Delivering high-quality design projects for over 25 years.
How we work
John Halton assures his personal attention at all stages of the project from inception through to completion of the appointment. This entails establishing the brief and identifying potential dangers and risks associated with the scheme. Initially a pencil sketch design drawing is produced which is then transferred onto the computer and visualised for presentation purposes. In most cases, this innovative and creative process explores new ideas and opportunities where over forty years of valuable experience, designing high profile and complicated architectural structures is advantageous.Where outside specialist consultants are required, we communicate the intentions of the proposals and collaborate to make sure that the desired effect of the architectural design is achieved and statutory procedures are followed.The technical drawings and project development of the scheme is given the same intimate consideration. This is because realising your perceptions and delivering a successful outcome is of utmost importance to John Halton Design Ltd. Arguably this is the most critical part of the design process and relies on our practical knowledge and competence to determine the most appropriate and proficient form of construction in compliance with regulatory obligations. The company adheres to the highest standards of behaviour and is regulated by a professional code of conduct and the requirements of a registered chartered practice with a commitment to operate with integrity and ethical values.
John Halton, Director
John Halton is a founding director of the company which was established in 1995 with a mission to encourage and promote a creative and pragmatic approach to Architecture & Management of the Built Environment. John is a Fellow member of four chartered bodies which is the highest professional membership grade. These include; The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (FCIAT), Chartered Association of Building Engineers (FCABE) and Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB). He is also Accredited in Conservation, which is recognised by Historic England and is a pre-requisite for leading grant aided heritage projects. John was selected to represent the institute as a judge for the RIBA International Book Awards for Architectural Practice.Alan Wallis, Senior ArchitectAlan has been studying and practising in Architecture for over 20 years and has worked for John Halton Design Ltd for a period of 15 years on a wide range of projects. He has achieved a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Architecture from Leeds Metropolitan University (now known as Leeds Beckett University) and a Postgraduate Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Lincoln. He has worked in a wide variety of practices, some specialising in conservation and small-scale projects and also a large international practice involved with industrial and commercial schemes. Alan is registered with the Architect's Registration Board (ARB) and is also a Chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architect's (RIBA).Daniel Christie, Consultant ArchitectDaniel draws upon 13 years of experience delivering exceptional quality services and bespoke architectural solutions. Daniel posses extensive experience and knowledge of working with historical and ecclesiastical buildings. Daniel is registered with the Architect's Registration Board (ARB) and is also a Chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architect's (RIBA). Daniel originally carried out his year-out at John Halton Design after completing his Bachelors Degree, where he feels that he owes much to his graphical understanding and construction knowledge, subsequently building the foundation of high-quality draughtsmanship and architectural representation.Alison Halton, Practice Manager & InteriorsAlison leads the companies project communications and development strategy. This includes client liason and maintaining vital connections with the regulatory bodies. Alison ensures the effective relations between all members of the design team. During the past 15 years she has utilised her experience with textile design to provide expressive and attractive interiors for educational, ecclesiastical and residential schemes.