Valerie Hinde has been an architect for 23 years. Much of her work is centred on small scale projects set in delicate landscapes, often making use of her specialist qualifications and recognised expertise in building conservation. However her portfolio also encompasses larger works, modern buildings and urban environments.
After qualifying at Newcastle University and a year working in Pembrokeshire National Park, Val joined Sir William Whitfield's international practise in Central London where she worked on some of the landmark buildings of the 1980s.
Moving to Sussex in 1984, initially joining Roth Partnership, allowed Val to focus more on smaller works and community based projects. Caring for churches, extending family homes, and projects in education and healthcare became mainstays of her work. She also worked on many social developments such as hospices and commercial projects involving housing, offices, shops and sports facilities. Joining CMA Architects enabled her to gain qualifications and develop expertise in the conservation field and concentrate more on social and private commissions.
Now working independently, Val brings her wealth of experience and expertise to private commisions, ecclesiastical works and intimate development projects. Her knowledge of conservation techniques complements many of these jobs, as does her growing interest in sustainable and energy efficient technologies.
Qualifications, Registrations & Memberships
University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1974-1977
BA Hons, Architectural Studies
University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1978-1980
Bournemouth University 1997-1999
PG Dip Building Conservation
Architects' Registration Board, No. 0486801
Chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, No. 5470024
Member of the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association
Member of the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings