Tony is an architect and urban designer and Chairman of BDP since 2006. Previously he was Chairman of BDP London, Chairman of the Architecture Profession and Sector Champion for Education. It was in this role that he originated BDP’s vertical urban school idea, which has become one of the hallmarks of the practice’s work in education over the past decade.
His work spans projects which look to interlink learning with living to create new communities. He has led the design teams for many award winning buildings, notably the exemplar and Stirling Prize contender Hampden Gurney School in Marylebone.
Tony champions the ethos and philosophy of BDP’s founder Sir George Grenfell Baines in his commitment to humanist design and interdisciplinary working. He has set the future vision for BDP as 'Creating Places for People' with the view that designing integrated and interrelated activities that draw people together in urban places is the way forward to a truly sustainable culture; socially, environmentally and economically.