Tope Balogun

Tope Balogun

BSc (Hons) BArch (Hons) DipArch RIBA MCIArb

Tope boasts a range of technical skills and is an experienced and proficient Project Leader. The breadth and depth of Tope’s portfolio ensures the knowledge and experience essential for success. Tope adopts a rigorous and highly organised approach to the design and delivery of his projects and he has an excellent technical knowledge and particular expertise in designing for education, health care, living and community use.

Tope has an Advanced Certificate in Arbitration and he is also a Government STEM Ambassador which is an initiative created to help inspire young people in science, technology, engineering and maths.

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  • Key Projects
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  • Schooner Way Housing Cardiff
    SCHOONER WHARF, CARDIFF BAY
    New build mixed tenure housing development in a prominent waterside location in Cardiff Bay
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  • Hamadryad Residential Development Cardiff
    HAMADRYAD
    Affordable housing on former hospital site located close to Cardiff Bay
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  • TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY: THE CURVE
    Competition-winning design for the heart of Teesside University’s campus
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  • LOUDOUN SQUARE
    A collaboration between Cardiff City Council, Cardiff Community Housing Association, Cardiff Local Health Board and Cardiff and Vale NHS
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  • Strategic Coordination Centre
    STRATEGIC COORDINATION CENTRE
    This centre is a signal of Wales' intent to provide a modern emergency service to the community
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  • Brynhyfryd Health Care Centre
    BRYNHYFRYD PRIMARY CARE CENTRE
    New high quality premises to secure better health outcomes and improved access to services for patients
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  • Ysgol Ffwrnes school Llanelli
    YSGOL FFWRNES
    First BREEAM Outstanding school in Wales at design stage
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  • Bridgwater and Taunton College National College for Nuclear
    BRIDGWATER & TAUNTON COLLEGE: NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR NUCLEAR
    The new BREEAM Excellent building will form the southern hub of the Government’s flagship National College for Nuclear (NCfN)
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  • Ysgol Bro Dinefwr
    YSGOL BRO DINEFWR
    1200 pupil secondary school designed to BREEAM Excellent, and EPC rating of ‘A’
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  • Bath Road Modular Housing
    BATH ROAD MODULAR HOUSING
    12 temporary apartments, providing interim accommodation for the homeless
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Tim Young

Tim Young

BSc(Hons), BArch, RIBA

Tim is a highly respected designer, creating elegant and inspiring architectural solutions with a high degree of pragmatism. Whilst possessing a broad range of experience, Tim has developed specialist expertise in the Further and Higher Education sectors.

His design flair has been recognised through three RIBA Awards; for his Cardiff School of Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2011, for Guildford ‘G-Live’ Concert venue in 2012, and for the Cardiff School of Art and Design in 2014. He has a studio-wide role in championing design quality.

Tim became a Director of Austin-Smith:Lord in 2016.

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  • Sunnyside Wellness Village
    SUNNYSIDE WELLNESS VILLAGE
    Integrating Wellness into the design of this sustainable, mixed-use development
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  • University West of England
    UWE BOWER ASHTON MASTERPLAN
    Campus masterplan, and design/delivery of two new buildings
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  • Business School and Growth Hub, University of Gloucester
    BUSINESS SCHOOL AND GROWTH HUB, GLOUCESTER
    Flagship building for the University of Gloucester
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  • Strategic Coordination Centre
    STRATEGIC COORDINATION CENTRE
    This centre is a signal of Wales' intent to provide a modern emergency service to the community
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  • Guildford Civic Concert Hall
    G-LIVE CONCERT HALL, GUILDFORD
    RIBA Award winning G-Live Concert Hall and entertainment venue
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  • Cardiff School of Art and Design
    CARDIFF SCHOOL OF ART + DESIGN
    Our second RIBA Award winning project for Cardiff Metropolitan University
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  • John Rylands Library Manchester
    JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY, MANCHESTER
    RIBA Award-winning library, housing one of the world’s finest collections of books and manuscripts in one of the most impressive neo-Gothic buildings in Europe
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  • Cardiff School of Management
    CARDIFF SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
    RIBA Award-winning building, forming first phase of a redevelopment masterplan for Cardiff Metroplitan University's Llandaff Campus
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  • Coleg Sir Gar Yr Efail The Forge
    COLEG SIR GÂR (YR EFAIL / THE FORGE)
    A new hub of activity and professional teaching, training and performing spaces on the existing Graig Campus
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  • COLEG Y CYMOEDD ABERDARE CAMPUS
    BREEAM Excellent new college building on a town centre site
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  • Student Services Centre Lampeter Trinity St Davids
    STUDENT SERVICES CENTRE, LAMPETER
    An existing 1970s building, stripped back to the structural frame and completely remodelled to provide a dramatic new building in a highly prominent position facing the Grade II* listed St David’s College
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Andrew McCafferty

