Background

John Puttick is a British architect based in London and New York. He established his studio - John Puttick Associates - in 2014 having worked for several years on major building projects in the UK, Europe and China. His studio has designed a number of residential projects in the United States and their first completed work was the Surge Gallery for emerging artists in Beijing.

In 2015, John Puttick Associates won the prestigious Preston Bus Station competition organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).  Currently, the practice is short-listed for another RIBA competition for the redevelopment of Tristan da Cunha, the most remote inhabited island in the world located in the South Atlantic. 

John Puttick studied architecture at The University of Nottingham and The Bartlett, University College London where he subsequently taught a Diploma design unit. His own Diploma project "The Land of Scattered Seeds" has been published and exhibited internationally and a copy is held in the collection of Museum of Modern Art in New York.

 

Design

The work of John Puttick Associates is gently sculptural.  Its logic is based on a desire to express each element and to articulate the interrelationships of spaces. There is a sense of calmness in the buildings brought about by a pared down design aesthetic. This enjoyment of simplicity and clarity is combined with joy and warmth as components in the work; elements that come across in the many hand drawings and physical models that the studio produce as part of the architects’ working process.

The practice also has a strong interest in the potential offered by engineering to improve the built environment and sees architecture as an “art of construction”. This interest in how things are made goes hand-in-hand with the practice's pursuit of highly functional buildings designed to serve the specific needs and expectations of those who will occupy and use them in years to come.