Giles is a renowned conservation architect who has experience working on a range of prestigious historic buildings across the UK and internationally.
    Giles trained in architecture, art history and building conservation before establishing GQA in 1987. Since then he has been privileged to work on some of the UK’s most important historic sites proposing a broad range of interventions, from sensitive conservation of period interiors to cutting-edge modern design within the context of listed buildings. His approach to conservation is grounded in his knowledge, experience and love of old buildings. 
    As well as architectural work, Giles is regularly called on by both commercial organisations and public bodies to provide advice on planning and heritage matters.

    His roles have included Surveyor to the Fabric at the old Royal Naval College in Greenwich; as inspecting architect on a number of Grade I listed churches; as an expert witness on high-profile planning cases and as a trustee of a number of heritage organisations. He is currently the Chairman of the Ancient Monuments Society.

    Some of Giles’ favourite projects have included the Great Court at the British Museum where he worked with Norman Foster, the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building in Wandsworth and repairing his own 18th Century vicarage on Exmoor.