Eric Parry Architects are revisiting their St Martin-in-the Fields project 10 years on, as part of St Martin’s ‘Building Futures Campaign’. The Campaign seeks to expand the theological and music programmes alongside maintaining and enhancing the existing buildings and spaces that transformed this London landmark. Today the more transient nature of cities and how we are now occupying public space and buildings, is allowing these places to be inhabited more fluidly, creatively and imaginatively – the boundary between spaces and places is being released. How are public places evolving and responding to the changing nature of how people are inhabiting them? Panal discussion - 26th June, Building Tour - 3rd June, 8th June and 24th June.
13th June 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pmThe Charterhouse will host a talk by eminent architect Eric Parry RA, MA (Cantab), MA (RCA), AADipl, RIBA in association with the London Festival of Architecture. Eric Parry, with his practice, Eric Parry Architects, was commissioned back in 2014 to take on the major HLF-funded project of opening up the Charterhouse to the public for the first time, creating a new entrance, reception, museum and learning centre which complemented the ancient architecture here, and created a compelling and engaging visitor experience. Exploring this year's theme of 'Boundaries', Eric Parry will focus on the intentions for the 'Revealing the Charterhouse' project, both social and architectural. One boundary that will be illustrated, with reference to the Charterhouse and other examples, will be the questions of responding to important historical contexts. Advance booking recommended. Tickets £15 (Friends 20% discount) Book here.
SAT 15 June 2019 / 2.30pm - 3.30pm
One of the UK’s leading architects Eric Parry joins Dovecot Studios to discuss his design process from sketching to building.Joining Dovecot Director Celia Joicey, Eric Parry will discuss his design process from sketching to building, with a particular focus on The Leathersellers’ Hall, London. Dovecot Studios worked closely with Parry on this project to create a suite of tapestries with artist Victoria Crowe to complement the aesthetic and acoustic qualities of the building. The result was a celebration and merging of traditional skills and contemporary design.
The client and design team including Eric Parry Architects, BDP Interiors, Max Fordham, Ramboll UK, Grant Associates and Turner & Townsend received the award at the ICC, Birmingham on 29 March 2019.
Eric Parry Architect’s 4 Pancras Square, Kings Cross is also shortlisted for the BCO London region.
4 Pancras Square for Argent at Kings Cross Central and Revealing The Charterhouse in RIBA London, with the new headquarters for Cambridge Assessment in RIBA East.
20 February 2019 - 27 May 2019
Eric Parry: Drawing is open to the public in Sir John Soane’s Museum from 20 February 2019. The exhibition brings together a selection of hand drawings and notebooks, covering more than four decades of architectural observation, design and construction, which are to be found among the permanent Museum Collection as well as the Exhibition Galleries. In the Foyle Space, a short film by Dirk Lindner and Alex Morgan documents the life of a drawing for 4 Pancras Square from the drawing board to the completed building. In the Picture Room, two large photographic prints of 4 Pancras Square and Fen Court are on display, visible also from the Monk’s Parlour the floor below. Accompanying the exhibition, the book Eric Parry: Drawing, published by Sir John Soane’s Museum, is also available, with text by Owen Hopkins based on an interview with Eric Parry and also an essay by David Leatherbarrow.
EPA have received planning permission for plans to redevelop Seal House in the City of London. The twelve storey scheme located immediately adjacent to the Fishmongers’ Hall was developed for Sellar Properties. It will replace a William Holford building constructed in the 1970’s. The new building provides 13,000 sqm of new office space. It will open up a slightly neglected section of the Thames river walkway by providing new restaurants and terraces at the ground and eleventh floors. A publicly accessible roof garden with landscape designed by Todd Longstaffe Gowan is accessed via public lifts from the Riverwalk terrace. Its location means that it will have unparalleled views up and down the river Thames as well as north to the City of London.
The Garden at 120 Fenchurch St is now open to the public from Monday to Friday between the hours of 10.00 and 21.00. https://www.thegardenat120.com/#content/page/visitor_info
The Garden is accessed from the covered passageway of Hogarth Court where one can view the most recent film installation by Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier, ‘The call of Things’.
The 2,200sqm roof garden has become a prominent new open space in the city. The landscape on the roof includes a gently undulating promenade, a 40 metre long water feature and a pergola supporting some 90 Wisterias. The garden promenade gives 360 degree midlevel views of the City of London.
