Architecture and Sustainability

Will Mawson

BA (Hons) BArch (Hons) ARB RIBA

Director and Co-founder

Will has had a passion for architecture and the environment from an early age. He went on to study architecture at Newcastle University where he met Dan. Following acedemia Will joined Napper Architects where he was an associate and instrumental on a variety of award winning buildings.

He was project architect on the award winning extension to the Grade I listed Theatre Royal in Newcastle, Mowbray Park Apartment building, and more recently he designed the new Teesside University campus in Darlington.

His experience covers a wide range of sectors including Residential, Masterplanning, Education, Commercial, Civic, Heritage and Health and has been fortunate to work on various prestigious projects in the North East of England.  Will is currently project director for the Friar House Apartment Hotel in central Newcastle and the Sunbeams Music Centre in the Ullswater Valley, Cumbria.

Will revels in the construction process and seeing a concept through to completion. He has particular interest in the tactile qualities of architecture and the importance of detail. He invests a great deal of time in developing architectural communication techniques and advocates that strong graphical communication is imperative in delivery of good architecture, and architecture is a key ingredient in the quality of life.

In addition to his work at MawsonKerr he believes in giving something back. As well as working with a number of schools, teaching the design process to younger aspiring architects, he tutors at Northumbria University and has active involvement with the RIBA.

Daniel Kerr

BA (Hons) BArch (Hons) ARB RIBA

Director and Co-founder

Dan studied architecture at Newcastle University and has since worked at award winning practices that are respected both regionally and nationally.  From a foundation of working at Edward Cullinan Architects in London and being an associate at Napper Architects in Newcastle, he uses this experience to design and deliver quality bespoke buildings that work to the clients needs.

Dan has experience in a wide range of sectors including Residential, Education, Commercial, Civic, Heritage, Leisure and Masterplanning, and has been involved in many design projects from inception through to completion. He has been Project Architect for the Bridgewater Early Years Centre, which has been recognised by the Landmark Awards. More recently he designed the Visitor Centre at Stewart Park, Captain Cooks birthplace, and the Tynedale Creative & Media Centre, which provides cross platform community media production resources for students and the wider community in Northumberland.

Dan completed his Passivhaus training in 2010 and has particular interest and experience of low carbon buildings, renewable energy and sustainable construction techniques and can provide a holistic approach to building design and delivery.

In addition to his work at MawsonKerr he is a member of the Expert Panel at Northern Architecture and on the Advisory Panel for RIBA Enterprises. Previously he has been  actively involved in the Creative Partnership programme and a guest tutor at Newcastle University.