Sir Nicholas Grimshaw
Sir Nicholas Grimshaw is a recognised English architect that is well known for his modernist public buildings and also for his reign as the president of the Royal Academy of Arts from the year 2004 to the year 2011. He received his education from the Edinburgh College of Art from 1959 to 1962 and proceeded to advance his studies at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London on a scholarship. After he graduated, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw commenced on the prominent 15 year long partnership with Terry Farrell, where they were tackled numerous projects including the emblematic apartments at 125 Park Road and the student housing project located near Paddington that featured a spiralling staircase. After the two partners went their separate ways, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw decided to set up his own practice, Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners, that has rose in fame for developing exquisite architecture including the Leicester's National Space Centre and the Eden Project in Cornwall.