Roger Watts
Design Director

Roger worked with Tim Ronalds Architects before joining Haworth Tompkins in 1996, and studied at Bath University (1989-95) under Steve Tompkins. For over 20 years Roger has been centrally involved in almost all of Haworth Tompkins' performance arts projects and is the studio's most experienced and knowledgeable theatre designer. Respected by clients, consultants and the specialist supply chain alike, Roger has built a strong reputation for thoroughness, detailed design skills and imaginative problem solving - he is one of the UK's top theatre architects.

Alongside the three directors, Roger drives and oversees the development of the studio's projects, attending key briefing and design development meetings with our clients. Throughout the design process, as well as acting as clients' primary contact for design issues and ensuring that client expectations are fully understood, conveyed and managed, Roger's role is also to mentor the studio's growing creative team.

Roger's projects include: The Royal Court Theatre, the temporary Almeida theatres at Gainsborough Studios and Kings Cross, the Egg and Ustinov theatres for the Theatre Royal Bath, The North Wall Performing Arts Centre in Oxford, The Bush theatre, The Young Vic theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Concert Hall, Birmingham, The Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres, Bristol Old Vic, St John Smith's Square Concert Hall, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the London Palladium, Perse School Performing Arts Centre and the London Theatre Company's Tower Bridge theatre.