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Grimshaw speaks at Future Cities Forum on transport design


Bijlmer Station Amsterdam interior (Grimshaw)

We are delighted that one of Grimshaw's longest serving partners, Neven Sidor, will speak at 'Science Cities' on 20 November in Cambridge. Neven, who joined the architectural, master-planning and industrial design practice in 2001, will discuss the importance of design for transformational infrastructure.

Following his presentation, Neven will also contribute to a panel discussion alongside East West Railway Company's Strategy Director Will Gallagher, the Hon. Matthew Bullock (Vice Chair of Cambridge Ahead and Master Emeritus of St.Edmund's College) and Rory Maw, Bursar of Magdalen College Oxford University (owner and operator of Oxford's leading science park).

Since joining Grimshaw in 1981 Neven has led design teams on 21 major completed projects, six of them international. Career highlights include the Stirling Prize-shortlisted Bijlmer Station in Amsterdam, and Waterloo International Station - which garnered more awards than any other Grimshaw project.

Neven is the lead architect on HS2 Curzon Street Station in Birmingham, which is a linchpin of the HS2 scheme, providing a gate-way to the city, a vibrant new public space and the opportunity to open up urban districts for further regeneration.

His work spans sectors other than transport. In higher education Neven is currently working for the universities of Cambridge and Southampton, and he has overseen buildings for both the London School of Economics and UCL. He has completed two major exhibition halls - for Frankfurt Messe and for Excel stage 2, as well as designing major bridges in Holland.- six large commercial office buildings and an indoor ice rink in Oxford.

The practice currently has eight international offices, including Sydney, New York, Los Angeles and Doha. Grimshaw's complete remodelling of London Bridge Station was nominated for the Stirling Prize 2019, while it has recently completed the Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science for the Miami Science Museum. The Bath Rugby New Stadium project is ongoing, representing a vision for how sport and architecture can regenerate underused parts of the UNESCO heritage city for local communities and for rugby visitors.

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