Rab Bennetts co-founded Bennetts Associates in 1987 with his partner Denise Bennetts and established its reputation for architecture and professionalism at the highest level. To date, the practice has accrued almost 200 awards, including shortlisting for the RIBA Stirling Prize three times and UK Architect of the Year on four occasions.
Since the early 1990s, Rab has pioneered the link between sustainable design and high-quality architecture, and is a founder of the UK Green Building Council. He continues to take a personal, hands-on approach to projects, fostering a collaborative spirit throughout the practice’s activities.
Rab often participates in lectures, seminars and panel discussions exploring the practice’s rich history, design principles and sustainability initiatives. Rab additionally advises on architectural procurement, design competitions and construction industry research projects.
Rab chairs the Sadler’s Wells Foundation, is an Academician of the Royal Scottish Academy, a member of the Edinburgh Development Forum, and in 2003, he was awarded the OBE for services to architecture.