Building Tour: St Augustine's Church with Roz Barr

Join Roz Barr – founder of Roz Barr Architects – for a tour exploring the practice’s restoration of St Augustine's Church in west London


03:00pm, Saturday, 11 May 2019


04:00pm, Saturday, 11 May 2019

Tour Guide:

Roz Barr


Duration: 1 hours

Time: 15:00 - 16:00

Start: St Augustine's Church, 55 Fulham Palace Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 8AU

Getting There: Hammersmith Station

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Roz Barr Architects was appointed by The Order of St Augustine to develop the site and create a new Augustinian Centre with the restoration of the church as the first phase of a larger building project. Roz Barr wanted to respect the original volume and features of the existing church and to strip back the existing timber and masonry of the interior from years of layers of paint and decoration to reveal the architecture that had been hidden.

Suspended above the Altar is a new cast iron light ring designed by Roz Barr in collaboration with graphics designers, John Morgan Studio who have created a new typology for St Augustines. The next phase of works includes refurbishing the existing 1960s centre and extending it to create the new Augustinian Centre which will include a new Priory and Public rooms with a new urban garden that is designed by Todd Longstaff Gowan.

Tour Guide:

Roz Barr
Roz Barr founded Roz Barr Architects in 2010. Roz Barr’s interest in developing an idiosyncratic process of making led her to pursue her own architectural studio. Her portfolio has grown quickly, and the size of the studio has followed.

Her now 8-strong practice is currently involved in projects in London, Scotland, Spain and New York. She has gained international recognition in Norway for her proposal for a new church and was part of Venice Biennale 2014 with her proposal for a public square and the restoration of San Lorenzo in Venice.

Roz Barr spent nearly 10 years as an Associate Director with Eric Parry Architects, where she led projects from competition to completion such as 23 Savile Row, London, and the Holburne Museum of Art in Bath. Roz is originally from Scotland, she has worked in Hong Kong and Vancouver, and has been practicing in London for 20 years.

Roz originally studied at Glasgow School of Art, before studying architecture where she completed her education in London at the Bartlett, UCL. Roz has taught at the Architectural Association, London and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL London and is External Examiner on the MA Architecture course at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London and Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. She also sits on the RIBA National and International Validation Panel for Education.

Her role as Vice President of Education at the RIBA follows on her involvement with the RIBA Validation panel. She joined the panel over 9 years ago and has been involved in visits in both the UK and overseas, including chairing visits to Colombia, Beirut and Argentina.

Images: John MacLean