Brian Stephen Deane Brian Deane Grad Dip Arch.

Abu Dhabi
ArchitectArchitectural designdesign management

Building on his considerable cross sector experience at previous practices, working at Aedas and Obermeyer, Brian has developed an all around capability from inception and design stages through to full completion on various projects. His roles have varied between Project Architect, Project Manager and Bid Lead Architect to Project Director and Head of Architecture, overseeing several projects in tandem and leading multi disciplinary teams. His key strengths lie in design and conceptualization, in team managing and building good client relations. Brian is a very capable project lead and team manager and enjoys building good client relations and marketing.  Brian has broad experience across a number of sectors, more recent key sector strengths lie in Healthcare and Education fields more latterly and particularly, having made notable contributions to the business growth in both sectors.





Al Kor and Jeddah Hospitals

Technical review of Schematic design drawings and specifications.

Preparation of specification packages.

University of Sharjah

Diabetes and Obesity Centre

Review of client initial design. Concept design to schematic design stage.

Dubai Health Authority – Latifa Hospital

Concept design development for 3000m2 Fertility Centre.

Healthpoint Hospital, Abu Dhabi (Mubadala Healthcare) 30m AED approx.

Role: Lead architect for modifications to Healthpoint Hospital, including pharmacy unit and various modifications.

Working closely with the users, I helped develop briefs, produce options for a variety of internal remodel projects including pharmacy, VIP services, Spine rehabilitation centre, Phlebotomy, offices and admin areas. This involved forming a multi disciplinary team, attaining permits and advising the hospital on existing building challenges.

Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi (Mubadala Healthcare) $1.9 bn. USD

Role: Clinical Architect to Acting Clinical lead.

My initial role was clinical team RLOS manager reviewing and overseeing the coordination of all medical and ancillary equipment throughout the project.



This role developed into one of inspecting the whole of the Diagnostics and treatment areas together with overseeing coordination and project approval duties, resolving detailed and clinical design issues together with approval of all detailed aspects. In my role I have functioned as a key member of the clinical architecture team taking prime responsibility for the entire diagnostics and treatment facility. In all respects I have worked in conjunction with the contractor, project management team, resident engineers, specialists, medical equipment specialists, the user (CCF) indirectly and so forth.

During my 4.5 years site supervision as senior clinical architect on Cleveland clinic where I inspected clinical and front of house areas throughout construction, including helping the contractor formulate his proposals for spaces of complex nature, for example, clean room, MRI, CT scan, Operating theatres, CSSD, pathology laboratories.

As part of my site duties, I reviewed and over saw the approval of all room layout sheets for all rooms against the project IFC, user requirements, regulatory requirements and specific medical equipment needs. In addition to this, I reviewed material submittals and samples against project specifications, user requirements and regulatory requirements. I attended reviews of first in place mock up rooms. I stayed with the project past TOC working also with the user in respect of final snagging list inspections, latent changes, additional design work and inspection work.

In addition to these duties, I ran all medical equipment coordination meetings with the contractor, project management team incorporating workshops with specialist vendors where required. Much of this detailed work involved careful coordination with medical equipment vendors in respect of servicing, installation issues, specific  spatial issues and if required additional structural issues.

As part of my general duties I produced the clinical team site visit report document.

Business development and Healthcare sector Lead for Aedas.  I functioned as the lead for all business development activities including RFP technical and financial responses, staff resourcing  and fee preparation, networking, client presentations.

Prior to being based in Abu Dhabi in 2009, I designed the Simulation centre, a hospital school in effect, working in conjunction with users CCF and simulation centre expert consultants and later direct with CCF for the main pathology laboratories.

Wilson Hey Day-care and Endoscopy Suite, Burnley NHS Trust

Project Architect for this £3m extension to Burnley General Hospital (Mellor Architects)

Concept to working drawings.

Scanner Suite, Lancaster Royal Infirmary

Project Architect for this £1.5m CTI and CT scanner suite extension (Mellor Architects)

Concept to working drawings.

Royal Preston Hospital

Project Architect for catering facility redesign.



Emirates College Of Technology, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.

