Mike Darwell BA(Hons), BArch, RIBA SCA, AABC, ARB

Director / Architect

Mike is a Chartered Architect and director of the practice since December 2006. He joined the practice in November 2005 having worked for three years with a central Manchester practice that specialised in the repair and conservation of historic buildings. He has been in practice since 1998 and became a Chartered Member of the RIBA in 2002.

Mike is an Architect Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC) as well as a Specialist Architect on the RIBA Conservation Register (RIBA SCA) and so is permitted to lead English Heritage and Heritage Lottery Fund grant aided projects on historic and listed buildings.

Mike is on the approved list of surveying architects for the Diocese of Carlisle, the Diocese of Leeds and the Diocese of Blackburn, as well as being a member of the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Diocese of Liverpool.

With Mike’s experience of working with historic buildings and traditional repair techniques he leads all of the practices conservation projects. He also takes many of the full service projects onto site as contract administrator, as his keen sense of detail and order ensures contractors produce the very best quality projects for our clients.

Mike holds a Professional Development Diploma (with distinction) in building conservation, awarded by West Dean College, Sussex. The course was a collaboration of specialist training between West Dean College, English Heritage and the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. In completing the course Mike was awarded the John Ashurst Prize by English Heritage in recognition of achieving an outstanding level of work.