Tom Goodby joined Gibson Thornley Architects in 2022, looking to work on sustainable buildings that engage with their social, cultural and historic contexts. Since then he has worked primarily on cultural and education buildings, and several private homes. Tom has developed a particular expertise in the adaption and retrofitting of existing architecture to satisfy new functional requirements, his considered design approach focussing on achieving spatial clarity. He has also been involved in the preparation of presentation material for planning submissions and design competitions, and is responsible for arranging studio visits to buildings of architectural interest.
Before joining Gibson Thornley, Tom worked on several small to medium scale projects for arts charities, local authorities and private residential clients.
For Tom, good architecture is seen in well-crafted details and the careful application of materials and, on a wider scale, a deep understanding of context.