Tom is a lighting director in our London studio and co-leads lighting profession with Colin.
Since joining the practice in 2007, Tom has emerged as an influential designer who draws inspiration from a diverse background in product and graphic design, packaging and branding. Now an Associate with over a decade’s experience in lighting design, his international portfolio spans the sectors, including small and large scale retail, office and commercial fit out, residential, master planning, heritage, healthcare and landscape. In 2017, his commercial scheme for Land Securities UK Head Office was the first refurbishment project to be awarded BREEAM Outstanding. He won two lighting design awards in 2014 for Trinity Leeds and Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
Tom’s current projects are split across various sectors. He manages teams on several London office fit-outs for clients including Google, BNY Mellon and Blackstone, together with a large public realm regeneration project in central Glasgow, the University of Cambridge’s prestigious new Cavendish III laboratory plus other projects across UK retail, leisure and landscape. Balancing a strong sense of design with sound technical knowledge, Tom consistently and successfully delivers projects for his clients on time and on budget. More recently, he has used his experience to further develop the team’s design process, drawing on lessons learned from previous projects and driving forward the quality and integrity of the BDP lighting offering.
As lighting design continues to thrive as a profession, Tom is increasingly involved in the education of students and young designers. He is passionate about developing new talent, sharing and imparting his knowledge and experience with the next generation. He lectures at the University of Bath MSc Built Environment course and tutors on the Diploma course at the Interior Design School in West London.
The exterior lighting to the St. Nickolas apartments gives this prestigious development an impressive presence at night.
Additional fit-for-purpose academic space within the constrained Sloane Square site.
Architectural sensitivity was key in the lighting intervention; a minimalist approach was favoured by the design team to ensure the architecture was allowed to shine without competition.
Recently completed, the new headquarters building for Land Securities in Victoria has been designed to communicate the client’s brand and a sense of quality and innovation without overt opulence.
BDP was commissioned to light Clyde Place House, a B listed warehouse dating back to the 1870s, one of five buildings on the site.
The bulk of the new extension is below ground level and provides highly flexible function space.
Exciting and engaging retail and leisure which will uplift Oxford’s visitor experience.
Trinity Leeds is the most important city-centre development of recent times.
A challenging upgrade of the 150 year old Garrick Club to improve the existing library, billiard room and function rooms together with the creation of new private dining, bedroom and support facilities.
Integral to the impact of the design are the spectacular chandeliers which act as visual merchandising, incorporating Nike clothing into the structure.
Mixing, function, practicality and the sophisticated simplification of form, with the strong water element of the city, integrates the principles of Scandinavian design into the local Chinese context.
BDP was commissioned to light several areas of public realm, including Clyde Place, an extensively landscaped area at the heart of the campus.
25 North Colonnade is an office tower located in the heart of Canary Wharf. We delivered a much needed facelift to modernise facilities and created a new lighting scheme for the south reception spaces, northern market hall, public areas and roof terraces.