Posted Dec 22 2022 | By Jo McCafferty

Looking back on 2022

It has been a very busy year for our Practice, and we are incredibly proud of all we have accomplished, including securing numerous planning permissions and several projects completing on site.

Other highlights include being shortlisted for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and celebrating our local area through the London Festival of Architecture and Open House Festival. We partied in both spring and winter. In partnership with Regeneration Brainery, we held design workshops for young people in Manchester and London.

We also won several awards, including a Housing Design Award, NLA Award, London Construction Award, Northern Housing Award, Green Flag Award and a Pineapple Award. Victoria Turner, who leads our Manchester studio, was promoted to Director.

More of our research was published, including Towards Net Zero, which outlines a collaborative approach to decarbonising housing and increasing social value; Altered Estates 2, a best practice guide to successful estate regeneration; and supplementary guidance for procurement in a high inflation environment.

We went on strike for the climate and organised a sports day extravaganza. During Mental Health Awareness Week, we took a step back to appreciate nature and take care of ourselves. We hosted the organisation Architecture LGBT+ ahead of Manchester Pride. We held 'Designing our Future', a wide-ranging sustainability series. This year has also been challenging, with our friend and colleague Gill passing away in July – we all miss her deeply.

We are incredibly proud of the fantastic work that has completed this year as well as what is on the drawing board for 2023. We look forward to sharing this with you soon. From everyone at Levitt Bernstein, we wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year.

Please note that both our London and Manchester studios will be closed from 6pm tomorrow and will reopen on Tuesday 3 January.