Sandy Wright, a Founding Partner of Wright& Wright Architects LLP, London
Sandy studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture where he was taught by Isi Metzstein, whom he went on to work for at Gillespie, Kidd & Coia. While there he worked on Robinson College, Cambridge and was exposed to the studio’s unusual expertise in design, detailing and understanding of how buildings are put together. This has informed Sandy’s work since and the influence is felt throughout Wright & Wright’s buildings.
Sandy and Clare moved to London from Glasgow in 1979. Sandy joined and became partner with Sir Richard MacCormac at MJPW. While there he was partner-in-charge of the Faculty of Arts for the University of Bristol and Blue Boar Court for Trinity College, Cambridge.
In 1994 he and Clare founded Wright & Wright. Early projects included the library for the Royal College of Art, the Women’s Library, the V&A/RIBA Reading Rooms and Archives, followed by Taylor Library for Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, the National Gallery, London - Lower Galleries, Oakfield SEBD School in Hull, Newlands SEBD Academy in Southwark, Hull Truck Theatre, Longwall Library at Magdalen College, Oxford.
The Library and Study Centre for St John’s College, Oxford and Lambeth Palace Library are the most recently completed building.
Sandy has lectured and reviewed at over 20 schools of architecture, was a visiting critic at the Mackintosh and a Visiting Professor at Newcastle University. He has been external examiner for three schools and a competitions assessor for both the RIBA and the RIAS.
He is currently working on the Museum of the Home (formerly the Geffrye Museum) in London and Antonin Dvorak’s Birthplace Museum near Prague.
Sandy lives in north London with Clare. They have two grown-up children and several grandchildren.