Simon Hudspith

Simon studied at Newcastle University and won the RIBA Bronze medal as an undergraduate. He then gained a Harkness Fellowship and continued his education at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (sci-arc) and at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, where he won the Samuel Huckel Architecture Prize.

He gained professional experience at the Terry Farrell Partnership, Venturi Rauch & Scott Brown and ORMS prior to setting up Panter Hudspith Architects in 1988.

Simon was the partner in charge of the Collection museum in Lincoln, Christ’s Lane in Cambridge, Princesshay in Exeter and Davygate in York, which have won a combined total of nineteen awards including three RIBA, three Civic Trust, one AIA and twelve construction awards.

More recently Simon has lead residential projects in the Athlete’s Village for the 2012 Olympics, Bear Lane and Royal Road in Southwark, both of which won RIBA Awards, with Bear Lane long listed for the Stirling Prize.
Currently he is leading mixed-use development in the centres of Oxford and Banbury, while work in London includes the redevelopment of the Heygate Estate and Master Plannning projects in Haringey and Woolwich.

In 2005 Simon was appointed co-chair of the Southwark Design Review Panel and became a member of CABE’s National Design Review Panel in 2009. He is also an awards assessor for the RIBA and Civic Trust and has acted as a competitions assessor for the RIBA on urban design in historic towns and for cultural buildings.

In education he is an external examiner at the universities of Lincoln, Portmouth and UEL and lectures regularly throughout the UK.