Mark Pimlott’s practice in art and design

Mark Pimlott is an artist, architectural designer and teacher. His work in photography, film, installation, interiors and public art attempts to make the specific characteristics of places visible and available to new uses and understandings.

Trained both as an architect and a visual artist, Pimlott (Montréal, 1958) works within and across the disciplines of art and architecture, and uses his interpretations of both to influence the making of each. His work takes the forms of photography, video, installation, interiors and permanent interventions within existing places. 

Mark Pimlott is also an educator. He has taught widely since 1986, and frequently lectures and acts as a critic at European schools of architecture. He is currently an assistant professor of Architectural Design (Interior) at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, where he lectures and teaches. His research concerns public interiors, and in particular, very large and extensive or continuous interiors. 

Visual arts exhibitions, projects and commissions 
One-person exhibitions include Studiolo and 1965, Todd Gallery, London (1995-96; 1997); 
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, NAi, Rotterdam (2005) and All things pass, Stroom, Den Haag (2008-09). As an artist, he has collaborated with architects on projects for Place Jacques-Cartier, Montréal (with Tony Fretton 1990); Bankside Millennium footbridge (with Dan Graham and Jane Wernick 1996); Quay Arts Centre (with Tony Fretton architects 1997); Hamilton Square Birkenhead; Gateway to the South Bank, London; Home Farm, Leicester (all with Sergison Bates architects 1997; 1999; 2001); Coronation Court Liverpool and Friezes, tympani and ædiculæ, The Hague (with biq architecten 2002 and 2007); and Rainham Village, (with East architects 2009). Art commissions include Furniture and useful things, Quay Arts Centre, Newport Isle-of-Wight (1997); A higher place, at Royal Docks, London (1997) (unexecuted); To other places, Garden of international friendship, Coventry, (1998-99) (unexecuted). Executed commissions are Narcissi, Halifax Treasury boardroom, London (1999); Guinguette, Birmingham (2000); La scala, Aberystwyth (2003) and La nuit, London (2009). Railing Hall, Rainham (Essex) was commissioned in 2010 and completed in 2011. World, a public square for the BBC at Broadcasting House, London was commissioned in 2002, completed in November 2010 and was open to the public in 2013.  

Architecture and interiors
Executed projects for architecture and interiors include Fisher House, Austin, Québec (with Peter Rose architects 1982), Tate Gallery Restaurant, London (with Jeremy and Fenella Dixon 1984), Neckinger Mills, London (with Peter St John and Tony Fretton 1988); interiors and furniture for Daniel Miller, London (1989-2000) and Berlin (2008); Mute Records, London (1993); Anton Corbijn, London and The Hague (1993-94; 1997; 2010; 2011); Vivien Lovell, London (2001); Thackeray’s restaurant, Tunbridge Wells (2001); Alex Sainsbury, London (with Tony Fretton architects 2001; 2004; 2011; 2014) and various private clients in The Hague (2002; 2011) and Kyiv (2013). He was a design coordinator with both Harper Mackay architects and Ian Schrager Design Studio for Saint Martins Lane and Sanderson hotels in London (designed by Philippe Starck, completed in 1999 and 2000 respectively). He designed restaurant Puck & Pip in The Hague (2007), and Kantoor HX, Naarden (2008), both in collaboration with Zeinstra van Gelderen architecten. He has designed interiors and furniture for other private interiors in London, The Hague and Kyiv (2010-2013).  

Writing in publication
In passing: Mark Pimlott photographs was published in 2010 (Heiningen: Jap Sam Books). Without and Within: essays on territory and the interior was published in 2007 (Rotterdam: episode). Articles and essays on art and architecture have appeared in various journals, magazines and books since 1980.

Teaching and lecturing
Mark Pimlott is currently assistant professor in Architecture (Interior) at TU Delft, the Netherlands, and leader of the Master of Science course The Architecture of the Interior. He was Professor in relation to practice at TU Delft from 2002 to 2005. He was Unit Master in the Intermediate and Diploma Schools at the Architectural Association from 1986 to 1992 with Tony Fretton, and 1995-1996 with Ros Diamond and Jonathan Sergison; at the Royal College of Art (1989-1990); and Oxford Brookes University (1994-1995), with Ros Diamond. He was Deputy, then Acting Course Leader of the Interdisciplinary MA in Art and Architecture at the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Canterbury (1992-1994), with Andrew Brighton and Marysia Lewandowska. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at McGill University School of Architecture (1988; 2001). He is a visiting critic and lecturer at several schools of architecture in Europe, contributing regularly to conferences and symposia. He is currently conducting PhD research at TU Delft on the core of Montréal’s ‘ville intérieure’.

Peter St John 1986-1990 
(Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, Neckinger Mills, Tokyo International Forum) 
Alex Ely 1996 (Bridge/Pavilion at Bankside)
Klas Ruin 1998 (Red House) 
Andrew Barr 1999-2003
(Guinguette, To other places, Red House, La scala, A passage, ADC, Biloxi, Front Room, Thackeray’s, World)
Heather McQuillan Parker 2001-2002; 
Tim Collett and David Owen 2003 (La playa)
Tjerk de Boer 2013 (Eden)

Collaborating artists, architects, engineers and makers
Tony Fretton architects London (Neckinger Mills 1988; Place Jacques-Cartier 1990; Quay Arts Centre 1997; Red House 1997-2001, 2010-11, 2014; L House 2008-10; Piazzasalone 2010) 
Sergison Bates architects London (Hamilton Square 1997; A passage 1999; Leicester Home Farms 1999; Belitha Villas 2000; Novartis Shanghai 2010-12) 
biq stadontwerpers Rotterdam (Coronation Court 2002; Friezes, tympani & ædiculæ 2008)
Zeinstra van Gelderen architecten Amsterdam (restaurant Puck 2006-07; kantoor HX 2008)
East architects London (Railing Hall 2011; Cardinal Seat 2012)
MacCormack Jameson Prichard architects London (World 2002-2009)
Sheppard Robson architects London (World 2009-2010)
Nick Hanika, Tim Lucas and Robert Myers of Price & Myers consulting engineers London 
(La scala 2000-2003) 
Remko De Haan of BuildingInfo Architects Den Haag (SL House, Den Haag 2011)
Brad Lochore, artist, London (Window 1994)
Dan Graham, artist, New York (Bridge/Pavilion, Bankside 1996)
Jane Wernick (ARUP) London (Bridge/Pavilion, Bankside 1996)
Ralph Buschow, architect, London (Between (Green Park monument) 1993
Matthew Marchbank furniture (1987-present)
Lister Carter furniture, fittings, interiors (2002-present) 
Paul Bollier furniture (2011)
Hayo Buunk furniture (2011)
Dirk Lellau photographs (2007-present)