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Future 40 – Celebrating the next forty years of Hilson Moran

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In 2017 Hilson Moran is celebrating its fortieth anniversary. In recognition of this achievement the practice is producing a year of events and initiatives which look forward to our next 40 years in design and construction, and consider how the industry will look in 40 years’ time.

Future Forty will celebrate innovation and communication, asking questions about the state of design and exploring modern methods of construction, new technologies and design tools.
Our Emerging Technologies Hackathon Series will delve into the possibilities offered to our industry by new innovations: How will wearables be used to make our buildings more efficient and improve the wellbeing of their occupiers? How will automotive vehicles impact upon the built environment?

In our Qatar and UAE offices, we will be looking at how advances in engineering are allowing us to design comfortable environments in this region, inside and out, while in Cambridge a panel discussion will explore the pros and cons of smart design and the Internet of Things.
Looking to develop our future engineers, a design competition asks engineering students to imagine how design and construction will change over the next 40 years, with the winning entrant awarded a work placement on Hilson Moran’s Research and Development Team.

Cementing Hilson Moran’s commitment to the North over the next 40 years and beyond, our Manchester office are relocating in 2017. Situated in the newly refurbished Neo Building, in Manchester’s City Centre, we are delighted that our new home will be in a building of our own design, with a fit-out designed to meet WELL standards.

An up to date list of our upcoming events can be found below. For further information on our programme or to participate in any of our events, please email Emilie Lemons, Head of Marketing and Communications:



Upcoming Events

Jan 2017 / Emerging Technologies Hackathon #1 Wearables, London 

Feb 2017 / Pecha Kucha ‘VR – Design tool of the future or marketing gimmick?’, London 

March 2017 / Emerging Technologies Hackathon #2 Autononous Vehicles, Cambridge 

                    / Launch of Student Design Competition: 

April 2017 Staff Travel Prize 

                  / Ride with the Pros - Cycle Sportive, Farnborough 

May 2017 / Future Forty Party, London  

 June 2017 / Housewarming Party, Manchester 

July 2017 / Architect Exchange 

Sept 2017 / ‘2057’ Staff Party  

Oct 2017 ME Events - TBC 

Dec 2017 / Staff Christmas Bauble Competition


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