Ben Gibson


Ben Gibson co-founded Gibson Thornley Architects with Matt Thornley in 2013, wanting to create a studio where no projects are back of house, and all are made with the same duty of care, rich with spatial quality, and full of thoughts and ideas. With the practice, he has led large and complex teams to design many different kinds of building, to strong commercial, cultural and contextual imperatives, and often in close collaboration with stakeholder groups. His depth of experience working with historic or listed buildings has transformed buildings in highly sensitive contexts into valuable, contemporary assets for his clients.

Ben sits on design review panels in Islington and South Cambridgeshire, and recently co-ran a design unit at the University of Greenwich. He has been a visiting critic at London Metropolitan and Sheffield Universities, and has lectured at the Piacenza Summer School in Milan, at New London Architecture, and the University of Ulster. While at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, he delivered the Stirling Prize-winning Burntwood School project.

For Ben, good architecture resolves complex problems into logical, beautiful and enjoyable space.