Karl is a sculptor and senior architect, working for over nine years with Ian Ritchie RA. His work has been widely published and exhibited internationally including exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens and the New York Institute of Technology. He has lectured at various UK universities on his speculative visions of architecture and for the past five years has been visiting critic at Arts University Bournemouth’s Interior Architecture degree course.
At Ian Ritchie Architects, Karl has worked on a large number of international projects (Ireland, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Malta) and projects in the UK, ranging in scale from city masterplanning to unique sculptures. Notable works as part of the team at IRA include King Solomon Academy, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL, the Farsons Old Brewhouse & Business Park (ongoing) and a number of stainless steel sculptures at Turville Park.
Karl is a graduate of De Montfort University Leicester, University of Brighton and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. In 2007, he graduated as best in faculty by representing Brighton for the RIBA Silver Medal. He has won numerous international architectural and graduate awards for his work, which includes being voted One of the UK’s Young Creative Heroes by Channel 4’s 4Talent. In 2014 his art work won him the 'People's Choice' HIX Art Award at the Cock 'n' Bull Gallery, Shoreditch London in a competition by chef/restaurateur Mark Hix and artist Tracy Emin aimed at emerging contemporary artists.
The work archived on Singporewala.co.uk references Karl’s private catalogue, to see his professional work as part of the iRAL team, please visit the Ian Ritchie Architects website.
Chef/Restaurateur Mark Hix and Tracy Emin with Karl Singporewala. Cock n Bull Gallery 2014.