I qualified in 1981 and worked as a Project Architect – as a Director in medium and large practices – and from 2009-2016 in my own LLP practice. A consistent theme in my work has been built environment sustainability, through the buildings and places I have designed and delivered, and through research and advisory activities. One of my mid-career projects won an RIBA Regional Design Award and several have been shortlisted for Housing Design Awards. I was Chair of the RIBA’s Sustainable Futures Committee and the RIBA’s Climate Change Ambassador 2015-2017, including attending COP21 in Paris. I am now a Visiting Professor and design consultant, including as a Design Advisor for RIBA Competitions and a Design Council expert, and I sit on local and national design commissions and review panels. I author and chair policy review and research projects for UK governments and others, am a Board member of the Passivhaus Trust and the CLC’s Green Construction Board, and Chair of the Good Homes Alliance.
You can see a small selection of my work as a Project Architect from each of different sectors – a large-scale retrofit; new housing for social rent; work to a listed building; zero carbon artists studio; urban extension masterplan, design code and delivered phases; global hub workplace; Passivhaus prototypes; new university faculty; and the UK’s first zero carbon housing competition winner.
BE2 Rebuild European retrofit exemplar, Thamesmead
One of our key commissions at sustainablebydesign was for the architectural works to deliver the factory-produced overcladding of 20 flats at Thamesmead for the specialist contractor engaged by Gallions Housing Association to Passivhaus Enerphit standard.
UK’s first Zero Carbon Competition
Cow Lane Newark – winner of UK’s first zero carbon housing competition 1998
I with my ECD colleague Nigel Craddock won this RIBA open international competition sponsored by government’s DETR for the UK’s first ‘Zero Carbon Housing’ on a brownfield river-side site in Newark
You can find examples of my work as a Design Commissioner, Design Review and Quality Panel member and chair, RIBA Competitions Design Adviser, and Awards judge.
My membership of several industry Boards and Commissions, and as Chair of the Good Homes Alliance, has led to my contribution as Chair, author and taskgroup member to research, policy advice, and practical guidance on strategies for sustainability in the built environment.