Grant Brooker

Grant Brooker

Senior Executive Partner Head of Studio BA (Hons), Dip Arch, RIBA, AHKIA

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, is part of the Design Board and is a member of the Partnership 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 Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S Headquarters in Copenhagen, Battersea Power Station masterplan, London and the Varso Tower in Warsaw.

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; ICD Brookfield Place in Dubai; Principal Place mixed use quarter in London; Narbo Via Museum in Narbonne; 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. At beginning of the Millennium, he worked closely on the Stirling Prize-winning 30 St Mary Axe in London. 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, and he has continued to work in China, Dajiang Headquarters for DJI and China Merchants Bank in Shenzhen.

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