This is driven by three basic instincts:
Development provides a legacy.
The Architect and the Client share a responsibility to
mankind to safeguard and conserve earth’s natural resources, to combat climate change and protect future generations from the consequences of our actions.
This is the process which leads to reality in the form and spaces created and activities enabled. Architecture is bringing the creative process to a satisfactory widely appreciated conclusion.
Development is regulated by law through Local Authorities and typically involves a pre-application advice request, detailed designs and written explanations. Applications involving heritage buildings and conservation areas require a deeper understanding of the significant effects of the proposal.
Mike Wood is a Chartered Architect with considerable experience of residential and commercial development. He is a Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a Planning Consultant and a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.
His work as a Conservation Consultant bought him in contact with the Clean Rivers Trust in 2001. Since then he has collaborated with the Trust on several projects involving waste management and pollution control. He worked with the Trust in the design of interpretive facilities in Cornwall and on a water, sanitation and energy initiative in Ethiopia. Here in the UK he has collaborated on developing proposals for zero and low carbon energy production.
Mike has worked for a number of years as Consultant Architect to the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust. Theirs is a 16 mile linear regeneration project for the abandoned Derby Canal linked to the Trent and Mersey system. In addition to the restoration of navigation through Derby the Trust’s objectives include the development of sustainable communities alongside the Canal and initiatives to promote ‘green’ environment, investment and wildlife corridors in the urban areas through which it passes. Feasibility work is taking place on devising a Regional Tourist attraction called the Derby Arm and a new Marina both of which will contribute to the future running costs of the Canal.
Mike has served on the Boards of Abbots House Ltd., Renaissance Properties Ltd. and Derby Cityscape Ltd.
Carol Harries-Wood Is an accomplishes and highly qualified Artist and committed to the philosophy and aims of the practice. Her ability to communicate together with her knowledge of materials and her understanding of space and form are enviable attributes for constructive criticism.
Tel: 01332 842120