Ian Goodfellow


Ian Goodfellow

Ian Goodfellow is a Principal at Penoyre & Prasad and the practice’s higher education sector lead. Over the past 20 years he has led on a wide range of award-winning higher-education projects, including new schools for engineering, architecture and the creative industries; and libraries and research facilities. His latest projects include PEARL, a first-of-its-kind, net-zero carbon in-use, innovative engineering research facility for University College London, a new masterplan for Wolfson College, Oxford University, and University of the Arts London’s new building for London College of Communication and their core university services.

Prior to this Ian led on a major new extension and refurbishment of Templeman Library, and Sibson – a new academic building for Kent Business School & School of Maths, Statistics & Actuarial Science – both for the University of Kent in Canterbury.

Ian is Deputy Chair of the charity Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF), which exists to promote high-quality design in university campuses, buildings and facilities, and has recently joined the NLA Expert Panel on Education, which brings together industry experts to provide thought leadership on design, development and construction in London.

Ian studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow and worked with Herman Hertzberger in Holland and Geoffrey Bawa in Sri Lanka before joining P&P in 1995. In 2005 he returned to Sri Lanka to work on post-tsunami reconstruction projects. Ian has also worked on school projects in Lesotho and, more recently, a masterplan for Yangon General Hospital, Myanmar, with the architectural charity Article 25. He was also the recipient of a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship to research sustainable design in US and Australia.

Ian speaks widely at conferences, judges design awards, is a visiting critic at a number of architecture schools and has contributed to many publications, including the recent books Future Campus and Better Buildings – Learning from Buildings in Use, both published by RIBA.

Ian was one of 20 artists and architects (out of a total of 450 scholars across the four decades) selected to participate in ‘Andiamo! Forty Years of the RSA John Kinross Scholarships to Florence‘ at the Royal Scottish Academy in 2021.

BArch (Hons) Dip Arch MArch RIBA

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