Such complex and diverse schemes led them to continue their association, by looking for simple building solutions and fine detail. In 1985, they exhibited their joint projects at a RIBA exhibition entitled ’40 under 40’ and an enthusiastic response led to the formation of Weston Williamson in the same year. Their first big break came in 1991 when Roland Paoletti, chief architect of the Jubilee Line Extension decided to assemble a team of bright young architects to raise the design bar for the new stations and transform the journeys of commuters ‘from the mundane to the marvellous’.
Weston Williamson was chosen to design London Bridge, the first in a long series of transport related commissions in London establishing us as one of the leading architects responsible for the on-going improvement of the capital’s transport system.
Rob joined us in 2002, bringing his broad knowledge of design, construction and the built environment to our transport and urban design projects. He became a director in 2008 and in 2015 was awarded the RIBA London Project Architect of the Year title for his work on the Paddington Integrated Project.
Our work over the last 30 years, for clients such as Crossrail, HS2, London Underground and Docklands Light Railway has gained us worldwide recognition. It has led to projects in Australia, Dubai, India, Malaysia and China, and the recent establishment of offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Toronto.
Our work and interests have always extended beyond infrastructure covering regeneration and place making and includes many residential and mixed use clients.
Our vision for the next 20 years is to examine all of the elements that contribute to the shaping of a civilised city – sustainable public transport and automated vehicles, digital technologies, homes, future work spaces, retail, recreation, cultural and entertainment facilities - and to play a principal role in their design too.