Although this blog is mainly about rural design, most of my work to date has been on urban projects. I trained as an architect at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and worked at Conran & Partners from 1987 to 2010, for the last nine years as a Director.
In my time with C&P I built up wide-ranging experience in complex urban developments including the regeneration of Butlers Wharf in London, the Bluebird garage in Chelsea and Ocean Terminal in Edinburgh. More recently I led large-scale regeneration projects for Defence Estates in Catterick, Land Securities/Delancey at Notting Hill Gate and Waterhouse at Brewery Square in Dorchester, and was responsible for the planning and design of the Martinhal resort near Sagres in the Algarve. Smaller-scale residential projects include Hus22, a development of eco-houses at Drayton near Norwich, for Abel Homes. In 2010 I joined Wymondham-based practice Lucas Hickman Smith.
I have written numerous articles on residential design, and have lectured on the subject for Design for Homes and Architecture Week. I have served as a judge on the South Norfolk Design Awards and the NAA Craftsmanship Awards and am a member Greater Norwich Partnership Design Review Panel.