Sustainability is at the centre of what we do. Barker Associates’ sustainability team offer advice on sustainable development solutions for master planning schemes, new buildings and refurbishments.
Our consultants work as a close part of the overall design team to ensure an integrated approach and achieve solutions that offer both environmental benefits and value for money.
We are at the forefront of funding for renewable energy solutions and able to offer advice on grant applications and installations which are delivering huge financial benefits to our clients as well as helping minimise the impact of buildings on the environment.
Our consultants are experienced in providing sustainability related advice that enables our developments to achieve BREEAM ‘Very Good’ sustainability standards and enhanced carbon reduction targets over and above building regulation compliance. By striving for excellence in sustainability performance, we are able to offer design solutions that demonstrate a core understanding of complex environmental issues and their resolution for our client base.
Barker Associates’ ISO 14001 Environmental Management System underlines our commitment to environmentally responsible design.
Our sustainability services include:
Stuart joined Barker Associates 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 Associates 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 Associates 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 Associates 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 Associates 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.
Elizabeth is a qualified chartered architect and has over 16 years experience. She has worked across a wide range of sectors including large scale residential and mixed use developments, commercial fit-out, schools and hotels both in the UK and overseas. Passionate about good design detailing and with strong construction knowledge, Elizabeth enjoys the strategic planning of projects to ensure a successful outcome.
Edwin joined Barker Associates as a Senior Project Manager with over 10 years experience with London based major eductaion, residential and leisure developments.
Edwin offers a sustainability expertise to Barker Associates 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.
Colin joined Barker Associates 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.
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.
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.
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 has over thirty years’ experience in architectural practice with an extensive portfolio of education and community based projects including competition-winning designs for International School of Uganda and a new community centre in Cambridge. Stephen’s strengths also include expertise in conservation design and he is listed on the RIBA’s Conservation Register.
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