Chris was awarded his 1st Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate whilst teaching Karate at MMU Chris also won an MSA Travel Scholarship to travel throughout Japan following his 1 st year in practice.
11.04 launch naming their studio referring to a scene in the classic British Comedy
11.04’s first project ‘In The City’ with Anthony H Wilson / Factory Records
Malcolm McLaren and Chris Roche ‘In The City Music Festival’
Chris Roche writes the Design Guide for MAplc
11.04 buy and develop a new studio in Shoreditch / London E2 (Sold in 2012 to The Pet Shop Boys, for their new recording studio).
11.04 begin winning a series of awards for their designs. (Artwork by Bella Roche, Age 8)
11.04 received a postcard from Fidel Castro prior to a visit to Havana, Cuba. 11.04 proposed a monument to Karl Marx, Che Guevara, and Fidel Castro.
MP David Cameron opens 11.04’s award-winning office design for DDS. in the Blue Fin Building, London SE1
Chris Roche gives a talk in Bejing – UKTI Trade Mission
11.04 design 3 factories, a prototype school, and a new business and cultural centre in Port Harcourt. Chris in Nigeria with military guard
Working lunch: OnOffice Monthly column written by Chris Roche and featuring critical discourse on the future of the modern office.
Chris Roche invited to join Courvoisier’s Top 500 Creative Business Leaders.
11.04 sell their Shoreditch Studio to The Pet Shop Boys, and build a new studio in Muswell Hill, London N10
International Architects visit Quarry in Carrara, Italy. Chris Roche attends Trade Mission as guest of the Italian Embassy, London.
A practical, step-by-step guide to the development process: Chris Roche, Author
Chris Roche, Kevin Cummins (Photographer), Mike Pickering (M-People), and Bobby Langley (Hacienda DJ) Manchester 76 – 95: Punk to Acid – Music & Design
Chris Roche assists Friends of Muswell Hill Library & Catherine West MP to save local library
11.04 – Extra Chilled