Tony Barton

  • Director Emeritus
  • BA(Hons) DipArch RIBA SCA

Tony is an architect with extensive experience in the conservation and reuse of historic buildings. He joined Donald Insall Associates in 1993 as a member of the Windsor Castle restoration team, opened the Chester office in 1998, became a Board Director in 2005 and served as Chairman between 2013-2023. Tony has a strong portfolio of award-winning projects completed under his leadership, many of which involve significant changes in sensitive historic buildings. Furthermore, he has experience with Conservation Management Plans and new design in sensitive settings; he is the inspecting architect for several Cheshire churches and acts as cathedral architect to Chester Cathedral.

As a visiting lecturer, Tony has taught at the University of Birmingham and the University of Salford; he has spoken at a multitude of conferences, including Heriot-Watt University and the North West Association of Civic Trusts.