New London Architecture

Sunand Prasad


Penoyre & Prasad

Sunand Prasad Sounding board member
Sunand co-founded the practice with Greg Penoyre in 1988. He now shares its leadership and design direction with four other Principals. He has played a central role in the design, procurement and delivery of the majority of Penoyre & Prasad’s 300 plus projects of many types across commercial and public sectors.

Sunand is committed to engaging with the wider design and construction industry, providing thought leadership on current issues such as the circular economy, co-creation and valuing design. He has led the development of the studio’s healthcare architecture, recognised for its innovative patient-centred and urban approach.

While President of the RIBA from 2007 to 2009, Sunand was voted one of the Independent’s top 100 environmentalists for his work in ‘greening the RIBA’. He has served in several key advisory and policy positions, and has regularly chaired Design Review Panels for high profile projects around the UK. He is a London Mayor’s Design Advocate, a board member of the UKGBC, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Architecture and of Article 25, the humanitarian architecture charity. He has recently been appointed a specialist advisor to support specific aspects of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission.

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The New London Agenda: Sunand Prasad

New London Agenda

04 March 2024

The New London Agenda: Sunand Prasad

Sunand Prasad, Principal at Perkins&Will speaks on why we need the New London Agenda, and his priority in making the cities building stock and infrastructure more sustainable.

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‘COVID is bad, but climate change is something else’ – Sunand Prasad

Net Zero

19 November 2020

‘COVID is bad, but climate change is something else’ – Sunand Prasad

New Chairman of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) Sunand Prasad talks to Peter Murray about pro-green Government policies, Biden’s victory and COP26 next year.

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Sunand Prasad Sounding board member

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