Mark studied at Cambridge University and the University of Westminster. He gained professional experience at Scott Brownrigg & Turner, Fitch & Co and ORMS prior to setting up Panter Hudspith Architects in 1988.
Mark has considerable experience of cinema, cultural and commercial projects and of working with brownfield sites, existing buildings and historic structures of all ages. He is responsible for practice management within the office. Mark was the Partner in Charge of the Oxford Castle Heritage Project; a mixed use redevelopment of the former castle and prison complex which received six awards including MIPIM, RIBA and Civic Trust. He also led a redevelopment project for the King’s Fund in their Grade II* listed headquarters in central London and the extensive remodelling of the 11th Century Cellarium and Misericorde within Westminster Abbey.
Recent project involvement includes the redevelopment of the Grade II listed Trocadero complex in London's West End to form a new flagship venue for Picturehouse Cinemas. Similar projects include art house cinemas in York, Stratford on Avon, Clapham, East Dulwich, Greenwich and Crouch End, all set within urban centres and involving the restoration of existing buildings, often with contemporary extensions.
Mark is currently overseeing a number of both residential and academic buildings for the University of Buckingham, following on from the practices’ masterplan for the University in 2012. The first of these, the Liberal Economics Building, is currently on site and due for completion in 2018. In addition Mark is also overseeing the redevelopment of the former HM Prison the Dana in Shrewsbury into a mixed use development.
Publications2016 - AJ Online - When is it right to demolish a building? By Mark Panter
MA (Cantab), Dip Arch, RIBA