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Studio Andrew Todd


Andrew Todd


University of Pennsylvania. Master's in Architecture, May 1995.
Cambridge University. 1986-1989, Christ's College, BA MA in English Literature.


Workshop Leader, Design Internantional Week, UQAM May 2016
Villa Kujoyama, Institut Francais, Autumn 2015. Two-month research residency on wood, bamboo and earth construction in Japan.
London School of Economics, LSE Cities Programme. Co-leader of a two-day workshop on performance and civic space.
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture Paris-Malaquais.
Adjunct faculty, diploma programme since 2008.
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Marseille. Associate Professor 2004-5.
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. Academic year 2003-4: external expert tutor, diploma programme.
Co-director of prospective international summer programme on the theme of creativity and industrialisation in architecture.
May 2003. Lecture: SAT recent work.
Cambridge University. External examiner (dissertations), School of Architecture.
Parsons Paris. Founding co-ordinator of pilot programme in interior architecture, lecturer and studio critic, 1998.


Presentation of the book 'Common Sense,' Danish Architecture Centre,
November 2016
Keynote Speaker, Holzbau Forum Garmisch-Partenkirchen, December 9th 2016
Keynote Speaker, Forum Bois Construction, Lyon, April 2016Venice Biennale, November 2012, lecture and round-table discussion with David Chipperfield and Ricky BurdettColumbia University, October 2012, lecture as part of The Global Street conference with Liz Diller and Saskia Sassen
Lecture to Ph.D class, McGill University Department of Architecture, February 2014
Keynote Speaker, 'Atmospheres' Conference, U Manitoba
February 2014
Co-Create Construction Seminar, Copenhagen,
'From House to Stage to Street: Culture as the Engine of Civic Life.'
IFTR Conference, Prague Quadrennial 2011,
Keynote Speaker: 'Thinking, Building, Dwelling, Acting, Sharing: Towards a Phenomenology of Action.'
Université d'Amiens,
'The Resonance of Peter Brook' lecture at the conference '40 Years of Scenographic Creation'
Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh, India
School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Delhi
Queen's University, Belfast.
Sull'architettura: Consonanze e Dissonanze, Como, Italy.
The Legacy of Ivan Illich. Conference co-organiser, Bologna.
CivicCentre Conference, London.
University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy.
Institutt For Rommkunst, Oslo, Norway.
Bartlett School of Landscape Architecture, University College London.
ILAUD, Venice.

Visiting critic and jury member:
Staedelschule, Frankfurt
University of Washington, Rome
Architectural Association School of Architecture
Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
Columbia University -Two Cities Program, Paris
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Notre Dame University School of Architecture, Rome


Prague Quadrennial of Theatre Space and Design, PQ 11. Curator and designer of the French National Exhibit, Architecture Section.
Saloni del Mobile,
Milan 2008. Exhibition of furniture designs.
Venice Biennale 2002.
Exhibition of façade components developed for Ateliers Jean Nouvel.
Forum d'Architecture, Lausanne, 2005. Project for the Lausanne Opera.
Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture, Paris. 1995.
Institut Français d'Amérique Latine, Mexico City. 1996. Deux Etudes Urbaines aux Etats-Unis in the exhibition "L'archi s'explose" organised by A3.


Common Sense: the Room, the Theatre, the City, the World. Published in June 2016 by Rightangle International, Financial Times essential summer reading 2016.
Scenekunsten de Unge Collective volume concerning theatre for children, published by Scenkunsbruket in Norway
The Open Circle: Peter Brook's Theatre Environments. In collaboration with Peter Brook and Jean-Guy Lecat. 280 pages, 200 illustrations. Published in England by Faber and Faber September 2003; American edition by Palgrave Macmillan, Spanish edition (El Circulo Abierto: los entornos teatrales de Peter Brook)
Beat : The Story of Rhythm. Cultural and historical study of rhythm in music and the visual arts and architecture, 300 pages. Book under contract with Jonathan Cape/Random House.

