Gavin Henderson
Director
MA (CANTAB), Dip Arch, RIBA

Gavin joined Stanton Williams in 1994. He has worked on a number of the practice’s high profile projects, including the Stirling Prize winning Sainsbury Laboratory for the University of Cambridge, Compton Verney Art Gallery, the Millennium Seedbank and public realm proposals for Sloane Square. He is currently leading projects for the new Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children at Great Ormond Street Hospital, the expansion of Cambridge Judge Business School and, a mixed use plot within the North West Cambridge development. Gavin is also the Director responsible for the design of a new 33,500sqm academic facility within the first phase of the UCL East masterplan, located within the new Cultural and Education District in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. The project contains a range of collaborative, academic learning, research and teaching spaces including uses such as future global cities, creativity and material culture and experimental engineering.

With a particular interest in the development and culture of cities and the role of public space, much of Gavin’s work has involved interventions in complex historic contexts and schemes involving a close engagement between architecture and the public realm.

Gavin has been a visiting critic and lecturer at a number of UK schools of architecture and has taught at London Metropolitan University. He is currently a Design Surgeon for Urban Design London and is a past member of the National Design Review Panel for CABE.

Gavin studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and was awarded the RIBA Bronze Medal, and a commendation for the RIBA Silver Medal, for his student work.