Darren joined Lytle Associates in 1995 and quickly developed a specialism in residential design and large scale masterplanning. Darren has extensive experience and expertise in this field, combining the crucial balance of planning, architectural and commercial values to achieve optimum solutions. Darren became an associate with the practice in 2001 and is now an equity director.
Darren studied Architecture at the University of Portsmouth. In his Diploma year he was awarded the Barrington Smith travelling Scholarship and consequently went to work with visionary architect Paolo Soleri at his “Urban Laboratory” of Arcosanti in Arizona.
Darren has been responsible for major projects throughout the UK including 700 residential units at Leybourne Grange in Kent, 500 units at Runwell Hospital in Essex, high density urban schemes in the London Borough’s of Harrow, Newham and Greenwich.
Both private and public sector clients alike call upon Darren’s expertise to fully realise the potential of development opportunities. Darren specialises in tackling challenging sites having obtained consents in the Green Belt and countryside, in conservation sensitive areas including listed buildings, and schemes with a number of different site constraints.
Darren enjoys running and keeping healthy.