Oliver Heywood

Oliver graduated from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College in Contemporary Furniture Design. He joined the practice in 2000 to work on the BBC Media Village project and has since worked on numerous projects ranging from restaurants and offices to theatres and galleries. Oliver became a Director of the practice in 2015.

Oliver was a key designer in the Royal Festival Hall project, leading the foyers refurbishment, and maintains a role today as a principal contact for our house architect role.

More recently Oliver delivered the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, a new 340 seat indoor theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe, which also involved the extensive remodelling of the existing foyer spaces serving the whole complex.

Alongside his work with Shakespeare’s Globe, Oliver has been responsible for various other arts and cultural projects including a new gallery in Southwark for Contemporary Applied Arts, a major refurbishment for the Free Word Centre in Farringdon and a landscape project for the Horniman Museum.

Current work includes the next major project at Shakespeare’s Globe – library, archive, exhibition and new backstage facilities – and some strategic feasibility work for a major central London cultural institution.