Our main priority is helping clients make great architecture that serves their needs and responds in a vital way to its context and cultural surroundings. In order to do this and to further the studios own knowledge base we invest in a wide programme of research which enables us to be inventive and to find new and sometimes unexpected solutions to the problems that we are posed.
We work in collaboration with like-minded consultants in order to further our thinking and skill level and since our inception, we have always looked to develope concepts grounded by good research that have a light touch on the planet, are low in carbon and energy-use. We look to our research to help us and our clients mitigate the impact of climate change.
BA (Hons), Dip Arch,
‘As a founder of WR-AP Sean leads the strategic direction of the practice with a combination of his proactive nature, creativity and proven technical skill’.
I decided I wanted to be an architect when I was at secondary school. It might sound odd but I didn’t fully understand what an architect did when I was 13 but I knew that I wanted to have a career where I could help people and society in a small way. Some 30 years later I now fully understand what it means to be an architect and the impact we can have on people’s lives and the communities that we live and work in. It’s because of this passion I will continue to strive to make a difference wherever I can with the work and commissions that WR-AP undertake.
I have an analytical-minded approach to our creative operations that is project focused, interested in exploration through making, keen to tackle tangible sustainable issues rather than theoretical or paper architecture and I have a belief that architecture can be a mechanism for social good.
In addition to my directorial roles and responsibilities I also enjoy being a mentor to the next generation of architects. I have been privileged to advise several young up and coming architecture undergraduates from Reading and Kingston University in recent years.
Away from the practice I’m continually building up the courage with my daily early morning runs to finally run a marathon, I love coaching my sons football team and I’m actively trying to find time to read more books and to scroll less.