School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Staff Profile

Sir Terry Farrell

Visiting Professor

Background

Sir Terry Farrell CBE is considered to be the UK’s leading architect planner, with offices in London and Hong Kong.


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 Greenwich Peninsula, Paddington Basin and Newcastle Quayside.


In East Asia, notable projects include Incheon airport in Seoul, Beijing Station and Guangzhou Station in China (the largest in the world). In Hong Kong he has designed the Peak Tower, Kowloon Station development and the British Consulate. 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. In London, he is the Mayor’s Design Advisor and advises the Department for Transport on high speed rail. He is Design Champion for the Thames Gateway, Europe’s largest regeneration project and masterplanner for the transformation of Holborn and Earls Court.


Terry is a prominent voice in British architecture and planning. In 2014, at invitation of Ed Vaizey, the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Terry and his firm commenced the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment, to offer expert guidance on the direction of British architecture.