Mark joined Architype in 2006 and became Associate Director in 2011 with specific responsibility for projects in the Hereford office.
Mark’s interest lies in the social impact of architecture, and drawing on his experience in the art sector, working creatively with clients and user groups to develop the brief and deliver a successful building.
On joining Architype Mark designed and delivered a £15 million co-joined school, called The Willows. A complex program involving a number of clients, he developed methods of working with the different groups to deliver this prize-winning building. From this point Mark’s role expanded to oversee the portfolio of education projects, which included the delivery of the first Passivhaus schools in the UK (Oak Meadow and Bushbury Schools in Wolverhampton) which led to the commission of Wilkinson Primary in Wolverhampton, completed in January 2014, a further progression on the Passivhaus route.
Mark originally studied photography and film at Newport School of Art finishing in 1980. Following a decade in industry he went back into education in the 1990’s obtaining first a Degree in Architecture at North London Polytechnic and his Diploma in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He qualified as an architect in 1998.
Mark has been invited to speaker on several occasions including; The Centre for the Low Carbon Research Institute Conference, CAT 2013; Sustainable Architecture Conference, Delivering Passivhaus in the UK at The British Embassy in Budapest, 2013; The ADAPT Conference at UEA and Sustainability 2012: Delivering Passivhaus Schools at Affordable Cost.
- The Challenge and Benefits of Delivering Passivhaus in Schools
Wednesday 17 October 12:00