Andy Bow is a senior partner and deputy head of Studio 1. He studied architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow. As a student he won numerous awards including the Glasgow School of Art Newberry Medal and the City of Glasgow Silver Medal for Architecture. After graduating in 1988 he moved to London to work with Jeremy Dixon and Ed Jones. He subsequently worked with Terry Farrell as design director, where he worked on schemes in the Middle East, the Far East, the UK and Europe.
Since joining Foster + Partners in 1996, and made a director in 2001, he has worked on numerous projects around the world, including many of the practice’s projects in London, including the Millennium Bridge, City Hall, the masterplan for Trafalgar Square; and Albion Riverside – a mixed use development on the south bank of the Thames. He was promoted to senior partner in 2006. For five years he was the deputy group leader of Studio 3 working on a wide range of projects including Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan; the Ilham Baru Tower, Kuala Lumpur; the West Kowloon Cultural Masterplan, Kai Tak Criuse Terminal and Cathay Pacific Lounges in Hong Kong.
He is currently working on the Musée de la Romanité Narbonne, and the Battersea Power Station masterplan in London
In 2000, he was a judge of the RIBA Bronze and Silver student medals and for ten years was an RIBA External Examiner at the Bartlett School of Architecture. He has lectured and taught in over 30 schools of architecture around the world and is currently an Eero Saarinen visiting Professor at Yale University. He is an ARB registered Architect and became a Fellow of the RIAS in 2011.
In June 2014 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Glasgow.