We are a London based architects focused on innovative rule based parametric design. Mathematics and beauty are key research areas for the practice. Pattern’s objective is to create designs that achieve a balance between man-made structures and the natural world. We are interested in projects that enhance the user experience by addressing well-being and visual harmony.
Found in 2009 Pattern an enviable record in international competitions; we have won projects in Canada, Abu Dhabi, France and the UK. Pattern is a generalist practice with strength is stadia design.
Our methodology is founded on a rigorous analysis. This informs a contextual design solution addressing local culture, climate and practice. The idea of patterns is employed to analyse all aspects of a project; urban design, city context, geometry, people and traffic flows, local culture and natural order.
DIPESH PATEL BSc BArch MAUD ARB RIBA
Dipesh is an architect and urban designer with international experience in architectural and master planning projects, in both the public and private sectors.
Dipesh Patel is an architect and urban designer with experience of architectural and master planning projects in both the public and private sectors.
He founded Pattern as an experimental design focused practice, exceeding client’s expectations in 2009. In its first three years the practice has secured several high profile international projects and won many design competitions. The practice’s first major project, Al Ain stadium, is under construction and due for completion for the FIFA u17 in 2013.
Dipesh was previously a director of Arup Associates leading many high profile project including Kensington Oval, Barbados, which won the prestigious BD Sports Architect of the Year 2007/8. He is responsible to the design of the Coventry University School of Engineering and Mathematics opening next year. Dipesh was the lead architect for the City of Manchester Stadium venue for the 2002 Commonwealth Games; he was awarded the 2002 GG2 Innovation Award for his work there. Most of his projects have a significant regeneration and civic emphasis.
Early in his career Dipesh had the privilege to work for Sir Denys Lasdun and Cambridge Design. Dipesh is an experienced studio tutor. He has lectured, presented papers and written articles on stadium design around the world. He was a panel member of the Humber Region Design Review Panel (arc) and Client Design Advisor to North Lincolnshire’s BSF programme. He studied architecture at the University of Bath, England and Urban Design at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
Dipesh is currently leading the design of the New Stadium in Regina, Canada. An innovative climatically focused solution that balances the extreme summer and winter weather of the north American prairie.
LINDSAY JOHNSTON BSc(hons) PDip Arch Arb
Lindsay Johnston is an architect with 18 years experience of working on a range of high profile projects, particularly in the sports sector.
Lindsay Johnston is an Associate Director and a founder of Pattern. Previously she worked at Arup in the sports sector for 10 years.
TONY RUSSELL BA Arch Grad Dip Arch ARB RIBA
Tony Russell is a qualified architect with over 30 years experience mainly in large-scale, highly technical design & build contracts in a number of sectors including Sports, Exhibition, Healthcare, Science, and Broadcasting. Clients appreciate his no nonsense approach to building and appreciate his expertise in both Planning and Building legislation. Tony serves Pattern as an Associate Director.
EDOARDO MILLI ARB RIBA
Edoardo Milli is an architect with 5 years experience having worked on a wide range of high profile projects around the work, particularly in the sports sector. Whilst at Arup Associates, Edoardo worked on a variety of large scale sports projects and has also held roles at SOM, Alsop Architects and Res Fictae Digital Design in Italy.
ANDY HAU BSc DipArch PGDip ARB RIBA
Andy Hau is an Architect with 5 years experience in a wide range of projects, having also had experience as an urban designer in the sports, residential and commercial sector.
GABRIELLE TESTER BApp Sc Arch / MArch
Gabrielle Tester is an architect with 3 years experience working on a wide range of architectural and interior design projects in the sports, commercial, hospitality and residential sectors. She works on all all design and documentation stage of Pattern projects; from initial site research and preliminary sketch options, to local planning approval packages and construction detailing.
PRASANNA KUMAR KAJA MArch
Prasanna Kumar Kaja, is an Architectural Designer with 6 years of working experience in various projects, mainly Sports, Hospital and Residential. He is a registered architect in India and has been UK experience with complex large-scale projects and competitions. In his previous employment, Prasanna has worked on prestigious competition projects like Guys Cancer Centre, London and Cairo Children Cancer Hospital.
JON-SCOTT KOHLI B.En.D. LEED AP BD+C
Born in Regina, Canada, Jon studied at the University of British Columbia where he graduated with an honours degree in environmental design and earned LEED accreditation. Embracing a holistic approach to architecture and urban planning, Jon has experience with concept and design development across many scales, from urban public spaces to product design.
