Peter Clegg and Keith Bradley – Episode 39

On the programme this week we speak to Peter Clegg and Keith Bradley, Partners at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

In 1978 Peter Clegg and Richard Feilden founded their practice as Feilden Clegg Design in Bath in the west of England. Keith Bradley subsequently joined the practice in 1987.

It wasn’t until 1998 – some 20 years after their founding – that the practice opened a London office – where the they now employ around 80 people. More recently the practice has opened studios in Belfast and Manchester, but remains headquartered in Bath.

In 2000 the practice changed name to Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects – in recognition of Keith Bradley’s contribution – later going on to become Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios or FCB Studios

The practice’s co-founder Richard Feilden died in a tragic accident in 2005 aged just 54. FCB Studios helped setup the Richard Feilden Foundation in his honour.

The practice has long been recognised for its environmental commitment and specialism in low carbon design with projects including Greenpeace’s UK Headquarters, finished in 1991 and the National Trust’s HQ in 2006.

The practice won the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2008 for Acordia a housing development just outside Cambridge, won with Alison Brooks and Maccreanor Lavington. It was the first housing project to win the Stirling Prize.

As well as their commitment to low carbon design the practice has long been commended for their wider social and ethical commitments.