John Robertson


John Robertson Architects


John Robertson founded and leads John Robertson Architects (JRA). The firm’s work is guided by the principle of contextual civic modernism, developed to explain the importance he places on preserving the historic fabric and character London, whilst adding to it with sensitive modern buildings that enhance the experience of the city.  Recent examples of this design approach include Crossrail over-site developments at 101 Moorgate and Farringdon West and the redevelopment of 33 King William Street in the City of London which completes later this year as Wells Fargo’s London HQ.

JRA’s design projects are backed up by extensive technical knowledge exemplified in the practice’s role of executive architect on major developments for clients including Native Land, St. James, First Base and Canary Wharf. John is currently principal director in charge of The Corniche for St. James, Old Burlington Street for Native Land and 10 Park Drive for Canary Wharf. On the basis of this expertise, the firm has been appointed as monitoring architect on a number of major developments, notably The Leadenhall Building, Clarges Estate for British Land and The Adelphi for Blackstone.

Throughout the practice’s 25 years, John has sought to further the culture of architecture across both roles, reflected in his regular lectures for institutions including New London Architecture and the Twentieth Century Society, his participation in the British Council for Offices, the City Architecture Forum and in JRA’s sponsorship of the London Festival of Architecture.


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