Barker is a RIBA and RICS Chartered Practice employing an experienced team of chartered architects, building surveyors, quantity surveyors and professionally certified project managers. Our team work collaboratively to analyse projects in terms of design, functionality, cost and programme in order to ensure that the most appropriate and balanced solutions are delivered.
We believe that the practices' key strength is our staff and the depth and diversity of professional skills, the extensive experience and the commitment to the highest standards of delivery, which they embody.
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Stuart joined Barker in 1996 and has been Managing Partner since 2007. He is responsible for leading the management team to ensure the efficient operation and growth of the practice.
An education specialist, Stuart helps identify needs, secure funding and deliver construction projects for schools, academies, further and higher education establishments. He also specialises in providing strategic advice to Multi Academy Trusts on estates and facilities management. His expertise in this area was recognised when Barker Associates won the Premises and Facilities Management award for Partners in Consultancy in 2015.
Robert joined Barker in 2002 and is a partner heading up our projects and conservation teams. A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, he is responsible for design, project management and contract administration of refurbishment and new-build schemes for public sector, education, commercial, ecclesiastical and private clients.
An education specialist, he provides the following services: estate planning, planned maintenance programmes, feasibility studies, project management of new build and refurbishment schemes, condition surveys, and funding applications.
As a certified historic buildings professional he provides conservation consultancy for private and municipal clients, advises on conservation strategies and designs, specifies and implements works on listed and historic buildings.
Robert also has experience in management of insurance-backed reinstatement works and disaster recovery. He is a health and safety advisor and principal designer under the CDM Regulations.
Michael joined Barker in 1998, achieving partner status in 2010. He manages a team of surveyors heading up a key part of our educational sector as well as wider management duties across the practice.
An experienced chartered surveyor, Michael has a hands-on role in the design, project management and contract administration of refurbishment and new-build schemes for public sector, education, commercial and private clients.
With the majority of his professional life spent working in the education sector Michael is an education specialist delivering projects from inception to completion including: feasibility/development planning, identifying funding streams, bid writing, project management of new build and refurbishment schemes and condition surveys/works.
Richard is a partner at Barker and leads the architecture department. He is dual qualified as a chartered architect and professionally certified project manager with over twenty-five years’ experience in the public and private sectors.
A diverse portfolio of completed projects includes new school buildings, visitor centres, courthouses, commercial offices and a variety of residential and mixed use projects both in the UK and overseas. Richard led the development and managed Staffordshire County Council’s first strategic construction partnership after several years leading an architectural team and has a broad knowledge of construction procurement.
Will joined Barker in 2003 and is a partner heading up the project management, cost consultancy and commercial team. Will became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2000 and has over twenty years’ relevant experience across all sectors of the construction industry. He is responsible for overseeing project management on all major schemes.
Previous project management experience includes major medical facilities, university buildings in Cambridge, aircraft facilities and extensive experience in educational buildings.
Will works with a cross section of clients from private individuals through to development companies and commercial organisations to provide project management services on new developments and opportunities.
Will is a principal designer under the CDM regulations and provides guidance and support for colleagues regarding health and safety on projects.
James joined Barker in 2004 and is a chartered surveyor in the projects team. James specialises in design, project management and contract administration of refurbishment and new-build schemes for public sector, education, commercial and private clients. James has specific expertise in securing funding and the delivery of education projects, he also has NEBOSH training as a Fire Risk Assessor.
John joined Barker in 2016, he is a Partner and is responsible for a variety of Projects and Delivery, Client Development, Framework Management, Staff Management and Strategic Planning for the Practice.
A Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and Construction Manager with over 25 years’ experience in the Professional Construction Consultancy Sector, John works across sectors specialising in Education, Residential, Leisure and Corporate Municipal Buildings.
With specialist knowledge of the Public and Education Sectors John brings a wealth of Technical and Strategic Advisory experience to the Practice offering the following services; Building Surveying, Design and Specification, Project Management, Programme Management, Building Defect Analysis, Business Development and Account Management.
John has also undertaken Programme and Budget Management for key Clients in relation to their portfolio of Assets ranging from planned maintenance strategies through to advising on the delivery and funding of new facilities.
Barry joined Barker in 2019. He is an Associate Partner heading our London office team on delivering Building Surveying, Professional Services, Procurement and Project Management.
Barry’s experience covers a wide range of work and sectors, bringing particular experience to the practice of commercial clients, development work and the education sector. Barry has worked extensively in Frameworks and Funding within the education sector and successfully undertaken multi million pound commercial and educational projects.
Daniel joined Barker in 2011. Daniel is an Associate Partner and a Chartered Quantity Surveyor in the projects team. With nineteen years’ experience in the construction industry, Daniel specialises in providing cost consultancy for public sector, education and commercial clients across a wide range of new build and refurbishment projects.
