an overview of the projects undertaken by the practice from inception until publication, it also includes essays by Trevor Garnham and contributions by Ken Powell and Patrick Lynch. The launch party for the book was held at Latymer Upper School, a long-standing client of the practice.

Selected projects

RSPB Environment and Education Centre, Rainham Marshes RSPB Environment and Education Centre, Rainham Marshes.jpg
RSPB Environment and Education Centre, Rainham Marshes
Clare College, Cambridge - Lerner Court Clare College, Cambridge - Lerner Court.jpg
Clare College, Cambridge – Lerner Court


Cory Environmental Centre, Essex Cory Environmental Centre from back.jpg
Cory Environmental Centre, Essex
Latymer Performing Arts Centre, Hammersmith, London Latymer Performing Arts Centre, Hammersmith, London.jpg
Latymer Performing Arts Centre, Hammersmith, London
Rivergate Centre, Barking, London Rivergate Centre, Barking, London.jpg
Rivergate Centre, Barking, London
West Ham Station, Jubilee Line Extension A sunny day in West Ham - - 109187.jpg
West Ham Station, Jubilee Line Extension






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