Architect BA(hons) Barch(hons) reg Architect
In the years following architectural qualification, Malcolm developed his skills working for renowned firm of architects: Ryder and Yates during their heroic period, then as a builder, landscape architect and set up and ran a landscape business growing trees and shrubs for the trade. He started his own practice in 1978 as well as teaching the integration of design and construction plus researching at Newcastle University School of Architecture. Practice work included much for the National Trust, keeping buildings together on minimal budgets in the pre lottery days. Research for the then Department of Energy through ETSU followed and with it the start of an integrated approach to the design of buildings with a sustainable agenda. Many design competitions were entered to develop and fix ideas at a point in time, with a good success rate. Since 2000 the practice, Newton Architects has been his sole concern with several awards both for design and for addressing the sustainability agenda.