Tim Young

Tim Young

BSc(Hons), BArch, RIBA

SECTOR LEAD : EDUCATION

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

HEAD OF ARCHITECTURE
SECTOR LEAD: INDUSTRY  + INFRASTRUCTURE

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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Graham Ross

Graham Ross

MArch MSc UD(Dist) BArch(Hons) FRIAS RIBA MRTPI AoU UDG FRSA

SECTOR LEAD : ARTS + CULTURE

Graham is an architect, urban designer and planner. Graham joined Austin-Smith:Lord as a graduate in 1998. He became a Partner in 2010 and CEO in 2020.

Graham has led and delivered projects in numerous sectors including; urban regeneration, mixed-use development, housing, higher education, healthcare, arts and culture, public art and public space design, participatory planning, active travel and public transport projects.

He is passionate about design education and research. He is an Honorary Professor at University of Dundee, is a Developing the Young Workforce Climate Hero working with young learners in Glasgow’s East End and has contributed to published research for Scottish Government.

Graham was Depute Chair of Architecture and Design Scotland from 2010 until 2019, became a Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland in 2014 and was part of the creative team selected for Scotland’s contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018. His work has won numerous awards including RIAS and Scottish Design Awards.

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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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  • V&A East Collections & Research Centre
    V&A EAST COLLECTION & RESEARCH CENTRE
    Pioneering new Collection and Research Centre in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Austin-Smith:Lord
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  • Design Charrettes
    DESIGN CHARRETTES
    Our team has delivered 14 design charrettes from Elgin to Greenock...
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  • (Y)OUR CITY CENTRE: GLASGOW REGENERATION FRAMEWORKS
    Collaboration with MVRDV to design District Regeneration Frameworks for four districts of Glasgow City Centre
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  • Ardrossan Quayside
    ARDROSSAN QUAYSIDE
    A new mixed-use commercial complex on Ardrossan Quayside.
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  • PERTH CITY HALL
    The Austin-Smith:Lord / MVRDV proposal was to redefine Perth City Hall as Perth’s Living Room; a place for everybody to enjoy
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  • BRIDGEGATE PUBLIC REALM
    The project features the 9m high Trinity Mirror sculpture that reflects the stunning neo-Gothic Trinity Church and reveals inscriptions on an anamorphic projection around its base.
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  • Helensburgh Town Centre Colquhoun Square
    HELENSBURGH TOWN CENTRE + ESPLANADE
    Redesign of Colquhoun Square in the heart of the town centre, rejuvenation of all the principal surrounding streets and redevelopment of the West Bay Esplanade
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  • University of Edinburgh Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library
    UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH NOREEN & KENNETH MURRAY LIBRARY
    BREEAM excellent new landmark building providing an array of teaching and learning environments
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  • Kilwinning Main Street
    KILWINNING MAIN STREET
    “A shining example of what can be achieved. The creative thinking behind this scheme has invigorated the town’s main street by attracting new business"
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  • Glasgow Airport Rail Link
    GLASGOW AIRPORT RAIL LINK
    Plans for delivery of a 21st Century world class airport rail link between Glasgow Central Station and Glasgow Airport
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  • Bridgeton Urban Design Study
    BRIDGETON URBAN DESIGN STUDY
    Urban design study for the revitalisation of Bridgeton Cross in Glasgow’s East End
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  • Tara Street Station
    TARA STREET STATION AIR RIGHTS DEVELOPMENT
    Concept design for a 14-story office tower over central Dublin's busiest station
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  • GREENDYKES PHASE 1, EDINBURGH
    Award winning housing development for Greendykes North in Craigmillar
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  • Pennywell and Muirhouse Masterplan
    PENNYWELL + MUIRHOUSE MASTERPLAN
    Preparation of a masterplan for the central area of Pennywell + Muirhouse
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Martin Roe

MARTIN ROE

BA (Hons), BArch, RIBA, FFB, MIOD

SECTOR LEAD : COMMERCIAL, HEALTHCARE + RESIDENTIAL

As an Executive Board member with over 27 years of architectural experience, Martin combines key practice-wide leadership roles with pro-active involvement in projects, particularly those within the education and commercial sectors. His highly collaborative approach and experience has positively influenced the successful delivery of projects across a wide range of sectors for both public and private sector clients.

Martin has further practice-wide responsibilities for Quality and Environmental Management, together with Health and Safety.

