1st Edition

Lives in Architecture Terry Farrell

By Terry Farrell Copyright 2020
    176 Pages
    by RIBA Publishing

    Terry Farrell is one of Britain’s most influential architects of the twenty-first century. Offering a compelling personal account of his life in architecture as an influential postmodern designer, architect-planner and principal of a leading global practice, this autobiography includes anecdotes and invaluable insights into Terry’s life and work from the 1940s to the present day. An inside view of what it’s like to be an architect at the top of his profession, this book also highlights what it takes to develop a successful international practice. 

    • Offers the inside view of what it is like to be an architect at the top of his profession, including insights into the defining projects and watershed moments of Sir Terry Farrell's career 
    • Provides the inside story on some of Terry Farrell’s most significant buildings and projects, including Charing Cross Station, The MI6 Building, Alban Gate and Beijing South Railway Station
    • Abundantly illustrated with over 80 images, including personal photos and images of key buildings.

    1. A family background  2. The 1940s  3. The 1950s  4. The 1960s  5. The 1970s  6. The 1980s  7. The 1990s  8. The 2000s  9. The 2010s onwards


    Sir Terry Farrell CBE is an award-winning international architect and town planner and was one of the pioneers of the postmodern style. One of the five architects featured in the BBC series The Brits who Built the Modern World (February 2014), his notable UK buildings include Vauxhall Cross (the MI6 building), Charing Cross (Embankment Place) and the Home Office in London. He was awarded a CBE in 1996 and a knighthood in 2001.