Mike graduated from the University of Cambridge with a double first followed by a PhD in materials science. This fledgling research career was very soon overtaken by his long term interest in buildings and the environment and his keenness to apply his first principles thinking to an industry with more immediate results and demands.
After developing an intensely customer focused approach across a wide range of cultural, education, and listed building projects he joined BuroHappold in 2001.
Since then Mike has increasingly specialised in sustainable and education projects, including university projects in Cambridge, Oxford, Bath and Exeter as well as over twenty schools ranging from the multi award winning Bristol Brunel Academy to the forthcoming Doha College.
Mike advises government and other bodies regarding policy and guidance issues and provides a unique combination of high level design input and pragmatism, always focused on the best output for the client and building users. He speaks regularly at conferences and is a member of the RIBA higher Education Design Quality Forum.
MA (Cantab) PhD (Cantab) MEI MCIBSE CEng
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