Alex Lifschutz is founding Principal of Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands Architects. Following a degree in psychology and research in cognitive psychology, he studied at the Architectural Association in London, where he later served as President. He joined Foster Associates in 1977, worked on the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank from 1981 to 1985 and in 1986 formed Lifschutz Davidson with the late Ian Davidson. Lifschutz has had a longstanding relationship with communities and businesses on London’s South Bank, working with the Coin Street Community Builders to regenerate a down-at-heel area through development of co-operative housing and new urban realm initiatives. His Broadwall social housing scheme at Coin Street won the Royal Fine Art Commission Building of the Year Award in 1995. More recent projects include the Golden Jubilee footbridges connecting Charing Cross with the South Bank, a new Indoor Sports Centre for the University of Birmingham, the remodelling of the St Martin School of Art building in Charing Cross Road for Foyles bookshop and the Fitzroy Place housing development of the site of the old Middlesex Hospital. His lighting project for Thames bridges in central London, completed in 2021, won the Public Space category in the inaugural Building Beauty Awards.