Fobert channels Shoreditch-chic through a stony, modernist aesthetic and lots of cast concrete. He has been shortlisted four times for the RIBA House of the Year Award for his residential projects, and designed several prolific public buildings, including the Tate, St Ives in Cornwall.
Fobert worked for David Chipperfield until 1996, heading up his Berlin office and designing a house for Angel of the North sculptor, Anthony Gormley. He left Chipperfield to set up his own firm and one of his first solo milestones was the Aveda store in Marylebone.
The practice is celebrated for its ability to partner contemporary design with sensitivity to context. All of Fobert’s commissions have required unique and innovative solutions to resolve testing site constraints. The firm is currently working on houses in central London and Trinidad.