At the heart of BM3 are the people. The practice has always strived to provide an environment that nurtures creativity. Each member of our team is recognised and valued for the individual qualities that they bring, making BM3 a stimulating and enjoyable place to work. Both offices work in open plan studios which enable excellent communication, which certainly benefits the collaborative process of design.
Mario Antoni RIBA
Mario became a Director of the practice in 2006 and has responsibility for our work in the South and West of England specialising in, student accommodation, supported housing and extra care schemes. With a high level of commercial acumen he helps developers optimise their projects, thereby gaining repeat business for us. His work includes designing in sensitive locations such as the Cotswolds including areas of outstanding Natural beauty and exception sites. Key Projects: Gloucester Road, Cheltenham. Sansome Walk, Worcester
James Boulter RIBA
James is the Director in charge of our London office, which he established in 2010. He is a qualified urban designer and a skilled master planner. He believes that design is a collaborative exercise and likes to engage with the public at consultation events whenever a client will support it. Key projects: The Orchard, Newcastle under Lyme. Unity, Wolverhampton. Oasis House, Northampton.
Ian Foden RIBA
Ian takes responsibility for the technical competence of the practice, managing the Quality Management system, the introduction of BIM and overseeing our CPD training programme. With experience in both the housing and education sectors he enjoys the challenge of getting the details right to achieve the best results aesthetic ally and environmentally. Key projects: The Orchard, Newcastle under Lyme. Tachbrook Road, Leamington Spa
John Jones RIBA
As a talented designer, John has worked on many high profile developments that have transformed previously poor neighbourhoods. He took the lead role in a programme of high rise block refurbishment projects, turning ugly, badly insulated buildings into attractive homes. Key projects: The Kenrick Estate, West Bromwich. Barracks Lane, Walsall
Paul Shepherd RIBA
Paul has extensive experience in commercial and residential projects throughout the Midlands. He is especially skilled in design and masterplanning and has a diploma in Built Resource Studies concerning the conversion of existing buildings. He has a proven track record of developing a successful project brief with the client and securing planning approval. Key Projects: North-East Newtown, Birmingham. Egg Hill Estate, Northfield.
Neil Walker RIBA
Neil works on large scale regeneration projects throughout the country, in partnership with Housing Associations, Local Authorities and Building Contractors. His expertise both in design terms and in the delivery of these large scale programmes gives him a high profile in the housing sector. Key projects: Newtown, Birmingham. Vincent Street, Birmingham