Andrew McCafferty

BArch(Hons), DipArch ARB RIBA ARIAS

ARB registered in 1988, Andrew has over twenty nine years post qualification experience in private architectural practice in Scotland and North of England. Having joined Austin-Smith: Lord in October 2008, Andrew was promoted to Associate in January 2010, Director in 2014 and is currently Principal for the Glasgow studio.

Andrew is versatile working in most sectors – commercial, retail, industrial, education, healthcare and transportation. He is experienced in a lead consultant role, coordinating design teams, committed to project delivery and has an excellent track record in both building refurbishment and new build.

Andrew has lectured at the University of Strathclyde as part of the university’s practice management curriculum and as part of APEAS is responsible for examining RIBA part 3 candidates for professional qualification.

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  • AYRSHIRE HOSPICE
    Design of a supportive palliative care environment for those in Ayrshire with life-limiting illness
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  • PARTICK BUS STATION REDEVELOPMENT
    Reopened to the public September 2018 after £2.5m refurb
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  • Migdale Community Hospital
    MIGDALE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
    New-build hospital on a Greenfield site in Sutherland, design to provide treatment for elderly care
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  • South Lanarkshire College
    SOUTH LANARKSHIRE COLLEGE LOW CARBON TEACHING BUILDING
    First in the UK to achieve Outstanding rating in the BREEAM 2014 New Construction assessment process at both design and construction stage
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  • Hamilton Bus Station
    HAMILTON BUS STATION
    Redesign of this 17-stance bus station through to completion
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  • SPT Subway
    SPT SUBWAY MODERNISATION, GLASGOW
    Modernisation programme comprising of Kelvinbridge, Shields Road, Cessnock and Bridge Street subway stations
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  • Deafblind Scotland
    DEAFBLIND SCOTLAND LEARNING & RESOURCE CENTRE
    Called ‘The Field of Dreams’, this project offers deafblind people more opportunities to learn, enjoy a range of subjects, collaborate and become more familiar with the ever growing world of IT
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Neil Chapman

NEIL CHAPMAN

DipLA, CMLI

Working in Hong Kong, Neil focused almost entirely on urban design and, in particular, upon the creation of a series of New Town Parks and major infrastructure projects throughout the New Territories. Since returning to the UK, he has continued in this field and as Executive Director for Landscape and Urban Design at Austin-Smith:Lord, his portfolio includes a variety of landscape and townscape projects, for both public and private sector clients, including the recently completed ‘heart-space for Teesside University .

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  • Chester Bus Interchange
    CHESTER BUS INTERCHANGE
    The new £10 million bus station forms an important visual element to the historic City Gateway site
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  • Design Charrettes
    DESIGN CHARRETTES
    Our team has delivered 14 design charrettes from Elgin to Greenock...
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  • TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY: THE CURVE
    Competition-winning design for the heart of Teesside University’s campus
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  • The Reader Calderstones Park
    THE READER, CALDERSTONES PARK
    Refurbishment of the Grade II Mansion House within Calderstones Park to create The Reader’s International Centre for Shared Reading
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  • PARK HILL, SHEFFIELD
    Landscape Design for Phase 2 of the iconic Park Hill development
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  • Shakespeare North Prescot
    SHAKESPEARE NORTH PLAYHOUSE, PRESCOT
    The 350 seat theatre forms the centrepiece of a contemporary new landmark building
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  • Boulevard Industry Park
    BOULEVARD INDUSTRY PARK
    A major element of the Speke Garston regeneration programme. Masterplanning, development of the landscape infrastructure, detailed design and implementation
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  • Merthyr Tydfil Lower High Street
    MERTHYR TYDFIL LOWER HIGH STREET
    Award-winning revitalisation of the area, with a new public square and integrated artwork
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  • Merthyr Tydfil River Taff
    RIVER TAFF, MERTHYR TYDFIL
    Urban Design and Landscape Strategy and Implementation Plan for the enhancement of the River Taff Corridor
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