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Harrison Symonds:

Architect & Senior Associate

BA (Hons), MArch, PGDip. ARB

Harrison joined Proctor & Matthews in 2017 and has since worked on a variety of projects from strategic masterplanning exercises in South Thamesmead, to designing and detailing individual buildings including a flagship office for Homes England in Northstowe.  

Harrison qualified from London Metropolitan University with a Distinction and previously studied at the University of Sheffield, where his final year thesis was awarded the RIBA Yorkshire Gold and John Taylor Award for Urbanism and Town and Regional Planning. He was also nominated for the RIBA Presidents Medal.

Recently Harrison led the later stages of Carpenters Estate Masterplan. The project will deliver up to 2022 new and refurbished homes, alongside a variety of community, education, commercial, retail and hospitality space. Harrison also led the first phase of the project, James Riley Point, a new state-of-the-art leisure, community and sports centre for the Carpenters community.

In addition to his project responsibilities, Harrison works on the practices’ BIM proficiency, having played a key role in developing the studio’s BIM strategy and protocol, and delivering projects to BIM Level 2.

Harrison has an interest in buildings with historic value and heritage interest and has experience working on existing buildings in both World Heritage Sites and Conservation Areas.

Outside of work, Harrison enjoys running, cycling and exploring London’s neighbourhoods. He is currently learning French language.