Ken Powell

  • A floor of additional accommodation has been added on top of Powell & Moya’s original scheme.
    Building Study

    New meets old school at Purcell Miller Tritton's Oxford quad project


    Purcell Miller Tritton’s £10m refurbishment of Powell & Moya’s Blue Boar Quad at Oxford’s Christ Church college called for some deft navigation to bring it up to today’s standards

  • Original BD coverage of Stockley Park in 1991 charts the architecture taking shape.

    Taking stock at Stockley Park


    Launched by Stuart Lipton in the mid-1980s, Stockley Park brought the high-quality, US-style landscaped office development to the UK, with buildings by Geoffrey Darke, Norman Foster and Eric Parry among others. Ken Powell explores how it is responding to the needs of contemporary business. Photos by Dennis Gilbert

  • Celia Scott with busts (left to right) of Richard Meier, Colin St John Wilson and MJ Long.

    Sculpture or bust for architect Celia Scott


    Ken Powell on how a commission from Leon Krier sparked architect Celia Scott’s alternative career as a sculptor of her peers

  • Bizarre: Kolbe’s Morning at Mies’s Barcelona Pavilion

    Chiselling an identity


    The relationship between architecture and sculpture is explored in Penelope Curtis’s latest book

  • Prouvé at the blackboard at the CNAM, Paris, 1964

    Master of all trades


    Jean Prouvé was a major presence in French construction for nearly 50 years without ever qualifying as an architect or engineer. A new exhibition does justice to his lasting influence, writes Ken Powell

  • Planning landmark: the Adam brothers’ Adelphi project near the Strand in London.

    The Adam family legacy


    The Adam brothers took 18th century London by storm and had a lasting impact on the city

  • Pugin, 1845, by JR Herbert.

    Father of the chapel


    This long-awaited biography finally brings Pugin to life — and reveals a complex and colourful figure who has shaped views of our heritage.

  • Model of Regent Street, with Regent Palace Hotel scheme on right.
    Building Study

    Restoring a crown jewel


    Dixon Jones is set to refurbish the Regent Palace Hotel at the Crown Estate-owned southern end of London’s Regent Street, the central element of the Allies & Morrison masterplan for the area

  • The Foundling Hospital, London, 1742, designed by amateur architect Theodore Jacobsen.

    Grand designs that left a legacy


    Far from being self-indulgent dabblers, amateurs have fuelled innovative design.

  • Review

    Betjeman’s first love


    On the centenary of John Betjeman’s birth, Ken Powell reassesses his impact on the world of architecture

  • Mirror Knife Edge (1977) on the forecourt of IM Pei’s  National Gallery east wing in Washington DC.

    Putting lipstick on the gorilla


    Despite his better judgment, Henry Moore produced many architectural collaborations