Alan is a Partner at JTP and an architect and urban designer with substantial experience of working with public and private sector clients on major residential-led developments and large-scale regeneration projects both in the UK and internationally.
In 2011 Alan, together with his family, relocated to Shanghai to establish JTP’s China studio and expand the practice’s international portfolio of projects. While in China, Alan directed a broad range of masterplanning and architectural commissions across the country including projects in Dalian, Beijing, Hangzhou and Hainan. Highlights include his work on the new Suzhou Eco-Town in Jiangsu Province; a low-carbon project which integrated Planning and Economic Processes with bioclimatic design over 6 sq km on the shores of Tai Lake; and leading a multi-disciplinary team in the preparation of a comprehensive regeneration strategy for the Diamond Bay region of Dalian, northern China, which considered its land-use and economic evolution, transportation, green space and local heritage.
Outside of China he has also been involved in schemes in Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo; St Petersburg and Moscow in Russia, and numerous towns and cities across Europe.
Since his return to the UK, Alan has led multi-disciplinary teams to notable success on a number of high profile, competitive tenders including – Seacroft Hospital in Leeds, a complex HCA promoted, mixed-use regeneration opportunity in the grounds of an existing healthcare facility, and securing Lead Developer Partner status for a client consortium including Keepmoat, Strata and Homegroup in the design and delivery of over 4,000 new homes and associated commercial and community facilities in Hull. Work is now underway on the detailed planning submission stage for the initial phases of these transformative projects.
Alan is currently directing the detailed design stages of the first phase of South West Lands at Wembley, a multi-storey mixed-used tower block comprising 180 apartments and active ground floor commercial uses on the principle route between Wembley Station and the national stadium.
Alan is an Academician with the Academy of Urbanism an internationally respected organisation which recognises, encourages and celebrates great places, and great placemaking across the UK, Europe and beyond. In 2012 Alan was invited to become a contributor and guest lecturer of Architecture and Urban Design and at the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in Suzhou. Alan has delivered lectures on the ‘Characteristics of Place and the Street’, has reviewed 2nd year student exhibition portfolios and was invited to join the RIBA Validation Exploratory Board which visited the XJTLU campus in March 2013.