Co-Founder and Partner,
Neil is Co-Founder and Partner of architecture and urbanism practice Metropolitan Workshop LLP established in 2004, with studios in London and Dublin. His expertise lies in the design of complex residential led mixed-use projects, masterplanning and major public realm projects. He facilitates open, collaborative design dialogues and has a deep understanding and interest in the relationship between people and place. He leads the practice’s ongoing research into suburban housing densities, modular construction and the UK’s Private Rented Sector.
Recent award winning projects include Mapleton Crescent, for affordable housing developer Pocket Living, and Balham Town Centre public realm. Current key projects include Nationwide Building Society’s first housing scheme in Swindon and Somerleyton Road housing-led mixed-use scheme for Lambeth Council. He recently advised the London Borough of Kingston upon Thames on the preparation of a Strategic Development Brief for the regeneration of the Cambridge Road Estate.
Neil is a leading practitioner in design review and has chaired LB Newham’s Design Review Panel since June 2012, evaluating some of the UK’s largest mixed-use urban regeneration projects including ABP, Silvertown Quays and Albert Island. He is also Chair of the Barking & Dagenham Quality Review Panel, Vice-Chair of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) Quality Review Panel, Co-Chair of London Borough of Harrow’s Design Review Panel and a member of Design South East and Design Council panels. Prior to this, he was Architectural Adviser to the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC) and an independent member of the Planning Committee (2008-2012). In 2016, he was appointed Co-Chair of London Borough of Croydon’s Place Review Panel.
Neil served as one of the members of the RIBA Journal Editorial Committee from 2016-2018. He is regularly invited to provide design training to London Boroughs and lectures widely at Schools of Architecture in the UK and internationally.