Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners | RSHP

Social Value

 

RSHP believes that social value helps us create a society which is more equitable and sustainable

 

Group Charity

Contributing to society through charitable donation is fundamental to the practice. When Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners was set up, the beneficial ownership of the group was given to a charity company which is now called the Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Charitable Foundation, (Company registration number 02548804 and charity number 1000796). Every year that the group is profitable, under the rules our constitution, RSHP allocates 20% of pre-distribution profit to the charity. The amount is then available to be distributed to charities and other worthy causes. To foster a culture of charitable giving within the group, each partner and qualifying member of staff is allocated a portion of this amount which they are then able to donate to a charity or good cause close to their hearts.

• 20% of pre-distribution profit allocated to charity

• Over £3 million given to the charity in past 6 years

• Staff can allocate portion of this amount to charities of choice

Charitable activities

All staff are encouraged to participate in charitable activities and fundraising, and over the years they have raised money in a wide variety of ways, including:

  • Office charity cycle rides for Alzheimer’s Research & Cancer Research UK
  • HD5K runs for Motor Neurone Disease Association
  • Leadenhall Building abseils for Maggie’s Cancer Centre
  • Staff running and fundraising for the London Marathon
  • Bake-offs for MacMillan Trust, Cancer Research and WWF
  • Article 25 Humanitarian Architecture 10 x 10 Art Auction
  • Donations to the Architects’ Benevolent Society

Education

A strong commitment to education is one of our core values and we provide future generations with the knowledge and experience of architecture and the built environment. The practice has created several bursaries around the country to try and help broaden the range of people joining the profession and was also one of the founding partners of the London School of Architecture (LSA) which was established to offer an alternative route into the profession. We work closely with a variety of organizations to offer a rich programme of learning experiences.

Schools Programmes

  • Archimake Workshops
  • Sorrel Foundation National Art & Design Saturday Club with RSHP Modelshop
  • Summer Work Experience Programme
  • Scale Rule
  • Inspiring the Future- careers mentoring
  • Modelmaking Workshops at the V&A and RA
  • Schools visit to the RSHP studio

Pre-University Architecture Programmes

  • Open City Accelerate Programme

University 

  • Level 6 Apprentice Programme
  • Architecture School Bursaries (x 7)
  • Building Futures Programme - Blueprint for All
  • Design Think Tank at London School of Architecture
  • Staff tutoring at UCL, Oxford Brookes, Nottingham, and Sheffield

Post-University / Workplace

  • RIBA Part 1 - Post Graduate Employment
  • Level 7 apprenticeship programme
  • Part 3 workplace mentoring
  • Wider Industry mentoring, such as Women in Architecture
  • RSHP Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, (EDI) group

Community

As a practice we want to make sure people have more choice and control in the areas where they live or work. This comes about through a two-way exchange of views, knowledge, experience, and skills to build stronger communities.

  • Wide community and stakeholder engagement as part of the design process
  • Pioneering co-production community engagement and inclusive design with Hammersmith & Fulham Council Disabled Residents’ team
  • Open House – opening the RSHP studio and giving architect-led tours to buildings we designed
  • Hosting events by Civic Voice
  • Schools visit to RSHP building sites to learn about sustainability