Buddy Haward studied architecture at Manchester University and PCL. After qualifying as an Architect in 1992 he worked for Michael Hopkins & Partners on many internationally acclaimed, innovative and award-winning cultural and educational projects, many in sensitive historic settings (Mound Stand Lords, Queen's Building Cambridge, New Parliamentary Buildings). He was senior architect responsible for the competition-winning scheme at Norwich Cathedral, and for new housing at the Grade I listed Charterhouse Square. He founded Burd Haward Architects with Catherine Burd in 1998.
Buddy has design input on all projects in the practice, and leads on sustainability and technical delivery. For the past five years Buddy has run the project for New Visitor Facilities at Mottisfont Abbey for the National Trust (completed Jan 2016). He had input in the masterplan for the visitor experience at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and is currently working on a number of new low-energy housing projects. He has led the majority of the practice's one-off low energy housing & urban design projects (Bluebell House, Bow Brickhill, Rochester Riverside) and is an expert maker and furniture designer. In addition to building homes for himself, Catherine & their family, he has been responsible for designing and building full scale prototypes for the award-winning Green Room & Outdoor Classroom projects.