Architect, founding partner of CZWG Architects
Piers established CZWG with his founding partners in 1975 and is widely recognised as an acclaimed postmodern architect and writer and leader in the profession.
Piers’ principal buildings include China Wharf and The Circle in Bermondsey, the CDT Building at Bryanston School and Janet Street-Porter House in Clerkenwell (four of the six CZWG buildings given listed heritage status in 2018).
He has led the design of many of our buildings over the years and also exhibitions about Lutyens, Soane, Gilbert and National Art Fund.
Piers was involved with English Heritage for 12 years, as a member of the London Advisory Committee and the Urban Panel, then as a Commissioner. He was also a Review Panel Chair and Commissioner of CABE. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and a board member on the Planning Committee for the London Legacy Development Corporation. Piers was appointed a CBE for services to architecture in 1998. He was elected a Royal Academician in 2002 and Professor of Architecture of the Royal Academy Schools from 2013. Piers studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London.