Senior Associate & Design Quality Lead
Joined in 2017
Ba(Hons), BArch, Adv. Dip. RIBA NW, RIBA
Gareth studied at the University of Sheffield (2000 -2003) winning the Sheffield Society of Architects and Surveyors Prize in 2003 and the University of Liverpool (2005-2007) where he was awarded the Reilly Medal in 2007 and selected as one of Building Design’s Class of 2007.
Gareth led the design work on the competition-winning bid to develop 1250 new homes at Campbell Park North in Milton Keynes for developer Urban Splash and the team that secured planning for the Canary Wharf Group’s first off-site affordable housing scheme at Barchester Street along the Lime House Cut in East London.
In a previous spell at Metropolitan Workshop, before he went to work for architects Shedkm, he was project architect on Solheimsviken Arenum and Hotel in Bergen, Norway, taking the competition winning scheme through planning and detail design to provide a new 300 bed hotel, conference centre and exhibition hall in the old ship-building docks district of the city.
At Shedkm he worked on the innovative RIBA award-winning residential schemes MoHo and Chimney Pot Park in Manchester and Salford, for Urban Splash. He also led Shedkm’s team that delivered One Ruskin Square, the new landmark 180,000 sq ft. 10-storey commercial office building in East Croydon for Stanhope and Schroders.
Currently he is working with Engie, the French Multinational Energy provider, to develop a new suite of modular homes that incorporate their new sustainable energy infrastructure within a flexible masterplan framework to allow new sustainable and inclusive communities to develop across suburban sites all over the UK.
Alongside Engie he is also overseeing the project team that is delivering a landmark residential tower at Vulcan Wharf as part of the regeneration of the wider former industrial Pudding Mill Lane area in Stratford.
Gareth oversees design quality within the practice and maintains a particular interest in modular housing and modern methods of construction as well as sustainable urbanism. This led to him coordinating the practice’s first dedicated research publication, A New Kind of Suburbia.