Patrick Lynch was born near London in 1969 and studied architecture at Liverpool University (1987-1993), including a year at l’Ecole d’Architecture de Lyon (1992). He then gained a Master of Philosophy degree in The History and Philosophy of Architecture at Cambridge University (1996), after having worked in Germany for two years. His PhD at The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art and Architecture (2014) was supervised by Peter Carl and Joseph Rykwert. Patrick has taught at a number of architecture schools including The Architectural Association, London Metropolitan University and Cambridge University. Patrick is the author of The Theatricality of the Baroque City (2011), Mimesis (2015), Civic Ground (2017) and numerous book chapters and articles. Patrick founded Lynch Architects in 1997. The practice’s work has been widely published in national and international magazines and journals and the practice won Building Design’s Young Architect of the Year Award in 2005. The Zig Zag Building on Victoria Street won Best Office Building at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin in 2016. Lynch Architects exhibited in the official selection of the Venice Biennale in 2012, and Patrick represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor at The University of Liverpool.