About

A small architectural practice in Leeds, UK, working all over the country.


Justin Waterhouse

Justin is an architect who studied at Manchester, Leeds and London. He is passionate about architectural history and environmental design. In fact, almost anything to do with architecture is interesting to Justin.

Most of his work has been in the residential sector. This has included new housing for housebuilders and developers, from planning to completion, from small to large schemes. He has also been involved in luxury refurbishment work in London.

Justin can work with clients to develop their ideas into rational, modern designs. He can help to assess the feasibility of a scheme at early stages and take it to planning. He can also work up the planning application to detail level, to enable a contractor to price and build the project.

Other work – Justin has worked on masterplans, images, floor plans and technical packages for university halls of residence, care homes, offices, leisure facilities, retail outlets and industrial buildings.

Having tried out almost all the usual software for architecture, Justin now uses Revit and Autocad. He still likes sketching too.


Qualifications

BA (Hons) Human Geography – Liverpool John Moores 1998

Postgraduate Certificate in Urban Environmental Design – Leeds Metropolitan University 2001

BA (Hons) Architecture – Manchester University & Manchester Metropolitan University (joint honors) 2005

Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture – Leeds Beckett University 2008

Postgraduate Diploma in The Professional Practice of Architecture – Kingston University – 2013


CPD

Justin likes learning and is continually developing his knowledge in some area or another. This can be about any aspect of architecture.

In 2010 Justin attended the PRINCE2 projects management course. This showed Justin more clearly the reasons for the approach project managers take.

In 2014 Justin attended the RIBA Conservation Course in York. This was valuable following a number of historic refurbishment projects in London.

From 2016 to 2018 Justin focused on the Building Regulations, extrapolating large amounts of information out into spreadsheets to make it much easier to see what they are saying. This was a highly valuable exercise, requiring Justin to read and review the information in order to summarise it into a more useful working format.

In 2019 he attended a course entitled “Sustainability and Adaptation for Cities & Communities” at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales. This was valuable in showing where we are in terms of the state of the planet and how we are attempting to tackle issues at urban level.

Following this course Justin looked at how we can quantify our attempts to improve environmental aspects of buildings, and the whole approach to projects. He attended the BREEAM Course in Watford and hopes to work on BREEAM projects in the future.

Justin now wants to develop his knowledge of plants to be able to provide garden layouts for customers. He feels that nature is a great stress-reliever that we can all enjoy, and would like to help people plan their gardens, from zoning different areas, through to planting suggestions.