Simon Fraser


Simon has extensive experience of working on large and complex projects, often in historically sensitive settings.

He led the transformation of the Royal Festival Hall, a significant milestone project for the practice, which involved the extensive refurbishment of the Grade I listed Modernist building and its public realm; and he has since retained an advisory role with Southbank Centre on ongoing projects there. Working with OMA, he led our team on Hollandgreen, a prime residential project that involved the extensive refurbishment of the Grade II* listed Commonwealth Institute in preparation for its occupation by Design Museum. And for the National Trust, he is currently involved in the restoration and reimagination of the Grade I listed Clandon Park. Most recently he has been the engaged in a Masterplan study for the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.

Simon was a key contributor to the practice’s work on London’s Olympic Legacy, responsible for delivering the coordinated infrastructure design intent for some 35 bridges, underpasses and structures within the Olympic Park. More recently, he has been leading projects in education, including a new graduate quad for Wadham College, Oxford, the new Arts and Humanities Building at Manchester Metropolitan University and currently developing strategies for high quality and sustainable student residential facilities for the University of Cambridge and University of Southampton.

Simon is also on our Management Team, guiding key aspects of practice life from our sustainability initiatives to our BIM and IT teams to the ever-evolving project of how we use and adapt our own studios. He studied at the Cardiff School of Art, joining the practice in 1998.