Sandy Wright founded Wright & Wright with Clare Wright in 1994 and has co-led the practice for nearly three decades. His early projects include the library for the Royal College of Art, the Women’s Library, the RIBA Reading Rooms and Archives at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Taylor Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, the National Gallery, London, Oakfield School in Hull, Newlands Academy in Southwark, Hull Truck Theatre, Lambeth Palace Library, and Longwall Library at Magdalen College, Oxford.
He recently completed the award-winning Library and Study Centre for St John’s College, Oxford and is currently overseeing Phase III works on the College’s Old and Laudian Libraries as well as the creation of a new museum in the Czech Republic. 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. These tenets have informed Sandy’s work ever since.
In 1979, Sandy joined and became Partner with Sir Richard MacCormac at MJPW. He concurrently served as Partner-in-Charge of the Faculty of Arts for the University of Bristol and Blue Boar Court for Trinity College, Cambridge.
Sandy has lectured and reviewed at over 20 schools of architecture, and has served as 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.
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- The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury