Director Lifshutz Davidson Sandilands
Following a degree in sociology and psychology at Bristol University and research in cognitive psychology, Alex studied at the Architectural Association in London. He joined Foster Associates in 1977 and worked on the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank from 1981 to 1985 with responsibility for special structures. In 1986 (with the late Ian
Davidson) he formed Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands.
His work comprises a wide variety of award winning projects including supermarkets, a green power station, the Royal Victoria Dock Bridge, offices and residential buildings. For over 20 years he has worked on London’s South Bank for, among others, clients Coin Street Community Builders. Such projects include working with local groups and organisations to regenerate the area, drawing up master plans and completing the Palm Housing Coop at Broadwall, Oxo Tower Wharf, the Spine Route and the Hungerford footbridges. Most recently, he worked on the Doon Street community swimming and sports centre with its residential tower.
Alex is interested in the ability of design to create buildings and cities that respond to change and that are easily adapted by those who use them. He has developed construction and furniture systems that empower users to easily alter buildings both in the initial construction process and throughout their life.
Alex is President of the Architectural Association and chair of Body and Soul, a charity devoted to children and teenagers living with HIV. He is married and has two children.