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Tim Foster

Tim Foster is a 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 Cliffs Pavilion Southend-on-Sea, the Salisbury Playhouse Redevelopment, The Broadway Arts Centre in Peterborough, The Trafalgar Studios, London, The Broadway Theatre in Barking, the redevelopment of The Theatre Royal Norwich, the recently completed Yaa Centre in West London and the restoration of the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham, plus a number of school and college theatres, including the Parabola Arts Centre for The Cheltenham Ladies’ College. Current projects include the remodelling of The Polka Children’s Theatre, the restoration of Hoxton Hall and a new theatre for Royal Holloway University. He has a particular interest in the adaptation and alteration of existing buildings to create theatre space.

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. He is chairman of the ABTT Theatre Planning Committee and the OISTAT Architecture Commission. He is a board member of the Tricycle Theatre Company in London and in 2009 was appointed by The Secretary of State as a trustee of The Theatres Trust.