Dave Wilkinson has been a practising architect for more than 30 years. He qualified at Strathclyde University and worked with housing associations in Glasgow, sensitively bringing Victorian tenement blocks up to a clean, bright modern standard, in consultation with the tenants. He moved to Newcastle in the late 1980s, where he designed projects from business parks, and housing estates to office blocks and domestic extensions.
After 2 years overseas working as an FM (facilities management) architect, Dave returned to Strathclyde and completed an M.Sc. in Facilities Management. But after moving to Stamford as group facilities manager for leading media multinational Emap plc, he eventually returned to his first love – architecture.
Today, he works largely on domestic projects – listed buildings, conservation projects, new build, house extensions, conversions, property development. His community architecture is well known in the area – village halls, village shops, Scout halls, sports clubhouses. And, just occasionally, he undertakes something a bit left-field, such as dockside buildings in Port Said or a holiday home in France.
A keen musician, Dave deploys his deep bass voice in a community choir and also in a men’s singing group. When he was a little boy, he wanted to be an inventor; today, he invents better answers to his clients’ property challenges.
You can verify that Dave is a properly registered architect at the ARB website. The Architects Registration Board is an independent, public interest body set up by the Government in 1997. Its work in regulating architects ensures that good standards within the profession are consistently maintained for the benefit of the public and architects alike.