- Shortlisted for Young Architects of the Year 2007- UK Premier Award for Architects under 40
Plastik Architects was established in 2002. Since that time the practice has undergone various changes in directorship and location, but the brand ‘Plastik’ remains true to its concept to deliver crafted projects that are specific to our client’s brief.
We also provide a service that suits our client’s needs and budget. This can involve a partial design or full project administration service, with the intention of giving the client what is important for them and with a view to delivering the best possible architectural result. What distinguishes Plastik is the personal attention that we give to our clients and the commitment and passion given to the design and construction process to provide the best possible project.
Our website shows only a small selection of these projects, some built, others currently in progress. Since 2002, Plastik has been involved in over 100 projects, mainly private residential but also in housing, commercial, office and retail sectors.
In 2010 the practice was re-structured and re-named ‘Plastik- Architects & Interior Designers Ltd’ and the work has branched into other areas of Europe and the East, where we specialise in small to medium scale, tailor-made projects usually for private clients. We have small offices in London, England and in Zaragoza, Spain.
Plastik Architects and Interior Designers were shortlisted for an RIBA regional award and Young Architects of the Year in 2006. The work of Plastik Architects has also been published in a number of national and international publications.
John studied painting and printmaking before architecture, initially in Canterbury, Kent and then London University. Between 1987 and 2002 he worked for a number of London based practices, initially with David Quigley Architects then Jestico & Whiles and finally for six years at the Manser Practice, leaving as an Associate Director in 2002. During this time John was the project architect on a number of large scale projects including The Andaz Hotel, a number of large hotels for Hilton UK, Sketch Restaurant, The London Toy Museum, and a cruise liner terminal, and aeronautical museum in Southampton, as well as numerous other smaller commercial, residential, leisure, healthcare sectors. He gained particular expertise in concept design and projects running.
After qualifying as a registered ARB and RIBA architect in 2000, he set-up Plastik Architects, with a range of small, residential and commercial projects and then larger public projects including the award winning, Gravesend Public Toilets. Several of these completed projects have been published nationally and internationally in magazines, newspapers and hardback.
He has been a regular guest tutor and critic at the University of Wales in Cardiff and over the years has written for a number of architectural publications.