Tom began working in HTA’s Manchester office in August 2016, assisting teams in London during the procurement of schemes across a range of RIBA work stages. This experience has allowed him to develop skills across a range of CAD programs such as Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUP, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Excel, which allow flexibility in how he approaches varying briefs. Regular visits to our London office and access to Skype for Business keep Tom connected with his colleagues and engaged in projects.
Prior to working at HTA, Tom worked as a master-planner and assistant landscape architect at FPCR on projects such as Bath Spa University and various suburban housing schemes. Tom has experience in residential design, master-planning and landscape architecture but has a particular interest in how the different disciplines can integrate to enable the delivery of considered and contextually appropriate designs. He attended the University of Sheffield where he gained a dual honours bachelor’s degree in architecture and landscape architecture and later gained an MArch. His final project was research-led, looking into ways we might provide more appropriate care for people with dementia, whilst allowing those with the condition a sense of involvement within their environment and community.
Plot 18 and First Development Site, Aylesbury
Tom worked with colleagues in London and Manchester to prepare tender information for two sites within the regenerated Aylesbury Estate. Plot 18 will deliver 122 new homes above first floor level and includes a community facility with a library and commercial space at street level. First Development Site will provide 27 houses and 406 flats.
He contributed to suburban housing projects within various teams and modelled house types in BIM for planning applications. Projects include:
Savoy Circus, Hammersmith & Fulham
Following our tender submission in which a seven-storey modular built student development was proposed, Tom produced a range of details to provide our developer client with working drawings.
Allen Court, Ealing
Worked within a small team to deliver a flat block containing 89 units. Experience includes the creation of various technical details, schedules and layout drawings as well as reviewing the internal specification.
Bath Spa University (pre-HTA)
Tom worked on planting plans, specifying plants, meadow mixes and trees. He also gained experience in landscape detailing.
Various housing developments, UK (pre-HTA)
Master-planning with design input, creation of design and access statements and related diagrams.
West Green Place
Following a tender submission in 2017, West Green Place is currently at RIBA work stage 5. Tom is attending DTM’s and site progress meetings in anticipation of assisting the team by creating working drawings.
HTA were appointed to provide feasibility studies and develop house types for three sites in Skelmersdale. Tom is using his design skills to provide residential layouts for the sites, using AutoCAD for 2D drafting and Revit for 3D visualisations and schedules.