Grimshaw Architects

Grimshaw Architects
Industry Architecture
Founded London, United Kingdom
Number of locations
4 Offices
New York City
Key people
Sir Nicholas Grimshaw
Andrew Whalley
(Deputy Chairman)
Services Architecture, Industrial Design
Website Grimshaw

Grimshaw Architects (formerly Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners) is an architectural firm based in London. Founded in 1980 by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, the firm was one of the pioneers of high-tech architecture.[1] In particular, they are known for their design of transport projects including Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA railway station, Waterloo International railway station and the award winning Southern Cross railway station recipient of the Royal Institute of British Architects Lubetkin Prize.[2] The firm currently has offices in London, Melbourne, Sydney, and New York City.



Grimshaw has 17 partners worldwide: Jolyon Brewis, Keith Brewis, Vincent Chang, Andrew Cortese, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, William Horgan, Mark Husser, Ewan Jones, Kirsten Lees, Declan McCafferty, Neill McClements, Mark Middleton, Juan Porral, Neven Sidor, Neil Stonell, Andrew Thomas, Andrew Whalley.[3]

Project list

Major projects, by year of completion and ordered by type, are:

Panoramic view of the geodesic biome domes at the Eden Project

Arts and culture

Thermae Bath Spa: the main building, 2006


The National Space Centre in Leicester

Science and education


The main concourse of Southern Cross Station
Entrance to Pulkovo's new terminal.


Grand Union Walk Housing - Flats behind Sainsbury's supermarket, Camden Town, 1988


Mixed use








Grimshaw’s first exhibition titled Product + Process debuted in 1988. The firm has since produced four exhibitions: Structure Space + Skin (1993), Fusion [5] (1998), Equilibrium [6] (2000), and Micro to Macro: Grimshaw in New York [7] (2007). The latest exhibition, Equation: Design Inspired by Nature, launched on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Centre in Singapore. Equation explores a series of themes that investigate biomimicry, biophilia and ecosystems and their influence on design.[8]


See also



  1. Davies, Colin. "High Tech Architecture" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-04-02.
  2. 1 2 World Architecture News. "Grimshaw's Southern Cross Station wins Lubetkin prize". Retrieved 2011-10-26.
  3. ArchitypeSource. "Grimshaw Architects Profile". Retrieved 2011-10-26.
  4. RIBA website. "RIBA International Awards / Winners 2007". Retrieved 2011-12-08.
  5. Images Publishing. International Architecture Yearbook 7. Retrieved 2013-02-15.
  6. Hugh Pearman. "Equilibrium: The Work of Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners". Retrieved 2013-02-15.
  7. E-Oculus. "Macro to Micro: Grimshaw in New York". Retrieved 2013-02-15.
  8. URA. "Equation". Retrieved 2013-02-15.
  9. Amazon. "Grimshaw Architects: The First 30 Year". Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  10. Amazon. "Blue 02: Systems and Structure". Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  11. Amazon. "Blue 01: Water, Energy and Waste". Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  12. Amazon. "The Sketchbooks of Nicholas Grimshaw". Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  13. Sdu Uitgevers. "The Making of Station Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA". Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  14. Amazon. "The Architecture of Eden". Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  15. Amazon. "Equilibrium". Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  16. Amazon. "Grimshaw: Architecture, Industry and Innovation". Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  17. Amazon. "Structure, Space and Skin: The Work of Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners". Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  18. Amazon. "British Pavilion Seville Exposition". Retrieved 2012-12-08.
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