Eric Parry RA, Freeman

Eric Parry studied architecture at the University of Newcastle (1970-1973), the Royal College of Art (1976-1978) and the Architectural Association (1979-1980). He spent a year studying nomadic settlement in Iran (1974-1975).

Eric Parry Architects was established in 1983, the year Eric was appointed as a lecturer in architecture at the University of Cambridge, where he taught until 1997. In 2006 Eric Parry was elected Royal Academician (RA), one of the highest accolades for a practising architect or artist in the UK.

In addition to his work in architectural practice, Eric has held a number of eminent posts including President of the Architectural Association. He also currently serves on the Royal Academy Architecture Committee, the RIBA Library Committee, the Kettles Yard Committee and the Mayor’s Design Advisory Panel. He has in the past served on the Arts Council of England’s Visual Arts and Architecture panel and the RIBA Awards Group.

His contribution to academia includes fourteen years as Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Cambridge and lectureships at the Graduate Design School, Harvard University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Eric is also invited to speak at conferences throughout the world.

Eric will be giving a Temple Bar Trust Talk as pert of their City Makers series on 4th February 2021. Book tickets or watch again from their website: