Director of Tonkin Liu
Mike Tonkin is a qualified architect and landscape architect. He established his practice after leaving the RCA in 1989 and founded Tonkin Liu with Anna Liu in 2001. Mike’s professional practice has been consistently informed by a distinctive pursuit of form and lessons observed from the natural world. The work has been informed by an understanding of vernacular architecture observed during extensive travels around the world. Over the last twenty years Mike has taught and lectured at numerous schools of architecture, including the AA, the Bartlett School of Architecture (University College London), University of Cambridge, the RCA and the University of Westminster. He lectures on a number of subjects including world vernacular architecture, using the experience and photographs taken from his extensive travels. He is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath.