Michael Driver MA, DipArch, RIBA joined the BDA as senior architect earlier this year, succeeding Michael Hammett, who retired in April.
Like his predecessor, Michael has a wide brief - to head BDA's team of architects, helping educate all sectors of the construction industry in the potential of brickwork, promoting best practice in its use; to provide guidance externally and to member companies;
to contribute to publications; to represent the association on external standards committees; and to comment on proposed legislation.
He comes to BDA with wide experience of educational and practice roles. Since 1977, he has taught at Canterbury School of Architecture, concurrently running a practice undertaking educational, commercial and residential work. His interest in construction and the building process prompted a specialisation in self-build.
Michael graduated from Cambridge and worked in private practice with David Roberts and Geoffrey Clarke in Cambridge. He was a partner in Cruikshank & Seward Architects, Manchester, before moving into architectural education.