Penoyre & Prasad, the award-winning architecture practice behind the Sibson Building for the University of Kent and the new Moorfields and UCL Project Oriel in London, is set to merge with the London studio of global architecture firm Perkins and Will.
Coming weeks after a team of architects including Perkins and Will were awarded first place ahead of hundreds of global architects in a blind competition to design the new European Commission headquarters in Brussels, the merger will allow both practices to draw on the expertise of more than 200 London staff working across the civic, interior, commercial, residential, education, and healthcare sectors.
For Penoyre & Prasad, the merger will offer the practice a significant global platform on which to build, drawing on Perkins and Will’s capacity in the realms of research and sustainability as Britain aims to rise to the challenges posed by the climate emergency. The additional resources and global expertise of Perkins and Will are set to strengthen Penoyre & Prasad’s offering.
The move comes as the London studio of Perkins and Will seeks to bolster its global platform and strengthen its client offering in the UK and wider European region, providing design, architecture, masterplanning and research services that span the entire built environment.