Graham Haworth
Founding Director

With Steve Tompkins, Graham is involved in the design of all the projects carried out by the practice. Graham has led projects for the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The London Library, Kingston University and the Royal College of Art. In addition to cultural and education projects, he has also developed the studio's urban regeneration portfolio, designing buildings at Liverpool One for Grosvenor Estates, Hallsville Quarter for Bouygues UK, Chobham Manor, the Olympic Athletes' Village and the multi-award winning Coin Street Development on London's South Bank. He is currently working on several residential-led regeneration projects in London, including two large projects for Peabody and a new education building for Kingston University.

Graham has lectured and been a visiting critic at a number of leading schools of architecture including Cambridge University in the UK and Yale University in the USA. He has contributed to a number of publications and television programmes on Architecture including The Art Show, Dreamspaces, and Buildings That Shaped Britain. He has an interest in contemporary art, advising on public art procurement and production, and has collaborated with Turner prize-winning artists Martin Creed and Grenville Davey and American artist Dan Graham.

Graham studied Architecture at the Universities of Nottingham and Cambridge. Upon graduation in 1984 he worked in the USA, returning to the UK he worked for Bennetts Associates before forming Haworth Tompkins with Steve Tompkins in 1991.

Steve Tompkins
Founding Director

With Graham Haworth, Steve is involved in the design of all the projects carried out by the practice. He leads the studio's performing arts portfolio, which includes projects with The National Theatre, the Everyman and Playhouse theatres in Liverpool, the Young Vic, Aldeburgh Music, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, the North Wall Performing Arts Centre, Battersea Arts Centre, the Bush theatre, Theatre Royal Bath and Chichester Festival Theatre. He is currently working on projects with the London Theatre Company, the Donmar theatre, Bristol Old Vic, the Really Useful Group, Nimax, ATG, St John Smith Square and the Perse School's Performing Arts Centre in Cambridge. Steve has also led community and urban regeneration projects with Coin Street Community Builders, Peabody and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

He has taught and lectured extensively at a number of UK schools of architecture, is a trustee of the Young Vic theatre, sits on the steering group of the carbon reduction organisation Julie's Bicycle and is a member of the international research forum Theatrum Mundi. He is currently an external examiner at Cambridge University.

Steve studied Architecture at Bath University and travelled extensively before joining Arup Associates in London. He was a founding member of Bennetts Associates in 1987 prior to forming Haworth Tompkins with Graham Haworth in 1991.

Toby Johnson
Managing Director

Toby is responsible for the day-to-day management of the practice and for overseeing project delivery and contract administration. He has been involved with various professional bodies including being one of the chairs on the Southwark Design Review Panel and sitting on the Newham Design Review Panel.

Toby studied Architecture at the University of Cambridge. He worked with MacCormac Jamieson Prichard where he was Managing Director for three years before joining Haworth Tompkins in 2005.

Prior to joining Haworth Tompkins, Toby led projects such as the Phoenix Initiative for Coventry City Council, a major seven-year regeneration programme that was shortlisted for the 2004 Stirling Prize, the Dana Centre, for the Science Museum, the Ruskin Archive at Lancaster University and student facilities for the London School of Economics and Trinity College, Cambridge. Since joining Haworth Tompkins, Toby has played a role in the Young Vic Theatre Project, The National Theatre, Coin Street neighbourhood centre, the Liverpool One Regeneration Project, Chichester Festival Theatre and the Liverpool Everyman.