SPACE Architects’ Phil Lloyd has recently earned a promotion to Associate Director.
Phil has over 20 years’ experience of architecture across many sectors including education, conservation, commercial, cultural heritage, health and leisure. As an Associate Architect, he designed and delivered many schemes specialising in projects within the historic environment.
Phil has also used his experience to tutor at Newcastle University’s School of Architecture, Landscape and Planning and promoted architecture and conservation to clients and the public through events and initiatives facilitated by RIBA North East, Northern Architecture and CITB Construction Skills.
Phil completed two architectural degrees at the Welsh School of Architecture, while spending his years out at the Mid Glamorgan Council’s architects department. A move to Newcastle followed in 2001, after securing a job at the Geoffrey Purves Partnership, where he worked for seven years and completed his RIBA Part 3.
After many successful projects, including working as the consultant conservation architect on refurbishment and extension of the Grade II* Hancock Museum - which became the Great North Museum: Hancock - Phil described the opportunity to join the SPACE team and work on the Stephenson Quarter project as “too good to turn down.”
The project is still one of Phil’s career highlights today, along with his work on the award-winning Darlington Hippodrome Theatre, the Mansion House Chambers on Newcastle’s Quayside and the Grade I listed Bootham Park Hospital in York.
Following Phil’s full accreditation as a conservation architect with the AABC in 2016, he swiftly became the in-house specialist on heritage projects.
Looking forward to his new role, Phil outlined an ambition to bring more conservation projects to the business as well as bring more conservation and heritage experts into the team.
“I would always caution self-promotion as an ‘expert’ as there is always something new to learn and something from the past you’ve never seen before,” he says.
“I also hope to mentor individuals within SPACE to allow them to follow a similar path of education, experience and accreditation.”