Waugh Thistleton has experience in delivering a wide range of building types, including affordable housing, private residential projects, offices and commercial spaces, and mixed-use, cultural and leisure. The quality of our buildings and our commitment to the use of timber construction has earned us an international reputation in environmentally sustainable architecture and design.
Waugh Thistleton employs over 30 staff working from a shop-front office in the heart of Shoreditch, where we operate a sociable open-door policy.
Our highly experienced and close-knit team meet regularly to discuss every project on the drawing board. The starting point for every venture we undertake is the nature of the site - including its cultural, social and historical context, and the needs of the building’s users.
From this point we determine construction materials and methods, striving at every point to produce innovative and imaginative sustainable design solutions that harness leading technologies. Computer modelling, photography and hand sketches are all crucial tools in our design process, and in how we communicate.
Working in close collaboration with our clients, and with the consultants, contractors and key stakeholders on each project, the architecture we produce is responsive, original and intelligent. This is reflected in our awards and the many clients that we continue to work with.
As well as being immersed in both design and construction, we run research projects, teach and experiment in timber, with our full time timber engineer and the many PhD and Masters students that come to work with us.
Founding partners, Andrew Waugh and Anthony Thistleton, met studying architecture at Kingston University in 1991, and established Waugh Thistleton in 1997. Always interested in developing new ways of building, in 2003 they built their first CLT building, and since then have established an expertise in timber design and construction. Two decades on, their shared spirit of invention unites, and forms the core ethos of the practice, whilst each new architect and each new project helps it to evolve.
Waugh Thistleton Architects Reduces Energy Consumption of East London Office Building by Half