GUERRILLA TACTICS 2015: LIVE PITCH:
OFFICETWENTYFIVEARCHITECS with ‘Team Hive’ made it to the final!
OFFICETWENTYFIVEARCHITECTS Ltd, inaugurated their new office, in RIBA’s Incubator, in London. There, along with other practices hosted in the Incubator, formed ‘Team Hive’ in order to participate in ‘Live Pitch’ at 2015’s Guerrilla Tactics, which is RIBA’s flagship professional event for small practices, and took place from 10 to 11 November 2015 at 66 Portland Place.
Team Hive is:
Mara Bravo ARCHITECTURE
Fluent Architecture Limited
At first, were excited to hear that we have been shortlisted as one of five finalists for this year’s RIBA Guerrilla Tactics, ‘Live Pitch’.
But we were thrilled to know (after the Live Pitch presentation). That our ‘Team Hive’ was finally a ‘runner up’, gaining the event’s second prize.
David Bellis, Mara Bravo, Tina Frost and Chryssanthi Perpatidou, spoke on behalf of ‘Team Hive’, during the event.
…but, what was ‘Live Pitch’ after all?
The Live Pitch is a unique and hugely popular part of small practice event, Guerrilla Tactics. Aimed at imparting key business skills to help small practice to flourish, this year’s theme ‘Client Perspectives’ gets inside the client’s mind, including taking a cold hard look at how to pitch, giving the opportunity for a small team from your practice to enter a fictional competition to join a framework. Though the competition is fictional, the jury is made up of real industry clients and experts, including representation from the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation itself. This isn’t about design – it’s all about the pitch.
The fictional framework will be used to select architects for exciting and unique individual projects, which are likely to include area frameworks and masterplans, interim use and temporary structures, individual buildings and public realm design.