Adrian Penfold, British Land
Andrew joined the practice in 1993 having taught and worked independently for four years in his own small office, working mainly on small scale domestic and commercial projects and furniture prototypes, including a competition winning proposal to design a chair for retailer Joseph Ettedgui. He was made an Associate in 1995 and an Associate Partner in 2011.
He has worked on a variety of high profile projects within the office, with a particular focus on prominent urban locations in sensitive planning environments in central London. Through this experience, Andy has developed excellent working relations with a number of client and statutory bodies and consultees. Key projects include: The Leadenhall Building, a 50-storey commercial tower in the City for British Land, for which he was project architect during feasibility and planning stages; One Hyde Park for developers Candy & Candy in Knightsbridge; NEO Bankside for Native
Land; Project Port, an office development adjacent to Liverpool Street Station and the competition winning proposal for an extension to the British Museum in Bloomsbury.
More recently, Andrew worked on the East Pier of Geneva Airport, taking the proposal from competition to detail design stage and on Riverlight, a mixed-use development on the south bank of the River Thames in Battersea, currently under construction.
His interest lies in maintaining creative input and involvement in project work of the highest quality – irrespective of neat categorisations of use, type, scale, context or materials.