Darren Pickens

Senior Chartered Architect

    Darren joined Cassidy + Ashton’s architecture and design team based in Preston in March 2024.

    He previously worked at Campbell Driver Partnership in Blackburn, where he had an extensive professional career, leading to a senior role as practice director.

    Darren qualified as an architect through the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) RIBA Studio which is administered by Oxford Brookes University. He received a distinction in design and the RIBA Student Prize in 2014.

    He is a member of the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and RIBA and listed on the RIBA’s Conservation Register.

    Darren has a wide range of experience spanning several sectors, including hospitality, leisure and commercial as well as working on large private housing projects. He also has a passion for heritage and conservation projects, recently leading the architectural work on the £9m refurbishment of Grade II Listed Langdale Chase Hotel, Windermere.

    Darren brings to Cassidy + Ashton extensive practice experience, along with his design and technical knowledge, to become a valuable and integral part of the senior design team.

    Away from the office Darren enjoys spending time with family and is a keen follower of Blackburn Rovers football club. He is also a qualified grassroots football coach.

    • Royal Institute of British Architects - RIBA
    • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - RICS
    • Royal Town Planning Institute - RTPI
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