Simon Erridge, Director at Bennetts Associates Architects, writes about his work on Storyhouse, the building which was officially opened by the Queen and the Duchess of Sussex in June 2018
Simon is a director of Bennetts Associates Architects, based in London, Manchester and Edinburgh.
Simon’s approach to architecture focuses on the potential of buildings to bring people together. This is a common theme, both in workplace and education environments, and in the theatre and cultural worlds. His experience across these sectors reflects the changing focus of clients, with an emphasis on how buildings can facilitate the exchange of knowledge and the sharing of experiences.
Simon has been the lead architect for a number of major cultural projects which include Storyhouse in Chester, Shaftesbury Theatre in London, and the transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
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