Rawden Pettitt
Associate Director
BArch, BA AppSc, FRSA

Rawden joined the practice in 2003 as project architect for the award-winning extension of the Grade II listed Belgrade Theatre in Coventry – a project that encouraged cultural diversity and engaged the local community, providing a flexible new 300 seat auditorium, links to the existing building and city centre, and new rehearsal rooms.

He was the associate responsible for the new sporting facilities at Eton Manor for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the subsequent legacy conversion to the Lea Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. Rawden is currently overseeing the redevelopment of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, which includes new foyer spaces and a 400 seat auditorium, as well as a prominent residential building as part of the redevelopment of the iconic Shell Centre site on London’s South Bank.

Rawden graduated from Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia in 1994. Since then he has worked in practices in Australia and London, including Richard Horden and Allies and Morrison.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Rawden has also been a visiting critic at the Architecture Schools of Greenwich and the Bartlett as well as Camberwell College of Art and Central St Martins.