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Tom Sykes

Tom is an architect and design advocate. Formerly Head of Design for Transport for London's Property team, he now runs Extended Studio, a community led design practice based in London and Gloucestershire. His approach is to always put people first, designing buildings and strategies that are based on a sensitivity to how we inhabit places.

From social housing projects that stitch into existing neighbourhoods, to transforming the culture of large organisations, his skill is in making aspirations believable and realisable.

Taking lessons from leadership roles on both client and architect side, Tom has built up an particular understanding of development and design. Extended Studio draws these varied experiences together, balancing strategic thinking with attention to detail in a collaborative setting.

Now his passion is focussed on communities, and the ways that good design, from architecture to systems, can support them.

Tom Sykes