Principal, BA(Hons), MArch, AA, RIBA
Whilst at BACA, Roger was involved in the design and delivery of various published and award-winning projects including a flood resilient private home in Oxfordshire, a public space flood defence masterplan in Southampton and the UK’s first Amphibious house which featured on Grand Designs. He also contributed to the Aquatecture Publication on design in flood prone environments as well as the Climate Adaptive Neighbourhoods project for the TSB which was awarded the RIBAs Medal for Research in Practice.
As the Principal of Ashman Architects, Roger continues to work with both rural estates and portfolio estate clients as well as working closely with a number of end user clients on their bespoke properties. Roger oversees the design, development and review of all projects and is responsible for the management and strategic direction of the practice.
Prior to establishing Ashman Architects in 2020, Roger was a Founding Partner and Director of OWAL Architects. Under his direction, over a 5-year period, OWAL Architects became a practice of increasing acclaim, working with a loyal client base across a wide range of projects. In addition to the joint management of the practice, Roger headed the Estates Team overseeing the design of some of the practice’s key projects. These included significant strategic diversification work for Beeswax Dyson Farming on their West Berkshire estate, the remodelling of various listed properties of different scales and scopes, the regeneration of a sensitive heritage site at Abbey Wall Works into a 65+ unit mixed-use residential scheme in Colliers Wood, the Beeswax Dyson Farming Headquarters in Lincolnshire and, various estate developments for family trusts, the BBC and the NHS in London, Windsor and across the home counties.
Before OWAL, following a time practicing in Sydney, Australia with some of the Country’s leading firms, Roger worked with BACA Architects, a practice renowned for bespoke one-off homes and flood resilient design.