Mike, a founding partner, has more than 40 years of involvement in a huge range of projects from the Pompidou Centre to Lloyd’s of London, the Millennium Dome and Heathrow Terminal 5.
Mike Davies has worked with the practice since its inception and has been involved with virtually all the projects it has undertaken. He worked for six years in Paris on the Pompidou Centre in the 1970s and was project architect for the adjacent Institute for Research & Co-ordination in Acoustics & Music (IRCAM). On returning to the UK as a Director he worked on Lloyd’s of London, and was the Project Director for INMOS, the UK Government microprocessor industry flagship and the Europier/Terminal 1 and Terminal 5 projects at London’s Heathrow Airport.
Mike was director in charge of the master plan for the Wood Wharf development in London, and is project director for Grand Paris, a masterplan for Greater Paris 2025 commissioned by President Sarkozy, examining the changing needs of urban Paris in the 21st Century. Previous work includes strategic guidance on the Jacob Javits Convention Centre in New York and Tower 3 at the World Trade Center site. Mike also led the masterplanning team for the Lower Manhattan East River project, also in New York City.
Mike’s specific expertise includes responsibility for urban design, technology, scientific research and development. He was project director for the strategic masterplan of the Royal Docks in London and for masterplans of the City of Dunkirk, as well as Leamouth and the Greenwich Peninsula in London. He was project director for the Millennium Dome and for the Terminal 5 masterplan and the new terminal buildings at Heathrow Airport, London.
He was awarded a CBE in 2000 for services to architecture and was made a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2010 by the President of France.