Grant Brooker Head of Studio, Foster + Partners
Grant is a Head of Studio at Foster + Partners. He studied Architecture at Canterbury School of Art, joining the practice in 1988. He lives in London, but has travelled widely for work, living in Hong Kong for six years during the airport project there. He leads an extraordinarily creative team of architects and designers, who together have been responsible for a wide range of award winning projects in Europe, China, the Middle East, North and Central America.
Grant Brooker is a head of studio at the practice and is part of the Design Board. He leads a wide range of projects including cultural, residential, office, commercial and transport buildings. He studied at the Canterbury School of Architecture and joined Foster Associates in 1987. His current projects include New International Airport Mexico City, Mexico, Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S Headquarters, Copenhagen, Battersea Power Station masterplan, London and the Museum of Roman Antiquities in Narbonne.
He became a Senior Partner in 2004 and has led the teams on numerous projects, including headquarters for Willis, Ernst and Young and Amazon; several major residential projects and some of Europe’s tallest residential towers in London and Paris. He also led the masterplan for the recently completed Quartermile district in Edinburgh; the Zénith Music Venue in St Etienne; the award-winning redevelopment of the old port in Marseille, the courtyard at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and the Virgin Galactic Spaceport in New Mexico.
Grant has been responsible for many built projects in Europe, North America, China, South East Asia, Saudi Arabia and the UAE ranging from airports to masterplans and museums. In 1992, as director of the Hong Kong office, he led the design team for the new airport terminal at Chek Lap Kok. For six years he was based in Hong Kong, where his responsibilities also included the redevelopment of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Station along with office and headquarters projects in China, Malaysia and Singapore.