CLIVE BROWN

Director | Architect

One of the original founders of Boon Brown, Clive has extensive experience as a director and project architect, leading design teams and working with contractors and clients to deliver large-scale projects in a variety of construction sectors. He has more than 30 years of experience in assembling and delivering development opportunities to a range of clients, including Housing Associations, residential care home providers and commercial developers. During this period, he has been responsible for designing and constructing more than 3000 dwellings throughout the Southwest.

As the Managing Director of Boon Brown, Clive has played a key role in developing what has become a leading architectural and town planning practice with more than 50 employees and offices in London and the Southwest.

Clive has an in-depth knowledge of construction and has established a reputation for designing high-quality schemes that are viable and innovative. His primary ethos is to act in the best interests of his clients at all times.

RICHARD BOON

QA Director | Architect

Born in 1953, Richard graduated from Brighton Polytechnic and was elected a member of RIBA in 1983.

Richard and Clive formed Boon Brown Partnership in 1986 and the practice has grown strongly ever since.

Richard, as QA Director, has overall responsibility for quality assurance, project management, design, tender action, contract administration and site supervision for a wide range of projects.

Richard is an accomplished architect and has an enviable track record of successfully managing and delivering large complex projects.

CRAIG JONES

Director | Architect

Craig brings a balance of passionate creativity and technical pragmatism to the design team as well as a fair and rounded knowledge of managing major contracts. Having led increasingly complex urban design projects since the early days of qualifying as an Architect from Oxford Polytechnic in 1989, Craig’s knowledge matured in the Singapore and London markets where it was necessary to be versatile and quickly adaptable to the cultural differences and specialisms of new business sectors. This has formed a clear strong understanding of high-density city residential, high quality office and commercial development, complex mixed-use schemes, education, R&D and hotel accommodation.

Working in Singapore in the early 90’s was an exhilarating experience for a young Architect being gifted freedom to run his own client base and this journey set the bar for the return to London where it was important to remain in a senior project running role. Career moves at RMJM and later at Hamilton Associates as Associate Director delivered a skill set in managing the more complex projects that included new laboratories for the Institute of Cancer Research, the Fulham Broadway Redevelopment and the master planning and delivery of Gypsy Corner, West London.

Craig joined Boon Brown in 2004 firstly as Director and later as Shareholder and has enjoyed the Practice’s refreshing approach to growth and diversification. Motivated by continued work in London for previous clients, Craig took the lead to open Boon Brown’s office in Battersea in January 2014. He has steered this office growth to 25 staff working for multiple, often repeat clients on a wide range of projects that include single dwellings, high-density mixed-use redevelopment, conversion of pubs and churches and hotel accommodation. In line with this growth, the office moved to new premises overlooking the Thames in Vauxhall and is looking forward to its next venture in expanding with existing and new clients.

SHAUN TRAVERS

Director | Town Planner

Much to his surprise, Shaun has acted in a Public and Private capacity for 28 years.

After graduating in Town Planning from South Bank Polytechnic as the lead student in his year and receiving 7 prizes (including Drivers Jonas Prize for law and Youngs Brewery Prize for Social Student of the Year), he went on to present his Prize Paper on “Environmental Planning” to the Town and Country Planning Association National Conference. He was never academically minded but just liked to win and found out along the way that he loved Town Planning with its heady mix of environment, politics, social engineering and beer. A subject where nobody is ever right but a belief in a better world is essential. Ahhhh the hazy years of academia!

He began his career in the real world in central London with Town Planning Consultancy (now RPS) under the tutelage of John Rhodes OBE, acting for Sainsburys, Ikea, Homebase and a range of residential developers. A sense of adventure led him to leave TPC and take up the role of Regional Planner for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago where he found himself in charge of development for the capital city, oil and gas refineries, tourism and, of course, some of the best beaches in the world.

On his return to the UK, he worked for the London Borough of Camden, Mason Richards in Bristol (also now RPS), as a freelance consultant to the Govt of Trinidad and Tobago, Sedgemoor District Council and then South Somerset District Council as the Area South Planning Manager.
It was at South Somerset Council where he gained a respect for the professional integrity of Boon Brown and its design acumen. A few years later he was invited to join Boon Brown as Planning Director, a post he was very proud to take up.

He has been with Boon Brown for 12 years now and has steadily built a reputation amongst clients and Planning Officers for honest unbiased advice and a holistic understanding of town planning. Shaun has an in-depth knowledge, insight and respect for local authority process that he uses to full advantage in the promotion of all types of development. His professional work includes strategic land promotion and the preparation, submission and management of planning applications and appeals. Whilst at Boon Brown he has delivered planning permission for over 2000 residential units, 300,000 ft2 of commercial space, 200 + retail units, hotel accommodation, a fire station, a mosque, exceptional private and agricultural residences and solved numerous lawful conundrums.

• Yetminster;

• Waterfalls;

• Terminal 5;

• The Round House, Lopen

• Weymouth Fire Station;

• Haynes Hotel;

• Roehrig Hotel

Shaun believes in planning and has a personal drive to assist clients in delivering quality projects, providing housing for all, helping businesses grow and of course making the world a better place!

OLIVER CLARK

Landscape Director

Oliver joined Boon Brown in 2016 to set up a Landscape department as part of the company’s continuing expansion. Oliver is a Landscape Architect and Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute, offering Boon Brown a professional Landscape Design service that works alongside and compliments the Architectural and Planning departments. With a passion for design and the environment, he is keen to promote a strategic and holistic approach to each and every project.

During the past ten years, Oliver has worked within a busy, expanding Landscape Architectural practice in Central London. He has gained a wealth of experience of both public- and private-sector developments, from small bespoke projects to large-scale, high-profile urban regeneration schemes. Notably, he was part of the winning bid team for the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station, the regeneration of the Alma Estate in Enfield and the South Thames College development in Wandsworth.

Oliver is a talented designer and plantsman and has extensive experience working with, co-ordinating and managing large multi-disciplinary consultant teams. He has an excellent knowledge of materials and construction techniques, as well as a sharp eye for identifying simple and elegant solutions to complex construction issues.

Oliver is also the co-founder of ‘SkyCycle’, a revolutionary concept idea, which would transform commuting in the capital with the creation of a network of cycle paths high above the streets of London.