Russell Canham

Russell Canham RIBA

Russell Canham grew up in Gt Yarmouth and studied Architecture at Portsmouth University gaining a distinction and RIBA Southern area student prize. Post diploma he worked at Hampshire County Council under Sir Colin Stansfield Smith acting as project leader on many Educational, public and private sector schemes. Culminating in Whiteley Primary School, a new 3 FE Primary and village hub that won a RIBA Southern award. He moved into the private sector to work for Architecture for the Arts. A practice established to specialise in Arts Lottery projects and Theatre design, leading on Norden Farm Arts centre and Taunton Brewhouse Theatre before taking time out to look after his young children and gain a distinction in a Fine Art Foundation course.

On returning to Architecture he worked for ADP in Yeovil on Oncology units around the uk before moving to Norfolk with his family to work with NPS. He Became an Associate team leader running varied schemes in East Anglia including Flitch Green Primary school in Essex, a new 2FE primary low energy use school and Downsell Primary in North London, a 4FE Primary PFI scheme. Since 2010 he has been self employed concentrating on his Artwork with exhibitions at The Playhouse Theatre, The Assembly Rooms in Norwich and Open studios events while continuing to practice with private housing projects. From 2015 Russell spent 15 months at Hudson Architects acting as project leader on NUA’s School of Architecture during construction and Diss Corn Hall Arts Centre while working with Anthony Hudson on the Norwich Castle Keep successful Heritage Lottery bid.