Thomas Heatherwick CBE

Founder, Heatherwick Studio, UK

Award-winning British designer Thomas Heatherwick founded Heatherwick Studio in 1994 to bring together the practices of design, architecture and urban planning.


The studio has gone on to produce some of the most acclaimed designs of our time, including recently completed Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town and Coal Drops Yard in London.


The studio is currently working on approximately 30 projects in 10 countries, including headquarters for Google and a new terminal at Singapore’s Changi Airport.

© Elena Heatherwick

Thomas Heatherwick CBE

Founder, Heatherwick Studio, UK

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1000 Trees in Shanghai, a 3 million sqft, mixed-use development currently in construction © Mir

New Bus for London, re-envisioning the London icon for the modern age © Iwan Baan

Learning Hub in Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, an education facility for the digital age © Joe Almond

UK Pavilion for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, a hairy building that created a Seed Cathedral © Iwan Baan

Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, reimagining a historic grain silo into Africa’s first museum of contemporary modern art © Iwan Baan