Brock Carmichael

About us

Brock Carmichael Architects takes great pride in the four pillars of its business, and the four partners who represent it.

Our expertise comes from decades of experience in education, residential, leisure and regeneration. It is in this experience where you’ll find a passion for architecture that has driven our practice for over 40 years.

Each of our partners has brought all of this and much more to Brock Carmichael Architects, and you can read more about each of them here.

Michael Cosser

As partner and director of Brock Carmichael Asia, Michael represents part of the global face of the practice, leading projects across China and Hong Kong, alongside those much closer to home.

An RIBA, RTPI and Urban Design Group member, he has been a practising architect and planner for over 30 years, specialising in brownfield regeneration, large-scale dockland and inner city housing, as well as the conservation and conversion of listed buildings for residential use.

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John Cassell

With almost 40 years leading Brock Carmichael, John has been central to driving the success of the practice to help it become one of the most established names in British architecture.

In addition to operating nationally and winning over twenty design awards, this has meant playing a key role in all fields of the business. From designing and developing commercial, residential, educational and other buildings to championing conservation, John has seen the industry change considerably – and has helped guide Brock Carmichael to reflect this.

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Martin Watson

Combining practice with academia, Martin acted as director of operations for Brock Carmichael until his untimely death in January 2017. He is sadly missed by his family and all his many friends and colleagues.

Martin was passionate about construction as a collaborative social process, as well as working closely with product engineers to develop the very best solutions. With over 20 years of experience in educational architecture, he developed inspirational learning environments and led innovation in this sector, speaking at international universities on modern housing development.

Martin’s legacy, with his teachings, his architecture and his passion for life live on through us all and carry Brock Carmichael forward into 2017.

Chris Bolland
Managing Partner

Leading on design, while also acting as finance director, managing partner and director of Brock Carmichael Asia, Chris brings over 10 years experience as a RIBA chartered architect to our practice.

Having been part of a range of high profile projects like the award winning £120m redevelopment of HM Treasury and the £1bn redevelopment of South China’s Wuli District, Chris is an expert on office and residential design, with a keen interest in individual housing projects.

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