Paul Tinsley

Media Officer

I am the regional media officer, and maintain this regional website and the Eventbrite bookings for our CPD events and the Professional Development Day.

Job

I am an Architectural Technologist working for Laurie Reader Designs a local CIAT Registered practice. The practice covers commercial, leisure and private housing sectors and we use Revit for all our work. We have reecently done a number of Mill conversions, restaurants, domestic work, and also the LABC Award winning Sunbridge Wells.

Why I got involved

While I have over 30 years experience in Design, Project Management and Consulting, I have only returned to technical design for the last few years. I find the work much more enjoyable and challenging and I got a Distinction in the MSc in Technical Architecture at Sheffield Hallam in 2017.  I am keen to see where I can get applying Autodesk Revit, visualisations, energy and daylighting analysis to inform and improve designs.

I have been a member of other Iintitutes previously, and see the benefit of a chartered profession as a clear distinction from the myriad of building designers. I think the best way to get up to speed is to get involved, and a good up to date website is key to maintaining an active Regional Group. Plus someone’s got to eat the sandwiches…