Laura Snoad

I am a London-based freelance journalist specialising in design, arts and culture.

You can find my writing in Grafik (where I'm currently a freelance staff writer), We Heart, Digital Arts, onoffice, Icon, Wrap Magazine and occasionally The Quietus.

Formerly the features editor at Grand Designs Magazine, I have also worked on staff at Marketing Week and Design Week.

Available for projects and commissions.

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The height of banker bashing might be over – replaced with unease over deep Government cuts and the fiscal insecurity of our European cousins – but financial institutions are still seen as secretive fortresses by a sceptical public. It was the desire to fight this impression and to promote openness and greater community within different business departments that led investment banking and financial services group Macquarie to rethink how it housed its 1,800 staff in the City of London.

For this onoffice feature, I spoke to the architects behind the new Macquarie HQ to find about what inspired them to create this unusual office space. Read it here. 


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