Partner & Group Leader
Stuart Wood joined Heatherwick Studio in 2002. With a background in industrial design, he has led the broadest range of projects and some of the most iconic for the studio.
Stuart is currently leading a diverse group of projects, including Google’s one million sqft home in London (in collaboration with BIG, currently under construction) and Lantern House, a two-tower residential development that spans both sides of New York City’s High Line. Stuart was also responsible for the studio’s Vessel, the recently completed centrepiece for Hudson Yards in Manhattan’s West Side, as well as the conceptual design phases of Google’s two new headquarters in California (in collaboration with BIG, also now under construction). Prior to this, Stuart worked on the the award winning UK Pavilion for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo and the transformation of London’s Routemaster bus.
In 2015 the studio created the role of Group Leader to support the growth in scale and number of its projects. Working with Thomas Heatherwick, Group Leaders are responsible for leading all aspects of a portfolio of projects from concept development through to delivery. They are also part of the studio’s senior management group, guiding business strategy, planning and process.
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