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Oliver Milton\

Oliver is one of the leading architects working in the UK Education and Research sectors. As a Senior Partner of Hawkins\Brown, he leads the practice’s Education and Research team.

Oliver's experience ranges from local primary schools to state of the art research institutes. He thrives on the variety and challenges these sectors offer. As a result, his buildings have received wide recognition – most notably four national RIBA awards for buildings at Oxford University, Royal Veterinary College, University of East Anglia and Exeter.

Oliver is a sensitive and skilled designer who has steered many high-profile and challenging projects to successful planning outcomes. These include applications in highly sensitive heritage contexts, where his design flair, communication skills and methodical approach have prevailed.

He recognises the importance of generating a robust and coherent brief for education and research buildings. As a highly experienced leader of focused user group workshops, he is developing new digital tools and techniques to make the whole briefing process more effective and enjoyable. His designs for buildings derive from clear, simple ideas that deliver desired outcomes with clarity and verve.

His knowledge of procuring and constructing buildings ensures he can direct the team to produce the relevant information efficiently and focus on the areas of most importance to the project's success.

Alongside his project work, Oliver leads the innovation group within the practice, looking at how architects can use new digital tools to improve processes and design.

Recently invited to join 'Designers for Science', an elite group of architects, engineers and other professionals, Oliver will debate best practices and emerging trends in the sector.

As an active member of the Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF), he contributes widely to the debate on education buildings and speaks at conferences in the UK, Europe and the US.

Currently, Oliver is a member of the Hertfordshire Design Review Panel.

Oliver graduated from the University of Manchester where he was awarded the Manchester Society of Architects Student Award.

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