Neil Porter

Founding partner

Gustafson Porter + Bowman

Biography

Neil’s key projects include: the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain; the Garden of Forgiveness and Shoreline Walk in Beirut; Bay East, Singapore; Mezyad Desert Park, Abu Dhabi; and the National Holocaust Memorial in London. His designs for the HM Treasury Courtyards in London; Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam and Old Market Square, Nottingham have received many prestigious awards. In 2008 Gustafson Porter + Bowman designed the first ever landscape installation at the 11th Architecture Biennale in Venice.

Neil studied architecture at Newcastle University and the Architectural Association in London, graduating in 1983 with a diploma with honours. He subsequently tutored until 1989, before working concurrently with a number of leading architectural practices and designers, including Alsop and Lyall, John Gould, and Ian Ritchie. It was in 1983, whilst working with Bernard Tschumi on Paris’ Parc de la Villette, that he met Kathryn Gustafson.

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