Project manager and Head of Architecture for in house multi disciplinary team of architects and engineers for 100,000m2 proposed College of Technology with Pearl 3 Estidama rating. Located in Masdar City, this project is a show piece sustainable design housing 3500 students consisting of lecture theatres, teaching areas and laboratories, general teaching, administration areas and multi purpose hallway, Brian has managed this scheme from concept verification through to schematic stage currently.




Knowsley Schools BSF

Knowsley Schools BSF was a high profile focal scheme for the UK education system, where it embodied revolutionary education concepts leading to radically different design solutions. Brian was project Designer for 3 of the 7 learning centres, LC06, 08 and 09, for the successful bid stage of the BSF program. Learning Centre 08 (The Halewood Learning Centre) is currently an exemplar school on the UK government’s Commission for the built environment (CABE) web site. This work was done in conjunction with Contractor Balfour Beatty Construction Ltd. Brian was one of two architects within the Manchester office to pioneer the use of Revit in preparing project information for Knowsley Schools.

Derbyshire BSF

Project Manager and Bid Leader for two of three sample schemes, working with Transform Schools on the bid for Derbyshire Schools BSF Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction Ltd.

Derbyshire Schools PFI Phase Two

£11.5m. Project Manager for the design and delivery of two new secondary   schools incorporating the design of new Long Eaton   Secondary School replacing two existing schools. This school later became one of Derbyshire’s exemplary schools. Completed 2006. Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction Ltd

Derbyshire Schools PFI Phase One

£9m. Project Supervising Architect over PFI schools project comprising Tupton Hall School and Chapel- en-le-Frith High School including some interior design. Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction Ltd.


Colne Primet Campus, Lancashire BSF

Project Manager for £20m, 80% new build project forming part of wave 5 of the Lancashire BSF program. This project incorporates the co-location of Pendle View Special School and Primet Primary School with the existing Colne Primet High School. The site of the existing school will be used for this development. Preparation of stage one feasibility designs. Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease. Project Manager for £20m, 80% new build project forming part of wave 5 of the Lancashire BSF program. This project incorporates the co-location of Pendle

Hattersley Schools PFI

£15m. Comprising one new build secondary school and two new build primary schools. New secondary school, 1FE and 2 FE primary schools. Brian led and completed all detailed work through to completion for all schemes. Contractor: Interserve Ltd.


Tameside BSF

Tameside BSF Outline Business Case tender document preparation for Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. Supporting lead role working with Council’s education department in preparation of nine separate sites, including Project Architect for Mossley Hollins High School stage C design. General team leadership and supervision.

Beis Yaakov High School for Girls, Salford.

Assistant Architect responsible for large share of detailed packages and design development.



Stockport Academy, Stockport.

Project Architect for Stockport Academy, taking it from ‘on site’ through to completion stages. Contractor: Bowmer Kirkland Ltd.

Collegiate High School, Blackpool

Project Architect for extension to Collegiate High School, Blackpool.  A £1.5m three storey extension to the existing secondary school for Blackpool Borough Council (Mellor Architects)



St Georges Business Park, Kirkham

Project Architect producing all design and 3-D presentation work to planning stage. (Mellor Architects)


Bracken House, Manchester

Project Architect for penthouse office suite development from concept design through to detailed design specification.  (Hughes Treacher Architect).



Kingfisher Shopping Centre, Grimsby Assistant


Architect for refurbishment scheme, detailed design and specification work (BDP)



Lindum Hotel, St Anne’s on Sea

Project Architect for the remodelling of the hotel Frontage. (Mellor Architects)

Jarvis Leyland Hotel, Preston

Project Architect for a leisure club fit out (TFL International)

Jarvis Mount Hotel, Wolverhampton

Feasibility for conversion of existing stables into hotel accommodation and conference suite

(TFL International)



Jarvis Grand Hotel, Leicester

Project Architect for upgrading of 4th and 5th floor hotel bedroom suite (TFL International)

Comet Hotel, Hatfield.

Project Architect for extension of grade one listed building

(TFL International)

Nonno’s Hotel, Preston

Project Architect for conversion of existing Victorian public house into a nightclub. In conjunction with private client and Bass Breweries (Freelance)

Jarvis Penn’s Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield

Project Architect for conversion of existing staff annex block into 20 five star hotel bedroom suites (TFL International)

Royal Academy of Music, London

Project Architect and Project Manager for refurbishment of basement dining areas and installation of catering facility for Grade 1 listed building. Directly responsible to Royal Academy Architect Bickerdike Allen and Partners, London. Incorporating interior design also £300,000 (Clive Upton Design)

Glyndebourne Opera House, East Sussex

Project Architect for refurbishment of catering and dining facility. £200,000 (Clive Upton Design)

London Tower Armouries Building refit.

