Group Board Director
Neil sits on the Partnership and Strategic Boards and leads the practice’s Cardiff office. Having graduated from The Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) at Cardiff University, Neil continued his research education at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London in Space Syntax Theory. Neil joined Scott Brownrigg at the end of 2007 with the responsibility of launching the practice’s Cardiff Office. The highly successful office has subsequently gone on to win the AJ100 Regional Practice of the Year Award for three successive years; testament to Neil’s’ leadership and the commitment and skills of the Cardiff team.
Neil is committed to design being central to all projects, not just value added. He works across all sectors, delivering design excellence grounded in sound commercial judgement. He believes that creative and innovative solutions are generated by working closely with clients and working collectively on their aspirations, and that a critical analysis of place and the specific context will result in the most appropriate and best architectural design.
He is also committed to a pragmatic approach to an architecture which is sustainable commercially, socially as well as environmentally and has delivered a number of flagship projects in this regard.
Neil heads up the practice’s Design Research Unit and is a studio tutor and external critic at the Welsh School of Architecture. Neil recently secured the Wales' International Convention Centre scheme at Celtic Manor and is leading on some of the largest regeneration schemes currently happening in Cardiff including Cardiff Pointe and the International Sports Village; the practice was also a Cardiff Business Council Partner at MIPIM UK 2015.