Paul Bavister

Date joined: 2007
Honours: BA(Hons) BSc(Hons) Dip Arch RIBA
Key Projects: Acoustic Shells, Littlehampton; Riverside Studios, London; Royal College of Music, London; Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff; Sadler’s Wells Foyer, London; Sand Sculptor Pavilion, Weymouth; Soundforms, Mobile Acoustic Shell; University of St Andrews New Music Centre, Scotland; Wembley Theatre, London

Paul joined Flanagan Lawrence in 2007 and made Associate Director in 2010. In 2016 he was promoted to Senior Associate Director R&D, where he is responsible for leading the practice’s research and design.

Paul is currently leading the team for Riverside Studios, a project which will reinvigorate the iconic space to provide a state of the art facility and create a new ‘Digital Arts Centre’, comprising purpose built production studios, a cinema, theatre facilities, rehearsal space, a restaurant and café/bar. Paul is also involved with the design of The University of St Andrews New Music Centre in Scotland, as well as a new auditorium in Sunderland.

Paul has been project architect for several of the practice’s award winning public schemes including the Acoustic Shells in Littlehampton; Soundforms, the first-ever mobile acoustic shell with the capacity for a full orchestra; and the award winning Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. He was also involved in the redevelopment of the foyers at Sadler’s Wells theatre, and a modular acoustic panelling system for the Royal College of Music.

Having graduating as an architect from the Bartlett School of Architecture in 1999, Paul’s career began in restaurant and retail, with work evolving over the years since to specialise in the public sector, in particular acoustic and performance spaces. His work has been published in the RIBA Journal, Building Design, AD: Hypersurface Architecture and the AD Tom Kovac monograph. Paul is an active member of sound art group Audialsense, and has given lectures on the relationships between sound art and architecture at universities across London. Paul is both a design tutor, and PHD candidate, at the Bartlett School of Architecture.

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