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Join the Friends of Kettle’s Yard for a unique chance to hear the architect behind the recent transformation of Kettle’s Yard talk about his remarkable portfolio of projects in the arts sphere.
Jamie Fobert and his team have won praise for their innovative approach to creating and adapting art spaces for a twenty-first century audience. Jamie will discuss where Kettle’s Yard stands within his portfolio of projects for major galleries including Tate St Ives, a contemporary art gallery in Moscow and his current transformation of London’s National Portrait Gallery.
When designing for these very different contexts, Jamie’s aim remains the same: to anticipate current art practice, including digital art, and to create flexible spaces that allow each curatorial team maximum freedom. In 2019, Jamie Fobert Architects won the Building Design Architect of the Year Gold Award, in recognition of their outstanding work on public buildings.
Jamie will give an illustrated 45 minute talk and there will then be time for audience questions.
£10 Friends, £12 non-Friends, £5 students, booking required
Jamie Fobert CBE studied architecture in his native Canada at the University of Toronto. He arrived in London in 1988 and began working for David Chipperfield Architects, when it was a team of seven working from a small room at the back of the 9H Gallery. During his eight years there, Jamie oversaw the setting up of a new Chipperfield office in Berlin. Then, in 1996, he founded his own practice, Jamie Fobert Architects. Today, the practice designs public buildings of significant scale, such as Tate St Ives and the National Portrait Gallery, as well as innovative residential and retail projects. Jamie lectures and teaches widely and has a deep involvement in the arts. Jamie was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2020 for services to architecture. He is a Trustee of Camden Arts Centre and the Architecture Foundation.
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Image: Jamie Fobert, photo: Laura Pannack.