Partner Max Farrell gave us an introduction to the history of the practice and discussed the Farrell Review with us. We were also given a guided tour of their studios in a former wartime aircraft factory which was followed by the presentation of three current projects in the practice by their young project architects and team members.
The projects ranged from a refurbished Art Deco building plus new residential tower in East London through a large mixed use development on the site of the old Lots Road power station that once powered the London Underground to a huge transport infrastructure and master plan for Old Oak Common in West London.
We also discussed the challenges of working internationally particularly in China where the practice has had the opportunity to develop schemes of a scale unimaginable in Europe.
Photograph supplied by Farrells