Karl Singporewala is a sculptor, architect and co-director of Barbara Weiss Architects. He joined BWA following ten years at Ian Ritchie Architects. Working on a large number of international projects (Ireland, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Malta) and projects in the UK, ranging in scale from city masterplanning to unique sculptures. Notable works as part of the team at iRAL included King Solomon Academy, the Farsons Old Brewhouse & Business Park, stainless steel sculptures at Turville Park, Sussex House in Covent Garden and the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL. The SWC won a number of prestigious awards include the British Construction Industry (BCI) Major Project of the Year award 2016 and the RICS Project of the Year award 2017, as well as the RICS Innovation by Design award 2017, the European LEAF Façade Design and Engineering award, the LEAF Overall winner award and the German Design Award 2017 for Excellent Communication of Design and Architecture.
A graduate of De Montfort University Leicester (RIBA/ARB Part I), University of Brighton (RIBA/ARB Part II) and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL (RIBA/ARB Part III). He has won numerous international architectural and graduate awards for his personal work, which includes being voted ‘One of the UK’s Young Creative Heroes’ by Channel 4 and the Nagoya University Excellence in Architecture award. In 2014 his art work won him the 'People's Choice' HIX Art Award at the Cock 'n' Bull Gallery, Shoreditch London in a competition by chef/restaurateur Mark Hix and artist Tracy Emin aimed at new contemporary artists.
Karl’s art work is held in both public and private collections world-wide and he has exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts, Onassis Cultural Centre Athens for the Lumen Prize, V&A digital futures and the New York Institute of Technology. In New York his art work is currently represented by the Saphira & Ventura Gallery.
Chef/Restaurateur Mark Hix and Tracy Emin with Karl Singporewala. Cock n Bull Gallery 2014.