Elevating residential design through considered placemaking.

Our residential experience spans from the design of high-density PRS developments and bespoke rural homes to masterplanning new, and retrofitting existing, communities.

Regardless of the typology or service offered, our approach is always underpinned by our commitment to placemaking and sustainability to ensure high-quality homes for residents, now and long into the future.

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Our Residential Experts

Our Residential experts' skills span architecture, masterplanning, retrofit and refurbishment as well as Passivhaus design. Many have been working in the industry for over 20 years and bring an in depth knowledge of standards, emerging legislation and trends that can be applied for the benefit of all our projects in the sector.

Colin Savage

Commercial Director

Colin specialises in the residential sector with a focus on the design of housing, sustainable refurbishment and the regeneration of communities. His work spans both the private and public sector for developers, contractors, registered providers and local authorities. Colin is a Fellow of the CIAT and is heavily involved in encouraging the next generation of Architectural Technologists into the industry. Colin also oversees all aspects of Commercial Management on behalf of the practice.

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Ben Robinson

Associate Director

Ben leads a team working across a diverse range of sectors on behalf of the practice. Ben himself specialises in residential design with experience spanning from bespoke individual dwellings to large scale masterplanning. He has delivered several notable schemes during his career, including a RIBA Regional Award and Housing Design Award winning later living scheme. Ben also designed one of the first integrated hubs in the UK – a unique facility combining extra-care living with a primary care facility and a range of community services. Within the practice Ben helps drive best practice in design.

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Ross Huntingdon

Associate Director

During his career Ross has worked extensively in the retail and leisure sector, overseeing town centre regeneration projects, district centres and out of town shopping parks for some of our longest standing clients. He’s also worked in the industrial sector and, most recently, has been leading our growing portfolio of refurbishment work in the residential sector, including Retrofit and Building a Safer Future commissions. Ross also oversees our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme - ensuring internal training is tailored to continually improve our teams’ skills and knowledge in an ever-evolving industry.

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Dan Sutton

Associate / Passive House Designer

Dan has worked across a wide range of project sectors from inception to completion - gaining particular strengths in the concept and design development stages. With a keen eye for detail, Dan’s project delivery skills are consistently of a high quality. He now works extensively in the residential sector and, with a combined interest in sustainability, became a Certified Passive House Designer in 2022.

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Ben Smith

Associate

Ben has delivered large, complex projects with challenging briefs across a variety of sectors. He welcomes complex client requirements and the challenge of maximising a difficult projects potential. Having successfully delivered schemes of varying scales, Ben has the knowledge and experience required to interrogate early-stage designs and develop considered and well resolved proposals for planning and tender information.

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David James

Associate / Conservation Architect

David works across all AEW's sectors plus specialist ecclesiastical work. David’s heritage specialism leads to a varied role within the practice, ranging from leading large-scale commissions on or affecting protected structures to providing specialist advisory services. In recent years, David also helped develop AEW’s retrofit portfolio, overseeing the delivery of technically complex recladding and refurbishment commissions nationwide.

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