John Brown

Employee Elected Director · Joined 2015

Conservation has the power to change the world for the better; it is an essential part in solving the climate emergency, but also creates better places for people and meaningful connections to our past.

John is an RIBA Specialist Conservation Architect, and leads our conservation group alongside Alistair King. He works collaboratively across all sectors to embed our conservation design methodology at the heart of all our projects. He is a key part of our design review panel, ensuring our high standards of conservation approach are upheld, and that all projects receive the same attention to detail and care.

He is interested in all aspects of design and conservation, particularly how contemporary design intervention can complement heritage buildings to make them accessible and inclusive. Conservation is not just about fabric repair, but about considering how new additions can be introduced in a considered manner to make buildings work better for everyone. Along with our sustainability team, John is developing our expertise in balanced and considered retrofit of some of our more significant listed buildings.

John joined Page\Park in 2015, after graduating from the University of Strathclyde with a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design. Throughout his academic career, John studied internationally in both Belgium and Bolivia, the latter of which formed the basis for his thesis project based on the architecture of the political divide in Bolivian social culture. This project won the City of Glasgow Eimear Kelt Medal for Architecture, amongst other awards.

John also teaches at Strathclyde University, having led a design unit in Year 1 for over 5 years. He is passionate about teaching in an inclusive and collaborative manner, breaking down the perceptions of traditional architectural education.