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by fostertom 2016

​One aim of this website and blogs is to promote more networking amongst valued contacts and collaborators on the maturing EcoBuilding scene.

So Builders, Tradesmen, volunteer enthusiasts, Project Managers, QSs, Estimators -

liking what you see and read here, I'd like you on My List - please get in touch.

Or suggest someone.

start here - Talk to Tom now

   here in SouthWest UK - and beyond

      including Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Bath,

      Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Cardiff and South Wales

 

ABOUT

1984 to date

Principal

Tom Foster Architecture

Bath - Bristol - South Devon

1979 - 1984

Architectural Apprentice

David Brain (master-Architect to the classic buildings of Bath and district)

Bath

1976 - 1977

Architectural Assistant

Bath City Council

Conservation Areas Definition Team

Bath

On the team to assess, define and establish the four new-concept Conservation Areas, my task was to make measured and condition surveys of a calculated sample of the 1000s of decaying buildings of Georgian central Bath.

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Under radical new Planning boss Roy Worskett, this was the framework for the public funding of the rescue of UNESCO World Heritage Site Bath from decay and bulldozers.

1972 - 1974

Architectural Assistant in Camden office during mid-semester work experience; then

returning, after completing my 1st Degree, as

Architectural Manager of new Bath office

Parkway Design Partnership

Charlie Ware (Entrepreneur, Patron of fringe Arts, Saviour of Bath from the developers)

Camden, London - Bath

1977 - 1979

My 2nd Degree

1967 - 1971

Architectural Assistant

Various Architects

and

MoPBW (Ministry of Public Buildings and Works)

Dimensional Coordination Working Party

Westminster

My 1st Degree was a Sandwich Course - each year alternating 2 semesters at University with these 6 month periods working in the building industry.

1974 - 1976

Architectural Assistant

Various Architects

Bath - Bristol

After the 1974 Crash I experienced the underbelly of provincial commercial architectural practice.

One client said: "If it looks good I'm paying too much".

1966 - 1973

My 1st Degree