Prior to completing his undergraduate degree at the Leeds School of Architecture, Neil worked for a small architecture practice where he gained practical experience in a variety of projects; primary schools, listed building refurbishments, new office and commercial developments, as well as healthcare and residential work.

From this strong foundation, Neil was awarded a scholarship and bursary to study at university whilst continuing his employment. Neil won the Ibstock Brick Prize for best overall performance in each of his undergraduate years and eventually achieved a first class degree, a high commendation in the Northern Design Awards, two national RIBA president’s medals nominations and an RIBA Bronze Award.

Following his degree, Neil joined a large international multidisciplinary architecture practice where his high quality design skills were recognised in his contribution to a number of competition winning bids. Neil was awarded a travel scholarship to participate in a building program in America prior to re-joining university.

Neil then completed his Masters degree at the University of Sheffield working in a team to win an international design charrette in Hamburg. Neil’s final Masters design project was a double page feature in Blueprint Magazine - the world’s most widely distributed architecture magazine.