MYRON SULLIVAN BSc DipArch MArch (Hons)
Myron Sullivan is an architectural designer with over 5 years of professional experience in conceptual, detail and construction projects globally. He completed a Master Degree in Architecture (2009), and graduated as an Architect from the Central University of Venezuela. Myron has worked in several projects utilising his skill in parametric design to create complex geometries while developing projects from concept to construction.
EAMONN KELLY Bsc(Hons)
Eamonn Kelly graduated from University of the West of England with Degree in Architectural Technology and Design. He has a highly technical approach to design and focuses on developing designs from concept through to detail design and production information. Eamonn has experience in Sports, Retail and Student Accommodation sectors.
NICK TYRER MArch
Nick Tyrer has recently completed his Masters of Architecture attaining a Distinction with an additional Merit in Context. His thesis project was awarded 'Best Architectural Design Project' and was nominated for the RIBA President's Medal, while his dissertation also received the highest marks of his year. He is currently Visiting Lecturer teaching Parametricism at LMU, and continues to explore applications of scripting to industrial design and fabrication.
Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium
Our first built project is complete!
Until we conceived this project, all Middle East stadia appeared to mimic a European temperate climate model. Pattern rejected this notion and created an innovative design rooted in the hot dry climate of the region.
The project epitomises our approach to design; patterns, maths, climate and culture. Through our methodology of rule based parametric design we have created the first parasol stadium roof.
With one of the oldest date plantations in the Gulf, the palm tree has a huge significance to the city, people and culture. HBZ Stadium uses this powerful symbol to create a passive facade that shades and promotes air movement.
The parasol roof and palm bole shelter a seating bowl, also a product of its location. Taking the best of classic English football stadia a unique three tier bowl is a product of the community it serves. Promoting football for all, the stadium caters for all users: young, old, men, women, families and children. Appropriate segregation respects local customs and the three tier bowl (a first for a 25,000 seat stadium) has the majesty of much larger stadia whilst responding the scale of local football crowds.
Regina Stadium Concept
This concept design is part of ongoing work to create requirement documents for the City of Regina’s P3 RFP for a new 33,000 seat Canadian football stadium. The design responds to the city’s unique climate and incredible skyscapes with a high-performance spectator roof that improves fan comfort during both hot summer and cold winter games, yet enhances the exciting atmosphere of an outdoor game.
An early exploration for a hot climate stadium built in two phases; the initial phase is an asymmetric 25,000 seat stadium with a shade roof and phase 2 increases the stadium to 40,000 seats with active paddle shade roof.
Lee Valley White Water Centre Legacy Project
This concept proposed a new visitor centre to enhance this London 2012 venue as a legacy project. As an extension and integration of the landscape, the building provides a clear point of entry to the facility, while pathways and hills improve pedestrian movement and create exciting outdoor seating areas and viewing platforms for the water sports.
This winning competition entry was for a landmark city building on a prominent site. Flowing ribbons around the building façade allude to the building’s core programme as a world-class gymnastics arena, while an innovative concourse and bowl design allows formal and informal arrangement for a variety of uses including concerts, competition karting, Futsal and exhibitions.
Bath Rugby Stadium
The prestigious Bath Rugby club required a replacement for an outdated stadium. The winning competition design by Pattern (in collaboration with FeildenCleggBradley) called for a new civic building that revitalised the adjacent waterway and incorporated mobile stands to accommodate multiple uses including rugby, cricket and concerts.
This feasibility study aimed to provide a low cost indoor artificial surface sports-training venue for the United Arab Emirates. While designed for a full-sized football pitch and 25,000 spectators, the lower tier seating retracts to increase the training area or accommodate other uses. An intelligent space cooling system creates a blanket of cool air over the training area and seating bowl, avoiding the need to air condition the entire space.
Yeovil Town FC
As the largest club in the region, Yeovil enjoys a strong following and has an ambitious future. We proposed a simple, elegant, low-cost solution to address their current needs and allow flexibility in the future. A sunken continuous lower tier provides an engaging atmosphere, while elevated tiers and boxes that create four individual stands. The development allows various phasing options and the open corners allow the ground to engage with the surrounding landscape and optimise pitch conditions.