Planit-IE has joined forces with a collective of designers, makers and urbanists, forming a new studio model with Standard Practice. This is in a concerted effort to bring about and take part in authentic change across our towns and cities.
Formerly known as OH OK LTD, Joe Hartley, Jess Higham and Ben Young have joined Altrincham based design practice Planit-IE. This hopes to establish a parallel, integrated ‘studio within a studio’, operating in the overlap between design, fabrication, performance and architecture. Standard Practice will take a DIY approach to the built environment. It is making sure that the human part of public spaces is not overlooked.
Ben Young, creative principal, comments:
“Joe, Jess and I have been working alongside Planit-IE since our founding. We share common values, goals and a love of honest engagement. What we do should be standard practice for anyone working within new communities. When there is a design for a new place, we populate CGIs a community of people that don’t exist yet. Too often there is no clear plan to ensure that the drawings develop into the thriving and well performing communities that they depict. This is the job of Standard Practice.”
Lindsay Humblet, design director of Planit-IE comments:
“At Planit-IE we strive to conceive, design and deliver intelligent, people-centred environments. The Standard Practice team are expert in ensuring that these places are activate and adopted by their communities. We work so they remain exciting, collaborative and engaging beyond completion dates.
“The Standard Practice team is one we have worked with for a few years now. Welcoming them into Planit-IE represents a statement of intent for our 20th year in business. We refuse to rest on our laurels.
Together we will continue to evolve and innovate, learning from each other. Exciting and surprising our clients with new ideas is essential for us.”
Standard Practice will consult on public spaces, throw local parties and operate urban fabrication facilities. Their current projects include:
- 12-month creative residency in Old Bank
- Screen-printing workshop reimagined as the third Everest Basecamp
- Nomadic cycle café and pottery