Open House London at Ashmount Primary School

Join us for an architect led tour of Ashmount Primary School to find out how we transformed a socially threatening, derelict piece of metropolitan open land into a BREEAM Outstanding, carbon negative, exemplary learning and recreational environment for the community. More

Design a Brighter Future

Ian Goodfellow, Partner at Penoyre & Prasad will discuss how he places human health and productivity at the forefront of architectural design on 12th July, at the ‘Design a brighter future – how daylight and ventilation improves human well-being and More

Mark Rowe in China

On the 29th April Mark Rowe will be delivering a paper on Penoyre & Prasad’s recent educational work and thinking at the 3rd International Symposium More

BREEAM Award shortlist

Penoyre & Prasad has been shortlisted for a 'BREEAM / Ecobuild Champions Award', one of the new categories in this year's BREEAM Awards. More

Graphisoft ArchiCAD award win

Penoyre & Prasad's work on the extension & renovation of Templeman Library using BIM software ArchiCAD was awarded 'Public Sector Project of the Year' More

Recruiting: Accounts Assistant

Penoyre & Prasad are currently seeking an experienced assistant accountant with experience in all aspects of accounts payable to join its London studio. More

AD Design for Health

The latest publication of AD Design for Health 'Sustainable Approaches to Therapeutic Architecture' includes a contribution from Sunand Prasad. More

Best wishes from Penoyre & Prasad

From everyone at Penoyre & Prasad, we would like to extend our best wishes for Christmas and New Year. Our office will be closed from 4pm on Friday 23rd December, re-opening on Tuesday 3rd January. More

BCI Awards

Guy's Tower has been shortlisted in the 'Building Project of the Year (£10m - £50m)' category at the BCI Awards this year. More

The IDBE@20 Big Discussion

Twenty years after the Latham report was published, Sunand Prasad will be taking part in a panel discussion with Arup, The University of Cambridge and the Design Council on Saturday 20th September, discussing The IDBE’s focus for the next 20 More

New London Award Win

The Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health & Wellbeing Centre won the 'Health & Care' category at the NLA Awards dinner held at The Guildhall yesterday. More

University of Manchester Win

Penoyre & Prasad have won the commission for the University of Manchester's new £200m Engineering Campus development as part of Dutch practice Mecanoo's design team. More

RIBA London Regional Awards Shortlist

We are delighted that Ashmount Primary School, Crouch Hill Community Park and the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health & Wellbeing Centre, East Village have both been shortlisted for an RIBA London Regional Award. More

Happy Christmas

From everyone at Penoyre & Prasad, we would like to wish you a happy Christmas and best wishes for 2014. Our offices will be closed from 4pm on Tuesday 24th December, re-opening on Thursday 2nd January. More

Recruiting: Architects

Penoyre & Prasad are looking for talented designers with 2-7 years experience to join our expanding team to work on a variety of interesting projects across a range of sectors. More

Ruskin Grand Opening

Saturday 27th October saw the grand opening of the new Ruskin College on its Old Headington site with Peggy Seeger topping the bill, in a £17m development programme designed to make its facilities fit for the 21st century. More

Big Draw

Penoyre & Prasad were delighted to be part of Big Draw Big Make, the launch event for Big Draw 2012, hosted by the V&A Museum and featuring workshops on fashion, art and design. More

Minster School ‘Outstanding’

Penoyre & Prasad’s design for Minster School in Nottingham, has been identified by Ofsted inspectors as contributing to its recent ‘Outstanding’ status. Quotes from the school’s Ofsted report last November mentioned in particular, the design of the school campus More

UCL Tops Out

Completion of the external structure of the new University College London (UCL) Academy in Camden took place this month. Due to complete in September 2012, the UCL Academy will be a new mixed school, taking pupils from 11-18 years More

Penoyre & Prasad lends a hand to Kick 4 Life

Kick 4 Life is a charity delivering a range of projects focused on tackling HIV through sports-based health education, voluntary testing, life-skills development and support into education and employment. Its work is focused in Lesotho which has the third highest More

Article 25’s 10 x 10 Auction

On the evening of December 1st, Article 25’s ’10×10 – Drawing the City’ event raised over £82,000 by auctioning the works of 100 prominent architects, artists and designers. Sunand Prasad, a Trustee of Article 25 sketched 4 views titled “The More

Curtain Up at Portsmouth

Penoyre & Prasad’s scheme for the New Theatre Royal at Portsmouth has just received planning permission. The scheme, a unique collaboration between The University of Portsmouth and the New Theatre Royal, will create a new cultural hub in the More

Big Rich Drawing Mix

As part of this year’s annual month-long Big Draw festival, Penoyre & Prasad hosted a free family drawing extravaganza at Rich Mix in Bethnal Green, using a range of materials and techniques including 3D glasses, drawing machines and viewfinders. More

