BSC (Hons) DipArch, Dip BRS
Tanya Parkin studied architecture at The Queens University of Belfast and Oxford Brookes University. She joined Eric Parry Architects in 2001, became an Associate in 2006 and an Associate Director in 2016. Tanya has worked on many of the practice’s highly-regarded commercial schemes in the City of London and Westminster. One of the first was 5 Aldermanbury Square, a 19-storey office building on London Wall, which she worked on from inception to completion in 2007. The project was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize (2009), won National Commercial Workspace at the 2008 BCO Awards and garnered a RIBA award in 2009. Tanya was project lead for 10 Fenchurch Avenue, a large office development in the City of London, which she worked on to planning stage. This included running an invited landscape competition in 2008 for the design of its publicly accessible roof garden. Completed in 2018, this rooftop terrace has become popular with office workers and visitors alike. She also led the successful planning application for No. 8 St James’s Square, an office development adjacent to a listed private residence by Edwin Lutyens in the heart of the St James’ Conservation Area and led the team for Chelsea Barracks phase four residential project through tender procurement and contractor appointment. The scheme, which includes three residential buildings, associated amenities and public realm, is now on site and due to complete summer 2021.
Tanya recently worked on 1 Undershaft, a new 73-storey office scheme that is set to become the tallest building in the City of London. She led the team from competition stage in 2014 through to successful planning permission in 2019. Central to the scheme is extensive public realm provision at ground and lower ground levels. There will be a public viewing gallery and education centre occupied and run by the Museum of London at the top of the building.
At a smaller scale Tanya has led on projects such as the Hauser and Wirth Gallery on Savile Row and private residential schemes including Old Wardour House in Wiltshire and Eaton Place in Belgravia.
Before joining Eric Parry Architects, Tanya worked in Australia and at Munkenbeck + Marshall in London completing a variety of projects, including a RIBA award-winning Visitors Centre on the Isle of Bute. She has long been an ardent advocate for sustainability in the construction industry and is part of a practice leadership group guiding the studio’s response to the environmental challenges caused by climate change.