Simon is a Chartered Architect and an Architect Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC). He serves on the AABC’s Board of Trustees. His passion for the historic environment is reflected in the projects that he has successfully delivered for clients since he joined the practice in 2000. He has helped to bring several important sites back to life through restoration and reuse, and finding the most sustainable, most financially viable solution.
Simon’s experience and enthusiasm, coupled with detailed technical knowledge, help clients to obtain consent for sensitive sites and deliver projects through to completion. Simon enjoys working in multidisciplinary teams on challenging projects and has a practical approach which adds real value.
A passion for the historic environment led Simon to specialise in conservation early in his architectural training at the University of Liverpool, and steered his coursework and reading so as to equip him for a career in the field. His dissertation explored the creative reuse of buildings, beginning with the work of 19th century restorers such as Gilbert Scott, followed by the emergence of the conservation movement and subsequent legislation. It finished with an analysis of today’s best practice and was awarded the annual dissertation prize.