Senior Executive Partner
Grant Brooker is Head of Studio 1 at Foster + Partners, leading a team involved in 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. He was the project architect for the ITN Headquarters in London, overseeing the project from inception to completion, and worked on numerous projects and competitions in Europe, including the Musée de Prehistoire des Gorges du Verdon and the masterplan for King’s Cross.
He has since 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 Foster Hong Kong, he established the office there and 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.
He returned to London in 1997 and became a Senior Partner in 2004. As leader of Studio 1 he has been responsible for 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 new Quartermile district in Edinburgh; the Zénith Music Venue in St Etienne; the Museum of Roman Antiquities in Narbonne, the award winning redevelopment of the old port in Marseille and the courtyard at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC; the Virgin Galactic Spaceport in New Mexico and most recently the New Mexico City Airport.