Director Mark Fairhurst BA(Hons), Dip Arch, RIBA is a fourth generation architect originally from Manchester. With a family legacy of well-received industrial and institutional buildings in England, Mark decided to continue his family’s architectural heritage. He studied architecture at Newcastle-upon-Tyne University and went on to study for his postgraduate degree at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, under the tuition of Professor Peter Cook. Mark was exhibited at Sci-Arch in Los Angeles, where he visited the offices of Frank Gehry, Morphosis, Michael Rotundi and Neil Denari. During his studies he also visited Vienna and Gratz in Austria, studying work by Gunter Domenic and Coop Himmelblau. Mark later received his certification as an architect following his Part 3 examinations at the Bartlett.
Mark worked on the proposal for the Oxford Brookes University Architecture Department and redevelopment of the De Vesta Shopping Centre in Rotterdam following his certification whilst working with Alan Brooks Associates. CD Partnership (later renamed Conran & Partners) approached Mark to produce the planning scheme of new Conran Shop and Restaurant Marylebone in 1995. Following this project through to completion in 1997, Mark has worked on a number of residential and mixed-use commercial projects, establishing his own practice in 2002.