Born southern England in 1956, John Pardey entered an architect’s office in 1973. He studied at the South Bank Polytechnic gaining a degree in 1981 and subsequently at the Polytechnic of Central London, graduating with Distinction as well as gaining the Bannister Fletcher Dissertation Prize in 1983. In 1988 he established John Pardey Architects and the practice has gained several national and international competition awards. The practice’s work has been exhibited widely and has been featured on national television. He has taught at the South Bank, PCL, Canterbury and Portsmouth Schools of Architecture and is currently visiting lecturer at the University of Southampton and post-graduate external examiner at Cardiff and Oxford Brookes universities. John Pardey regularly contributes to the architectural press and has written for the Architects’ Journal, Building Design, Architecture Today and RIBA Journal. He is the author of ‘Utzon: Two houses on Majorca’, published by Editions Bløndal in 2005, and Beyond Louisiana: The Work of Vilhelm Wohlert to be published in 2006. In January 2009, John Pardey was appointed to the National Design Review Panel of CABE.