Edward Marchand

Associate Director, Bennetts Associates

Edward studied architecture and structural engineering at the University of Ghent (Belgium) and at The Berlage Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design (The Netherlands), acquiring design skills which embrace multi-disciplinary working.

He joined Bennetts Associates in 2006 and has worked on a number of exciting projects, developing design concepts within competition teams and for projects such as the transformation of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary into the Edinburgh University Futures Institute. He was involved with the regeneration of the King’s Cross area in London, leading the conversion of the historic Midland Goods Shed and a new all timber community Sports Hall.

Edward has recently been developing Bennett’s European profile and portfolio with competitions and projects alike such as the Ghent Opera House and an office led scheme in central Athens.

Bennetts Associates is one of the UK’s leading practices creating sustainable & enduring architecture that is more than skin deep. The practice has completed a diverse portfolio of cultural, workplace and education projects in both the public and private sector, ranging from masterplans to small historic buildings that have been celebrated with more than 150 awards over 30 years. Bennetts Associates is an employee-owned trust with studios in London, Edinburgh and Manchester.

We strive to create truly enduring architecture that is more than skin deep and we are experienced professionals with a reputation for the successful delivery of complex arts projects on time and budget. We are at the forefront of current thinking about the creation of welcoming all-day buildings for culture in our towns and cities.

We believe that timeless, humane and beautifully crafted architecture expresses the indivisibility of space, fabric, structure and services. We think that the best buildings reveal their beauty and utility over time. We address with conviction urban place-making, genuine functionality and believe that truly long- lasting architecture is underpinned by our pioneering expertise in sustainability.

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