Mike Begent graduated from Newcastle University in 2007, subsequently gained his Diploma with distinction from London Metropolitan University in 2011 and qualified as an Architect with distinction in 2015. He has worked on a variety of projects and has also gained hands on building experience in both innovative and traditional construction methods.
At Richards Partington Architects Mike worked on some award winning sustainable housing projects, masterplans and mixed use developments, through a range of stages of work including 64 low energy homes and an Energy Centre at Osbaldwick, York. Joining Scott Tallon Walker Architects in 2013 Mike worked on several large university and healthcare projects including performing an integral role at various design stages on the Proton Beam Therapy building for UCLH on Tottenham Court Road, as well as running the delivery of the Jenner building, office and laboratory at the Pirbright Institute in Surrey.
Mike has a unique affinity with construction and making, as demonstrated by detailed manufacture design and prototyping of a modular building system, tetra-shed, also building several temporary structures, and green oak frame carpentry.
Since setting up Begent Architecture Mike has completed the Holland Grove project, a self build house renovation and extension in London. Meanwhile he designed and oversaw the Old Copse project, consisting of two bespoke agricultural buildings, installing the cladding himself. He is currently working on a selection of other residential projects.