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Ken Shuttleworth, Architect - Distinguished Lecture

Ken Shuttleworth, Architect returns to De Montfort University to give a free lecture as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series.

Ken Shuttleworth is an alumnus of De Montfort University. He received a Diploma of Architecture with Distinction from Leicester Polytechnic and later received an Honorary Doctor of Design from De Montfort University in recognition of his outstanding achievements in his career.

Ken Shuttleworth is the founder of Make architects. Founded in 2004, this studio of highly creative architects and designers is committed to designing buildings, spaces and places which are as striking and innovative as they are socially, economically and environmentally responsible and has already established itself as one of the UK’s foremost architectural firms.

Make’s first building, the award-winning Dartford Dojo, was completed in 2006, while recently-completed projects include the St Paul’s Information Centre in the City of London and the 55 Baker Street office development in central London. Schemes now under construction include The Cube in Birmingham and two new residential buildings within the Grosvenor Waterside development in London. Other major projects currently underway worldwide range from product design to urban masterplans, embracing office, residential, healthcare, sport and civic buildings of all scales.

Prior to founding Make, Ken was a Partner at Foster and Partners, where he worked on some of the most iconic and ground-breaking buildings in the world. He joined the practice in 1977, moving to Hong Kong in 1979 to oversee the design and construction of the Hongkong Shanghai Bank. Returning to the UK in 1986, he proceeded to build up a remarkable portfolio of experience over the following decades. The projects he worked on during this time include the Carré d’Art in Nîmes, the ITN building in London, Cranfield University Library, Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok airport, the Al Faisaliah development in Riyadh, the Millennium Bridge in London, 30 St Mary Axe (the Swiss Re tower, also know as the London Gerkin) in the City of London and London’s City Hall.

Ken was appointed a CABE Commissioner in 2002 and in 2004 was made a Chair of the CABE Design Review panel. He currently chairs CABE’s school design review panel.


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Date and Time:

29 April 2009 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



The Queens Building, De Montfort University
De Montfort University
The Gateway
0116 257 7452

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