Andy Bow

Andy Bow

Senior Partner Deputy Head of Studio DHons (Uni.), MA, Dip Arch, BArch (Hons) FRIAS, RIBA

Andy studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, and recently received an honorary doctorate from the school for his lifelong contribution to architecture. He joined Foster + Partners in 1996 and became a senior partner in 2006. He is now Deputy Head of Studio, working on the Battersea Power Station Masterplan and the NARBO VIA in Narbonne. Andy has lectured and taught in over 30 schools of architecture, and is currently a visiting professor at the Bartlett and Yale University.




Andy Bow is a senior partner and a deputy head of studio. 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 Terry Farrell where he became a design director, working on projects in the Middle East, the Far East, the UK and Europe.

Andy joined the practice in 1996 and has worked on wide range of projects. His current projects include a museum in France, MuRéNa (Musée Régional de la Narbonne Antique), Battersea Power Station masterplan in London, Varso Tower, a mixed use tower in Warsaw, Poland and Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S Headquarters in Copenhagen.

He was deputy group leader for five years working on numerous projects including Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan; the Ilham Baru Tower, Kuala Lumpur; the West Kowloon Cultural Masterplan, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and Cathay Pacific Lounges in Hong Kong.

Some of Andy’s earliest work at the practice include the Millennium Bridge, the masterplan for Trafalgar Square, Albion Riverside, City Hall and the wider More London masterplan all 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 been a visiting critic in over 30 schools of architecture around the world and is currently a visiting professor at University College London and has been a regular Eero Saarinen visiting Professor at Yale University.

He is an ARB registered Architect and became a Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland in 2011. In June 2014, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow for his lifelong contribution to architecture.

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