Joe Biggs BA DipArch RIBA
Joe joined the Practice in 1987, becoming a Partner in April 2000 and a Director following the incorporation of the business in 2004. In 2010, Joe was appointed as Managing Director of P+HS Architects.
Over the last 25 years Joe has worked almost exclusively on Healthcare projects, delivering mental health, acute and primary and community care schemes, in both a traditional lead consultant role and, for the past ten years, as architectural supply chain member for many of the NHS P21 and P21+ PSCPs.
Joe is a regular speaker at healthcare events and conferences. Previously conference presentations have included the RIBA Healthcare Forum, NHS SHINE group addressing sustainability issues within healthcare estate development with similar presentations at Milan University. Additionally he has been part of an NHS sponsored study team researching LEAN healthcare practices and efficient methods of working adopted by the ‘Virginia Mason Production System’ at their base in Seattle. These exemplar studies and identification of evidence based ‘best practice’ have informed many of the recent healthcare projects completed by P+HS Architects.
Joe was the design director responsible for the highly successful delivery of Houghton le Spring Primary Care Centre, the first and only healthcare facility in the UK to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding rating.
The last 8 years have also seen Joe working as Architectural Partner with modular construction experts, Yorkon. Joe has provided architectural support for the delivery of modular solutions for acute healthcare projects throughout the UK, notably at Colchester, Stoke, Mandeville, Milton Keynes, North Middlesex, Brighton and North Staffordshire.