Howard Bates studied architecture and interior design at the Royal College of Art and graduated with a Masters Degree in 1991.
Subsequently, Howard worked with a number of leading design consultants including Din Associates and The Design Solution where he first worked with John Turner. While there, Howard worked on Shopping Centre projects in Birmingham and Manchester as well as Leisure lead projects and with High Street Retailer brands like Burtons, Topshop and Principles.
Howard joined award-winning architects Greig & Stephenson in 1995, where he became an Associate and then Director. During his sixteen years there, Howard worked extensively in the UK and internationally with developers, retailers and hospitality operators, including British Land, Marks & Spencer, Jack Wills, Selfridges, HMV, Waterstone’s, ING Real Estate, Delancey, The Gondola Group, Vinum Restaurants, Vinopolis, Tapas Brindisa and Bombay Sapphire.
Howard has also mentored, lectured and taught Interior Architecture in numerous Educational Institutions in the UK.