Intervention Architecture Ltd (IA) is an interdisciplinary design studio based in Birmingham.
Our way of working is collaborative and open, to enable extensive exploration of ideas, an inherent appreciation for craft, and the value of workmanship and materials.
We are an award winning, RIBA chartered architecture practice, a young boutique studio, with a rigorous design approach, from development of sketches to material details, to the making of space and collective involvement is essential to the realisation of our projects. From community-led architectural regenerations, to artist collaborations, we invite people to become engaged with space in innovative ways.
We involve community engagement in our design and making, as well as undertaking temporary structure physical builds ourselves as a studio.
Our interest is in site responsive works, engaging with users throughout each stage, with each unique site context. We consider any scale of project, happenings, existing development or new build.
We look forward to future conversations, investigations and research for our project based studio practice.
In 2019 IA was shortlisted for ‘Architectural Practice of the Year’ by UK Construction Week, and in 2017 at the West Midlands Property Awards, Insider.
If you would like to get in touch please contact IA, we look forward to hearing from you.
Anna Parker is IA’s founding Director, a qualified Architect leading the studio and team in Birmingham. Working with local artists and arts organisations, Anna has developed an interdisciplinary way of working which provides a cohesive design approach for projects, working across fields of design, interiors, furniture, temporary structures, exhibitions, events, lighting, homes, and mixed-use developments.
Anna has been shortlisted for; UK Construction Week Role Model; a national RIBA ‘Rising Star'; the Birmingham Post ‘Business Entrepreneur of the Year’, listed within the ‘Midlands top 50 Entrepreneurs’ (Insider), and was nominated as a finalist for Birmingham’s Young Professional of the Year.
Further to her RIBA chartered membership, Anna also sits on the panel for the RIBA Small Practice Group which regularly meets in London.
Anna has taught at the Birmingham School of Architecture since 2014, and has led a 3rd year design studio on the Undergraduate Course. Several of Anna’s students have been nominated for the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President’s Bronze medal award in the academic years in which she has taught to date.
Anna also sits on the Birmingham City Council ‘Design and Conservation Review Panel’, as a Core Member.
Jac Doody graduated from the Birmingham School of Architecture with a First Class Honours Degree in 2015, where he was nominated for the RIBA Bronze Presidents Medal, for his project “The International Symposium of Virtual Allegories”. This work aimed to reignite a sub-urban area of Birmingham by introducing the bit-coin as a new local currency, delivered through a network of digital mining towers and a regenerative retreat.
Jac joined IA in 2016 following a year-out at Grimshaw Architects, London, where he worked on a Cross-Rail infrastructure project and the Nine-Elms Station.
Marina Strotz is a qualified Architect, graduated from the Birmingham School of Architecture in MA Architecture (RIBA part 2) in 2017, with 4 years experience in practice. Marina has previously worked on a range of architectural projects from a domestic scale to an airport terminal design.
For Marina’s BA Architecture degree, she received the Green Book Award, exemplifying excellence in visual communication. At thesis level, Marina’s studies focused upon reintroducing integrated leisure facilities to the sea side town of Morecambe.
Marina has been elected as Vice-President of the Birmingham Architectural Association (BAA) in 2017, providing a pivotal role for a local society of the industry for the next 2 years.
Huma Mahmood graduated from the Birmingham School of Architecture with a First Class Honours Degree in 2018, where she was awarded the Oscar Naddermier Award for her project ‘The Secret Ceramics Service’. This project envisioned a secret society of female craft makers who together, work to share ceramics skills with the local community.
Huma’s drawings were also selected for exhibition at the BAA’s first ‘Women in Architecture’ event in Birmingham.
Ayesha Kaur graduated from the Birmingham School of Architecture with a Masters in Architecture in 2019, where she received the AJ Student Prize nomination and featured in the Architects Journal publication. Her project developed the ‘Ilha’ or ‘islands’ of low-income housing within city blocks. ‘The Island’ scheme proposes a hybrid model for housing and common spaces which foregrounds ‘the found conditions’ of the site, imagining the architect as an active agent for change.
Following her First Class Honours Degree in 2016, where she was nominated for the RIBA Bronze Presidents Medal, for her project “House of Memories”.
Ayesha joined IA in 2017 following a year experience at Hawkins Brown architects, London, where she worked on a Cross Rail project based at Tottenham Court Road.
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