Lucy Tilley

Associate Principal, London

Lucy Tilley is Associate Principal and heads the Adjaye Associates’ London studio overseeing all projects in the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East, Asia & Australasia. She has worked alongside Sir David Adjaye for over 20 years and has been a key figure in the growth and global success of the practice. Lucy was instrumental to many of the early civic and cultural projects that brought the studio to notoriety in London from the Ideas Stores community libraries in Whitechapel—which were credited for pioneering a new approach to library services— to Rivington Place, the first arts building backed by public funds in forty years, in Hackney.

She also facilitated the growth of the office into international markets from the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo to the Nanjing House to the Aishti Mixed-Use Foundation in Beirut. As London’s Associate Principal, Lucy oversees the UK offices future business trajectory, with a specific focus on European, Asia and Middle Eastern markets.

Lucy trained at Southbank University and received her Diploma for the Architectural Association. She serves as a juror for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) and a design review panellist at the RIBA Awards, the University of Westminster and the Architectural Association, where she was also a lecturer.