Sunand co-founded the practice with Greg Penoyre in 1988. He now shares its leadership and design direction with four other Principals. He has played a central role in the design, procurement and delivery of the majority of Penoyre & Prasad’s 300 plus projects of many types across commercial and public sectors.
Sunand is committed to engaging with the wider design and construction industry, providing thought leadership on current issues such as the circular economy, co-creation and valuing design. He has led the development of the studio’s healthcare architecture, recognised for its innovative patient-centred and urban approach.
While President of the RIBA from 2007 to 2009, Sunand was voted one of the Independent’s top 100 environmentalists for his work in ‘greening the RIBA’. He has served in several key advisory and policy positions, and has regularly chaired Design Review Panels for high profile projects around the UK. He is a London Mayor’s Design Advocate, a board member of the UKGBC, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Architecture and of Article 25, the humanitarian architecture charity. He has recently been appointed a specialist advisor to support specific aspects of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission.
Sunand has authored many books, articles and broadcasts on architecture, sustainability, retrofit, hospital design and urbanism. He has been cycling round London for 40 years, sometimes taking part in long rides such the 1,500km Cycle to Cannes relay.MA (Cantab) AA Dip PhD (RCA) PPRIBA FRSA HonFRIAS