Holder Mathias promotes architect to green role

Aug 18 2010 by Graham Henry, Western Mail

ARCHITECTS Holder Mathias has promoted Julian Morgan to associate to deliver its plans for sustainable architecture across its client list.

Mr Morgan has been a senior architect at the firm since 2005 after training at the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University.

He has more than 18 years experience in architectural practice having spent 10 years in London, with Levitt Bernstein Associates and Sheppard Robson.

He was project architect for the RIBA-award winning Pfizer Ltd UK headquarters at Walton Oaks in Surrey and the relocation of Whitelands College at Roehampton University, as well as the Grade 1 listed refurbished and extended Parkstead House in Wandsworth, London.

Mr Morgan will be responsible for managing the delivery of projects across a number of sectors, including eco-housing and mixed-use urban regeneration schemes in Swansea for Coastal Housing Group.

He said: "When I first joined Holder Mathias, I was attracted to the mixture of clients and project types that it boasted and the variety of experience this offered.

"It is this breadth of knowledge which I will look to bring to my new role in helping deliver projects across a varied client base."

Mr Morgan played a key role in helping the practice gain accreditation under the ISO 14001:2004 standard for the second year running for its environmental standards.

He added: "Environmental standards are being raised all the time so it is not only vital that we keep up with the technologies that help us achieve and exceed these standards, but also that we champion the sustainable design agenda as a profession."

Peter Gamble, managing director of Holder Mathias, said: "Julian's role in helping us secure the accreditation and his experience in delivering high-profile projects across a variety of sectors will stand us in good stead as we continue to be at the forefront of sustainable design."