Feilden Fowles is an award-winning London-based architecture practice, founded in 2009 by Fergus Feilden and Edmund Fowles. The practice specialises in delivering socially and environmentally sustainable buildings across a variety of sectors, and aims to make architecture that is rich in character and distinct in identity. The projects often interpret historic, cultural or vernacular references to generate clear concepts with a legible diagram. Structural integrity and tectonic expression drive the detailed design process to deliver buildings that are at once robust and well-built. Current commissions include the Fratry Project at Carlisle Cathedral; the ongoing strategic masterplan for Ralph Allen School, Bath; and student accommodation at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. Built works to date include arts and cultural buildings, educational projects, heritage, workplace and residential. Examples include The Weston visitor centre and gallery at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield; Charlie Bigham’s Food Production Campus, Somerset; The Lee Centre, an Applied Learning Centre at Ralph Allen School in Bath; the Fitzjames Centre, Hazlegrove School; and Waterloo City Farm, where the practice’s new, award-winning studio is located.
The work of the practice has been recognised with a number of awards: The Weston, Yorkshire Sculpture Park has won a 2019 RIBA National Award, RIBA Yorkshire Client of the Year and RIBA Yorkshire Building of the Year for The Weston, and is currently shortlisted for the prestigious Stirling Prize. Charlie Bigham’s Food Production Campus won the 2018 RIBA South West Building of the Year; and Waterloo City Farm won a 2018 RIBA London Award and a Commendation in the New London Awards Mayor’s Prize 2018 ; and Feilden Fowles’ Studio won a 2017 RIBA London Awards and 2017 Wood Award. The practice received the inaugural Young Architect Award in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) UK Excellence in Design Awards in 2015 and BD’s Young Architect of the Year Award 2016.