Jon has all round experience of new build and refurbishment working in local authority, large commercial, small private practice and co-operative settings.
He brings together imaginative, rigorous thinking and sound practical experience of building.
Particular experience and expertise in timber design and engineering, low energy, sustainable design and construction and community led projects.
Project Management of self-help projects from inception, through funding, organization, design, scheduling of materials, cost control, programming and site management.
Jon Brome Architects from 2000-2018. Private practice working on Passivhaus homes for housing associations and private clients. Voted Sustainable Social Housing Design Consultancy of the year 2010. Strategic consultant to RUSS a CLT developing a sustainable neighbourhood in Lewisham since its inception in 2012.
Founding Director of Architype in the 90’s working largely in the public sector specializing in low energy design, timber frame construction, participatory design and sustainable building.
Collaboration with Florian Beigel on the award winning New Half Moon Theatre.
Joint architect with Walter Segal on Lewisham self-build projects in the 80’s.
Commercial work in the Caribbean including on the New Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago and a new international airport in Tobago.
Partnership with Simon Conder. Winners of RIBA Open competition for Stradbroke Rural Workshops, Suffolk. Civic Trust Commendation & British Steel Award 1986.
Worked on council housing in Lewisham in the 70’s.
Author of ‘The Green Self-Build Book’ 2007 https://www.greenbooks.co.uk/the-green-self-build-book
Chapter in ‘Architecture and Participation’ Spon Press 2005 Edited By Peter Blundell Jones, Doina Petrescu, Jeremy Till https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/Architecture-and-Participation-by-Peter-Blundell-Jones-editor-Doina-Petrescu-editor-Jeremy-Till-editor/9780415317467
Contributor to ‘Housing & the Environment’ published by the Chartered Institute of Housing 1994.
Co-author of ‘The Self-Build Book’ 1991 with Brian Richardson https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?isbn=1870098234&cm_sp=mbc-_-1870098234-_-all
Special Issue of the Architect’s Journal on ‘The Segal Method’ 1986
1983 Winner with Simon Conder of RIBA Open architectural competition for Stradbroke Rural Workshops, Suffolk. Civic Trust Commendation & British Steel Award in 1986
1987 Community Enterprise Award for Walter’s Way self-build project presented by Prince Charles & UN Year of Shelter for the Homeless Award presented by the Secretary General of the UN in New York.
1997 DOE/RIBA/NHBC Housing Design Award for Diggers self-build Brighton
2000 Homes 2000 Innovation Award for housing in Liverpool
2002 Civic Trust Special Mention for Matzdorf House in Islington
2007 Guildford Green Homes Housing Corporation Gold Award
2010 Jon Broome Architects Sustainable Social Housing Design Consultancy of the year
2013 Shortlisted for Self-Build on a Shoestring competition
2014 Finalist Sunday Times British Homes Award Finalist
Studio lecturing Cheltenham Architectural School, University of East London and London Metropolitan University.
External examiner : University of Nottingham B Arch and Sheffield Hallam University MSc Technical Architecture
Currently Design Advisor for RUSS.
Currently on Executive Committee of NaCSBA, National Custom & Self-Build Association, with responsibility for Group Custom & Self-Build
Member London Borough of Lewisham Planning Design Panel 2005 – 2012
Founder Trustee of the Walter Segal Self-Build Trust in 1986 with the aim of developing the social self-build sector in Britain.
Management committee member Construction Industry Environment Forum, CIEF.