Neil has led our Cardiff studio since it was established 15 years ago. The studio won the AJ100 best practice in Wales’s award for three successive years. He also spent 10 years on the Strategic Board.
As well as heading up our Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) sector, Neil is responsible for driving design quality across the Practice, leading our research hub - Design Research Unit.
Having graduated from The Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) at Cardiff University, Neil continued his research education at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London in Space Syntax Theory.
Delivering design excellence grounded in sound commercial judgement. Neil believes that creative and innovative solutions are generated by working closely with clients and working collectively on their aspirations, and that a critical analysis of place and the specific context will result in the most appropriate and best architectural design.
He is committed to a pragmatic approach to an architecture which is sustainable commercially, socially as well as environmentally.
Neil’s enthusiasm for architecture and his ability to encourage all that work with him to participate, continues to see many excel and have the opportunity to reach their true potential.
He is a studio tutor and external critic at the Welsh School of Architecture and is internationally recognised for his knowledge within the sector. Neil was part of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation – World Congress on Sports Tourism Scientific Committee, and sat on the Urban Land Institute New York’s Bronx Community Board Technical Advisory Panel. As a specialist in stadia design, his knowledge of stadium requirements and how these can integrate into complex urban fabric and existing communities proved invaluable to the panel.
He has been involved in many of the our high profile, award-winning schemes over the years including the International Convention Centre in Newport and the Cardiff Ice Arena, shortlisted for a World Architecture News Awards; the Museum of Military Medicine and the 220 hectare Mount Ngongotatha masterplan in Rotorua, New Zealand, both shortlisted for WAF Future Projects Awards, and most recently The Rhondda Tunnel, set to be the longest digital art gallery in the world, highly commended for the WAF Future Project Award for culture.
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