Michael is an architect, based in our Bath studio, who has worked across the Commercial, Residential and Civic sectors with experience through all stages of design, planning and construction.
What’s your favourite project you’ve worked on?
The refurbishment of Eagle House in the centre of Bristol. I started working on this project shortly after joining Stride Treglown as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant in 2017. I was involved in all aspects of the design through the concept, planning and construction phases. It was a joy to be part of such a great project team. From the engineers to the contractors and interior designers, everybody worked seamlessly to make this great scheme a success. This project also formed my case study during my qualification to become a chartered Architect.
Best building in your city?
My favourite space within Bristol at the moment is the refurbished entrance space to the Bristol Old Vic Theatre on King Street. I particularly like the combination of the new, industrial aesthetic timber structure against the Grade I listed original brick façade.
Interesting fact that nobody knows about you?
I’m colour blind. It can be a challenge – especially working in Architecture – but thankfully there’s always someone around to ask for help.
Top of the list currently is the ‘No Such Thing as A Fish’ podcast. Four researchers/comedians talk about their favourite weird and wonderful facts from the last week. Always interesting and always funny.
What is your Proudest Moment?
My proudest moment was walking past the front of Eagle House for the first time after completion. This was the first project that I had been involved with from start to finish. To have had such a large design input on the final building and then to receive regional design awards was very special. With Bristol being my home city, I feel very lucky to have been a part of its continuing design evolution.