Mike, one of the founding Directors of the practice, is a Chartered Architect with over 30 years’ experience in a wide range of building types in the public and private sectors in the UK and overseas. After a successful career with leading practices in London and the Caribbean, Mike set up Healthcare specialists Archimed in 1990 and merged with Lomax Cassidy and Edwards in 1998 to form LCE Architects.
Mike has been responsible for award winning projects in the public sector and has gained expertise in developing effective competition winning design strategies and concepts.
Mike’s experience on projects such as the award winning £50m Wigan Life Centre and other regeneration schemes carried out by the practice such as the Brighton Library and Jubilee street development and the Liverpool Central Library on the World Heritage site has strengthened his belief in the power of good design to create economic and social value for clients and the community. His approach is based on the need for a sound business strategy, rigorous research, flexibility in use, a clear understanding of context and integral rather than superficial sustainability as the essential starting points for good design.
His current projects include residential schemes, Extra Care and Carehome developments, mixed use masterplans, health, education, cultural and community buildings as well as private houses.
Mike has been a member of the NHS Design Review panel, a CABE ‘inspirer’ introducing young people to architecture and has sat on the healthcare committee of British Expertise, promoting UK consultants internationally.