Tony studied Architecture at the University of Manchester and qualified in 1981. He has worked in UK and abroad, including eight years in Nigeria as managing director of an established practice where work included residential and industrial buildings and schools. Here he learned ‘design for climate’ and how to produce well designed buildings with builders using available skills and materials.
His UK experience includes industrial work but is mainly on existing residential buildings including refurbishment work on listed buildings.
He has also held a part-time position as Executive Director of the Commonwealth Association of Architects a UK registered charity. This is a membership organisation for institutes of Architects in Commonwealth countries promoting knowledge exchange in architectural practice and education undertaking advocacy in the Commonwealth for sustainability in the built environment.
Most recently he has completed his own super insulated house to the Passivhaus standard in a village conservation area in Rutland. Designed in consultation with the village community and planners the house has attracted much interest.
In personal life Tony has served as a trustee of Edge Grove School, Radlett, Hertfordshire where he sat on the estates committee advising on the school’s development plan. Currently he volunteers with the Energy group of Stamford Transition Town (reducing fossil fuel dependency through sustainable lifestyles) to promote energy conservation to local people.
Spare moments find him sailing his Fireball dinghy on Rutland Water or helping his wife, Marlen, transform the land around their house to a sustainable garden, growing food and encouraging natural habitats.
Tony is registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)