Alex Farr

Architectural & Planning Assistant

MArch Architecture & Town Planning; BA(hons) Architecture

Alex joined HTA in 2016 as an Architectural and Planning Assistant, based in Manchester. He has worked on a number of residential schemes, from suburban homes to high-density urban regeneration, whilst contributing to the development of BIM implementation in the practice.

Prior to joining HTA, Alex studied for his MArch in Architecture and Town and Regional Planning, graduating with distinction and awarded a commendation in Architectural Management and the Robert Henry Memorial Prize. Two essays, on the governance of UAVs in civilian environments, and the effects of the economy of automation in architecture, are due to be published in 2017. During this period, he worked as a freelance designer alongside the Broomhill Forum on the BBEST area neighbourhood plan in Sheffield. Prior to his Part 2, Alex was employed at Innes Associates carrying out planning, construction and tender drawing packages across residential, educational, and mixed-use projects, both new build and refurbished. Notable projects included a technology college in central London and a mixed-use development in Norwich. Alex also worked briefly with the Shropshire council planning department, contributing to the consultation process of the draft SAMDev document, and in the validation of local rural planning applications.


In his time at HTA, Alex has worked on the planning stages for suburban housing developments in Lower Graylingwell, Essex; Filwood Park, Bristol; and King’s Hill, Kent. More recently, he has contributed to the construction stages of Stonebridge Site 27 and Savoy Circus. He is also working with the planning team on Feering Neighbourhood Plan.

His current role is working on the wider Aylesbury masterplan, both on the tender stage of Plot 18 and the First Development Site. Across all projects, he continues to contribute to the deployment of BIM across the practice at all work stages. He is also involved in the growth of the Manchester office, including developing a local CPD programme.