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Carl Vann BA (Hons) DipArch ARB RIBA


Carl Vann is an equity partner at PTE and heads up one of the two design workshops focused on projects from concept to tender stage.

Carl has over 17 years’ experience in the housing, mixed-use and regeneration sectors, and has both designed and delivered a series of successful and award-winning projects, ranging from large-scale masterplans to smaller bespoke buildings. A number of Carl’s current projects are operating at the forefront of residential design innovation including pre-fabricated modular homes, large scale custom-build communities and regeneration projects imaginatively integrating homes alongside workplaces, leisure, education and retail.

Carl promotes design quality throughout the practice. He set up PTE’s weekly design review which has become known as the ‘Sounding Wall’ – a place, an event, and a part of the practice-wide culture of peer review.

Carl is a judge for World Architecture News residential projects and a Design Advisor for the Royal Borough of Greenwich. He has also been a visiting critic and lecturer at The Bartlett - UCL, London Metropolitan and London Southbank universities.


Qualified in 2001 from the Bartlett School of Architecture

Joined Pollard Thomas Edwards in 2000

Appointed director in 2011

Became equity partner in 2014