Simon McCormack

Simon McCormack


RIBA - Member
Green Register - Member
Thomas Ford & Partners - Associate

I am an architect working with historic buildings and new-build projects, complementing my professional architectural practice with writing for publication in journals and my blog 'PracticeTheory'.

Following architectural training at Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot-Watt University and the Polytechnic of Central London, I gained broad experience in a variety of architectural practices. At Stanton Williams I was project architect for schemes including the Ashmolean Museum forecourt extension, front of house improvements at the National Theatre, the conversion of the former Harrods warehouse at 60 Sloane Avenue into office and other commercial space, and an extension to the RIBA headquarters for the British Architectural Library (unbuilt). At Avanti Architects, projects included the pilot repair of Finsbury Health Centre (Lubetkin & Tecton 1934) and Willow Road (Erno Goldfinger 1938) for the National Trust. A year spent in Milan working with Professor Angelo Villa at Studio Ferrante Villa confirmed my interest in Rationalist architecture and the Tendenza. I am a visiting critic at the University of Westminster.

Recent publications include a review of Terragni’s Casa Rustici in Milan and a paper written with Andrew Peckham on Caruso St John’s Brick House, both published in Architectural Research Quarterly (arq). As a member of the Green Register, I am committed to sustainable design and my case study examining the installation of photovoltaic panels on a grade 2 listed Victorian church, was recently published in ‘Cornerstone’, the journal of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and Church Building & Heritage Review.

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