J Martin Architect


Professional membership Registration Number 041257K


Personal profile

A mature and seasoned all rounder with a passion for design, I have robust experience as sole proprietor of my private architect’s practice working closely with clients and other professionals on small to medium size design and construction projects.  I am a skilled analyst, manager of staff and leader of other professionals.


Key Achievements

The key player in my business’s growth and identity, steering a successful business over 30 years of trading, built on a reputation for professionalism, reliability, honesty, care, and good design sense for which I have received numerous accolades.  I have added to my field of knowledge by researching and publishing results about patterns of site and settlement architecture, and becoming an authority on relationships between buildings and their location.



Degree of Doctor of Philosophy School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

University of Newcastle upon Tyne


Degree of Bachelor of ArchitectureSchool of Architecture,

with First Class HonoursUniversity of Newcastle upon Tyne


Degree of Bachelor of Arts inSchool of Architecture

Architectural StudiesUniversity of Newcastle upon Tyne

with Second Class Honours


Core Competences

Long experience of project appraisal, preparing design brief, concept and design development drawings, technical and structural design and engaging with Planning and Building Regulation Statutory bodies, preparation of production information, tender documentation, tender action, mobilisation, construction to practical completion, post practical completion procedures.  


Emphasis placed on client aspirations and requirements as primary drivers in designs and negotiations with statutory authorities.  The combination of project experience and landscape research places me in a unique position to undertake projects which require macro and micro skills from urban planning to detailed architecture.  I am a leader and can bring well honed people skills to bear on members of design and construction teams to steer projects towards defined goals.

I am computer literate and have quantitative and qualitative research skills.


Career Progression and Project Exposure

My career has been dominated by my business as a self employed architect.  Most of my work has been in the designs of housing running in tandem with Hospitality, Commercial, Industrial and Community projects.  I am used to a large work load that requires me to deal with multiple projects at different stages of design and construction at the same time.  


Projects have also required working with engineers and surveyors and undertaking site supervision and valuations as well as administration of contracts in working relationships with contractors at general and sub-contract levels.I have a track record of delivering a variety of building types, to deadlines and on budget.


My experiences of leading multiple projects in a busy practice ideally places me to engage in demanding projects where design and leadership skills are required to steer projects through all stages of design and building processes.