Gavin established Hutchison Kivotos Architects in January 2010 with Simon. Since establishing HK Architects they have continued to thrive amidst commercially adverse conditions working closely with long term developer clients such as Derwent London, Great Portland Estates and Lancer. This work has been augmented by fit-out projects for end user in the City and West End. He balances his professional work as a visiting critic with Unit 5 at UCL and Unit D at UEL.
Following his training at the Mackintosh School of Architecture and spells at Studio Libeskind and Foster Associates he spent 9 years at ORMS Architecture Design, latterly as Senior Architect.
During this time he obtained wide experience in all areas of Architecture moving from an assistants role on new-build projects, such as Capital One’s 125,000sqft headquarters in Nottingham and a successful Planning Application for 100 Middlesex Street to Project Architect and Team Leader roles.
During the latter stages of his ORMS tenure he completed headquarters projects for the British Dental Association and GPE and completed a 42,000sqft Cat A refurbishment for Lancer at 33 Cavendish Square. He led teams to successful Planning Consents for a residential block on a prominent Leicester Square site and Great Portland Estates 150,00sqft new build office / retail and refurbished residential scheme on Wigmore Street. Gavin was responsible for CPD at ORMS and led office teams on a number of competition projects and speculative pitches.