Jack Hughes, Architect, BSc (Hons) MArch ARB
Jack joined Metropolitan Workshop in 2014 after gaining his Part III at the University of Westminster, and graduating from Part II with a double commendation from the Welsh School of Architecture. Jack has been the project architect for an options assessment of the Swindon Mechanics’ Institute, a Grade II* Listed former community building associated with the development of the Great Western Railway in the mid 19th Century. The project involved considerable community and stakeholder consultation to put forward a number of options for the sensitive restoration and redevelopment of an important local building.
He is currently working on King’s Road, a student accommodation scheme of new build, listed building renovation and existing buildings in Reading and on numerous projects in Swindon. Previously Jack worked on Gondar Gardens, the redevelopment of a former reservoir site in order to provide around 60 homes of varying size with on-site residents’ parking and a communal garden for Linden Homes and Wates.
Prior to joining Metropolitan Workshop, Jack worked at Peter Inskip + Peter Jenkins Architects, specialising in sensitive renovations of historic and culturally important buildings, including proposals for new student accommodation for Green Templeton College Oxford alongside the Grade I listed Radcliffe Observatory, and educational facilities for a charitable organisation within the grounds of the Grade II* Listed Bower House in the London Borough of Havering. He was Project Architect on a new exhibition space and Gardener’s offices in the historic garden of Grade I listed Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham. Jack also has varied experience both in the UK and abroad.