Toby Lewis is a Teaching Fellow, MArch Year 1 Design Studio Coordinator and has been a studio leader for the annual ‘Studio in the Woods’ and ‘Forest of Imagination’.
With tangential beginnings in dance, pure mathematics and developmental psychology Toby has been an architect for several decades, having been shortlisted for a silver medal as a student and working with RMJM, James Stirling and, for twenty years, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios in Bath.
He has been involved in a wide variety of work including many award winning schemes. He has particular experience of public buildings including galleries and performance spaces. His wish to develop the expressive use of materials led to the lapped timber cladding of the new Northampton Academy, the bizarre hedgehog of slate and white concrete for the flytower of the new theatre at Bath Spa University and the brick and metal skin of the new Central Office for the National Trust in Swindon. He was project architect for Persistence Works for Yorkshire ArtSpace in Sheffield and new teaching accommodation within The Cathedral Close, Salisbury. He left the partnership in 2009 and has worked as a consultant to the practice since then.
Work with James Stirling included the Clore Gallery for the works of J M W Turner at the Tate, London; the Tate Gallery, Liverpool; MusikHochshule und TheaterAkademie, Stuttgart; competition entries for: National Library of France (joint second place); Multimedia Centre Kyoto and Toronto Opera House.