Sir Terry Farrell
Awarded the Royal Town Planning Institute’s Gold Medal in 2017, Sir Terry Farrell CBE is considered to be one of the world’s most influential architects, planners and urban designers.
During 50 years in practice he has completed many award winning buildings and masterplans including Embankment Place and The Home Office Headquarters as well as millennium projects such as The Deep in Hull and Centre for Life in Newcastle. UK Masterplans include the Thames Gateway, Bicester Eco Town, Newcastle Quayside, Manchester’s Northern Gateway and the strategic vision for a high speed hub at Crewe. Previous work in Manchester includes the Mackintosh Village Masterplan, the Green Building, the Southern Gateway and the UMIST/Victoria University Merger.
In East Asia, notable projects include Beijing Station and Guangzhou Station in China, as well as the tallest building in the world by a British architect in Shenzhen. In Hong Kong he has designed the Peak Tower and Kowloon Station as well as the new M+ Museum currently under construction.
Throughout his career, he has championed urban planning and helped shape government policy on key issues. As recognition of this, in 2013 he was voted the individual who made the Greatest Contribution to London’s Planning and Development over the last 10 years.
Sir Terry is a prominent voice in British architecture and planning. In 2014, at invitation of Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, he and his firm published the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment, to offer expert guidance on the direction of British architecture with 60 recommendations, many of which have now been adopted.