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Judge profile - David Cole-Adams

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‘As the result of looking at and for quality brickwork for the Tylers and Bricklayers’ Company over many years I am excited by the range and quality of new work on display at this year’s Brick Awards. Good brickwork does much to improve modern architecture by giving it a human scale. Good detailing and workmanship add to the pleasure of viewing new buildings.’ – David Cole-Adams, 2018 Brick Awards judge.

David trained and registered as an architect in Queensland, Australia before travelling to the UK for a 2 year working holiday, which over 50 years on, continues. He is a registered architect in the UK and a member of the RIBA.

David worked in a private commercial practice in London prior to retirement in 2000 to take up a consultancy undertaking those bits of architectural / legal work no-one else wishes to tackle. He was involved in the foundation of the Chartered Architects City of Livery Company becoming its Master in 1995-96 and serving as the Clerk from 2000 to 2012.

He also served as Master of the Company of Tylers and Bricklayers in 2012-13 and 2013-14, having chaired the Company’s Craft Committee for many years previously. Assisting in the judging of Brickwork and Tiling Awards, the recognition of Master Craftsmen and the awarding of prizes to trainees in the Company’s crafts to both trainees and practitioners, David is well versed in applauding excellence in the built environment.

With years of experience and a keen eye for detail and craftsmanship David is a welcomed addition to the Brick Awards judging panel on which he has sat many times.