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Tom joined Barker in 2020. He is an Associate Partner based in our London office. Tom has over 15 years of experience in a strategic and technical advisory capacity working with a wide variety of clients across the UK.
As a Chartered Building Surveyor with extensive knowledge of the public and education sectors, Tom brings a wealth of experience to the Practice including Project and Programme Management, Technical Due Diligence, Procurement Management, Strategic Estates Advisory Services, FM & Statutory Compliance, Estates Data Management and Funding Advice.
Tom’s key focus is to support Barker’s education team with further expansion into the Higher, Further Education and Independent Schools sectors by support clients in achieving their own business objectives.
Chris Barker founded Barker Associates in 1987 following a career in local government. The practice is now recognised by Building Magazine as one of the Top 100 consultancies in the UK. Chris has over forty years’ experience in building surveying across all core disciplines and sectors and now works as a consultant to the Practice.
As a certified historic buildings professional he provides conservation consultancy for private and municipal clients, advises on conservation strategies and works to listed and historic buildings.
As a member of Ecclesiastical Architects & Surveyors Association (EASA) he gives advice to ecclesiastical clients and diocesan bodies on repair, maintenance and alteration to church buildings as well as assisting with applications for grant funding.
Dan is an engineer and construction manager and heads up our Birmingham Office. He spent the eight years prior to joining Barker Associates managing the Building Schools for the Future (BSF), Additional Pupil Places (APP) and Special School Additional Places (SSAP) capital delivery programmes for Birmingham City Council and has and in-depth knowledge of estate planning in the education sector. He is knowledgeable on funding streams and bid management and has built and managed multi-disciplinary consultancy teams for large scale programmes. An accomplished project and programme manager, he has overseen complex construction projects across multiple sectors on both client and contractor sides.
Daniel joined Barker in 2019. Daniel has been appointed as an Associate to provide and develop Structural Engineering services. Daniel has over 22 years of experience on projects in the Residential, Commercial and Education sectors providing a wide range of engineering solutions on new build, refurbishment and remodelling projects.
Edwin joined Barker as a Senior Project Manager with over 10 years experience with London based major eductaion, residential and leisure developments.
Edwin offers sustainability expertise to Barker as a qualified BREEAM Accredited Professional with consultancy experience in providing sustainability advice for achieving enhanced London Plan carbon reduction and sustainability targets as well as addressing environmental issues associated with urban development sites.
Philippa joined Barker in 2009 and is a chartered surveyor and certified historic building professional. Philippa specialises in design, project management and contract administration of refurbishment and new-build schemes for public sector, education, commercial, ecclesiastical and private clients.
Adam is a surveyor in the projects team. Adam specialises in maintenance projects of residential buildings and educational establishments acting as contract administrator and principal designer. He also assists with access audits and fire assessments along with various other maintenance based surveys. Adam is currently studying for his RICS chartership.
Adam joined Barker as a graduate Building Surveyor in 2019. He specialises in Condition Surveys, Schedules of Condition and various other core surveying services across residential, educational and commercial sectors. Adam is working towards his RICS chartership.
Adrian joined Barker in 2017 and is a senior surveyor in the projects team. Adrian specialises in contract administration and project management. His extensive experience covers a range of public sector projects including schools, universities, constabulary and fire and rescue services.
Barbara joined Barker at our Braintree office in 2019; she is a Survey Co-Ordinator and Audio Secretary in the Survey department. As one of our first port of call for clients, she deals with incoming telephone enquiries and assists the survey team with general administration of enquiries, survey bookings and typing survey/project reports.
Ben is a Chartered Building Surveyor in the Projects team. He undertakes a range of Projects where he delivers Building Surveying, Design, Specification, Contract Administration and Project Management Services working on a variety of Education, Commercial and Public Sector projects. Ben’s experience includes developing capital funding bids for Education Clients, delivering a range of services to Public Sector Clients including Emergency Services clients.
Claire joined Barker in 2018 and is a receptionist in the administration team. As the first port of call for clients, she deals with incoming telephone enquiries and visitors. Claire is responsible for managing office supplies and executes clerical duties for colleagues.
Colin joined Barker in 2017 as Senior Architectural Technologist. With over twenty years of experience, Colin assists with design development and close client consultation across a range of educational and residential projects. He specialises in BIM, Project Management, Contract Administration, Detailed Design, AutoCAD and Revit.
Craig is an enthusiastic and talented architectural designer with a strong track record of successfully completed projects in the education and residential sectors. In-depth exploration of design options and attention to detail are brought to all projects in close consultation with clients and design teams.
