John McAslan RSA was born in Glasgow and educated at the University of Edinburgh, obtaining an MA in Architecture in 1977 and Diploma in 1978, along with the Diploma year prize. He trained in Boston USA with Cambridge Seven Associates before joining Richard Rogers and Partners in 1980. He founded John McAslan + Partners in 1996.

John McAslan + Partners’ work has been widely published internationally in professional journals, newspapers and in the form of monographs. The practice, named World Architect of the Year in 2009, has received in excess of 150 design awards, including 25 RIBA national and international awards, three European Union prizes for cultural heritage and the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.