Since qualifying in 1975 I have been an advocate of the economic, social and environmental benefits of a well designed urban environment.
This is demonstrated through my active participation in and commitment to a variety of bodies which promote, amongst other things, sensitive design. These bodies include the Newcastle Conservation Advisory Panel (NCAP) and Historic Environment Advisory Panel, representing RIBA; Newcastle Age Friendly City representing the North East England Chamber of Commerce; Design North East review panel member; RIBA Client Adviser; over 25 years, in a series of SCAPES promoted and published by RIBA North East, proposing radical but practical ideas for local infrastructure and urban design. As President of the Northern Architectural Association I support the Trustees in the promotion of architectural education, including the awarding of annual design and dissertation prizes and financial support for initiatives managed by RIBA NE. I have always worked in small to medium size private practice, as owner director for the last 30 years. My main areas of interest are in the health and care sector and housing but practice work has including major infrastructure (rail) projects in UK and overseas and heritage work. I work from a home office in Whitley Bay.