House by Urban Splash appoints new Director of Architecture Tom Jarman
Modern housebuilder, House by Urban Splash has announced the appointment of Tom Jarman as Director of Architecture, in a step that serves to further strengthen the company’s core philosophy of “Live Well by Design”.
Jarman joins the House team from architectural practice FCBStudios where, as a partner, he worked across a broad range of award-winning projects in the arts, education, housing and creative re-use sectors. Notable previous work includes the Stirling-shortlisted Manchester School of Art and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
In his role with House, Tom will look after key relationships with design teams including Feilden Clegg Bradley, shedkm, Glenn Howells Architects, and Proctor and Matthews, continuing the pattern of close engagement with several of the country’s top architectural, urban and landscape design practices. In close collaborative dialogue, Tom will advocate for values-based progressive design, and will further strengthen the creative outputs that deliver on the key propositions of the House brand.
Speaking of his appointment, Tom said: “I’m really delighted to be joining a business that is tangibly pioneering a new approach to housebuilding in the UK. It is absolutely the right time to re-frame of the agenda around UK housebuilding and bring real change to the way we conceive, create and deliver new homes and communities in this country.
“House by Urban Splash is already doing things differently in so many ways - customer choice is a fundamental part - customisation and configuration are the sorts of things we expect from the car industry but have not before now been able to meaningfully achieve within new housing. Generosity is another major differentiator - many new homes are cramped, with small windows and poor space standards becoming the norm. The freshness of turning away from these low standards and offering so much more, whilst still creating attainable homes, cannot be overstated.