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Andrew Todd


Andrew Todd is the founding principal of Studio Andrew Todd, an award-winning architecture and scenography practice engaging in collaborative design approaches. Founded in 1999, the Paris-based firm has completed projects throughout Europe with a particular emphasis on spaces for the performing arts and ephemeral theatrical structures. Projects include major renovations of the Old and Young Vic Theatres in London, the adaptive reuse of a harbourside grain silo for a new theatre in Marsaille, and a circular theatre made of recycled paper, modeled after Shakespeare’s Globe, for the 2013 World Stage Design event in Cardiff, Wales.


In addition to his architectural practice, Andrew is actively committed to research through teaching, publishing and lecturing, as well as through ongoing curatorial work and theatrical experimentation. He is a founding member and programme leader of Richard Sennett's Theatrum Mundi, a research network dedicated to stimulating discussion on practices spanning stage and street. Andrew has exhibited and enacted his theatrical research in Prague, Milan, Venice, and Paris. He is co-author of the celebrated book The Open Circle: Peter Brook’s Theatre Environments (2003), based on seven years of collaborative research with the acclaimed director and members of his creative team. Andrew has also written on theatre and architecture for Spazio e Società, Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, El Croquis, Architectural Review, The Guardian, and has served as an architectural commentator for the BBC. His essays include: “Thinking, Building, Dwelling, Acting, Sharing: Towards a Phenomenology of Action”; “From House to Stage to Street: Culture as the Engine of Civic Life”; and the "Economy of Means: A Tentative Investigation Into the Aesthetics of Scarcity.” In 2011 Andrew was named Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the French Minister of Culture.


Andrew Todd holds degrees in English Literature from Cambridge University, and a Master’s in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been an adjunct professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture, Paris-Malaquais, a leader of workshops on performance and civic space, and a regular lecturer at academic institutions in France, England, Italy, Norway, the United States and, now, Canada. He is also a jazz drummer!


Atmosphere is generously supported by the Faculty of Architecture Endowment Fund and the following professional associations: the Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA); the Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA); and the Professional Interior Designers Institute of Manitoba (PIDIM).                  


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