Paul Simovic, RIBA, Director, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, London
Paul’s international experience includes managing the design of a financial headquarters for Ziraat Bank in Istanbul. KPF’s first project in Turkey, the new headquarters references Istanbul’s cultural heritage to create a prominent part of the city’s new International Finance Centre.
Also in London, he is managing the Bermondsey Project, a mixed-use masterplan set to be one of London’s largest build-to-rent developments. The site has many complex components including the transformation of the old Peek Frean Biscuit Factory.
As Managing Director and Senior Designer he worked on the headquarters of Which?, upgrading a Grade II*-listed Georgian terrace and 1980s office building to create a modern, open-plan workplace with an enhanced entrance experience and dramatic new roof. In the same role he was also recently involved in the design and delivery of South Bank Tower, the transformation of a 1970s tower and T-shaped podium into a mixed-use development that incorporates residential, retail, hospitality, office accommodation, and an enhanced public realm.
Paul is an active member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and an Architects Registration Board (ARB) chartered architect in the UK. An alumnus of the Bartlett School of Architecture at the University of London, Paul also acts as visiting critic on the University of Nottingham’s Sustainable Tall Buildings course.