Hugh Broughton

Hugh Broughton set up his architectural practice in 1995. Early projects included visitor facilities at Blair Castle in Scotland and the British Council’s South East Asia headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. More recently the practice completed the award winning gold copper alloy clad East Wing of Maidstone Museum in England. In 2005 the practice won the international competition to design a British research station in Antarctica, Halley VI. This extraordinary project responds to awesome environmental challenges to create the first fully relocatable research base in the world and has led to other commissions in Polar Regions, most notably to design the Spanish Antarctic research station on Livingstone Island and an atmospheric laboratory for the USA on the Greenland Ice Cap. As a result Hugh is now considered one of the world’s leading designers of research facilities in the Polar Regions. Alongside their extreme portfolio, the practice is currently designing an art gallery set within historic walls, the HQ for the Institution of Structural Engineers, a training centre for lawyers and an archive and visitor facilities for the Henry Moore Foundation.

The firm has won numerous awards for design from organisations such as the Royal Institute of British Architects, American Institute of Architects, Civic Trust, the Architects’ Journal, International Property Federation and the British Construction Industry. Hugh has lectured around the world on his work in extreme environments. His work has been featured in publications and exhibitions around the globe and is currently on show in the British Council’s travelling exhibition “Ice Lab: Architecture and Science in Antarctica”.