BSc Hons MA RCA
Jason Flanagan joined BFLS as a Director in 2005. He has an extensive
track record of working on public buildings for the performing arts, most
recently leading the team on the competition-winning scheme for the
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff which comprises a
concert call, theatre and gallery space.
Jason studied architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture at
London University and at the Royal College of Art. During his studies
he worked for Conran Roche Ltd and Armstrong Associates. He joined
Foster + Partners in 1991 to work on London's third Airport at Stansted,
the Euro Terminus at King's Cross Station, Cambridge University Law
Library, and HQ buildings for Arag in Dusseldorf, Timex in Connecticut,
Bowring and the Daily Mirror in London and Lycée Albert Camus in
Fréjus, France and Corby Business Academy.
In 1995 Jason was made Associate, delivering designs for a 3,000-seat
conference centre at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in
Glasgow. In 1997 he became Project Director for the Sage in Gateshead,
a music centre comprising two performance spaces, a rehearsal hall and
a music school.
During the same period he was involved in other performing arts projects
including the competition-winning submissions for the Dallas Opera
House and the accompanying masterplan for the city's Arts District, and
the conversion of the Avery Fisher Concert Hall at the Lincoln Centre in
New York. He was made Partner at Foster + Partners in 2004.
Jason has a special interest in acoustics and sound. Amongst his most
innovative BFLS projects is Soundforms, the first-ever mobile acoustic
shell with the capacity for a full orchestra. This modular structure not only shelters performers, but allows musicians to hear themselves. Jason has
also designed Acoustic Panels for use in the galleries of Tate Modern.