Russell Brown

Russell Brown trained in Newcastle and Bristol and at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Design in New York with Peter Eisenman and in Mexico City for Ricardo Legoretta. In London he was an Associate at Rock Townsend for 5 years before forming Hawkins\Brown with Roger Hawkins in 1988.

As a Director he has designed and constructed a series of major commercial developments in London. These include the Gucci building in Old Bond Street, Ridley Scott’s Headquarters in Beak Street and the comprehensive re-development of Heddon Street and Regent Street for the Crown Estate and Bedford Street and the Strand for Rugby Estates.

In recent years Russell’s work has focused on large scale mixed developments across the UK, working for Derwent London, MEPC, Chelsfield, MacDonald Egan, Railtrack, Yoo Group, London and Newcastle, Persimmon Homes, Galliard, London Transport Properties, British Land and Berkeley Homes.

In parallel with this commercial work, Russell Brown has a national reputation for his work with community and educational groups. He has led long term, community-led regeneration schemes at Gillett Square in Dalston, Trowbridge Centre, Stockwell Green and a series of community resource centres for Community Links in Newham. He has led the teams that have transformed Gosta Green Campus for the University of Central England in Birmingham, New School of Healthcare for Oxford Brookes University, Hackney Community College – Shoreditch Campus, City and Islington College and the new Department of Biochemistry at Oxford University.