John Whiting is a RIBA chartered architect with over 30 years of professional experience in the design and management of a wide range of projects with award winning architectural practices in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. In 2005 John established his own practice based in Brighton providing architectural design services to private clients, public organisations, developers and working in collaboration with established practices on large projects.
The practice provides full architectural services from early ideas and concepts through detail design to a completed building project. John is personally involved in every project using his skills and experience to guide individual clients through the complex process of design, planning and construction. Broad experience gained in the design and construction of many building types allows John to adapt to the unique challenges and opportunities of every new project. Hand drawn and computer generated visualisation techniques are used to help clients in making choices and decisions.
Current projects include both new build and conversions for a range of building types; private houses, schools, offices, interiors, housing and commercial developments,
John has extensive experience in conservation and listed buildings, including preparation of heritage statements.
John has extensive experience in the preparation of initial development strategies. Through a process of site analysis, context study and concept design the development potential of a site can be established in collaboration with a client’s land appraisal and brief requirements.
Each project is unique with its own set of constraints and opportunities. Realising the potential of the project is the key to its success. Experience has shown John that projects of any size have the potential to be challenging and fulfilling for the client and the designer even more so when the project is a home.
Work space design whether for a school, a large corporate facility or for adapting the home is about end user comfort and flexibility. In a commercial environment it is key to create a professional image with a framework of services and spatial order allowing efficient working and future change.
Current involvement with master planning projects includes residential, mixed use and commercial developments aimed at creating sustainable communities with excellent environmental performance and viable urban regeneration.
During the design process visualising the end product is critical for communicating ideas, testing proposals and decision making. As part of his design method John uses sketch drawings, 3D computer modelling and artistic renderings for presentation to clients, local authorities and the public.
Recent clients include:
Private clients in Sussex, Surrey and Kent Albion Street Developments, Brighton
The Brighton AcademyConstruction Format, Worthing
Crest Nicholson (Midlands) Ltd
Croudace Homes, Caterham
Croudace Partnerships, Caterham
Copse Mill Properties, Brighton
Davison CE High School for Girls, Worthing
Diocese of Chichester
Downland Housing Association
Evison & Company, Tunbridge Wells
Federation of Small Businesses
Hadlow Estate, Tonbridge
Hastings Borough Council
Integra Properties, Brighton
Millwood Designer Homes, Tonbridge
Mulberry Homes, Reigate
Northfield Development Consultants, East Grinstead
The Hop Farm, Kent The New Inn, Hadlow Down
Salomons UK Ltd Sharnfold Farm, East Sussex Southern Housing Group, Horsham Wedgewood Homes, Kent
Previous clients and employers include:
Bankers Trust, Australia
Berkeley Homes, London
Belmont Homes, Horsham
Crone Associates, Australia
Crest Nicholson, nationwide
Design Group 3 Architects, Brighton
Essex County Council, Education Dept
HOK International, Hong Kong
IBM (UK) Ltd, Greenford, London
Joynt Construction, Worthing
Laing Homes (South West Thames) Ltd
Mass Transit Railway Corporation, HK
ORMS Architects, London
Ove Arup & Partners (SE Asia)
Parsons Brinckerhoff, Hong Kong
Pollard Thomas & Edwards Architects
Ruskin Homes, Caterham
The Italian Cafe, Brighton
Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club
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