Bernard Storch is a Partner and designer at PLP Architecture with experience in a wide range of commercial, residential, institutional and hospitality projects in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
Bernard was involved in the design of the award winning new headquarters building in West London for British broadcaster Sky, which provides a large flexible workspace for around 3,500 employees along with multiple food, sports and leisure amenities.
His recent work experiences include an extension to the World Trade Center in Amsterdam, an urban business destination providing office space to more than three hundred companies with 30 different nationalities; a masterplan to redevelop the former Westferry Printworks in London and the design of a mixed use, residential led development on the site; a competition winning proposal for a new office redevelopment in a constrained site in Holborn, London; a consented masterplan and detailed design for a mixed used (office, retail and residential) high rise redevelopment in a prominent location on Blackfriars Road in central London; Concept proposals for a new pharmaceutical complex in the UK; and Mayfair Park Residences, a high end residential scheme in a sensitive historical context in the Mayfair Conservation Area and a high-end residential and retail development facing Kensington Gardens on Bayswater Road.
Other projects include the conceptual design of an extension for a 4* hotel in London; concept proposals for an office redevelopment in the historical heart of Milan in Italy; the design of tall residential buildings as part of the redevelopment of the Bishopsgate Goodsyard in central London; the conceptual design of a mixed use high rise development at Vauxhall on the bank of the River Thames; the design of a headquarters building at Heron Quays West in Canary Wharf, proposals for a new airport terminal in Saudi Arabia; conceptual designs for the American Community School (ACS) and the Leadership Acceleration for Business (LAB); the conceptual design of a new office campus in Prague; the design of the Ningbo Garden Hotel, a resort conceived as a series of interconnected landscaped courtyards organised along a main central north-south axis, and the masterplan proposal for the Al Qakrah District and FIFA 2022 World Cup Stadium in Qatar.
In his previous employment at KPF, Bernard worked on projects such as Nile House, a new office building in the River City Prague masterplan in the Czech Republic; a new office building in Paddington Central in London; a new halls of residence building for Imperial College in South Kensington, including designs for a new health facility (GP surgery and dentistry); masterplan proposals for the campus of the London School of Economics; a masterplan for the National Maritime Museum to provide central archive facilities and an associated research and learning centre; a cultural centre in Dubai, and a masterplan feasibility study for a new residential and mixed-use urban quarter in the Putuo District of Shanghai.
Bernard earned his Masters of Arts degree in the field of architecture (MgA) from the Academy of Arts Architecture and Design in Prague.