Upon completing his studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, Charles spent 5 years working with the multi award winning and RIBA Stirling Prize shortlisted firm Denton Corker Marshall in London.
It was with DCM that Charles developed his expert understanding of large scale commercial development, particularly as lead site architect on the award winning £60m, 5100sq.m Bluewater Events Venue in Kent. Upon completion of the Bluewater Events Venue, Charles was invited to join the young, ambitious firm of 21st Architecture, which afforded him an opportunity to develop his understanding of international commercial and residential and development and hone a very refined understanding of complex planning and design issues, particularly in the context of large scale residential schemes.
In addition to his commercial expertise, Charlie co-ordinated the CAD management systems for both his former practices and possesses an exceptional understanding of both hardware and software systems.
Outside of architecture, Charles takes great pleasure in the outdoors and enjoys sailing, hillwalking, sea kayaking, is a dab hand in the kitchen and a crack shot with a long bow and sharp arrow!
Paul Finian Cannon
Paul graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow in the same year as Charles and upon graduation worked with the Stirling Prize shortlisted firm of Benson and Forsyth in London. At Benson & Forsyth, Paul worked as a project architect on various large scale developments including the £13m 10,000 sq.m ‘Pod’ mixed use development in Nottingham (Civic Trust Award, 2009) and ‘Nova Victoria’, a high end residential development in London SW1 (25,000sq.m, £95m) that constituted part of the prestigious £2bn Victoria Transport Interchange Masterplan.
Paul later went on to work for the multi award winning Wright & Wright Architects where he was later made an Associate. Whilst at Wright & Wright, Paul was lead project architect on the Newlands School Project (3,500 sq.m £13m), which went on to win numerous awards including the British Construction Industry Award for Building Project of the Year 2013 (£3-£50m category). Paul also worked on a number of listed and sensitive buildings during his time at Wright and Wright including a new library and Study centre for St. Johns College, Oxford; a contemporary new build addition to the existing grade 1 listed Laudian Library dating from the 15th century. Paul was also responsible for initiating and implementing Wright & Wright’s transition to BIM Level 3 and the management of the office IT systems.
Outside of Architecture Paul enjoys the sea and only the sea.