Jeremy Till

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Jeremy Till is an internationally renowned architect, writer and educator. He has degrees in architecture from Cambridge University and The Polytechnic of Central London, and a Masters in Philosophy from Middlesex University.

As an architect, he is best known for the pioneering house and office, 9 Stock Orchard Street that he designed with his partner Sarah Wigglesworth. An early exemplar of sustainable design, the project received a wide breadth of awards, including the RIBA Sustainability Prize of 2004, a Civic Trust Award, and an RIBA National Award. In 2016, it was placed on the front page of the Architects Journal with the headline: “Is this the most influential house of its generation?”

As a writer, Till is best known for his highly influential book Architecture Depends (2009: MIT Press). It was awarded the RIBA President’s Medal for Research in 2009. Till’s earlier book, Flexible Housing (with Tatjana Schneider, 2007: Architectural Press) also won the RIBA President’s Medal for Research, as did the later book Spatial Agency (with Nishat Awan and Tatjana Schneider, 2011: Routledge). This makes Till the only person to win this prestigious international award three times. His current research project, Architecture after Architecture investigates the future of spatial practice in the face of climate breakdown.

As an educator, was Head of School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield from 1999-2007. During his tenure, Sheffield’s reputation was established as a school that pioneered a social and political approach to architectural education. In 2008 he moved to be Dean of the Built Environment at the University of Westminster. In 2012 he was appointed as Head of Central Saint Martins, one world’s leading centres for creative arts education, and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Arts London.