Paul King BA(Hons) BArch ARB RIBA
Deputy Head of Architecture (Principal Lecturer, Global & Academic Partnerships Lead for NBE)
I studied architecture at The University of Manchester, qualifying as an architect in 2000, and went on to head numerous projects at some of the UK’s most prestigious design practices in a career focused on housing, regeneration and construction.
Following qualification I joined award-winning Urban Splash, where I collaborated closely with contractors and fabricators from the site office, and went on to head the Manchester office for Urban Splash Architects while still in my 20s. This experience fuelled my interest and developed my expertise in linking design with fabrication and construction methods in architecture.
During my time in London I worked for the design-lead practices Ian Simpson Architects and Glenn Howells Architects, as an Associate and senior member of the practice management at the latter. Projects included the extension to the Grade 1 listed Fellow’s Parlour at Trinity College Cambridge, the new office for Ian Simpson Architects and The Printworks building at Glenn Howells Architects, which won UK ‘Apartment Building of the Year’ in the British Home Awards.
I have also lead my own practice working on a variety of projects. In 2006 my practice was one of only 6 practices out of over 100 to be shortlisted for the RIBA International design competition for the central promenade at Morecambe Bay. The project was widely published, exhibited at the RIBA in London and was featured on a dedicated programme on BBC Radio 4 to which I contributed.