Project Architect for feasibility study of conversion into restaurant facility (Clive Upton Design and Grand Metropolitan and Sir Frederick Gibberd of Frederick Gibberd and Partners)



Hyde Bus Station

Relief Project Architect for absent associate on an iconic bus station project for 2 months under a traditional contract

Manchester Airport

Assistant Architect for T2 bussing terminal refurbishment scheme and also extension and remodelling works to Swiss border inspection point; preparing specifications and proposals for tender issue





13-15 Frenchwood Street, Preston

Project Architect for conservation area refurbishment and rebuild of semi – collapsed properties, including listed building consent. £1m (Hughes Treacher Architects)

Voluntary work on behalf of Westcliff Residents Association acting under the supervision of Sir George Grenfell Baines founder of BDP. Design and preparation of concept sketches for street repair and reinstatement scheme. Preparation of public enquiry.

Various Barn Conversions

Project Architect for numerous barn conversion schemes, domestic refurbishment and extension schemes, residential conversion schemes from feasibility stage through  to detailed design and specification (Roger P. Dudley and Associates)

Proposed Office development, Rodney Street, Liverpool

Assistant Design Architect for office development in conservation area, working as assistant to practice chairman. Detailed design and specification, particularly of all roof packages incorporating a copper clad domed central feature (BDP)



Rigby hall Housing development. Bromsgrove, Worcs.

Assistant Design Architect for new build housing, housing layouts, detailed design, and specification (Rodger P. Dudley and Associates)

Assistant Architect for two new dwellings, including SAPS energy consumption tests and all consents (Mellor Architects)

New build house for Mr. Gorman.

From design to planning stage Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

(Roger P. Dudley and Associates)

Wimpey Homes, Eccles, Manchester

New build housing design to detail work. (Wimpey Homes Ltd)



Project Architect in conjunction with structural engineers and client, for various domestic subsidence reinstatement  schemes.   (Freelance work for Sleater and Watson consulting Engineers


May 2016 – Present

Tangram Gulf

Project Director.


University of Sharjah

Diabetes and Obesity Centre


Dubai Health Authority

Proposed Fertility and IVF Centre


Al Kor Hospital




September 2015 –March 2016

Obermeyer GmBH ME

Head of Architecture.


Emirates College of Technology,

Abu Dhabi,






March 2011 – August 2015


Clinical Associate


Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Arzanah Medical Centre

Mubadala Healthcare

Clinical sector lead and business development




AUGUST 2001  – March 2011.


Project manager / Senior Associate


May 2010 – March 2010.
Education: St. Helens BSF De Le Salle High School. Interserve.
Project Architect

May 2010 – September 2010
Education Barnsley BSF – Foulstone and
Wombwell High School. Laing O Rouke.
Technical advisor and assistant.
January 2010 – April 2010
Education: Lancashire BSF Colne Primet High School comprising
Co-located Primary school and special school. Bovis LL.
Design Lead.
March 09 – December 09
Healthcare: Cleveland Clinic. Aldar.
Design Lead and Clinical Architect for pathology
Laboratories and simulation centre.
Clinical architect for Diagnostic and treatment areas.
October 2008 – March 2009
Education: Stockport Academy.
Project architect.

July 2007 – September 2008
Education: Derbyshire BSF Bid.
Bid Lead and project manager.
April 2006 – May 2006
Education: Tameside BSF Outline Business case preparation. Tameside Metropolitan council.
Lead design for Mossley Hollins High school.

Jan 2006 –July 2007
Education: Knowsley BSF Bid. Balfour Beatty.
Joint design lead designing 3 out of 7 Learning Centres

September 2005 to December 2005

Rochdale BSF. Special needs and primary schools furniture.

Assistant architect


March 2004 – April 2004
Education: Bies Yakov School for Girls.
Assistant architect.
February 2004 – March 2004
Transport: T2 bussing point, Border inspection point.
Manchester Airport authority.

