John Baulch retires as Director and takes on new LHC role

Our own John Baulch, one of the Westcountry’s most respected architects and urban designers, has stepped-back as a Director of LHC Design, to take up a new role as a part-time design consultant with the practice. However, he is retiring from day-to-day design duty on a high as his West Carclaze Garden Village Masterplan won a 2020 Michelmores Property Award just last week in the new Masterplanning for the Future category.

John Baulch joined the team of Lacey Hickie Caley in 1992, founding the firm’s urban design specialism and later becoming a Director. During a career spanning four decades John, 63, has designed and delivered numerous nationally acclaimed projects. He leaves the board in the safe hands of the eight-strong team of owner/ directors announced in 2018 as part of the company’s masterplan for its own future.

Commenting on his new role and retirement from the board, John said:

I’ll continue to work with LHC as a design consultant, overseeing several large, ongoing projects which I’ve been involved with for a number of years, but the time has come to hand over responsibility for designing the next era of LHC Design to a truly superb team.

 Take a look back at John’s career and his inspiration below.

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Speaking on behalf of the Directors of LHC Design, Paul Osborne said:

John’s contribution to the growth and success of LHC Design cannot be underestimated. During his 28 years with the firm, it has developed from an acclaimed architecture practice to an award-winning multi-disciplinary firm. Not only has John designed and delivered much-admired buildings and communities across the South West and further afield, he has inspired the next generation of urban designers, architects and technicians here at LHC as well as his own sons.