Jason Flanagan

Date joined: 2005
Honours: BSc(Hons) MA RCA
Key Projects: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Soundforms, Acoustic Shells, Shepherd’s Bush Pavilion Hotel, Wembley Theatre,  Goldhawk Road, Millendreath

Jason is the Design Director for Flanagan Lawrence and leads teams on a diverse range of projects including rural and urban masterplans, hotels and spas, residential projects such as individual houses and apartment buildings and performing arts centres and sound shells.

Jason has an extensive track record of working on public buildings for the performing arts, and is currently leading the schemes for Wembley Theatre and Riverside Studios. He was responsible for several competition-winning projects including the Acoustic Shells in Littlehampton, as well as  the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff which comprises a concert hall, theatre and gallery space.

In his role, Jason is subsequently involved in all of the Practice’s residential projects. These vary from a residentially led mixed use scheme in Wembley including private apartments and affordable housing, to individual houses in a village in Cornwall, and to high end residential projects for Candy and Candy, Sellar and the Grosvenor estate in London.

Having studied architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture at London University and at the Royal College of Art, Jason then worked for Conran Roche Ltd and Armstrong Associates. He joined Foster + Partners in 1991 and in 1995 Jason was made Associate, delivering designs for a 3,000-seat conference centre at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow. In 1997 he became Project Director for the Sage in Gateshead, a music centre comprising two performance spaces, a rehearsal hall and a music school. He was made Partner at Foster + Partners in 2004.

Jason has a special interest in acoustics and sound. Amongst his most innovative projects is Soundforms, the first-ever mobile acoustic shell with the capacity for a full orchestra. This modular structure not only shelters performers, but allows musicians to hear themselves and projects sound to the audience.

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