Marks Barfield Architects
Founding director of Marks Barfield Architects (MBA) together with husband and partner David Marks - also the originators and creative entrepreneurs behind the design and realisation of the London Eye and British Airways i360.
Julia studied at the Architectural Association and then went on to work for Richard Rogers & Partners and Foster Associates. She lectures regularly at conferences and universities, and is chair of the RIBA National Awards Panel.
MBA has diverse experience in many sectors, from culture and education to bridges and masterplans. Projects range from a Treetop Walkway for the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, to Wembley White Horse Bridge & Public Realm.
Current projects include a visitor’s centre focusing on a UNESCO Atoll in the Seychelles, as well as the UK’s first green Mosque with an expressive engineered timber roof in Cambridge.