We are pleased to share that Robin Edward's entry into the Zumtobel Architects Photographic Competition has won an award. His dark and atmospheric photograph impressed the judges and was included in their selection of winners. Robin attended the Award Presentation last friday in London and enjoyed meeting the fellow entrants and hearing about their entries. Well done Robin!

Robin's Entry
Location of Awards presentation
Competition Winners
Competition Winners
Robin's Winning Entry

After a limited competition, St Peters college commissioned gray baynes and shew LLP in January 2016 , to carry out a set of surveys of the fabric of the College’s built assets.

These surveys take the form of a Quinquennial; an asset survey , and a Planned Preventative Maintenance exercise . this latter piece of work will help the College plan its building works across the next 5 year period, the work is being carried out by gbs’ Surveyors team , together with assistance from messrs Clancy who are providing service engineering sub consultancy duties .


Back in December six of our staff members completed an 18 hour 3-Day Revit training course as part of our ongoing staff training of Building Information Modelling. Taking us through 2016 we are already implementing our knew found knowledge on projects collaborating with other external consultants through sharing models; with the remainder of the practice going into training early this year! 


Located on Newhall Street gbs architects Birmingham office is in a fine central position in the city. The Oxford office dropped in for a short visit and a photo opportunity on Tuesday before embarking on a tour of some of Birmingham’s important buildings organised by partner Nigel Spawton. The German Christmas Market provided the early evening’s entertainment.


GBS associate, Lisa De Leon hosted an Oxfordshire Women’s Forum (OWF) event last Thursday evening. In her presentation, Lisa took the audience through a typical week in a busy city practice – covering both the glamorous and the not so glamorous activities, and reviewed several of the key projects she had been involved with over the past few years. Refreshments were provided after the presentation and much fun was had by all who attended.

A big thank you to Kathleen Pratt who provided valuable assistance and hosting support during the event.

“Hi Lisa

Just a note to say a huge thank you for hosting and leading the OWF event yesterday evening.  Your presentation was engaging, interesting and inspiring, all delivered with a touch of humour too.  It was also a privilege for our guests to be shown round your interesting Arts and Crafts building – an added bonus for the evening, not to mention the lovely supper.

Everyone enjoyed the evening very much and our young guests from the Wychwood School are even more determined to follow architecture as future careers.  Your words specifically to them certainly had an impact.   I am sure they are spurring them on to concentrate even harder on their forthcoming A-levels and gain the results to open access to successful careers….…perhaps one day we will see some buildings they have designed too.

Thank you so much for everything you contributed to the evening.  Please pass on our thanks to Kathleen too”.

Marion Wilkes, Oxfordshire Women's Forum