Andrew Todd

Managing Director, Studio Andrew Todd

 

Andrew Todd is an architect, writer and musician based in Paris and southern Burgundy, and managing director of Studio Andrew Todd since 2004. The practice specialises in ultra-sustainable arts facilities, including the all-wood, naturally-ventilated Hardelot Elizabethan Theatre which won the WAN Wood in Architecture Award in 2018, and was described by Le Moniteur as ‘a masterpiece in the manner of the Bilbao Guggenheim, for a tiny fraction of the cost.’



Close to the performing arts community (Todd co-authored the book ‘The Open Circle’ in collaboration with legendary director Peter Brook), the practice has had a hand in many seminal projects including the Young Vic (as theatre consultants), the Old Vic CQS Space and the Silo auditorium in Marseille. Current work includes a new demountable auditorium building system.



Todd writes for The Guardian, Financial Times, Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, Architectural Review, The Enthusiast, Tracés and Parametro, and has appeared as a commentator on BBC World News and Today, France Culture and France Inter. His second book, ‘Common Sense: Building a World to Share’ was described the the Financial Times as ‘almost a primer…humane, opinionated and frequently very funny.’ Todd is currently completing a new book about trees.

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