Jack Pringle

Jack Pringle

Jack studied at the Bristol University where he won the Professor’s Prize before qualifying as an architect. He worked for Sir Phillip Powell at Powell and Moya for eight years, working on social housing and other public sector projects. In 1981 Jack started his own practice, which currently operates at Perkins+Will.

Jack has worked for an international client list on offices, hotels and particularly, major office fit-out projects; clients include Rothschild, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Bank of America, and Allen and Overy. During this period Jack has become involved in changing the world of work through research, collaboration and practice. He is particularly interested in how new technologies drive work practices and how smart premises design can support business objectives.

Jack is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architecture (AIA), a Commandeur des Arts et Lettres (a French government cultural honour), a founder Fellow in the Institute of CPD and a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). In June 2012 Jack took the Chair of the Construction Industry (CIC) for a two year term.

Jack has worked extensively for the RIBA in the area of practice and education. He has travelled widely advising governments, universities and schools of architecture on architectural education. Jack was elected president of the RIBA in September 2005 for a two year term during which he campaigned on climate change, reforming the UK public procurement through PPP and PFI, training architects to work with school children, improving the design quality of the 2012 Olympics, improving the quality of design of UK housing, reforming the planning system and developing the RIBA’s world class cultural collections. Jac

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    Night time is the right time

    2018-07-04T11:45:00

    Could a vigorous night-time economy be the way to help Britain regain its competitive edge in a post-Brexit world?

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    Can there ever be another Will Alsop?

    2018-05-30T06:00:00

    Will Alsop left behind some bizarre-looking buildings and a heap of brilliant anecdotes – but he also showed us how to put art into architecture. Who will take his place?

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    Gallic charm

    2018-05-10T06:00:00

    Want to work in a thriving economy with a confident leader and plenty of projects planned? Either travel back in time to 2000s London – or hop on the Eurostar today

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    Take back control – of procurement

    2018-03-06T10:02:00

    Public procurement has lost its way: PFI has not only left the public sector out of pocket but stripped it of the expertise needed to be an effective client

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    Reasons to be cheerful

    2018-01-05T07:00:00

    The year will have Brexit running through it. But despite the negativity, there will be opportunities for construction to prove itself robust

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    Turmeric lattes all round!

    2017-11-14T09:45:00

    Media and tech firms’ desire to provide their young talent with playful and flexible working spaces embedded in a vibrant community is changing how we build

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    No, it's not going to be all right

    2017-09-12T13:40:00

    As the slow-motion suicide that is Brexit unfolds into full horror, we see the pound set to sink below the euro, government encroaching on parliament’s democratic powers, and proposals to inhibit employers from recruiting talent overseas

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    Dreaming of Margate

    2017-07-19T06:31:00

    On the run-down north Kent coast is a living example of regeneration in action. With its contemporary art gallery and now the revival of Dreamland amusement park, Margate has become a model for culture-led revival

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    Housing: Great shakes

    2017-05-23T11:56:00

    If you look hard enough, something positive has come out of this turbulent world politics and frenzy of electioneering

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    Brexit: Small world

    2017-03-29T06:00:00

    London - a global city with top-calibre international architectural staff - is about to feel the effect of Article 50 and all that follows. Can the profession maintain standards in a newly constrained landscape?

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    Singapore-on-Thames

    2017-02-01T06:00:00

    Smart technologies could allow us to turn cities such as London into more healthy and less frustrating places to live. One Asian state has an app for that

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    It's immigration and jobs – stupid, not the economy

    2016-11-18T06:30:00

    Brexit and Trump’s election victory are just the start, western democracies will have to rethink their policies and how they serve ordinary people

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    Brexit: Glass half full

    2016-09-29T06:00:00

    We may have made a grave mistake in leaving the EU, but little can be achieved by dwelling on a bad hand. Perhaps we can do ‘Apple in Ireland’ incentive schemes: tax breaks, transport links and a Plymouth port that looks like Singapore

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    Negotiating a post-Brexit position

    2016-07-20T06:00:00

    The British economy could well slip into recession as a result of the decision to leave the EU - and negotiating a benign post-Brexit position will take years. We have no option but to choose the best model and make a good fist of it

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    Office politics

    2016-06-02T06:00:00

    A passionate case was made for Britain to become more involved with the EU

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    Picking teams

    2016-04-19T14:16:00

    The Brexit referendum could transform the UK from a cultural and economic global focal point to a recession-wracked pariah

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    Gold Medal for the diva

    2016-02-08T13:08:00

    With a portfolio that pushes the limits of what is possible, Zaha Hadid proves being relentlessly demanding pays off

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    Specs and the City

    2015-11-25T15:27:00

    The City of London has progressed past its original Square Mile perimeter physically. Now what businesses want culturally from the urban landscape has also changed

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    We need answers

    2015-09-30T10:08:00

    World events rumble on and we must focus on the problems we can fix. Jeremy Corbyn is right that radical action is needed to resolve the housing crisis, but his plan to print money will drag us back to the 1970s

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    Back to square one

    2015-07-20T15:20:00

    Scrapping the chief construction adviser role and proposed reforms to the Construction Leadership Council are nothing short of disaster. The industry faces a struggle to get its voice heard

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