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Sir Terry Farrell

CBE, B.Arch (Hons), M.Arch, MCP, Hon. DCL, Hon. D Arts, Hon. DSc, Hon. DUniv (Open), RIBA, Hon. FRIAS, Hon. FAIA, MRTPI, FRSA, FCSD


Principal of Farrells, Terry Farrell is an internationally recognised architect and urban designer with offices in London, Edinburgh and Hong Kong. In practice for over 40 years, Farrell has completed high-profile building schemes and masterplans worldwide.

Recent UK work includes the masterplan and design of the new London Home Office Headquarters and a significant millennium project: The Deep in Hull, which houses a marine science centre. In the Far East, Farrells have undertaken numerous large scale projects, including Inchon International Airport Transportation Centre, Seoul and Kowloon Station and masterplan in Hong Kong.

The practice is currently designing a new aquarium (Biota!) at Silvertown Quays in Londonís Docklands and working on the re-use of the historic power station at Lots Road, Chelsea. Farrell has transformed Londonís skyline and animated the banks of the Thames with his Charing Cross Station and MI6 headquarters buildings. The practice is well-known for its masterplanning expertise Ė the enhancement of the public realm is a key concern. Farrells are working in many core cities, including: London, Edinburgh, Leeds, Newcastle and Coventry.

Farrell is creating the vision for the recently launched, Government appointed role of Thames Gateway Parklands Design Champion, for the largest regeneration area in Europe. In-depth research into related issues has meant that Sir Terry is frequently called upon to write and lecture about sustainability issues in terms of open space, ecology and the environment.

Sir Terry Farrell has won many awards and lectured extensively. He was awarded the OBE in 1978, a CBE for services to architecture in 1996 and Knighted in 2001. The practiceís work has been published in books and journals internationally.