Tony was born and grew up in Sheffield before going on to study Architecture at the University of Sheffield. He worked for several local practices before moving to London in 2002 where he qualified as an architect and worked for several practices. He gained experience on large scale residential and commercial projects and bespoke design.
He established his first practice, Amenity Space, with Nicky Kirk in 2006 specialising in architectural and artistic. projects within the residential and cultural sectors. Amenity Space went on to become widely published and was recognised as an innovative practice winning several national and international awards.
Tony returned home to Sheffield in 2011 to have a family and take on a teaching role at the Sheffield School of Architecture. Here he has run several studios in and around the city focusing on light touch and sustainable design and has pursued research into how architects communicate their ideas.
OS31 was founded by Tony in 2014 with a commitment to producing creative, distinctive and buildable architecture. OS31 has won several high-profile competitions and has been published internationally. The practice evolves through research and testing and this work feeds back into Tony’s teaching.
He joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2016 and is also a Practice Mentor for the Royal College of Arts.