Morrison, Michael
BA; BArch Bristol; ARB; IHBC; RIBA

Prof. Michael Morrison is one of the Senior Principals in the Purcell partnership and one of the most respected conservation architects working in Britain today. For twelve years from 1990 to 2002 he was the managing partner of the practice and followed this with eight years as the Chairman. During this period, he oversaw the major expansion of the practice from five regional offices to the present arrangement of a major office in London and twelve regional studios. He is perhaps best known for his work in caring for some of the country’s great museums and galleries. For 12 years, from 1989 to 2001, he was the architect to the Trustees at London’s National Gallery. During that period, he was responsible for the reordering and redecoration of the majority of the public rooms and the complete re-modelling of the 1970s northern extension. He has lead the way for the practice in the production of strategic plans, conservation plans and historic impact assessments – areas of work in which the practice has unrivalled expertise. This work has included conservation management plans for a wide variety of buildings from the British Museum on the one hand to Scott’s Hut in Antarctica on the other. He was a member of the National Trusts Architectural Panel for ten years and a member of Heritage Lottery Fund’s expert panel on buildings and land for six years. He is currently one of the Trustees of the Greenwich Foundation, the charity responsible for the buildings in the World Heritage Site. He is a Governor of the Building Craft College in London and is one of the Commissioners for English Heritage.