Neil qualified as an architect in 1995, having started his degree at North East London Polytechnic in 1985. He is a Chartered Member of the RIBA, and has worked at HLM Architects in Sheffield since leaving full-time education (albeit initially spending a one-year spell as a shop assistant in London, waiting for the economy to improve, in 1992).

Heading up HLM’s Healthcare Team both nationally and internationally, he has a detailed knowledge of this specialist sector, working on a spectrum of projects, from small refurbishments through to multi-million-pound facilities.

Did you know?
Neil is married, with two grown up children, lives in Sheffield and has been an active member of the Sheffield Society of Architects since 2008.


Thoughts and Views

07.08.23 | Rebecca Ball

Revisiting an early exemplar of person-centred design for patients and staff

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27.06.23 | Rebecca Ball

Integrated Health and Wellbeing - European Healthcare Design Conference, 2023

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21.04.22 | Rebecca Ball

Holistic Healthcare

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An Offsite Approach to Healthcare - Neil Orpwood and Mohammed Ul-Haq
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An Offsite Approach to Healthcare

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09.12.20 | Rebecca Ball

Designing resilient, healthy, inclusive, and sustainable environments

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11.06.20 | Rebecca Ball

Improving the wellbeing of healthcare staff and patients through design

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