Universally revered Sir Terry Farrell CBE is considered the UK’s leading architect planner, having completed many award-winning buildings and masterplans including iconic, city-shaping structures like Embankment Place, the Home Office Headquarters and the ever iconic MI5 building. Passionate about architecture since the age of 14, this is one of the world’s most long-standing ‘starchitects’ with over half a century’s experience at the helm of his practice, Farrells.
In practice for over 50 years in the UK and over 25 in China, Farrells’ history feeds into its present. Much of their earliest work in London aimed to enhance the existing urban fabric – a maverick approach at a time when wholesale demolition and redevelopment was in vogue. Through the practice, Sir Terry Farrell has reflected a wide range of styles, but always remains united by careful research into the context and history of a given place. Their portfolio of characterful architecture constantly represents context at all scales, from the ‘big picture’ through to interiors.
“Architecture – it’s a very, very public art. When you put a building up, everyone sees it. The audience is the world.” – Sir Terry Farrell