The challenge is based on the “step distance” between the firm’s Manchester office and Shanghai office, taking in all 13 of the practice’s studios from West to East and back again.
Fundraising and events will take place over two weeks in September, with every staff member encouraged to participate. This will vary from simply tracking individual’s normal, daily steps, to organised events on a studio by studio basis. This includes architectural tours, sports days, dancing competitions and team events.
There will be a global charity day on the last day of the challenge, with focused activity in every studio to encourage one last push to reach the target.