BA DipArch RIBA
Julian began his architectural education with a bachelor’s degree at Manchester Metropolitan University. He worked as an architectural assistant in Montreal, Canada, before returning to the UK to continue his in-practice training at a number of multi-disciplinary design and architectural practices. Julian resumed formal studying through the RIBA in 1995 with guidance from former RIBA President Stephen Hodder MBE, and attained the Advanced Diploma in Architecture and full qualification in 1999.
During his career, Julian has gained a broad range of architectural experience – from the design of a nuclear fuel re-processing plant to work with educational buildings, including the new Walsall Academy as well as numerous commercial, industrial and residential developments.
Julian joined Hayes & Partners in 2007 and became an Associate Director in 2012. Julian heads the delivery team, taking projects from planning consent, through production information and construction to completion. He also works as a Project Architect and Contract Administrator.
Julian has exceptional skill with architectural detail and technical design. One of his most challenging projects was Blakehouse Cottage, where he successfully transformed a fragile and dilapidated 17th century timber framed and thatched building, giving our client a beautiful modernised new home. In addition, to complement his extensive experience and knowledge of working with historic and listed buildings, Julian is an RIBA-accredited Conservation Registrant and a quinquennial inspector for local Methodist churches.