ROWAN HAYSOM BAS B.Arch RIBA


Rowan has been practising architecture in Cambridge for over 20 years. Previous experience includes various university projects, including the refurbishment of the Peterhouse Gunn Library (RIBA Heritage Award) and Magdalene College Cripps Court, (RIBA Education Award).

Rowan has over 20 years experience in housing, and has designed and delivered many housing developments around Cambridgeshire. Most of these have been on complex brownfield sites which have demanded a sensitive tailored solution in response to the constraints and opportunities of the surrounding setting. These are buildings which sit comfortably within the surrounding built context and are also contemporary, fresh and of our time.

Rowan has also had an active role in community-led development. He has worked with local communities at a strategic level and on individual projects to enable local groups to become actively involved in defining how their towns and villages should grow and evolve. He has been part of an emerging trend which sees planning and development as a collective enterprise, a participatory act of community building. He has worked with Community Land Trusts, Parish Councils and District Councils to facilitate this process. Rowan is currently working on a CLT led village extension of 75 houses in Stretham and with East Cambridgeshire District Council on a CLT led Garden Village development in the district.