Gavin Orton

architecture = place + people

people + place = architecture

architecture is about place – places we know, walk through, visit, work, play, live and socialise. It has a real context – historical, economical, political, environmental and social. These are the situations where architecture happens.

architecture is about people – it provides a background for individuals or groups, large or small, to come together. Be it a town square, a theatre, an office, a community centre – their aim is to bring people together. These are the interactions people experience everyday and architecture enables them to happen.


B.A. (Hons.) Architecture BArch, PG dip. RIBA


Birmingham School of Architecture


Corporate member of RIBA

Member & Trustee of Birmingham Civic Society & Chair of Birmingham Civic Society’s Planning Committee

Former RIBA West Midlands Regional Chair (2012-2015)

Teaching Practice Tutor for Birmingham School of Architecture MA Architecture course