Homerton College Dining Hall

designTimber – Homerton College Dining Hall

Hear from the multidisciplinary design team behind Homerton College Dining Hall – winner of the Gold, Structural and Education & Public awards in the 2022 Wood Awards.

About this event:

The designTimber 2023 series began with Homerton College Dining Hall, which won the Gold, Structural and Education & Public Awards in the 2022 Wood Awards.

Designed by Feilden Fowles, the project provides a soaring timber-framed hall, as well as a buttery, kitchens and amenities for Homerton College, Cambridge.

During the webinar, we hear from architect Eleanor Hedley from Feilden Fowles, engineer Sophie Frith from Structure Workshop, and timber specialist Paul Tracey from Constructional Timber as they discuss the design and process of this unique timber project.

Event overview:

Presentation from Eleanor Hedley and Sophie Frith | 30 min

Panel discussion with wider project team | 15 min

Q & A with the audience | 15 min


Eleanor Hedley – architect, Feilden Fowles

Eleanor Hedley is associate architect and project lead at Feilden Fowles. She has a wealth of experience working for institutional clients, delivering buildings that compliment their organisational aspirations and ethics. Her recent projects include delivering the practice’s award-winning dining hall for Homerton College, Cambridge, which she oversaw from winning through competition to completion, and work at the Natural History Museum. Prior to working at Feilden Fowles, Eleanor worked at DK-CM where she helped deliver two large public projects for Local Authority clients. She was also a founding member of the Turner Prize winning architecture collective Assemble.

Sophie Frith – senior engineer, Structure Workshop

Sophie Frith joined Structure Workshop in 2017, having previously worked as a sustainability advisor for KLH and as a design engineer for Heyne Tillett Steel, in London and Partridge in Australia. Sophie has been involved in several recent projects that reflect her key interest in sustainable design and construction, including the timber framed dining hall for Homerton College, Cambridge and a timber framed visitor centre for the National Trust at Winkworth Arboretum.

Paul Tracey – engineered timber specialist, Constructional Timber

Paul Tracey joined Constructional Timber in 2010 as an estimator. He now heads up the estimating team alongside the management of some of their larger projects, from order to completion of installation and handover.

  • Event short description (used on home page):

    Hear from the multidisciplinary design team behind the Wood Awards Gold Winner of 2022.