Nicholas Grimshaw maintained his high-tech ideals for 50 years

We continue our high-tech architecture series with a profile of Nicholas Grimshaw, who has stayed true to his tech-tech ideals over a career spanning more than 50 years. Nicholas Grimshaw is the details man of high-tech architecture, a style that emerged in the 1960s and emphasises and celebrates structural and circulation elements. His buildings tell the story […]

Grimshaw’s “unapologetically futuristic” Sainsbury’s supermarket awarded heritage status

The high-tech Camden Road Sainsbury’s designed by Grimshaw, and the housing complex built alongside it, have been awarded Grade II-listed status. The Sainsbury’s in London is the first purpose-built supermarket to be awarded a place on the National Heritage List for England, which recognises architecture that should be preserved. The Camden Road Sainsbury’s is built in […]

Grimshaw transforming Herman Miller Factory into Bath Spa University

Grimshaw is transforming its adaptable 1970s Herman Miller factory, designed by its founder Nicholas Grimshaw, into the Locksbrook Campus for Bath Spa University. The heritage listed building on the River Avon in Bath, is being adapted and extended to contain a mix of teaching facilities and social spaces. Due for completion in September, Grimshaw is aiming to […]

Boris Johnson wanted to decorate “boring” London Bridge Station with gargoyles

Boris Johnson asked Grimshaw to jazz up its re-design of London Bridge Station when he was mayor of London, suggesting the studio add “gargoyles along the front”. The UK prime ministerial hopeful met partners at Grimshaw several times during the process of re-designing RIBA award-winning London Bridge Station, a major infrastructure project in central London completed last year. […]

Nicholas Grimshaw reveals 10 high-tech career highlights

High-tech pioneer Nicholas Grimshaw has stepped down as chairman of his eponymous architecture studio. In this series of movies he talks through 10 highlights that defined his five-decade career. [embedded content] Park Road Apartments, London, UK, 1970 One of Grimshaw’s earliest projects, completed while he was working in partnership with Terry Farrell, this 11-storey apartment block overlooking […]

Nicholas Grimshaw steps down as chair of Grimshaw

Nicholas Grimshaw tells Dezeen his future plans as he steps aside as chair of his eponymous firm, to be replaced by principal architect Andrew Whalley. The 79-year-old architect, who won the RIBA Royal Gold Medal 2019, will remain in an advisory role and will devote much of his time to the new Grimshaw Arts and Architecture Foundation. […]

Watch our talk on the digitalisation of architecture with Zaha Hadid Architects, Grimshaw and Viewpoint

Dezeen’s deputy editor Tom Ravenscroft will speak to a panel of experts about how digital tools are changing the way we build. Watch the stream from 7pm UK time, live from Knauf‘s Clerkenwell showroom. The livestream has not started yet. You can watch it here or on Dezeen Facebook page from 7pm UK time. Held […]

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