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  • Maelfa Mixed Use Regeneration
    Significant change and much needed improvements to a tired and failing 1970’s shopping centre environment
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  • UPPER FARM COSMESTON MASTERPLAN, PENARTH
    Masterplan for 22 ha site comprising former quarry workings and abandoned Victorian railway
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  • SUNNYSIDE HOUSE, BRIDGEND
    Addressing an urgent need for affordable housing in Bridgend by providing 65 high-quality, sustainable homes for social rent in close proximity to the town centre.
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  • TROWBRIDGE MAWR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, CARDIFF
    34 new build homes located in the context of Gwent Levels' Site of Specific Scientific Interest
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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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  • PEARL HOUSE ADAMSDOWN SUPPORTED LIVING, CARDIFF
    An urban infill development, by Cardiff Council, to provide accommodation and support for young adults with complex needs
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  • Hamadryad Residential Development Cardiff
    HAMADRYAD
    Affordable housing on former hospital site located close to Cardiff Bay
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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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  • Cardiff International White Water Surf Facility
    CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL WHITE WATER SURF FACILITY
    A new indoor ‘Flowrider’ Surf Facility in Cardiff Bay
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  • Ysgol Ffwrnes school Llanelli
    YSGOL FFWRNES
    First BREEAM Outstanding school in Wales at design stage
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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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  • Shrewsbury Museum
    SHREWSBURY MUSEUM
    Sensitive restoration and conversion of the Grade II* listed Vaughan’s Mansion and Grade II* Music Hall
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  • Pembroke Learning Campus_Ysgol Harri Tudur
    YSGOL HARRI TUDUR
    The largest school project undertaken by Pembrokeshire County Council to date.
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  • Orbis
    DAN-Y-COED CHILDREN'S RESIDENTIAL & SPECIALIST SCHOOL
    Group of buildings designed to expand Orbis's care facilities for children/young adults with Autistic Spectrum Condition
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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 Y CYMOEDD ABERDARE CAMPUS
    BREEAM Excellent new college building on a town centre site
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  • St Teilos Church In Wales High School
    ST TEILO'S CHURCH IN WALES HIGH SCHOOL CARDIFF
    £23m, 1380 pupil, new build high school
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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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Neil Chapman

NEIL CHAPMAN

DipLA, CMLI

SECTOR LEAD : URBAN REGENERATION + CIVIC

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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  • TROWBRIDGE MAWR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, CARDIFF
    34 new build homes located in the context of Gwent Levels' Site of Specific Scientific Interest
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  • PEARL HOUSE ADAMSDOWN SUPPORTED LIVING, CARDIFF
    An urban infill development, by Cardiff Council, to provide accommodation and support for young adults with complex needs
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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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Richard Cronin

RICHARD CRONIN

BA(Hons), DipArch, RIBA

SECTOR LEAD : TRANSPORT

Richard joined Austin-Smith:Lord in 1996 and has considerable experience across a variety of sectors, for a variety of public and private clients. As well as specialising in transport he has worked substantially across the industry, and has completed commercial and industrial assignments for both private developers and the public sector. Considering the breadth and depth of his experience, therefore, Richard is an essential part of the design and delivery process with Austin-Smith:Lord. He is both practically and technically skilful, and enjoys a reputation for delivering high profile, high quality innovative architecture.

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  • AMR BROUGHTON
    Worked with Arup and Welsh Assembly Government to design this AMR facility, now occupied by AMRC and Airbus
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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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  • Wigan Bus Station
    WIGAN TRANSPORT HUB
    The underside of the striking form of the concourse roof is clad in anodized aluminium sheeting, creating a strong focal point over the key entrance area
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  • Oldham Bus Stations
    OLDHAM BUS STATIONS
    The centralisation of bus facilities at these sites was a key element of both Oldham Council’s town centre regeneration strategy and Transport for Greater Manchester’s development strategy
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  • Stoke Bus Station Competition
    STOKE BUS STATION
    Limited design competition for the new Stoke bus station
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  • Salford Central Station Manchester
    SALFORD CENTRAL STATION
    Forms part of a wider portfolio of work carried out by Austin-Smith:Lord for Transport for Greater Manchester
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  • Tara Street Station
    TARA STREET STATION AIR RIGHTS DEVELOPMENT
    Concept design for a 14-story office tower over central Dublin's busiest station
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