Streatham, South London, UK 020 3582 4912

Trustee: Armeet Panesar MA (Hons) MArch (Dist)

Dress Circle

Architect & Designer
Director, Poroban

As Lead Architect for The Friends, Armeet heads up our Expert Panel looking into reviving the Streatham Hill Theatre as a multi-purpose, arts and cultural venue for the community. He became interested in the building when he found himself living opposite it for a period of time!

Armeet studied architecture at Edinburgh University. He has worked with a number of award-winning practices including Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, for which he was project architect on a variety of cultural, commercial and residential buildings.

Based in South London, Armeet founded Poroban in 2018 with an aim to push the boundaries in low tech sustainable building design. His focus in innovative materials with low embodied energy and supporting locally made construction products have led to a diverse range of projects across the UK that have helped promote and steer the construction sector towards a low carbon future.

His passion for community projects includes winning a major bid to develop a greening scheme in South London (supported by the Mayor of London) and organising both the annual Burns Night charity fundraiser for the Loughborough Junction Action Group, and the Wells Way Triangle annual street party in Camberwell.  His community outreach work in London has established key links to various arts organisations that have a strong role in promoting transformative buildings and community environments.

Armeet is a guest design tutor at UCA Canterbury and a drummer and trombonist for the band Nkomba.