Simon graduated from the Welsh School of Architecture in 2003 and again in 2005, immediately beginning his architectural career as a Graduate Architect at Austin-Smith:Lord in Cardiff. Here Simon worked on many projects across numerous sectors, including large performing arts venues and large scale commercial master-planning exercises. Upon relocating to North Staffordshire in 2006 Simon took up position Wood Goldstraw Yorath LLP and continued part-time study of Architectural Practice at Birmingham City University, eventually achieving registration as an ARB and RIBA chartered Architect in 2011.
Simon’s area of specialty lies in the education sector, having delivered several large-scale school building and refurbishment projects. He also has a keen interest in architectural history and heritage conservation, being a member of the RIBA Conservation Register with experience on grade 1, 2* and 2 listed buildings, and Heritage Lottery funded projects. Simon has enthusiasm for the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and his current work explores how this can most effectively be utilised within both refurbishment and new-build construction.
BSc.(Hons) (Architecture) Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff
BArch. (Architecture) Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff
PG Dip. (Professional Practice) Birmingham City University
Dip. HE (Leadership and Management) Staffordshire University
RIBA (Chartered Member, Accredited Conservation Registrant)