Andy Bow (Architectural Studies, 1988) B.Arch (Hons), Dip.Arch, MA

Job Title:

Senior Partner at Foster+ Partners, an Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architecture (Yale)


Mackintosh School of Architecture


Millennium Bridge, one of the practice’s projects
Andy Bow led, image from

Millennium Bridge, one of the practice’s projects


Andy Bow (Architectural Studies, 1988)

Andy Bow was born in Edinburgh and studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture. As a student he won numerous awards and competitions including the first prize in international architectural competitions in New York and Amsterdam, The Glasgow School of Art Newbery Medal and the City of Glasgow Silver Medal for Architecture.

After graduating in 1988 he moved to London to work with Sir Jeremy Dixon and Ed Jones. He subsequently worked with Sir Terry Farrell as Design Director, where he worked on schemes in the Middle East, the Far East, the UK and Europe.

Since joining Foster + Partners in 1996 he has worked on numerous projects both locally and overseas. He has led many of the practice’s projects in London, including the Millennium Bridge over the Thames; City Hall - the Greater London Authority Headquarters; the ‘World Squares for All’ masterplan for Trafalgar Square; and Albion Riverside - a mixed use development on the south bank of the Thames.

He was made a board director in 2001 and promoted to senior partner in May 2006.