Gareth Atkinson

Director

I joined the company in March 2014. I was keen to work back in London and assist former colleague and good friend Rob Westcott with the regeneration of the London Studio.

Before arriving at Civic, I worked with Alan Baxter & Associates and Colin Toms & Partners (CTP). I also spent a year getting my hands dirty as a geotechnical engineer in Southeast Asia. However, it was at Alan Baxter that I discovered my love for freehand sketching to help investigate and solve engineering problems. I strongly advocate the practice of drawing, not only to explore engineering design, but as a way to communicate ideas.  I am a motivated teacher in the approach of engineering design and champion Civic Engineers in-house training programme.

With a passion for good architecture and place making I enjoy travelling with my eyes open. Before settling into family life, I spent much of my early professional years visiting countries across the world.

Outside of the studio, when I am not busy on my next DIY project, I can be found frantically peddling on my bright green bicycle around the Kent and Surrey countryside. Another of my biggest passions is to don my bright orange helmet and hit snow laden mountains on a snowboard. I also enjoys a decent ale.

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