Aidan Potter


1st January, 1970

Aidan Potter

Aidan is a Board Director and Design Partner at John McAslan + Partners with extensive experience in the design and management of complex urban developments, masterplanning and architecture. He is one of the founding designers of the practice, first joining as a student in the early 1980s. Across the years he has contributed to many of the practice’s most esteemed projects, including the multi-award-winning Roundhouse, King’s Cross Station, and The Olympic Energy Centre in London, and was masterplanner for Lancaster University and The University of Manchester. Internationally, Aidan notably led the transformation of two significant industrial heritage sites in Moscow, the Stanislavsky Factory and the Bolshevik Factory, and also led the practice’s award-winning design of Kericho Cathedral in Kenya.  Aidan currently leads the practice’s residential, commercial and urban design studio. Aidan’s signature design skills, drawings and his enthusiasm for finding ‘new ideas for old building,’ is a cornerstone of the practice’s portfolio and long history of adaptive reuse at all scales, as well as its environmental, social and urban philosophy. His work has been reproduced in numerous books, international periodicals and exhibited and awarded at The Royal Academy of Arts, RIBA, The Royal Scottish Academy, L’Arsenal in Paris, The Architecture Foundation and the Institute of Contemporary Art in London and Boston. Aidan is also a visiting critic for several notable institutions including The Strelka Institute in Moscow, The London School of Economics, The Bartlett, Edinburgh School of Art and a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and the Royal Incorporation of Scottish Architects.

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