Malcolm Newton

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.

Liam Newton

Architect: BA Hons DipArch RIBA Nottingham, BA FD Fine Art

Liam is a Certified Passive House Designer

Following Graduation from Nottingham University in 1997 Liam worked in London for leading, award winning architects MacCormac Jamieson Prichard Architects, Panter Hudspith Architects and Paul Davis and Partners respectively. Gaining experience of a wide range of arts, education, residential and commercial projects and was project architect for the Museum of British Road Transport in Coventry, shortlisted for the Stirling Prize as part of the Phoenix Initiative by MacCormac Jamieson Prichard.

Liam returned to the North-East in 2004 and has worked for Newton Architects on both domestic, commercial and community projects; establishing an office for Newton Architects in the Mushroom Works Studios in Newcastle and subsequently Brighton Road Studios in Gateshead. Liam now works from his studio in a new low energy home in Mickley Square,  Northumberland