Neil Porter

Founding partner of Gustafson Porter, Neil takes an active involvement in the practice’s diverse range of projects as well as running the London practice. Neil’s interests include architecture, design, landscape and urban planning. Neil is passionate about visiting sites to understand the unique historical, cultural, socio-economic, geographical and botanical influences, as well as specific requirements of clients and users. It is this depth of engagement which inspires Gustafson Porter’s work. Together with Mary Bowman, Kathryn Gustafson and the team, Neil has led the practice’s defining projects, including: Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial; Swiss Cottage Open Space; the Garden of Forgiveness and Shoreline Walk, Beirut; Bay East, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore and the CityLife Park, Milan. Neil’s designs for the Treasury West Courtyard, London, and Old Market Square, Nottingham, received many prestigious awards. As well as regularly joining national and international design juries and panels, Neil currently sits on the Design Council CABE, Crossrail and Nottingham design review panels. Neil publishes and lectures internationally. Born in England, he gained a first class degree in architecture at Newcastle University. In 1983 he received a diploma with honours at the Architecture Association in London where he subsequently tutored from 1984 to 1989. He worked concurrently with a number of leading architectural practices and designers, including Alsop and Lyall, John Gould, Ian Ritchie and Bernard Tschumi; where he met Kathryn whilst working on Paris’ Parc de la Villette in 1984.

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