February 2019 ¦ Watch
Eric Parry Architects have just launched Volume 4 of the practice’s monographs and this documents work from 2003 to 2018. The launch took place in The Charterhouse on 11 February 2019 with the contributions from: Joseph Rykwert, who prefaced Volume 4 and Jay Merrick, who wrote the main text; as well as Edwin Heathcote, who wrote the main text of Volume 3, now released in a second edition; and also Anna Danby from Artifice, representing the publisher. The event was hosted by Eric Parry and welcomed interventions from the audience, namely from Peter Rees, Paul Finch and Patrick Lynch on the current state of planning in the UK and in particular in London. Projects include office buildings in 4 Pancras Square, One Eagle Place in Piccadilly, 7–8 St James’s Square and 10 Fenchurch Avenue, and a series of educational buildings including The Welding Institute in Cambridge, Wells Cathedral School and Brighton College Music Scholl. Volume 4 also travels across historical institutions at the heart of the city. Both Volumes 3 & 4 are now also available in a slipcase.
Eric Parry RA gave a fascinating lecture at Bedford School on 'Architecture', as part of the Gilbert Lloyd Art Lecture series on 29th January 2015.
The Royal College of Art hosts Meeting Architecture, a series of lectures organised by the British School at Rome.Watch video...
Eric Parry discusses the design of 5 Aldermanbury Square. Project page
Art Consultancy: Modus Operandi.
AJ Eric Parry's Eagle Place
A dandy on Piccadilly
Beyond the blusher
Simon Allford on Eric Parry at Piccadilly
This fourth volume on Eric Parry Architects documents a period of work spanning 15 years from 2003 to 2018, from office buildings in 4 Pancras Square, One Eagle Place in Piccadilly, 7–8 St James’s Square and 10 Fenchurch Avenue, to a variety of educational buildings such as The Welding Institute in Cambridge, Wells Cathedral School and Brighton College Music School. Volume 4 travels across historical institutions at the heart of the city, all along the broader dialogue with the field of architecture and the visual arts reflected in Eric Parry’s curatorial work for the Royal Academy. With an introduction by Joseph Rykwert and texts by Jay Merrick.
The third in the series of monographs on recent work by Eric Parry Architects, this volume follows prominent projects from St Martin-in-the-Fields, Savile Row and New Bond Street to Threadneedle Street in London and the Holburne Museum in Bath, ending with the promise of One Eagle Place, Piccadilly. With an introduction by Dalibor Vesely, the main text by Edwin Heathcote, and captions and text by Eric Parry, Volume 3 focuses on the most recent interventions in the Cities of London and Westminster. ISBN 978-1-908967039
Eric Parry Architects 2 continues the critical appraisal of the practice’s work, providing an in-depth analysis of projects as diverse as 5 Aldermanbury Square, Timothy Taylor Gallery and the award winning renovation and reorganisation of St Martin-in-the-Fields.
This is the first of two volumes covering Eric Parry Architects' work from the 1980s to the present.Wilfried Wang considers EPA's importance within architectural discourse, examining their concerns with materiality, attention to detail, craftsmanship and compositional structures. The book is prefaced by architectural theoretician Dalibor Vesely.
Eric Parry’s Context: Architecture and the Genius of Place is now published by Wiley, and available on book shelves. A three-year tour de force, Eric Parry’s Context condenses a life of architectural teaching and practice in some of the most concrete aspects of urbanity and architecture: pavements, horizon, simultaneity, kinetics, and artifice. Containing lived examples of cities and architecture throughout the world, Eric Parry’s overarching range is also informed by his personal exchanges with architects Álvaro Siza, Caruso St John, Grafton Architects, muf, and Latz + Partner, among many others. The book contains unique hand drawings by Eric Parry, and photography by Dirk Lindner. ISBN 978-1-119-95271-8
This book accompanies the exhibition Eric Parry: Drawing, at the Soane Museum in London. With images of many of the drawings on display, it contains an important essay by David Leatherbarrow which takes Eric Parry’s drawings as a case study of the deeply meaningful role of drawing in architecture and our understanding of the world. Informing the main text, Owen Hopkins interviewed Eric Parry on the different aspects of the exhibition where drawing is an exercise in daily observation or an integral part of designing a project, and finally construction. With design by John Morgan; a publication of Sir John Soane’s Museum. ISBN 978-1-9996932-0-6
Listening to Old Buildings David Littlefield, Saskia Lewis Wiley-Academy
Buildings and Projects
Richard Stonehouse, Eric Parry
Black Dog Publishing 2007
Graham Bizley Elsevier Science & Technology