John McAslan CBE Executive Chairman and Founder John McAslan + Partners
McAslan + Partners role in London’s King's Cross redevelopment will be discussed. A project of great complexity and equally important as one of the key gateways into London. John led the project which had to take in historical elements and the challenges of a modern multi-modal transport hub, to produce a highly functional and dynamic space capable of handling 150,000 passengers per day.
John will discuss how he restored Cubitt’s original 19th Century station into a high function 21st Century masterpiece.
John McAslan was born in Glasgow and educated at the University of Edinburgh, obtaining an MA in Architecture in 1977 and Diploma in 1978, along with the Diploma year prize. He trained in Boston USA with Cambridge Seven Associates before joining Richard Rogers and Partners in 1980. He co-founded Troughton McAslan in 1984 and John McAslan + Partners in 1996.
John McAslan is Executive Chairman of the practice and is active in all of its work. In 1997 he established the John McAslan Family Trust, which, as a registered charity, provides support for arts and educational projects in the UK and overseas.
In 2013 John was appointed Regent to the University of Edinburgh and the following year was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor honoris causa. In addition John is an Academician at the Royal Scottish Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects in Scotland, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
In 2012 John McAslan was appointed Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty the Queen.
This Boardroom lunch is by invitatation only.