Stuart is a Chartered Architect with over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry and has been responsible for contract negotiation and drafting in various markets: primarily the UK, Denmark, Canada and the US. Stuart has been involved in technical and contractual trouble shooting on numerous projects and has specific experience of façade defects – including visual defects and de-bonding issues – alongside contractual issues on both traditional and design and build procurement routes.
He was also responsible for ensuring that all licensing and legal requirements were fulfilled in various global markets, including the USA and Canada, and for negotiating insurance renewals and claim management for international design practices.
Stuart has dual qualifications in architecture and law. In addition to working for internationally respected architectural practices – including Schmidt Hammer Lassen, Herzog & de Meuron and John Miller, Su Rogers + Partners, he is an accredited RIBA client adviser.
He has undertaken studio teaching at Kingston, Cardiff and Dalhousie Universities (Canada) and has been an invited speaker at conferences on the design of cultural buildings, alongside contributions to various publications, including Building Magazine, Domus, the Architect’s Journal and the Guardian newspaper. He is also an external examiner for the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Architect’s Professional Examination Authority for Scotland.