Malcolm FryerPosition: Associate
Qualification: BArch (Hons), SPAB Lethaby Scholar ARB
Born in the UK, Malcolm Fryer graduated from the University of New South Wales (Sydney) in 2000, where he was awarded the University Medal for architecture. His graduation project and thesis were a critique of current Australian urban conservation practice in the face of industrial redundancy, and during his studies he spent an exchange semester at the Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin. Subsequently he was awarded a travelling scholarship from the Board of Architects of New South Wales to study historic building conservation in the United Kingdom.
Malcolm spent his ‘year out’ in 1996 working for Feilden and Mawson in their Norwich and London offices, and spent the remainder of his studies working part time for Design 5 Architects in Sydney on a wide range of conservation based projects. He started working with Richard Griffiths Architects in August 2001 and returned to the office having completed the Lethaby scholarship run by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) in 2002.
Whilst at RGA, he has been primarily involved with the major refurbishment project at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster as well as the Heritage Lottery funded projects at Burghley House and Valentines Park. In 2007 he pursued his interest in the Country House tradition by attending the Attingham Summer School. He is presently working on an ambitious scheme to provide substantial new community facilities at St. Paul’s Church in Hammersmith as well as on the conservation and development of the Kenwood Dairy on Hampstead Heath for English Heritage.
As an associate, Malcolm is responsible for the information technology and quality management systems within the office. Outside of the office, he remains actively involved with the SPAB and regularly assists in the running of their ‘Faith in Maintenance’ programme to encourage church wardens in their custodial role.