Daniel joined Barker in 2020 as a trainee quantity surveyor based in our head office in Braintree. Daniel supports the team with cost reporting and procurement on education, commercial and community projects.
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Danielle provides vital administrative support and diary management to our team based in London. As the first port of call for clients, she deals with incoming telephone enquiries and visitors.
David joined Barker in 2020. He is a Building Services Technical Manager based in our Head Office in Braintree. David has over 15 years of experience in managing the installation and commissioning of building services installation, ensuring high standards of workmanship and compliance are achieved. As Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology he has extensive working knowledge of technical standards and practical application. David uses this experience to support our clients in technical assurance, project management and design assurance for both simple and complex building services installation projects.
Donna joined Barker in 1999 and is the practice manager. Donna manages the day-to-day operations of the practice ensuring quality and compliance is rigorously maintained. She manages the administration team as well as personnel, health & safety and all applicable regulations.
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Edward joined Barker in 2020. He is a Chartered Building Surveyor based in our London office. Edward specialises in design, specification and contract administration of education, commercial and historic building projects. As part of the project team Edward delivers technical services on our education and commercial commissions including technical due diligence, project management, condition and PPM surveys, feasibility studies and occupier focused dilapidations.
Emily provides vital administrative support and diary management to our team based in Birmingham. As the first port of call for clients, she deals with incoming telephone enquiries and visitors.
Emma joined Barker in 2010 and is personal assistant to the partners. Emma provides vital administrative support to the business as well as diary management for the partners. Emma is also experienced in architectural support, assisting with planning and building regulations applications.
Gemma provides vital administrative support and diary management to our team based in Cambridge. As the first port of call for clients, she deals with incoming telephone enquiries and visitors.
Geoff was one of Barker Associates’ founding partners in 1987 and has over thirty years’ experience in all core building surveying services. His career commenced in municipal design and contract administration within a local authority setting. Geoff now conducts professional services across all sectors within the survey team with expertise in party wall and boundary matters. Geoff regularly acts as an expert witness for litigation purposes.
Giorgio joined Barker in 2020. He is a building surveyor in our projects team based in Birmingham. Giorgio specialises in contract administration and project management of refurbishment, extension and new-build construction projects to education, commercial sectors and private clients.
Graham joined Barker Associates in 2018 as Senior Structural CAD Technician. He has over 35 years' experience in the Structural and Civil Engineering industry, working across a diverse range of projects. Graham assists our Associate Partner l Structural Engineer in the preparation of G.A, R.C and detail drawings to Tender and Construction stages.
Guy joined Barker Associates in 2017 as a building surveyor in the projects team. With 10 years’ experience across social housing, commercial and retail sectors Guy’s expertise ranges from delivering maintenance lifecycle estimates, stock condition surveys, reinstatement and planned maintenance project works from inception to completion. Guy’s experience also includes small scale project management services and refurbishment works for retail outlets, assisting with project fund monitoring, acquisition surveys and delivery of dilapidation surveys.
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As part of our London based team Jack provides technical assistance to our team by delivering professional surveying and project work to our commercial and education clients. Jack is currently working towards his APC qualification with Barker supporting him in his training to become chartered.
James joined Barker in 2019. He is a Chartered building surveyor in the projects team. James specialises in the education sector assisting schools and Multi Academy Trust clients with compliance, Condition Improvement Funding and School Condition Allocation advice, applications and project management of new and refurbishment projects.
James joined Barker Associates in 2007 and is a chartered surveyor in the projects team. James specialises in contract administration and project management of refurbishment, extension and new build projects. Other specialisms include specific training in fire risk surveying and educational funding bid writing.
Jordan is a building surveyor in our projects team based in Birmingham. With over 5 years of experience across commercial, educational and healthcare sectors, Jordan’s expertise ranges from condition surveys, contract administration, reinstatement and project management of new build, office fit-outs and refurbishment projects.
Juan is a registered Architect who through the years has developed a particular interest in conservation projects. He has extensive experience working on residential, conservation, urban design and community projects through all RIBA stages. He is involved in all aspects of design, technical detailing and presentation. His technical knowledge and detailing skills are valuable assets to the team.
Kirstene joined Barker Associates in 2003. She assists with all matters associated with IT hardware and software, including employee mobile and desk phones. Kirstene takes the lead in ensuring that our data and project management system - Deltek PIM is effectively used across the business.
Lana joined Barker Associates in 2017 and is the finance manager. She is responsible for accounts management and credit control. Additionally, Lana provides financial advice and support to colleagues to enable them to make sound business decisions.
Mark joined Barker Associates in 2019 and is a surveyor in the projects team. Mark has specific expertise in funding streams and bid management. His experience includes assisting schools and Multi Academy Trust clients with Condition Improvement Funding, School Condition Allocation advice and Project Management of new and refurbishment projects. Mark has a first class degree in Building Surveying from Anglia Ruskin University.
