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Karakusevic Carson Architects


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Karakusevic Carson Architects

Nittygritty has worked with Karakusevic Carson Architects since 2012. Today, Karakusevic Carson has approximately 85 professionals based in the Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey, London. Nittygritty assist with IT management, support and long term tech strategy through our team of NGneers®.

About Karakusevic Carson Architects

Formed by Paul Karakusevic, Karakusevic Carson Architects are multi-award winning specialists. They operate at the forefront of public and social housing design and major public projects across London and the UK.

Their project portfolio includes masterplans, urban regeneration programmes, mixed-use and tenure housing and estate renewal projects. They range from £3m to £250m in value, with larger masterplan projects ranging from £100m to £2.5bn. They have an impressive track record of designing projects in the most challenging locations that have previously stalled. These include the London Boroughs of Hackney, Camden, Barking and Dagenham, Enfield, Lambeth, Harrow and Lewisham. Many of these projects are now on site and completing in 2017.

They have been appointed as panel architects and masterplanners for many leading public sector bodies and housing associations. Namely, twelve London Boroughs, the Greater London Authority/Transport for London, Homes and Communities Agency and Olympic Legacy panels. As experts at making difficult projects happen, they successfully navigate emerging funding structures and national design standards to create exemplary housing and public buildings. These, in turn, reflect a unique sense of place, are financially viable and can stand the test of time.

A design and strategy led practice, formed with the sole intent to raise standards in public housing design and public buildings in the UK after 40 years of neglect. Their team understands the tough challenges faced by the local communities on the large housing estates in London, setting out to adapt, repair or replace what doesn’t work with ambitious designs for homes and places that do whilst evolving and refining housing and building types with each scheme.

Recent Awards

  • Winner Building Awards 2016 – Housing Project of the year. Backton Low Rise Phase 1
  • Winner New London Awards 2016 – Masterplans & Area Strategies, Hackney Wick Central
  • Commended New London Awards 2016 – Mayor’s Prize, Hackney Wick Central
  • New London Awards 2014 – Best Mixed Use Scheme, The Faircham Creative Quarter
  • Housing Design Awards 2014 – The Faircham Creative Quarter

Major Projects

Project Focus - Kings Crescent Estate, Hackney

The London Borough of Hackney

Units and density:
765 dwellings: 490 new homes, refurbishment of 275 existing.

Kings Crescent is an ambitious estate regeneration project involving the comprehensive redevelopment of the Kings Crescent Estate in Hackney.

Karakusevic Carson were appointed in September 2013 following a collaborative competition to lead a team of architects including Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects and public realm designers, MUF and are leading the project in the delivery of the first two phases of the masterplan involving 269 new homes and 101 refurbished homes.


Kings Cresent Estate, Hackney


NGneer® Services Provided by Nittygritty

Proactive planning of IT infrastructure upgrades and improvements. Working with firm stakeholders and covering:

BIMgineer® Services provided by Nittygritty

Working extensively in the public sector meant that Karakusevic Carson needed to adopt BIM processes in accordance with the UK Government BIM mandate. Nittygritty’s BIMgineers® assisted in the early implementation and training and have supported the practice in-house BIM manager to ensure project delivery via Revit runs as smoothly as possible.  In 2018, in keeping with recent requirements by Government agency contracts NG certified  Karakusevic-Carson for  Cyber Essentials Plus.

Kings Crescent Estate, Hackney


Photos: Karakusevic Carson Architects

Sources:  http://karakusevic-carson.com/

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