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 designed self build housing and masterplanning projects in Dodoma the Capital of Tanzania in 1978. He was involved in design and construction of Pitlochry Theatre in 1979 and high rise commercial in Sydney Australia in 1982. In 1984, he worked on on site at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and then on the design of hi-tech silicon wafer production facilities for Digital and Hewlett Packard. He planned Scotland`s largest retail centre at Braehead near Glasgow before moving to London to work on Docklands retail developments, then hi-tech offices, including Sony headquarters at Brooklands, Surrey.
In 1993, Tom took on the role of site based senior designer at Legoland for Hawaiian architects WATG , Following completion he relocated to their London studio to design hotels and resorts in Europe Middle East and Africa and progressed to become managing director, senior vice president and board member. Tom designed international competition winning projects such as the Royal Opera House in Muscat, the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, and the Fairmont Towers Hotel in Heliopolis, Cairo. His final work at WATG was to win the international design competition for the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre. He formed his own practice in 2010.
MA Edinburgh 1980 ; Diploma in Architecture 1981 ; RIAS ; RIBA
Thomas Neale Russell - Chartered Architect ( ARB - 051278 H)