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Julian Owen

Julian Owen

Investigations Panel, Architect Member

Julian is a chartered architect who founded his East Midlands-based practice in 1992. He has been active in the RIBA, as a nationally elected councilor, chair of the Nottingham and Derby Society of Architects and chair of the East Midlands Region. He has been on the RIBA list of adjudicators of construction disputes since 2002 and was awarded an MBE for services to architecture in 2004.

He founded ASBA, the national network for marketing local architects in 1992 and is a director of the 1st Architects group. He has spent many years as a speaker and ‘expert’ at exhibitions aimed at consumers who are planning building projects and self builder, and has written six books on topics such as timber frame construction, home alterations and self build.

Register of Interests 2017

Membership of formal groups:

RIBA Chartered Architect and Chartered Practice
Also member of the RIBA East Midlands Housing Group
Adjudication Society
Beeston and District Civic Society

Business, Professional or Social Relationships:

Director of:

  • Julian Owen Associates Ltd
  • ASBA Architects Ltd
  • 1st Architects
  • Canalside Heritage Centre Trust
  • Nottingham City Homes Ltd
  • Nottingham City Homes Registered Provider Ltd
  • Canalside Heritage Centre Beeston Enterprises Ltd
  • Writer for Build It magazine
  • External examiner for Westminster University Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
  • On the RIBA list of adjudicators
  • Practice is a member of the Federation of Small Businesses and TRADA

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