No 1 Smithery, new museum and archive at Chatham Historic Dockyard. Peter Rawlings was Associate in charge of project, working for vHH Architects. Photographer: James Brittain

The Market Hall, Bolton, a new shopping centre inserted into historic building. Peter Rawlings was Associate in charge of project, working for vHH Architects. Photographer: James Brittain


University Church, Oxford, conservation and new works. Peter Rawlings was Director in charge of project, working for Caroe Architecture Ltd. Photographer: Mike Peckett

Project Experience

Peter Rawlings has had an extensive project experience on a wide range of new build and conservation projects.For over ten years he worked for London-based vHH on some nationally acclaimed projects, including No 1 Smithery, a museum and archive for Chatham Historic Dockyard, which won an RIBA South/South-East Award in 2011 and The Market Hall, Bolton, a new shopping centre development within a nineteenth century cast iron hall, which now features on the front cover of English Heritage’s guide: The Changing Face of Retail: Decline and Revival (2013). Other projects Peter worked on for vHH include: Madgalen College, Oxford (masterplan); Corfield Court, St John’s College, Cambridge (new court) and Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge (masterplan).

Peter Rawlings’s interest in conservation was kindled when working for another London practice, Inskip and Jenkins Architects, where he worked on both Somerset House (Seaman’s Hall and Salt Office Stair) and Waddesdon Manor (National Trust). More recently, working for Caroe Architecture Ltd, he was Associate Director in charge of a major HLF-funded conservation and refurbishment of the medieval University Church, Oxford, which won the Oxford Preservation Trust Conservation Award for 2013.

Earlier in his career, Peter worked for FRR Architects, where he worked on a range of residential and college projects, including King’s College Library. With Cowper Griffith Architects he worked on a number of sensitive smaller scale projects, including a new house published in The Times Magazine and work to number of listed houses in Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Peter Rawlings’s experience encompasses residential projects, colleges, museums and visitor centres, schools, workplace, retail and healthcare design. His new practice has received a number of interesting commissions and is well placed to build on this foundation of work.



Image below left: King’s College, Cambridge, new library. Peter Rawlings was responsible for the design of furniture, working for FRR Architects.


Image above right: Psychoanalyst’s consultancy, Nayland, new entrance stair. Peter Rawlings Architects Ltd.




























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