Tom Russell completed training as an Architect at Edinburgh University in 1981. His early work was in Africa, and Australia before returning to UK. He masterplanned projects and self build housing in Dodoma the Capital City of Tanzania in 1978. He worked on the build of Pitlochry Theatre in 1979 with LDN and high rise offices in Sydney in 1982 with Hassels. Following his return to the UK in 1984 , he worked on on site at the fast track Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and then on the design of hi-tech silicon wafer production facilities for Digital and Hewlett Packard near Edinburgh with Parr. He planned Scotland`s largest retail centre at Braehead near Glasgow before moving to London. He worked on London Docklands development with Fitch, then the wave of hi-tech offices in south east England, including Sony headquarters in Surrey with Covell Matthews.
In 1993, Tom took on the role of senior design architect for Hawaiian based architects WATG in Windsor, for Legoland Family Theme Park. Following completion he relocated to the London studio to design hotels and resorts in Europe Middle East and Africa. He progressed through the company during 16 years as associate, managing director, senior vice president and board member. During his spell at WATG Tom designed international competition winning projects such as the Royal Opera House in Muscat, the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, and the Fairmont Heliopolis Hotel and Towers in Cairo. His final work at WATG was to win the international design competition for the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre. He negotiated the full design services agreement and completed the concept design before leaving WATG in 2009.
MA Edinburgh 1980 ; Diploma in Architecture 1981 ; RIAS ; RIBA
Thomas Neale Russell - Chartered Architect ( ARB - 051278 H)