Toby is a qualified architect with a passion for city building. With 24 years experience at Farrells working closely with Sir Terry Farrell, Toby's approach to design is based on an intimate understanding “place” and context. Toby’s design solutions are transformationalyet sensitive and responsive. With many published drawings, Toby is an accomplished designer and able to communicate complicated ideas and compose clear project narratives.
Toby has built a career in the design and delivery of complex, mixed-use urban regeneration projects both in the UK and internationally. His experience is wide ranging and he has played leading roles in the design of major projects in retail and residential sectors including Kowloon Super City, a master plan for the comprehensive development above a new transport interchange, the Greenwich Peninsula Master Plan for 10,000 new homes around the O2 which, at the time, was the largest planning application in London since WWII and ground breaking being the first to use the parameters approach. More recently, Toby has led design for Folkestone Harbour Regeneration, Earls Court Master Plan, Old Oak Common and Worcester Parkway Garden City.
Toby graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Arts (Dundee University) in 1987 and qualified as an architect in 1989. Initally working for practices including TP Bennet and Denton Corker Marshal, Toby joined Terry Farrell and Partners in 1995 working in both London and internationally becoming a partner in 2012. In 2019 Toby set up his own consultancy, Toby Denham Studio and in 2020 was appointed consultant Direct at Jo Cowen Architects.
Quingdao Conference Centre Winner – Kowloon Master Plan Urban Design Nominee;
Earl’s Court Master Plan World Architecture Festival Award.
Principal author for Town Centres Post the Virus published by Developer Magazine