Wayne Head

Wayne has led several urban housing and mixed use projects in London and Housing in the South East at Gravesend. He was also the project director for the award-winning secondary schools re build programme for the London Borough of Islington, recently completing the Elizabeth Garret Anderson school. He is currently working on family housing, apartments and associated buildings for London based projects. He also recently submitted a residential masterplan proposal for the redevelopment of the Churchill Gardens estate Westminster London.

Wayne is also working internationally on a masterplan for a new education and residential quarter in Mandi, Indian Himalaya, for the Indian Institute of Technology. The campus has been designed for a wide range of university students, from fresher to postgraduate and staff living on site. A mix of accommodation is enhanced with common rooms,  courtyard mountain gardens and hubs, inviting social interaction for groups of all sizes.

He was also the Project Director for the award winning Creative Arts Hub for the City College Norwich, set on the existing campus site to the north of the city. The building utilises the sloping site, its views and sunny microclimate to create a new ‘House for the Arts’ that nestles into the existing gardens. The building is a finalist in this year’s Architects Journal Excellence Award and the Prime Minsters Better Public Building Award and won a National Civic Trust Award. Wayne had worked as architect on a number of other public/civic projects including Sheffield’s grade II listed City Hall and Wolverhampton Central Library.

He was involved as architect for Richard Desmond Children’s Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital. A dedicated treatment centre for Children’s  eye conditions which combines the clinical expertise of MEH with the research base of the adjacent Institute of Opthalmology promoting fast transference of ‘bench to bedside’ research. Most recently Wayne worked as project director for masterplan proposals to prepare and appraisal of options to either redevelop the existing Moorfields site or move the away from the existing site and create a purpose built state of the art centre close to UCLH in order to optimize access for patients and to energize powerful synergies. Wayne is currently working with the Whittington Hospital to develop and new maternity ward.  He is also appointed Public Governor to University Hospital Homerton London.

He has judged RIBA and Civic Trust Awards and has acted as a jury member for CABE Design Council and the Hackney Design Review Panel. Wayne is Trustee and Chair of the Ashok Tree Foundation which supports a charitable school in Paliapattu, for 30 children aged 4-8.