RESUME – John Burrell MA, AADip, FRSA, RIBA

After studies at the School of Architecture in Oxford I completed graduate studies at Essex University and the Architectural Association and founded Burrell Foley Fischer and I am also a Consultant Director at Urban Initiatives.

Award winning designs, ideas and built projects include urban design, masterplanning, the imaginative re-use of buildings and land for new settlements on historic institutional land, landmark cultural buildings and working alongside client user groups to create new neighbourhoods. I have a longstanding interest in the life, form, and architecture of cities and I am a Design Adviser to National bodies and local organisations. Teaching includes the Architectural Association, Westminster, University College and Cambridge Universities and I have lectured in the UK Europe and in the USA. I write, and regularly exhibit design work and commissioned drawings.

I am a member of the RIBA and the Royal Society of Arts

– Harold Rogers Measured Drawing Prize (1970), Oxford School of Architecture – drawings of the Kiosks and cupolas of Grade I Listed West Pier Brighton. Now archived at the Royal Commission for Historic Monuments
Drawings used extensively by the Brighton West Pier Trust (BWPT) for fund raising campaigns in publications. (1970 – present)
– Hamlyn Publishers commissioned drawings of the complete West Pier for their Book ‘History of Built Britain’
– Architects Journal Working Detail Award (1971) to travel to Italy to interview Renzo Piano and record an early experimental project in the hills above Genoa for publishing in the Architects Journal.
– Art into Landscape – 1993 exhibitor at the Arts Council/Sunday Times event at the Serptentine Gallery
– Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: work exhibited and purchased
– 1981 (2 works: ‘The Mill’, ‘West Pier’)
– 1982 (2 works: West Pier Proposal)
– 1987 (2 works: Asylum Piece, New End Hospital)
– 1993 (The New Film Theatre)
– 1996 (2 works: ‘Cinema cinema’, ‘Winter Garden Arts’)
– THE ART OF THE PROCESS – exhibition of concept sketches and drawings at the RIBA March 1993
– Architecture Foundation invited exhibitor 1999 – ‘Millennium Earthwatch’ drawings (curated by Sir Richard Rogers)
– RIBA ‘Drawing on London ‘ 2003 received Special Recognition Award for Brent Reservoir New Settlement.
– RIBA ‘Architect in Residence’, 2003 at Maria Fidelis School in Kings cross working with art students.
– RIBA Visiting Architect at St Anne’s School in Southampton 2007 in a similar function
– ‘10 x10’ – exhibitor 2011 – ‘Something in the City’, drawing of The City of London, exhibited and sold at auction at the German Gymnasium in aid of Article 25 charity.
– ‘10×10’, 2012 – exhibitor at forthcoming exhibition and auction at Somerset House 1st -15th November 2012
– Direct commissions are regularly undertaken for a variety of organisations including ‘signature’ architects to illustrate their work for presentations to local communities and approving authorities and also to illustrate statutory design guidance documents etc.

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