Suzi Winstanley joined Penoyre & Prasad in 2007 and became an Associate in 2011. She has designed a number of significant educational environments, including state of the art learning spaces for Independent British Curriculum Schools in the Middle East. Most recently, she was project leader for the University of Manchester Engineering Development.
She is currently project leader for the practice’s competition winning scheme for the new Templeman Library for the University of Kent and recently won an RIBA grant to research reader spaces in contemporary University libraries (2012-2014) which has assisted the design of the project.
Prior to joining P&P, Suzi worked with practices in London, Cambridge and New York on a variety of projects. In 2004, she won a Nesta Creative Pioneer Award, and set up her own company, Design Heroine, an art, architecture and research collective specialising in the creation of innovative spaces. At P&P she is an external ambassador for some of the practice’s more public installations and events and is a member of the RIBA British Architectural Trust Board. Suzi has recently become a member of the Places Matter! Design Review Panel.
Suzi trained at the RCA. She is a regular speaker and guest critic and has taught at the University of Brighton, University of Cambridge and London College of Communication. She is currently a Professional Assessor for the University of Brighton Architecture RIBA Part III course.