Our award-winning architect and director Carl Ross is celebrating over twenty five years in the industry, including ten years at the helm.
With a number of award-winning UK projects under his belt, chartered architect Carl is synonymous with a variety of arts, commercial, ecclesiastical, hospitality and residential assignments.
After graduating from Hull University’s School of Architecture in 1995, Carl started his professional career at the largest commercial architectural practice in Northern Ireland. Here his projects included Lisburn civic centre, officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 2001; Flowerfield Arts Centre on the Causeway Coast; The Braid, Ballymena’s town hall, museum and arts centre and The Bushmills Inn, a four star boutique hotel and restaurant, near the Giant’s Causeway and set in the village that is home to the world’s oldest whiskey distillery.
A move back to his native North East in 2003, to take up a position at another private architectural practice, saw Carl involved in numerous other high profile projects in and around Newcastle-upon-Tyne. These included the expansion of Live Theatre on the Quayside; the extensive and sympathetic renovation of Trinity Chambers’ Custom House and master planning for the first phase development of the Stephenson Quarter.
However, it was Carl’s desire to be his own boss that saw him at the reigns of his first architectural practice in 2008. Now trading as C.A. Ross Design - formerly Naru and Ross Architects - Carl particularly enjoys transforming spaces in his native North East.
On top of this Carl and his team have helped to design numerous North East eateries, including Cena Trattoria and Muse Continental Café in Yarm and The Bay Horse restaurant and pub in Hurworth. Carl’s current projects include the restoration and development of a large listed hall in North Yorkshire and the design of a brand new commercial plant and associated office space in Teesside.