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Lee Barker

Lee Barker

BA (Hons) BArch (Hons) RIBA
Architectural Director

Joined WS in August 2014

Lee joined WS as an Associate and was appointed a Director in April 2015. Lee heads up the Architectural Team and has overall responsibility for the architectural output of the Practice. This involves both overseeing and being directly involved in all projects from Preparation & Brief to their conclusion. He also leads the WS Work Experience and Apprenticeships Programmes.

Lee studied Architecture at the Universities of Sheffield and Newcastle before heading to London to pursue his career and settling in Croydon in 1998. He became a Registered and Chartered Architect in 1999, having already gained job running experience on various private housing, social housing, healthcare, and pharmaceutical research projects.

He spent a further 4 years in private practice in Croydon, which saw him specialise in housing. In 2003, Lee joined a Purley based, regional development company as their in-house Architect, progressing to Head of Architecture & Planning and Technical Director, responsible for delivery of both planning and technical consent for 250 units per year. During that time, he developed expertise in Renewable Energy and building to high levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes. In 2009 Lee set up his own architectural practice in Croydon, specialising in architecture, planning, development, and contract coordination services to housing developer and design & build contractor clients.