Laura Snoad

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

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

You can also find my writing in Grafik, Digital Arts and onoffice.

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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