Project Manager, Architect, Urbanist
Currently constructing churches for the Christian Community.
Previously developed BSF schools and academies for Ark and Local Authorities.
Currently working in Bristol, London and Stroud
There's nothing more honourable than building a good school. It is really great that AHMM's talent has been recognised in this way, at last...
I recently visited the Granby4Streets project with the Academy of Urbanism Great Street Award assessment team. We were delighted to see how the combined artist/architect relationship with the local community was bringing forward stylish affordable regeneration in terms of not only cost-effective refurbishment but also creating work/training opportunities and fostering the creativity of local people. A really admirable and successful endeavour for artists and architects. Assemble get my vote!
Fantastic short-list; let's hope the money can be found to build this long-awaited project, that will help take the economy and prominence of Bristol forward.
Comment on: Is FCBS the best design architect in Britain?
I had the great pleasure of working as client to FCBS on a new academy in Essex. The users were delighted and so they should have been. The architects were great listeners and responded creatively to all comments, creating a beautiful school on a very challenging site.
I am pleased that the scheme did not win an award as this often attracts unwanted attention to what is a 'sheltered' environment for the pupils
Comment on: Clegg pledges to build five new garden cities
Congratulations to Nick Clegg for some sensible, joined up thinking on addressing the UK's massive housing need. This could be a vote winner for the Lib Dems, but needs careful 'selling' to those existing towns that are to be expanded and all those "nimbys" who won't want a new rail route near them.