BBC 24 News, BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 Today
Architectural commentator.


The Guardian, July 2016
Review of Les Damnés, Avignon Festival
RIBA Journal, January 2016
'Three-way Street,' essay on Japanese culture
Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2016
Portrait of Kengo Kuma
The Guardian, October 2015
Article on high-altitude construction
Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, November 2013
Ways of Hearing (article concerning concert hall acoustics)
Financial Times, October 2013
Towers of Babble (concerning sound)
The Guardian
, July 2014
Review of The Fountainhead, Avignon Festival
The Guardian, May 2010
Obituary of Sotigui Kouyate
The Guardian, July 2009
Review of the first week of the Avignon festival
The Guardian,
April 2009
Obituary of Sverre Fehn
The Guardian,
December 2008
Article on Peter Brook's relationship to the Bouffes du Nord Theatre
Natura Magazine, Istanbul,
November 2008
Publication of 10 Studio Andrew Todd projects.
Architectural Review, London
'The Unfinished Theatre'. July 2007, Lead article (co-written with Steve Tompkins).
'Economy of Means: An Investigation Into the Aesthetics of Scarcity'
Self-published manifesto concerning construction techniques and sustainability.
The Enthusiast,
The Enthusiast Alamanac, 2006
Bangor and London. Articles on dwelling and urbanism.
El Croquis
GA Document 67
Architecture d'Aujourd'hui
AMC Hors Série. 2002-3.
Publication of various studies and personal drawings completed for Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Brembo Technocentre project.

Spazio e Società, Milan:
Correspondent 1994-2000. Articles on computers, PSFS Building, Peter Brook.

hochparterre.wettbewerbe 4, 2005. Publication of competition project for the Opera de Lausanne
Tracés 08 -Bulletin technique de la Suisse romande, 2004. Publication of EPFL Test Building Project.
Parametro 249, Milan, 2004: 'La Crisi dell'Architettura Teatrale.'
The Globe's Open World, in The Historicity of the Gaze, Ivan Illich, collected course papers, University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. program in Architecture, 1995.


Chevalier des Arts et Lettres,
40 European Architects under 40 Prize,
awarded by the European Centre for Architecture and the Chicago Athenaeum
RIBA National Building Award 2007
RIBA London Building of the Year 2007 for The Young Vic Theatre.
Frank Miles Day Prize for best essay in architectural theory, 1994.
2nd Prize, Schenk-Woodman Competition, 1995.
Invited finalist for AIA/AAF Student Competition.
Rotary Scholar 1990-91.


Brembo Technocentre, Bergamo, Italy. 20.000m2 research and technical facility for Formula
1 brake manufacturer. Lead architect, facades and structure.
40 Mercer Street, New York. Luxury Condominiums.

Atelier d'Architecture Georges Maurios, Paris.
Office building 'Le Montsouris,' ZAC d'Alésia Montsouris. 11.000m2, £12m budget. Project architect. Building completed 2001.
30 unit residential building, ZAC d'Alésia Montsouris. 1,880 m2 SU. Project architect, phase PRO. Project completed 2001.

Atelier Antoine Grumbach et Associés, Paris.
College Universitaire d'Alembert, University of Versailles. 10,000 m2 college comprising lecture theatres/conference halls (600, 200, 150 seats), offices, classrooms and public facilities. Budget 10M pounds, completed 2002. Finalist for Equerre d'Argent prize 2003. Lead architect, lecture halls (600, 200, 150 seats).


Professional-level Jazz drummer. Studies with George Sheppard (protégé of Buddy Rich, drummer for Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie). Regular performer at Ortlieb's Jazzhaus, Philadelphia, 1990-1995, with musicians including Shirley Scott, Farid Barron (pianist for Wynton Marsalis), Jafar Barron. British Citizen, legal resident France and United States. Fluent in French and Italian.