Our Team

Bob Hayes

Bob Hayes

Founder & Senior Consultant

Bob Hayes was a founding director of Architype and has been part of the management of Architype since it’s inception in 1984 until May 2015.

Bob has 39 years as a practicing Architect working predominantly on projects in the public sector including education, community, public and environmental demonstration buildings, and for the last 30 years he has led Architype to become one of the UK’s leading practices in environmentally sustainable design.

His early career was influenced by the work of Walter Segal and the Lewisham self-build schemes. Bob was instrumental in Architype’s continuing development of Walter’s ethos in Architype’s own self-build schemes, shaping the practice’s commitment to design socially, economically and environmentally responsible buildings. Bob has since been responsible for many of Architype’s key public projects including housing and community schemes and has led the London office’s pioneering approach within the education sector.

As Director, Bob was involved in every project in the office at both strategic and delivery stages, and has been a key player in Architype’s focus on, creative and technical innovation, and research and development to achieve more sustainable design solutions. His excellent management skills and his commercial awareness has enabled Architype’s steady and sustainable growth over the last decade.

In his new role as Senior Consultant he will continue to use his experience and expertise to support the new management team as well as continue project work and key client support.


Bob studied Architecture at the Architectural Association and became a registered architect in 1976.


Bob has taught at Greenwich University and has given a number of lectures on the work of Architype. He was a CABE Enabler from 2006 until 2010 working specifically within the education sector and has been the Architect representative on the DSCF and Home Office Schools Security and Safety Project Steering Group. Bob regularly contributes to articles and reviews in a number of architectural and education journals.