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Toy graduated from Portsmouth Polytechnic (now the University of Portsmouth) as a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 1986, earning her postgraduate diploma in 1989.
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Toy graduated from Portsmouth Polytechnic (now the University of Portsmouth) as a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 1986, she also earned a postgraduate diploma in 1989.
Toy began her career at the organization Moxham Clark Partnership as an architectural assistant in 1982. At the company Derek Arend Associates, she served as an architectural assistant as well, for a year from 1986. In 1988, Toy joined the Academy Group Ltd. as an assistant, serving as a deputy editor from 1989 till 1992, rising to a commissioning editor and managing editor from 1993 to 1997. She worked as a senior publishing editor at the Academy Group Ltd. for five years from 1997.
Toy edited a book Building Sights with Ruth Rosenthal in 1995. Her other edited books include Deconstruction: A Pocket Guide, Free Spirit in Architecture and Educating Architects. Additionally, Toy is a contributor of articles and reviews to architecture journals. She served as a house editor of a journal Architectural Design from 1989 to 1992, as well as an editor from 1993.
Beginning from 2002, Toy is a freelance writer. She is the author of books Practically Minimal and The Architect: Women in Contemporary Architecture.
Quotations: "My primary motivation is to bring my architectural understanding and fascination to a broader audience and to provide information about the best way to educate architects. I have always felt this is an area of desperate need!"