Tim Makower


Tim is a Londoner. He is an architect, urbanist and a cultural polymath.  He was educated at Cambridge and the Royal College of Art, and through his childhood in the hilltowns of Umbria.

Tim founded Makower Architects in 2012. He has wide-ranging experience in architecture, masterplanning, landscape and interiors - in London, Doha, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Liverpool and other cities.  Tim’s twenty eight years’ experience at Allies and Morrison includes major architectural projects such as the Qatar National Archive, Bankside 123, St Andrew’s Bow, Liverpool One and Coolsingel Rotterdam and masterplanning projects such as King’s Cross, Tottenham Hale, the Msheireb Project and Sidra Village Doha. Tim also has considerable experience working with existing buildings, both listed and in conservation areas, including the Great Northern Hotel, the German Gymnasium, Arnold House School, the Msheireb Museums, the Fashion and Textile Centre and the Gallery for Contemporary Applied Arts.


Tim was recently listed in the top 40 most influential architects in the Middle East. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Gulf Encyclopaedia for Sustainable Urbanism with Harvard University, the creator of 10×10 Portrait of a City, a collaboration with Argent, Sotheby’s and Article 25, and is the founder of the Doha Architecture Centre and Architecture Forum in Qatar. Tim also regularly lectures and teaches at universities and institutes worldwide.  He has been involved for many years in education in Qatar, the UK and also in the United States. From 2011 to 2012, he held the co-chair of architecture and urban design at Qatar University.

Tim’s approach to architecture and urbanism has been developed into a book about scale as it is manifested in cities, ‘Touching the City’, which is available for purchase in bookshops and online.

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