We were delighted to hear that ex-Futures for Women grantee Zoe Hooton has been made a director of Harrison Pitt Architects in Lancaster, which she joined in 2012.
Originally from the Lancaster area, Zoe studied at Newcastle University and Kingston University in London. After having worked on a number of projects in London Zoe returned to Lancaster to work with Harrison Pitt Architects once she had qualified as an architect.
Zoe said: “I’m really proud of this achievement. Qualifying as an architect was a special experience and now to be invited to become a director of this practice is an exciting opportunity. We’ve worked on some great projects together here and I’m looking forward to many more.”
Whilst at the firm Zoe has worked on projects as diverse as the restoration of the Grade-1-listed St Peter’s Church in Heysham to the new multi-million-pound advanced manufacturing technology centre at Furness College. She is currently working on a major project for a luxury hotel extension in the Lake District, due to open in 2017.
Zoe is also a member of the Lancaster and Westmorland Society of Architects and is currently working towards an MA in historic building conservation.
Congratulations Zoe on this fantastic achievement!