Retrofit for Purpose

Penoyre & Prasad held an event in September as part of Open City’s ‘Green Sky Thinking’ programme. The retrofit of non-domestic properties to meet the UK’s carbon reduction commitment appears dauntingly complex with properties of different ages, size, construction, and More

New term for Belfairs

Penoyre & Prasad’s latest school, Belfairs in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex welcomed pupils back to school this week. The project comprises a 1300 place high school plus a small adult education centre. Arranged around three learning hubs, each with a central More

Open City 2011

As part of this year’s open city being held on 17 – 18 September, Penoyre & Prasad will once again be hosting Open Practice, followed by tours of one of our best known buildings The Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Hospital. More

Guy’s Tower

Penoyre & Prasad’s scheme to reclad Guy’s Tower received unanimous planning approval last week from Southwark’s Planning committee. The scheme will reclad one of the world’s tallest hospital towers to address deterioration of the existing façade and tackle energy More

Quick on the Draw

We’ve got the drawing itch at P&P. Last week’s workshop saw ropes overtake the studio space. Our in-house drawing agitators tasked us with drawing the spaces in between the ropes. They supplied us with coloured paper and chalk and took More

Wren Academy

Is design a worthwhile investment when it comes to education budgets? Can good design add value to the experience of pupils and teachers in our schools. Can it improve outcomes? Against the continuing debate, fuelled by controversial headlines, the visual More

Belfairs set fair for completion

This new 1,300 place school for Southend Borough Council is due for completion in September 2011. A new school building will replace existing 1950s buildings no longer fit for purpose and will include facilities to support the school’s specialism in More

New ‘clothes’ for Guy’s Tower

As part of this year’s Big Draw, Penoyre & Prasad’s Suzi Winstanley led a workshop with children from local Snowfields Primary School to design a ‘new suit of clothes for Guy’s Tower‘. The practice is currently working on a More

Wren Academy

Staff and students have now moved into Wren Academy, a dynamic new learning environment for over 900 11 to 16 year olds. Built on a restricted site in Finchley, the design creates a unique campus with a distinctive character More

Mottistone Grove Opens

Mottistone Grove in Sutton, formerly Homelands, has now opened. Mottistone Grove in Sutton provides a new home for severely disabled adults, following the closure of Orchard Hill long stay hospital. For the first time the residents have their own More

Croydon & Kingston Students Visit P&P

Journalist Veronica Simpson reports on a school visit to Penoyre & Prasad in June. In June the P&P office hosted a visit from seven secondary school pupils from Croydon and Kingston, who were taking part in the Sorrell Foundation’s latest More

Flexible Heart of Hounslow

Heart of Hounslow has recently been reconfigured to address the evolving needs of the polyclinic. A diagnostic imaging suite has been created out of an relatively underused open plan office space, and demonstrates the building’s responsive and highly adaptive More

Civic Trust recognition for Merchants’ Academy

The Merchants’ Academy, Bristol received a commendation in the 2010 Civic Trust Awards. The project, which features extensive external areas for use by the wider community and which also won an RIBA award in 2009, was described by the More

Carbon-negative exemplar gets planning permission

Planning permission has just been granted for Penoyre & Prasad’s scheme to turn an unkempt piece of Metropolitan Open Land in North London into an exemplar carbon-negative development. A new school and nursery, plus refurbished youth centre will all More

Copenhagen Summit December 2009

COP15 is critical for securing an international treaty to limit global warming. Continuing the work of the RIBA on climate change, Sunand Prasad will participate in events at Copenhagen designed to campaign on behalf of the built environment profession More

Competition win

Penoyre & Prasad have won a limited competition to design two new primary schools for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The Primary Capital Programme project will provide an inspirational environment for teaching, learning and community cohesion for two More

Penoyre & Prasad celebrates its 21st anniversary

Penoyre & Prasad celebrated its 21st anniversary this week, by hosting a unique event around the theme of Co-Creation. Speakers including David Buckland, John Sorrell and Lucy Musgrave who helped explore the potential of this powerful tool to transform More

Crawley Library award win

Crawley Library designed by Penoyre & Prasad was announced as overall winner of the West Sussex Design and Sustainability awards 2009. West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Economy Deborah Urquhart said: “We received a record number More

Small projects award for Romanian charity project

Congratulations to the charity Voluntary Design & Build (vD&B), who recently won “Best Community Building” at this years AJ Small Project Awards for their Tarlungeni Children’s Centre in Romania. Penoyre and Prasad’s Jamie Wakeford, is a trustee of the charity More

Sunand Prasad to sit on Mayor’s design panel

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced his new Design Advisory Panel which will advise him on delivering design excellence across the capital’s built environment bringing together a range of expertise including architecture, planning and property development. Its members More

Penoyre and Prasad win landmark health project

Guy’s & Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has confirmed the appointment of Penoyre & Prasad in partnership with Arup to carry out a feasibility study for the external facade remodelling of the 34-storey Guy’s Tower. The team will address issues More