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 the practice as one of the leading architects responsible for the on-going improvement of the capital’s transport system.
Rob Naybour joined 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.
In 2013 the practice transitioned to a Limited Liability Partnership and appointed a number of partners to further support the growth and development of the practice in the UK and overseas.
Our work has increasingly gained worldwide recognition, cemented by the receipt of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (international Trade) in 2019 presented for our outstanding international growth and successful exportation our design expertise across the globe.
From Andrew and Chris’s original two man-band, we are now 150+ people with studios in London, Manchester, Sydney, Melbourne and Toronto. As we have grown so have our interests, and from our origins in infrastructure we now work across masterplanning, residential, retail and commercial sectors, all supported by our strong record of delivery and collaboration and client satisfaction.
In 2022 we became part of Egis – one of the world's leading consulting and engineering companies – in a partnership that further expands our design capability and expertise, and opens up new international opportunities for our clients, our business and our talented people.
For the future our focus is to create and connect sustainable places for people, looking at all elements that support this from sustainable mobility and automated vehicles, to digital technologies and construction techniques, through to what makes successful infrastructure, homes, work spaces, retail, recreation, cultural and entertainment facilities.