Thomas Alexander Heatherwick (17 February 1970) is an English architect, designer and the founder of London-based design practice Heatherwick Studio. Since the late 1990s Heatherwick has emerged as one of Britain’s most significant designers. Heatherwick Studio is a team of 250 problem solvers dedicated to making the physical world around us better for everyone.
Based out of combined workshop and design studio, they create buildings, spaces, master-plans, objects and infrastructure. Focusing on large scale projects in cities all over the world, the studio prioritises those with the greatest positive social impact. Working as practical inventors with no signature style, Heatherwick motivation is to design soulful and interesting places which embrace and celebrate the complexities of the real world. The approach driving everything is to lead from human experience rather than any fixed design dogma.