The Bartlett School of Architecture


Fenella Collingridge – Bartlett International Lecture Series

13 February 2019, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm

Entrance to Walmer Yard, by Hélène Binet

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Christopher Ingold Auditorium (via 22 Gordon Street)
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United Kingdom

Knowing when not to give in: the building of Walmer Yard

Lecturer's Abstract 

Fenella Collingridge discusses the architectural process of transforming intention into material reality, with the building of Walmer Yard. She investigates the struggle of turning drawings that imply space, movement and tactile materiality into a sequence of physical volumes and surfaces that create a sense of place.  


Fenella Collingridge is a partner in Salter Collingridge with Peter Salter. She graduated with Honours at the Architectural Association and has a first class degree in Painting from Camberwell School of Art.

Fenella has taught architecture at the Architectural Association, East London University, the Royal College of Art and The Bartlett School of Architecture. Fenella’s long association with Peter Salter began when she joined Peter’s unit as a student at the AA. From 2007 – 2017 Fenella worked with Peter on the design and construction of Walmer Yard, winner of the RIBA National Award.

In parallel she has run a research project, Saturated Space, with the painter Antoni Malinowski, to explore the relationship between colour, tone, texture and form in architecture. In 2018 Salter Collingridge exhibited their work Proposal B at the Venice Biennale.

Image: Entrance to Walmer Yard, by Hélène Binet

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Supported by Fletcher Priest Architects   


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