Robin Snell’s time at Hopkins between 1983-1994 was taken up by the Schlumberger Research Centre in Cambridge (listed Grade II* in 2017), Bracken House in the City of London (listed Grade II* in 2017), and Glyndebourne Opera House for which he was the project architect.
Robin left to form Snell Associates in 1994 and worked mainly in the Arts, Cultural and Sports Sectors, often in extremely sensitive and demanding settings and contexts from a planning perspective.
More recently, Robin has completed the New Opera Pavilion for Garsington, at Wormsley Park, home of the Getty Family, which opened in the summer of 2011, to national and international acclaim in the Arts Press. Garsington Opera Pavilion won eight national and international awards in 2012, including three RIBA Awards and Best Building in the South: Following on from that, the practice has recently completed the award winning Island Pavilion and Footbridge for the Wormsley Estate in 2014.
Robin was invited in 2013 to join the National Architectural Panel of the National Trust. His interests focus on the integration of contemporary architecture into sensitive historic settings and landscapes.