Pankaj Patel MBEDirector RIBA
Pankaj gained a First Class Honours from South Bank University before working with Andrew Taylor at MacCormac Jamieson Prichard on projects including Worcester College, Oxford, and Paternoster Square and the Spitalfields Development. Prior to forming Patel Taylor in 1989, Pankaj was a consultant on various international masterplans.
His interests lie within the integration of architecture, landscape and urban design. He overviews the inception of many projects and has led a variety of masterplanning, architectural and landscape developments.
Pankaj is in charge of several mixed-use and residential projects where his expertise in negotiating complex planning consents has been critical. These include the 2012 Olympics Village, Earls Court and White City.
He has sat on the CABE Design Review Panel, advised the Government Office for London, Greater London Authority and Arts Lottery Design Panel, as well as acting as a RIBA Awards Assessor. He was also invited to join the Urban Design Forum, Olympic Delivery Agency Review Panel and the Convoys Wharf design review panel.
In academia, Pankaj has been a senior lecturer at South Bank University, held a visiting lectureship at Edinburgh University, was an external examiner at Sheffield University and also a visiting Professor at the Welsh School of Architecture.
Andrew TaylorDirector RIBA
Andrew had a distinguished student career at the Bartlett, UCL, including the award of the Sir Andrew Taylor prize, before going to MacCormac Jamieson Prichard where he worked on the Fitzwilliam College Chapel and new accommodation for Trinity College, Cambridge.
Andrew established Patel Taylor with Pankaj Patel in 1989. They quickly gained attention with competition wins for a masterplan for the Antwerp Docks and the French city of Chateauroux, and an RIBA award for the conversion of a stone barn in North Wales into an arts centre and gallery in 1992.
In 1994 Andrew was partner-in-charge for competition winning Ayr Citadel masterplan, which took the practice into a new league and secured private funding after a twenty five year hiatus. Recent projects include a new Library wing and Student Centre for the University of Essex; Courtyard Housing, in Barking; the Athletes’ Village in Stratford and Eastside City Park in Birmingham, which was recognised with multiple awards including RIBA, Civic Trust and the British Construction Industry Award for Regeneration.
He is currently in charge of the masterplan for London Dock, the former News International site in Wapping, East London; Southbank Place, a mixed-use redevelopment on London’s Southbank and St George’s in Bristol.
His ability has been recognised by prestigious academic and public appointments, including a visiting professorship at the Welsh School of Architecture, and has lectured in Japan, Spain, France, Holland and Ireland. He is also a member of CABE’s National Design Review Panel, the Newham Design Review Panel, and is an assessor for the RIBA and Civic Trust awards.