RPBW Work

Before establishing JCA, Jack Carter worked with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Paris for seventeen years as an associate leading a variety of internationally recognised projects.


New York Times Building


Jack was responsible for the cladding package, exterior steel detailing and a 100m high mast on the roof. The cladding was an innovative double skin of extruded ceramic tubes in front of floor to ceiling glazing.


The use of ceramic tubes was an unusual example of technology transfer having been originally conceived as rollers in brick ovens. The standardised, high performance ceramic tubes, were glazed with a specific colour and finish for the project. The project was a wonderful adventure and highly unusual as a bespoke design for an owner occupier.

Client:       New York Times
Location:   Times Square, New York
Status:       Completed 2007
Team:        Lead Architect:            RPBW

                 Associate Architect:     FX Fowle 

                 Structures:                   Thornton Tomasetti  

                 MEP:                           Flack & Kurtz
Size:          900k sq ft GIA

The News Building, London Bridge


The News Building is a 430,000 sq ft NIA office building, constructed directly above London Bridge underground station. At underground level, the scheme includes a retail mall and new entrance to the underground station.


Jack was architect in charge of the project for the planning, design and delivery of the scheme and led a large, multidisciplinary design team. The project was instrumental in delivering the public realm transformation of London Bridge and included relocating the bus station to create a new public space at the base of The Shard.


The completed project was let to the News Corporation and is now home to The Times newspaper.


Client:       Sellar Property / REM
Location:   London Bridge, London
Status:       Completed 2013
Team:        Lead Architect:             RPBW

                 Associate Architect:      Adamson Associates 

                 Structures / MEP:         WSP
Size:          615k sq ft GIA