Arthur Timothy, Director





Timothy Associates is a contemporary architecture practice established in 1986 providing innovative architecture and urban design solutions from studios in London and Bath, UK.

CV & Experience
Position: Director
Profession: Architect
Professional Education: University of Sheffield 1975-1981
BA (Hons) Bachelor of Arts (Architecture)
Dip. Arch. Diploma in Architecture
MA. Master of Arts (Architecture)
RIBA Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects
ARB Member of the Architects Registration Board
FRSA Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts


1986 - Present Director - Timothy Associates
1984 - 1986 Associate - Michael Sharpe Associates
1982 - 1984 Architect - Michael Twigg Brown & Partners
1982 - 1982 Architect - Michael Aukett Associates
1981 - 1982 Architect - Owen Luder Partnership

Arthur was born in Accra, Ghana. Prior to his education in the UK, he spent his early childhood in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He was educated at Queen’s College, Taunton, and studied Architecture at The School of Architecture at The University of Sheffield from 1975 – 1981.

Arthur is an architect with extensive experience in the design of commercial, residential and leisure projects in the United Kingdom and overseas. He established his studio; Timothy Associates in 1986 after gaining experience working for a number of established architectural practices in London including his design work on the Hay's Galleria by the River Thames at London Bridge.

Timothy Associates is a company of architects and landscape architects based in London and Bath with international Associates. In the early days, the Practice was involved in urban regeneration projects, and quickly established a reputation as designers and as a catalyst in assembling community development projects and bringing government and private interests together. The focus is now shifting from residential work to public buildings where the Practice seeks to incorporate our knowledge of materials into modernist construction and detailing.

The work of Timothy Associates has been widely published and exhibited at the Royal Academy, and Arthur’s drawings are retained in the Royal Institute of British Architects Drawings collection. Arthur has been profiled in a number of publications including Building, the Sunday Times, GQ magazine.

Arthur was the inaugural Chair of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, a charity which provides scholarships and bursaries to enable disadvantaged students to study architecture in the United Kingdom, the West Indies and South Africa. During this time he worked with Doreen Lawrence in shaping the direction of the Trust and in establishing a centre in the name of Stephen Lawrence.



BBC Bitesize recently filmed a feature on Arthur as part of their 'Proud to be an architect' film series featuring prominent architects from across history. The film includes Arthur Timothy alongside, Christopher Wren and Ieoh Ming Pei.
Arthur designed Hays Galleria whilst at Michael Twigg Brown Architects. Hay's Galleria is a major riverside tourist attraction on the Jubilee Walk in the London Borough of Southwark situated on the south bank of the River Thames. Originally a warehouse and associated wharf (Hay's Wharf) for the port of London, it was redeveloped as a mixed use visitor attraction in the 1980s. It is a Grade II listed structure.
Arthur’s drawing of Hays Galleria is held in the RIBA drawings collection