Paul Appleton


Paul joined Bob Allies and Graham Morrison in 1984 following the successful competition entry to redesign the Mound in Edinburgh. He is involved in built projects and masterplans across the whole range of our work, having led a number of public, cultural, education and urban projects.

He was the partner responsible for the transformation of the Royal Festival Hall and the Centre for Modern Astronomy at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. As both architect and masterplanner, he has been involved across the health sector, including the Maurice Wohl Institute, a new clinical neuroscience research facility for King’s College London, the masterplan for Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, and the Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City Campus in Doha. In education, much of his work has focused on designing contemporary buildings within historic environments, from social spaces for Oriel College, Oxford to new buildings for independent schools. He is currently working on university-led masterplans in Oxford and Cambridge and the restoration and refurbishment of Clandon Park, a Grade I-listed Palladian house damaged by fire.

Paul is currently a member of the Design Council Design Review Panel and the Southwark Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee. He has been a member of Historic England’s London Advisory Committee, an examiner for the University of East London and is a regular lecturer in the field of the arts, higher education, conservation and masterplanning.

A proud European, Paul trained at the University of Bristol and University of Edinburgh.