Alex Solk RIBA Partner
Alex leads a broad range of public sector projects from the practice’s Manchester office, with a particular expertise in major university, science and healthcare projects. Alongside project work, Alex is involved in the practice’s sustainability group, which promotes responsible design practices and thinking across all offices.
His user-centric, sustainable approach has been woven into numerous recent high-profile projects which have reinvented building typologies for the 21st Century. The Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull redefines the library as a dynamic focal point for university life, whilst The Collaborate Teaching Laboratories at the University of Birmingham create ultra-flexible spaces for science for cross-disciplinary teaching and collaboration.
Alex is actively involved in knowledge transfer within the design and construction sector. This includes his current role as Membership Secretary for Architects for Health, promoting new standards for the design of healthcare facilities. Alex has also made a documentary with the BBC exploring the effects of climate change on the built environment, and solutions for a low-carbon future.