Philip D Waddy
Philip D Waddy, BA (Hons) Dip Arch (Oxford) RIBA FRSA AABC
With over thirty years experience as a Partner or Principal in private practice, Philip Waddy commenced his architectural practice following success in a number of architectural competitions in the 1980s, including the prestigious Cherry Garden Pier Housing development in London Docklands. Through the 1980s his young practice increased in size and in 1986 merged with the long established Abingdon practice of Duncan West to form West Waddy.
During the 1990s, Philip directed a period of sustained growth and diversification particularly embracing new technology to operate a fully computerised office. Increasing staff numbers, plus a further merger in 1999 with Associated Design Partnership, has since seen the firm develop into one of the larger practices in Oxfordshire combining Architects, Town Planners and Urban Designers under one roof.
Philip is experienced at steering complex developments to completion. His particular abilities are in the role of project management and his track record in getting results for clients is borne out by the number of repeat commissions received by the practice.
Philip has a special interest and expertise in historic building conservation having successfully undertaken a large number of sensitive conversion, repair and restoration schemes to listed buildings during his career. He is a consultant architect to the Friends of Abingdon, with responsibility for surveying and repairing the Abbey Buildings (A Scheduled Ancient Monument) being the last surviving buildings from the original Abingdon Abbey. He is also an approved architect under the Oxford Diocesan Scheme for the inspection of churches and is responsible for surveying the fabric of over 25 historic churches in Oxfordshire.
Philip is a past Chairman of the RIBA Southern Region and is a member of the RIBA Council. He also serves on the RIBA National Planning Group helping to formulate the Institute’s policy on town planning. In these roles he has given recent papers and presentations to conferences on matters relating to architecture and town planning, conservation and sustainability.Close profile