Pierre d’Avoine has been at the forefront of architectural culture in the UK, as practitioner and teacher, for over twenty years and has exhibited and lectured widely on architecture, design and the environment internationally.
The practice has designed permanent and temporary environments for the arts in the UK and Europe including the Venice Architecture Biennale 1996. Pierre d’Avoine has collaborated with artists of international standing, including Helen Chadwick at The Elephant and Castle, Diana Burrell on TRAP at the RIBA London, Catherine Elwes on GREETING at Leeds General Infirmary, Heather Ackroyd and Daniel Harvey on HOST at the Venice Biennale. Pierre d’Avoine has been invited to curate projects including the Maehara Street Festival, Tokyo and temporary artworks, with Deborah Baker, at Leeds Millennium Square.
Pierre d’Avoine Architects was commissioned by The Royal College of Art, London to redesign the Computer Related Design Department, and by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to design an extension to Langdon Park School. We also developed a modular laminated timber construction system with structural engineer Atelier One, for creative industries business units at Aberystwyth University, Wales.
Pierre d’Avoine is currently guest professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen and an external examiner at several schools of architecture in the UK and at MSA University, Cairo.
Pierre d’Avoine Architects has acted as consultant and designed projects in rural areas where land use has to be reconsidered - in particular where farming practice has proved to be uneconomic and farm land has to be replanned for leisure use. Exemplar projects include Westonbirt Equestrian Centre and the conversion of Creswells Farm, Berkshire into a polo pony training facility.