January 2004 – February 2004
Transport: Hyde bus station. GMPTE.
Project architect.

May 2003 –December 2003
Education: Rotherham schools PFI.
Project architect for Wickersley high school.
Technical assistance Wath High School.
Technical assistance: Clifton Comprehensive high school.

November 2002 –August 2003
April  2004 – September 2005
Education: Derbyshire PFI phase II
Project manager for The Long Eaton school,
Newbold Community High School.
Project architect for the Long Eaton School

June 2002 –May 2003-
Education: Derbyshire PFI phase I. Balfour Beatty.
Project Architect.

January 2001 –August 2001



January 2001 – June 2002 (At Aedas)

Education: Hattersley Schools PFI. Interserve.

Technical lead Architect.


November 1998  – December 2000


Project architect


March 2000-August 2000

Education: Collegiate High school. Blackpool Borough Council.

Two storey extension.



November 2000 – December 2000

Commercial: St. George’s business Park, Kirkham. Private Client.

Development of existing vacant site into B1 business units.

Project architect.


August 2000 – September 2000

Commercial: Lindum Hotel, Lytham St. Anns. Private Client.

Re Remodel and development of existing hotel frontage.

Project architect.


February 1999 – March 2000

Healthcare: Wilson hey day care and Endoscopy suite. Burnley NHS trust.

Two storey extension to existing hospital incorporating day care and endoscopy

suites, together with theatres, consulting, recovery and all ancillary areas.

Project Architect.


October 2000 – December 2000

Healthcare: Millennium imaging suite .Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Extension to existing hospital incorporating CT scanner suite and ancillary areas.

Project Architect.


June 1998 – November 1998



July 1998 – September 1998

Commercial: Roof top Penthouse suite development.

Bracken House. Manchester.  Private Client.

Project Architect.


July 1998 – September 1998

Conservation: Restoration of two residential properties,

Frenchwood street, Preston. Private Client.

Project Architect.


June 1998 – July 1998

Commercial: factory development, Preston, Lancashire. Bosal.

Project Architect.



June 1984 – September 1985



November 1984 – January 1985

Two storey extension and remodelling to existing dwelling. Mr Wade.

Full survey, planning and b. regs, prep of scope of works and contract admin.

Assisted Project Architect


March 1985 – September 1985

Extension to Catshill Nursing home, Bromsgrove, Worcs. Mr and Mrs Jackson.

Planning and b. regs, scope of works, JCT minor works contract admin.

Assisted Project Architect


February 1985 –

Industrial: Conversion of Existing canteen spaces to offices, Valour Heating, Erdington. William weaver and sons (contractor).

Assisted Project Architect




August 1984- March 1985

Conversion of existing outbuildings into 14 no. units at Rigby Hall, Bromsgrove.

Spiral Housing association.

Assistant Architect


October 1984-Novemebr 1984.

Domestic extension to house at Barnt green, Bromsgrove Mr Edwards.

Project Architect.


September 1984

Domestic extension. Bromsgrove. Mr Juggins.

Full survey, planning and b. regs.

Project Architect.


November 1984-January 1985

Proposed new dwelling, Wildmore, Bromsgrove. Mr Gorman.

Project architect.


January 1985

Residential conversion of grade I listed barn consisting of main buildings and out buildings, Intall fields, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove. Comprising residential 5 units. Mr Fletcher.(Developer). Full survey, planning and b. regs. Bill of quants prep.

Project Architect


April 1985

Residential conversion of existing grade 1 out buildings. Brockhampton, Worcs. William weaver Ltd (Contractors). Detailed design.

Project Architect.


December 1984

Feasibility Conversion of grade ii listed 16th C Manner house, Clopton House,

Stratford upon Avon into 24 units. Liaison with English Heritage, planners.

Project Architect


December 1984 + June 1985

Feasibility study for Conversion of 16th C Town house, Bear hill, Alvechurch into OAP home. Creation of visibility splay within existing listed structure.*

Project architect.


*Received recognition for sensitive conversion and adaptation of existing 16thC mansion from ancient monument society.

Project Architect



September 1983 – September 1984



September 1984 – June 1984

Architectural assistant in busy Healthcare practice chiefly on Royal Preston Hospital,

Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport.


June 1984 – August 1984

Shop extension scheme – planning and building regulations.

