Tim Foster, PartnerTim Foster


Tim Foster MA Dip Arch (Cantab) RIBA

Tim is the founding partner in Foster Wilson Architects (formerly Tim Foster Architects). He trained at the Cambridge University School of Architecture, where he also worked as a stage designer. Before establishing the practice in 1979, he worked for Roderick Ham and Partners and as consultant architect to Theatre Projects Consultants.

Tim has been responsible for many theatre projects carried out by the practice including The Tricycle Theatre and Cinema, the Salisbury Playhouse Redevelopment, The Trafalgar Studios, The Broadway Theatre in Barking, the redevelopment of The Theatre Royal Norwich, The Yaa Centre in West London, the restoration of the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham, and St James Theatre.

Tim was chair of the editorial board and a contributor to Theatre Buildings: A Design Guide, published by Routledge in 2010. He has been an Arts Council Lottery assessor in England and Scotland, and is currently chairman of the ABTT Theatre Planning Committee and the OISTAT Architecture Commission. He was elected a Fellow of the ABTT in 2012 and was a board member of the Tricycle Theatre Company from 2000 to 2013. From 2009 to 2015 he was appointed by The Secretary of State to serve as a trustee of The Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres in the UK.