Asif Khan

Contact Details

Asif Khan Ltd.
24-28 Pritchards Road
London E2 9AP

Telephone. +44(0)20 7729 3773
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Twitter. @asifkhan_now


Asif Khan is a research and development led architecture studio who design buildings, landscapes, exhibitions and installations, among other things. Khan’s practice explores how material and social innovations can fundamentally alter the way people experience and shape their environment, realised through rigorously detailed and delivered outputs. His studio is based in East London, formed in 2007.

Khan is currently working on the new Museum of London at West Smithfield, Tselinny Centre of Contemporary Culture in Almaty and the Dubai Expo 2020 public realm. Recently he designed the award winning UK Pavilion at Astana Expo 2017 and the Hyundai Pavilion at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.

Notable previous projects include the ‘MegaFaces’ pavilion at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics which won the Cannes Lion Grand Prix for Innovation, the Coca-Cola Beatbox at London 2012 Olympics, a finalist entry in the international competition for the new Guggenheim Museum Helsinki from 1700 anonymous designs,  and a Summer pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in Summer 2016.

Khan lectures globally on his work and sits on the  Board of Trustees for the Design Museum. He was awarded an MBE for services to Architecture in 2017 and the studio were named ‘Architects of the Year’ by the German Design Council in 2018.


  • Cannes Lions 2018 | Bronze Medal | Hyundai Pavilion PyeongChang Winter Olympics
  • ICONIC Awards 2018 | Archtiect of the Year

  • Cannes Lions 2014 | Grand Prix | Innovation category for MegaFaces

  • Red Dot Communication Design Award MegaFaces at Sochi 2014

  • German Design Award | Winner for MegaFaces in the Event Design category.

  • 2014 SEGD Global Design Award | Honour Award for Public Installation design category for MegaFaces at Sochi 2014

  • Iconic Award 2014 | Best of Best, Communication Category

  • Golden Award of Montreux 2014 | Gold Medal, Spatial Communication: Set Design / Architecture for MegaFaces

  • Golden Award of Montreux 2014 | Finalist, Spatial Communication: Temporary Brand Communication

  • Golden Award of Montreux 2013 | Finalist, Spatial Communication category Coca-Cola Beatbox

  • BIMA Award 2014 | Shortlisted Innovation category

  • 2014 Blueprint Awards | Shortlisted for Best design Innovation

  • FX 2014 Design Awards | Shortlisted Global Project of 2014

  • FAMAB Award 2014 | Shortlisted for Best Interactive Installation

  • Telegraph Amazing 15 | Winner design category, 2012 | One of 5 GB creatives voted by the public to win the award.

  • Ones to watch for 2012 | New York Times

  • Designer of the Future | Design Miami 2011 | The only architecture studio to ever receive this honour

  • Breakthrough talent of the year 2011 | FX Interior Design magazine

  • 100 most influential creative people in the UK 2010 | The Independent newspaper

  • UK 25 top emerging architectural practices 2010 | Architects’ Journal nominate 25

  • Designer in Residence | Design Museum London 2010 and on the Design Museum Designer in Residence Jury 2011

  • D+AD award | West Beach Café 2009