Zoe Hooton - HPA

Zoe Hooton

MA Conservation of the Historic Environment
Director & Architect

Zoe joined HPA in 2012, qualifying as an architect while working. She became a director in October 2016.

After studying architecture at Newcastle University, Zoe continued at postgraduate level at Kingston University, London, where she won a scholarship to study in Auckland, New Zealand.

Zoe started her career in Newcastle, working in a successful architecture studio on a number of high-end residential schemes in Northumberland. She later moved to Assael in London, an AJ100 practice, working among a large team developing a £150 million mixed-use scheme.

Zoe has a keen interest in the conservation of historic buildings and is on the approved list of surveying architects for both the Diocese of Blackburn and the Diocese of Carlisle. She also has an MA in the Conservation of the Historic Environment which she studied at Birmingham City University.

Zoe’s main role within the practice is managing jobs onsite along with the process and design of developments through to completion. Recent projects Zoe has been involved in are St Peter’s Church Hall in Heysham, Furness College Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre, Acorn House for the Bendrigg Trust, and the stunning Ullswater Hotel; Another Place, The Lake.

Zoe is also a Professional Studies Mentor for the RIBA Part 3 course and a mentor for the RIBA students in practice scheme. She recently contributed to the RIBA book ‘Defining Contemporary Professionalism’ For Architects in Practice and Education. Zoe has acted as an examiner for the RIBA Part 3 course and been an invited external critic for a number of Manchester University Architecture School professional studies. Zoe has recently been appointed on the Advisory Board of the new school of Architecture at Lancaster University.

She volunteers for Escape 2 Make a Lancaster based teenage charity teaching a young group of aspiring architects.  Zoe is also on the council of the Women In Property Cumbria branch.

When she is not working Zoe can be found somewhere outside in the mud trying to renovate her dilapidated cottage.

Zoe Hooton


Projects Involved In

Another Place, The Lake
Kinross Building, Bendrigg Trust
Charter House, SilverDoor
Furness College AMTC
St Peter’s Church Hall

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