What’s the plan for planning – is the intractable planning problem solvable?
The UK planning system is full of quirks that are quite unique to this country – the likes of rights to light and viewing corridors are open to more interpretation than elsewhere in the world. Recently, the City of London Corporation released the country’s first “wind guidelines”. Would a more objective planning system encourage more development and create a more liquid market?
Wade gained experience in practices in Los Angeles, New York, Dubai and London before joining the practice in 2005 as a Project Architect.
Wade has worked on a broad variety of projects since he joined AHMM, including Horseferry House, the global headquarters for the fashion house Burberry and the Angel Building in Islington.
His most recent projects include Google’s new headquarters in King’s Cross and a number of projects in the United States, including the Plow Building, which is home to the practice’s Oklahoma office.
Wade was promoted to Associate Director in 2008 and assists with design and management issues within the practice.
Wade engages in a broad range of architectural discussions as a frequent lecturer in the United Kingdom and USA, as well as a visiting educator with a number of architectural faculties.
He has a been a Designer Advisor for the UK based Design Council since 2012, as well as a board member of the American Institute of Architects UK chapter and member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Wade also acts as manager for the Allford Hall Monaghan Morris office in Oklahoma and is responsible for design leadership and oversight on all projects.