Areas of Expertise
Design codes and guidance, Development management, Design support
Mark is an architect, recognised practitioner in urban design and educator with three decades of practical experience achieving and promoting good design.
He is the Executive Director of Design Action Devon and Cornwall, Chair of the Cornwall Design Review Panel, South Hams Design Review Body and Secretary to the Panel in Torbay. Mark is a Visiting Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath and is appointed as a personal tutor for the RIBA Studio / Oxford Brookes course. Alongside his early career as a senior lecturer at University of Plymouth, he established his architectural practice. Then, as the second Director of the Architecture Centre, Bristol and later Head of Design South West, for CABE / Creating Excellence, he conceived and led a comprehensive design support programme including the provision of the regional design review and enabling.
Recent projects have included producing internal guidance on the use of design codes for South Gloucestershire Council; leading a team creating the Vision document for Taunton Garden Town and an accompanying Design Guide for Somerset West and Taunton Council. Mark occasionally acts as an independent consultant supporting development management processes. He recently assisted Place Alliance/UCL conduct the National Audit of Design Quality in Housing.