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Practice History


1984 to date


Tom Foster Architecture

Bath - Bristol - South Devon

1979 - 1984

Architectural Apprentice

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


1977 - 1979

My 2nd Degree

1976 - 1977

Architectural Assistant

Bath City Council

Conservation Areas Definition Team


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.


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.

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".

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

1967 - 1971

Architectural Assistant

Various Architects


MoPBW (Ministry of Public Buildings and Works)

Dimensional Coordination Working Party


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

1966 - 1973

My 1st Degree

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