Job Role: Associate Architect
Stuart has worked in DLA’s Manchester studio since completing his undergraduate degree in 2005 and has worked on a wide range of projects at both design and delivery stages. Notable projects include the regeneration of Blackburn College’s town centre campus, the Halo apartment scheme in Manchester city centre and various industrial master plans in the North West and Midlands, including Mere Grange in St Helens and Tunstall Arrow Stoke-on-Trent.
Stuart’s favourite DLA project is the mixed-use Churchill Way scheme in Macclesfield. DLA supported a developer client in their bid to the local authority to redevelop the brownfield town centre site. Stuart particularly enjoyed leading the design process and developing the buildings in response to the site constraints and opportunities.
Stuart is passionate about music and film and attends folk gigs as often as he can. He also enjoys visiting historic buildings around the country and regularly visits the Lake District and North Wales.
Favourite Design / Building:
Stuart’s favourite building is the neo-gothic Manchester Town Hall, designed by Alfred Waterhouse and completed in 1877. Waterhouse’s design responds positively to the triangular-shaped site: a perimeter block of offices and ancillary spaces surrounds the larger, rectilinear council chambers; an internal courtyard reconciles the two conflicting geometries.