Robert Kennett

Robert Kennett

MA (Cantab) DipArch RIBA

Robert studied architecture at Cambridge University and The Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, USA. He was appointed Director in 1997 following eight years’ architectural experience with Eric Parry Architects and has worked with Eric Parry for over twenty years.

Robert worked on a number of the practice’s award winning schemes, most notably Foundress Court for Pembroke College, Cambridge, and the office building at 30 Finsbury Square, which won numerous awards on its completion in 2003.

At the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Robert worked from the first masterplan through the first two phases of this complete renovation of the Victoria Knightsbridge hotel to meet the client’s brief for luxury and service.

He was responsible for the successful delivery of the £36m Renewal of St Martin-in-the-Fields. The project consisted of the refurbishment and conservation of James Gibbs’ Grade I listed church and crypt, which reopened in October 2007, including reconstruction of the below ground spaces, the rationalisation and extension of a Grade II* listed John Nash terrace, and reordering of the publicly accessible spaces.

He has also worked on 23 Savile Row, a major development at 120 Fenchurch Street and for Selfridges & Co. on Oxford Street.

Since 2011 he has directed the design for residential buildings in the Phase 3 of the major Heart of Doha project in Qatar. He is currently working on the redevelopment of 7 & 8 St James’s Square and for The Leathersellers’ Company at 5-7 St Helen’s Place in the heart of The City of London.

Before joining the practice Robert worked on education projects at Nicholas Hare Architects and for Theatre Projects in their London office. Robert has taught in architecture studios at the University of North London and the University of Cambridge.

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