Jonathan Ball

Jonathan Ball  MBE AADip RIBA FRSA Hon FRIAS (born 1947) is the co-founder of the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK. He sits on the RIBA National Council

He was awarded the MBE for 'services to architecture' in 1992 and is a public speaker.

He is the author of The Other Side of Eden (FootSteps Press, 2014, ISBN 978-1908867247.  and The Winds Call No Man Sir (FootSteps Press, 2015, ISBN 978-1-908867-29-2)

Founder:The Great Atlantic Way, Cornwall

Chartered Architect and Writer.

Amazon review
One of many 5 star reviews
"As the saying goes, each story has two sides and having read this fascinating and revelatory glimpse into what really happened behind the scenes at the birth of Eden, the reader comes away with the sense that finally the record has been set straight. Jonathan writes with passion and integrity, a compelling story that has waited a long time to be told. For anyone interested in Cornwall, the Eden Project or the tale of an honest, hard working, irrepressible Cornishman and the selfless love for his county that, in the end, transcended everything else."
Amazon review
One of many 5 star reviews
"This book recounts the trials and tribulations of the co-founder of the Eden Project, Jonathan Ball, in procuring the Eden Project for his native Cornwall. The reader cannot but be in awe of the dedication, enthusiasm and total commitment of the author only to be ousted against his will from the Project. Speaking from the heart Jonathan Ball tells of the personal cost and hardship he and his family endured, including three Court cases, in order to retrieve his good name, be re-installed as co-founder of the Eden Project and recoup his financial losses. For all who seek truth and justice this is an incredible and compelling book - read it and be inspired."
Foreword
Bude Lifeboat Station is close by a crescent of demountable beach huts, and half way along is Summerleaze Beach Hut Number 31 where much time has been spent dreaming my dreams overlooking the breakwater and Barrel Rock. This hut is 3 minutes 26 seconds stroll westwards from my office, The Belvedere, where, from 1974 to 2001, I was head of a latter day James Herriot style architectural practice taking on all projects, great and small. Architectural practice gave way to the Co-creation of the Eden Project. I am first and foremost a Cornishman, of and for my community. Bude has been very kind to me and rich in opportunity. It has been home since my birth in 1947 and is where, unfailingly, I have always celebrated Christmas. This memoir is an intimate reflection of my early years. The evanescence of memory has been the spur, my grandchildren the motivation. Jonathan Ball, The Belvedere