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Peter Harman

Chartered Architect / Partner

BA (hons), PgDip Arch, arb, RIBA

After working for Bernard Gooding Associates for 10 years and obtaining his Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture Peter became a partner in 2010 and rebranded the company to BGA Architects.

Peter runs a young design-lead architectural practice focusing on residential, commercial, and mixed use architecture. With a diverse skill set and a passion for going above and beyond expectations to meet deadlines and satisfy clients. Since Peter joined the practice the business has strategically grown and continues to become involved with new sectors within the industry.

​Peter channels his considerable skill and experience into finding the best possible realisation of his clients’ vision and implement new standards and technology to accelerate project timelines, and maintain the highest levels of service for clients.

Peters experiences enables him to analyse a site and offer guidance on the viability and feasibility of a scheme and often works alongside clients to develop their brief to enable them to deliver their project on time and in budget.

As well as overseeing the office and being involved with the overall design of the projects Peter is responsible for creating realistic 3D visualisations and animations for key projects within the practice to enable clients to better visualise the end product. He also manages the ISO 9001 and 14001 Quality and Sustainability procedures and is a registered RIBA Principle Designer.

Peter is passionate about architecture and sustainability and employs sustainable strategies in a wide variety of building types and scales, Peter seeks to conserve energy and natural resources while creating healthy built environments.

In addition to the above Peter also has the privilege of looking after some of the country’s most protected structures and is appointed by the Diocese of Chelmsford for carrying out quinquennial inspections. Many of which are listed buildings.

Peter believes good design affects one's life at every moment. Whether for work, play or rest, he strives to create designs that simplify and enhance people's interactions with the built environment. Not one to shy away from unusual projects, Peter enjoys working within the constraints and oddities that accompany every job.

When he’s not doodling, pottering in the garden or doing diy projects Peter can be found in the gym or at the yoga studio trying to find his Zen.

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