Sunand Prasad is a Principal at Perkins&Will and co-founder of acclaimed architects Penoyre & Prasad. While designing across several sectors, he has been consistently engaged in healthcare and sustainability for four decades. At the core of Sunand’s architectural practice, alongside interdisciplinary collaboration, is a passionate belief that expertise and aesthetic judgement are most effective in creating truly successful environments when they are catalysed by the everyday experience of people.
Sunand has been active in the wider built environment industry, particularly championing low carbon, regenerative design; since 2020 as chair of the UK Green Building Council. He was president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) from 2007 to 2009, campaigning for action on climate change. He was founding member of the UK Government’s Commission for Architecture & the Built Environment; a London Mayor’s Design Advocate; a trustee of the Centre for Cities; and chair of the Trustees of Article 25, the humanitarian architecture charity. He currently chairs the Editorial Board of the Journal of Architecture and the External Advisory Board of TRUUD, a major research project on the fundamental links between health and urban development. He has written widely on architecture, sustainability and healthcare design, such as the book Changing Hospital Architecture.