Ben Derbyshire

Managing Partner, HTA Design LLP

Graduated in 1973

Ben Derbyshire is the Managing Partner of HTA Design LLP, a multidisciplinary firm of 120 architects, graphic designers, planners, landscape architects, web designers and sustainability consultants.

Examples of his practice’s notable projects, both in the UK and abroad include Greenwich Millennium Village, Waterport Terraces in Gibraltar, the redevelopment of Queen Elizabeth's Children's Hospital and the South Acton regeneration project in London and Hanham Hall zero carbon community in Bristol.

Alongside this, Ben is Chairman of the Housing Forum, a board member at Design for Homes and he sits on the New London Sounding Board, the council of New London Architecture.

Ben studied Architecture at Birmingham School of Architecture, part of Birmingham City University, finishing his course in 1973.

Following university, he went on to do postgraduate course at the Cambridge University School of Architecture and from there, aged 23, he joined the recently-formed practice of ex Cambridge graduates Bernard Hunt and John Thompson – then only five strong. The practice grew and changed and he grew with it. Now both founders are retired and Ben has emerged as managing partner of a multidisciplinary firm.