Mitchell is a Building Surveyor in the projects team. He specialises in contract administration and project management of refurbishment, extension and new-build construction projects to education, commercial sectors and private clients. Barker Associates is supporting his training towards chartered status.
Nathan is a trainee surveyor in the building surveying projects team. He assists with condition surveys, professional services, project specifications and production of design information. He has a keen eye for detail and supports the wider team on a multitude of commissions within the educational, public sector and residential sector. Nathan is pursuing his RICS Building Surveying Degree at Anglia Ruskin University on a part time basis.
Neil joined Barker Associates in 2017 and is a Senior Surveyor in the projects team. With over 25 years of experience in Building Surveying, Neil specialises in design, project management and contract administration for refurbishment and new build schemes for public sector, education, commercial and private clients.
Noor joined Barker Associates in 2015 and is in charge of marketing and business development. Noor initiates and builds customer interest by regularly maintaining the practice's profile and presence both within the community and online. She is also responsible for identifying new business opportunities to expand the practice to make it more profitable whilst ensuring engagement with the local community.
Patrycja has a degree in Interior Architecture and Design. She specialises in creating bespoke solutions to achieve the right atmosphere and branding for each project, using AutoCAD, Photoshop and SketchUp to produce two and three dimensional work to clearly communicate design proposals.
Rick is a very experienced architect with an extensive portfolio of work covering a broad range of public and private sector commissions, including schools, libraries, residential development, business units, hotels, heritage projects, master planning and even a climbing barn. His education portfolio includes a number of successful PFI secondary school projects, his design for The Lammas School in Leyton being featured in Building Bulletin 95 Schools for the Future.
Robbie is a Building Surveyor in the projects team. He specialises in contract administration and project management of refurbishment, extension and new-build construction projects to education, commercial and private clients. Robbie is currently studying to achieve his RICS Chartership, with Barker Associates supporting his training towards this qualification.
Scott joined Barker in 2015 and is a building surveyor in the projects team. He provides technical assistance to senior members of staff delivering construction projects and professional surveying work. Scott recently completed his Building Surveying Degree with First Class Honours. Barker will be supporting his training towards RICS chartered status.
Sharon joined Barker Associates in 2016 and is personal assistant to the Partners. Sharon provides vital administrative support to the business as well as diary management for the partners.
Simon joined Barker Associates in 2018. Simon is a highly efficient CAD Engineer Technician with a comprehensive understanding of computer aided design and BIM. Simon assists our Associate Partner l Structural Engineer in the preparation of general arrangements and detail drawings.
Stephen is a Chartered Building Surveyor with over 18 years' experience in all core building surveying services across education, residential and commercial sectors. His expertise extends to professional services including dilapidations, market valuation, pre-acquistion reports for residential and commercial clients.
Stephen joined Barker Associates in April 2018 and is fulfilling a dual role of Quantity Surveyor/Building Surveyor in the Building Surveying Project Team. Stephen has experience within the Housing and Public Sectors, with particular focus on Framework, Measured Term and Serial Contracts on large Housing Refurbishment Schemes. He is currently working across the Building Surveying and Quantity Surveying departments assisting on a variety of commissions and projects for Education and Commercial clients.
Thomas joined Barker Associates in 2018 as a Quantity Surveyor in the Projects team. Thomas specialises in cost reporting, valuation and procurement matters for commercial, education and local authority clients. Thomas is currently studying to become a Chartered member of the RICS.
Thomas is a Trainee Building Surveyor in the projects team. He provides technical assistance to senior members of staff delivering projects and professional surveying work. Thomas is currently studying building surveying at Anglia Ruskin University and Barker Associates support training towards his degree qualification.
Thomas is a surveyor in the projects team. Thomas specialises in maintenance projects of residential buildings and educational establishments acting as contract administrator and principal designer. He also assists with access audits and fire risk assessments along with various other maintenance based surveys. Thomas is currently studying for his RICS Chartership.
Thomas joined Barker Associates in 2014 from a large housing association, with long experience in the field of social housing. Tom has expertise in contract administration and, acting within the survey team, conducts condition surveys across all building types and also specialises in defects analysis reports.
Yvonne joined Barker Associates in 2019. Utilising her experience in operations and finance, Yvonne provides vital administrative duties while fulfilling a diverse role supporting the administrative, projects and marketing teams.
Zuleika joined Barker Associates in 2017 and is the Architectural Team Administrator. Utilising a wealth of experience in operations and finance, Zuleika provides vital administrative support to the architectural team. She also assists with planning and building regulations applications and manages client and consultant fee accounts.
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