Sir Terry Farrell personally introduced a masterclass session at Kent School of Architecture and Planning (KSAP) on Friday 25th October with a talk about his urban design projects. His audience included students from all levels at the School, plus a group of 35 4th and 5th year visiting students from ENSAP (Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture et de paysage de Lille), led by Gilles Maury and his colleagues. Gilles Maury and the school are old friends and partners of KSAP, and their arrival followed a tour around the South East which included visits to Philip Webb’s Red House and Standen, the University of Sussex and the Ditchling Museum of Arts + Craft. The event was planned by KSAP tutors John Letherland and Dr Ambrose Gillick, with the participation of Dr Tim Ireland and Dr Peter Buš.
Sir Terry followed the design session with a lecture at the University organised by the Canterbury Society. His theme was the way in which his own design career had evolved from his earliest landscape paintings of the Northumberland countryside, through his major London projects, his Thames Gateway plan and championing of Kentish towns, to his current large-scale work in China. Sir Terry was introduced to the audience by Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin who played a central role in the Twentieth Century Society’s campaign to protect postmodern buildings in England.
Sir Terry Farrell will be giving a talk titled, ‘From China to Kent Towns and Villages’ on Friday 25th October at 6pm in Templeman Lecture Theatre as part of the University of Kent’s new ‘Open Thinking’ lecture series. This event is being jointly organised by The Canterbury Society, The University’s Faculty of Social Sciences and Kent School of Architecture and Planning.
Sir Terry Farrell, CBE, is considered to be the UK’s leading architect planner, with offices in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai. During almost 60 years in practice he has completed many award-winning buildings and masterplans including Embankment Place and The Home Office Headquarters building in London, as well as millennium projects such as The Deep in Hull and the Centre for Life in Newcastle. He designed the current Charing Cross Station as well as the MI6 Building in London, an exuberant work of postmodernism. Current projects in Kent include Otterpool Park, the proposed new Garden Town on the former Folkestone Racecourse site, and the UKC campus Masterplan.
The event will be preceded by a master class with Sir Terry, Kent School of Architecture and Planning’s MA Architecture and Urban Design and MArch students, and a group of architecture students from Lille led by Gilles Maury.
KSA Summer Show 16 opened on Friday 17th June 2016 with special guest Sir Terry Farrell. There were hundreds in attendance to celebrate what has been yet another great year at Kent School of Architecture. As with every year, the degree show is organised by a core team of students; this year the show was led by 5th Year MArch student James Bussey and KASA president, 4th year MArch student Charles Hope who also put together this year’s degree catalogue. To buy this year’s catalogue, click here.
KSA Summer Show 16 will remain open to the public from Monday 20th June – Friday 24th June 2016 from 10AM – 4PM daily.
The next Open Lecture to be hosted by the Centre for Research in European Architecture (CREAte) will be presented by Sir Terry Farrell on the 4 March 2013, 6pm in Marlowe Lecture Theatre 1.
Sir Terry Farrell is Britain’s most distinguished, and distinctive, post-Modern architect. Formerly the partner of Nicholas Grimshaw, he founded Terry Farrell & Partners in 1980 and went on to design some of the most memorable buildings of the era, including the TV-AM building in Camden Lock, The MI6 Building in Vauxhall, and the prominent office building above Charing Cross Station. He has been a major masterplanner for many city centres, including Newcastle Birmingham and Edinburgh, and in 2008 he was appointed Design and Planning Leader for the Thames Gateway, the subject of his talk this evening.