Toby Blunt

Toby Blunt

Senior Partner Deputy Head of Studio BA (Hons), Dip Arch

Toby has worked on a diverse range of projects during his 25 years at Foster + Partners. Graduating from the University of Portsmouth, Toby’s interest in technology, sustainable materials and innovative building techniques, is evident in his global experience and demonstrated by award winning projects. Toby is involved in pioneering high-rise mixed use towers and masterplans. Recent projects include the new headquarters for BBC Wales in Cardiff and the surrounding buildings. Toby is a keen cyclist living in the Surrey Hills with his family.

Biography

Toby Blunt is a Deputy Head of Studio supporting the Studio Head with a team of over 100 Architects. He studied at the University of Portsmouth School of Architecture, obtaining an honours degree in 1990 and a diploma in 1992. He subsequently studied for professional practice at the Architectural Association London in 1997. Toby joined the practice in 1995.

He has recently been involved a variety of projects ranging from offices, airports, museums, residential and masterplans. His current projects include the new International Airport in Phnom Penh and a boutique airport on the Red Sea. He was partner in charge for the recently completed Bund Financial Centre, a new mixed-use complex on The Bund Shanghai. He is also leading a team on a large mixed-use development on the outskirts of Bangkok which is currently under construction. 

Toby has lived extensively abroad whilst working on several projects – in Berlin for the development of the Reichstag, Singapore, as project architect leading the delivery of the Expo Station and Kuala Lumpur, working as project architect on site for the Universiti Teknologi Petronas. On his return to London he led the design of the Index, a mixed use 80-storey tower in Dubai. His earliest work at the practice was the Canary Wharf Underground Station, part of London Underground's Jubilee Line Extension, since then he has been involved in a number of the practices work in the Middle East, Far East, China and India and has helped to develop new markets in Asia including Vietnam and Thailand.

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