Alan Baxter

Senior Partner- Alan Baxter Associates

Alan is an engineer by origin with a wide range of interest. He founded Alan Baxter and Associates in 1974 and the firm has grown steadily and is now 150 strong under his guidance as senior partner.

Their work is wide ranging and in particular joins together their interest in the long term care of the built and natural environment. Not only do they act as Masterplanners for new towns but they are involved in the full understanding of historic cities and how to sustain them.

In addition to his involvement in urban design and masterplanning projects, he is the Consulting Engineer to St Paul´s Cathedral and he and his firm are responsible for the engineering of new buildings of architectural significance as well as the sensitive repair and adaptation of a vast range of historic buildings including Hampton Court and the Palace of Westminster. He and his colleagues have written Conservation Plans for many nationally important buildings including Salisbury Cathedral, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Tyntesfield House; these documents form the beginning of a deep relationship with the nature of places and buildings and their uses.

He serves on the London Advisory Committee of English Heritage and on their joint national Urban Panel with CABE. He is a member of the Heritage Lottery Fund´s Expert Panel and has been an assessor on several high-profile design competitions. He is a Patron of the Urban Design Group and Art and Architecture and is a Trustee of the British Architectural Library Trust.

He is also a Commissioner of the Independent Transport Commission and the Royal Commission for the 1851 Exhibition.

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