Andrew Waugh

Renowned Architect, Pioneer in the Use of CLT, a Founding Director of Waugh Thistleton Architects

Andrew is a founding director of Waugh Thistleton Architects, a world leading architecture practice in the use of cross-laminated timber (CLT). Over the last 20 years Andrew has worked on award winning schemes from cinemas to synagogues, social housing to shopping centres.

A dedicated advocate of timber construction, Andrew encourages clients to look at the feasibility and benefits of new technologies and innovative methods of construction. He was responsible for the pioneering Stadhaus, the first urban housing project to be constructed entirely from prefabricated solid timber for which he was awarded the RIBA President’s Medal for Research, and Dalston Works, the world’s largest CLT residential building, completed in 2017.

Waugh Thistleton Architects recently won the World Architecture Festival Best Completed Religious Building award for their design of Bushey Cemetery in north London. The congregation halls, formed of rammed earth, were commended for their sensitivity to the surrounding environment and the ceremony and tradition of the Jewish faith.

Driven by a passion for sustainable design, Andrew continues to research from within the practice. He lectures across the world with a focus on sustainability, timber construction and the future of architecture.