Tim Crowther joined HTA in 1985 and from the start specialised in detailed design, production information and contract administration, becoming an Associate in 1997. In 2006 he became Head of Technical Design, mentoring staff in the Project Director teams to deliver buildings that meet our clients’ technical design objectives. He became a partner in 2015.
Prior to joining HTA, Tim worked at Smith Darby Partnership in Newcastle upon Tyne as a Project Leader carrying out detailed design, production information and contract administration on several Housing Association newbuild developments. Then followed three years at Michael Twigg Brown and Partners in London, working on production information for Hays Galleria at London Bridge City and being Project Architect for post Planning Application stages for an office building and livery hall in Cloth Street, Clerkenwell, London.
In his time at HTA he has worked on and been Project Architect for the detailing, specification and construction stage through to handover for a wide range of projects, including many small and large scale schemes of newbuild houses and apartments, the refurbishment and overcladding of a series blocks of flats, both medium rise and towers, the redesign and renovation of several public houses for Samuel Smith, and the refurbishment and extension of a listed building in Camden to become The Jewish Museum.
His current role is to foster a culture of technical design excellence at HTA, to set the standard for delivery of quality and to manage processes to ensure required standards for the discipline are met in the work of the practice. This involves advising on and reviewing HTA’s work at key stages in each project’s life and ensuring that all lessons learnt are fed back to design and technical staff across the practice, together with monitoring and developing the technical design skills of HTA staff through evaluation and training. He writes and presents training material to staff on the principles of construction detailing and specification, site safety and complying with designer’s duties under CDM 2015. He is the practice’s source of information on CDM compliance and has completed the RIBA Principal Designer Course. He is involved in most of HTA’s bids for production information projects, auditing the designs of the Planning Application stage architect for Building Regulation compliance and buildability and advising Contractor Clients on value engineering options during the tender period. He also participates in the NHBC Architects Forum.