The Something Concrete + Modern team is made up of:
Rutter was born and educated North East of England, working for Ove Arup before deciding on a career in Architecture. He gained first class honours at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne spending a number of years in practice before taking up an academic career. He has taught at the Universities of Leeds, Northumbria, Huddersfield and Birmingham, writing a number of articles on post war architecture, reinforced concrete and structural engineering many of which have been published in learned journals.
Claire was co-author and curator of the RIBA Reinvigorating the Region exhibition held in Newcastle in 2010. She studied architecture at the University of Edinburgh then at Newcastle University and has recently completed her PhD on the subject of density and housing design at the University of Westminster. She currently lives in Newcastle and divides her time between her architects practice HarperPerry and co-cordinating Stage 2 at Newcastle University School of Architecture Planning and Landscape.
James was curator and designer of the RIBA Reinvigorating the Region exhibition held at the Stephenson Works in Newcastle in 2010. He studied architecture at Newcastle University and has an an MA in Urban and Regional planning from Westminster University. He has worked in practices in Middlesbrough, Melbourne and London. James currently lives in Newcastle where he recently established the Architecture practice HarperPerry with Claire. Along with Claire, he recently took first prize in Peabodys ‘150 Homes for 150 Years’ competition.
TAC Design are a digital design studio based in Hoults Yard, in the creative Ouseburn area of Newcastle upon Tyne. They have worked closely with Something Concrete + Modern on their branding, marketing and this website. To find out more about TAC Design, visit their website.