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Sunand Prasad

Senior Partner, Penoyre & Prasad
President RIBA 2007-2009


Sunand is a founding partner of Penoyre & Prasad LLP and current President of the RIBA (2007-2009). 

He was a founding Commissioner for the UK Government’s Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, established the CABE Enabling Programme and chaired its Skills Programme.  As Vice President for RIBA Policy & Strategy, he in particular led on the Institute’s response to climate change.  He founded the RIBA’s Constructive Change group and played a leading role in the development of Design Quality Indicators for the Construction Industry Council.

Sunand has taught and lectured in many schools of architecture in the UK and India, acted as an external examiner and continues to be involved in teaching.  His theoretical work includes research in North Indian urbanism and domestic architecture, writings on Le Corbusier, on architecture and cultural diversity and the exploration of the value of design.  Published books include Penoyre & Prasad’s monograph “Transformations” and “Changing Hospital Architecture”. He has made many contributions to conferences and events relating to Architecture, Urban Design, Climate change and Sustainability. 

He lives in London with his family in a house designed and built together with friends.