June 1984 – September 1984

Assistant to architect on Salford Diocese church refurbishment schemes.






July 1994 – March 1998



March 1996 – December 1997

Commercial: Conversion of existing staff annexe block

into 5 star hotel bedroom suites, Penns Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield.

Project designer and project manager


August 1994 – February 1995

Commercial: Leisure club fit out, Jarvis Leyland Hotel, Preston.

Project designer


July 1997 – August 1997

Commercial: Feasibility for conversion of existing stables into hotel accommodation and conference suite, Jarvis Mount Hotel, Wolverhampton.

Project designer.


December 1997 – March 1998

Commercial: Upgrading of 4th and 5th floor hotel bedroom suite, Jarvis Grand

Project designer


February 1995 – July 1995

Leisure feasibility schemes including Windy harbour Leisure club.

Project Designer.


July 1995 – August 1995

Concept work and  feasibility study for extension of grade one listed

Comet Hotel.

Project designer.




April 90 – July 1994



April 1990 – May 1990

Commercial: Interior design Refurbishment of existing reception and foyer areas at Water Research Council. Swindon. (An AJ awarded design)

Project designer


June 1990 – August 1990

Fit out of retail unit for 4 play records. (Former Richard Branson chain). Wimbledon,

Including shop front design and liaison with all specialist AV input .London.

Project technician.


June 1993 – September 1993

Fit out of retail unit for 4 Play records. Lancaster. Including liaison with all specialists ,

Statutory approvals, as above and shopping centre employers requirements.

Project architect.


August 1990 – September 1991.

Conservation / Education: Refurbishment of basement areas and installation

of catering facility for Grade 1 listed Royal Academy of Music, London.

Incorporating full interior scheme. This scheme under the supervision of

Bikerdike Allen Academy architects together with full team of client consultants.

This project included London building act, English Heritage negotiations etc.


Project designer / architect / project manager.



February 1992 – January 1993.

Industrial / commercial: Refurbishment and extension of catering facility at BP Chemicals, Salt End, Hull.

Project architect,  managing team of architects and consultants.



February 1993 – July 1994

Commercial / Conservation: Refurbishment of Grade II listed Wallop Hall catering and dining facility for Glyndebourne Opera House, East Sussex.

Project designer.



January 1992 – August 1992.

Upgrading of existing dining facility to Scott Tissue Ltd., Gravesend, Kent.

Project designer and project site manager.



Feb 1994 – July 1994

Healthcare / commercial: Refurbishment of catering facility, Royal Preston Hospital.

Project designer.



June 1990 – July 1990

Feasibility for Conversion of London Armouries Building into restaurant facility for Gardener Merchant in conjunction with Frederick Gibberd and partners architects, London.

Project designer



May 1996 – December 1999



May 96 – May 96.

Project architect in conjunction with structural engineers and client Sleater & Watson, Preston, for various domestic subsidence reinstatement schemes for the loss adjuster.


Dec 98 – Dec 99

Consultant Architect for surveys, feasibility studies and scheme design for residential conversion projects for Nicholas Gross Associates, Manchester


Mar 96 – Aug 97

Project architect for conversion of existing public house into 2 storey nightclub and extension (design, planning, licensing, building  regs); conversion of former public house to restaurant for private client




September 1988-March 1989


September 1988-Januaryy 1999

Airport hangar at Manchester Airport – detailed design.

Assistant Architect


January 1999 – March 1999.

Shopping centre at Bradshaw gate, Leigh – detailed design.

Architectural assistant





June 1988 – September 1988


June 1988 – September 1998

New build housing, Preston.

Housing layouts (detail), detailed design and specification.

Architectural assistant


May 1998 – June 1998


May1988-June 1988

Industrial: New build and refurbishment Quick fit Depots.

Planning and building regulations approval stage.

Architectural assistant.


June 1987 – September 1987


(June 87 – Sept 87).

New build day clinic and social centre.


March 1989 – January 1990


March 1989-Novemeber 1990

Assistant design architect for office / commercial development in

Rodney Street conservation area of Liverpool working as assistant

to practice chairman – stage C to D design, detailed design and

specification, particularly of all roof packages.


November 1990 – January 1990

Assistant architect for Grimsby Kingfisher shopping centre

refurbishment scheme.






September 2000 – July 2001.

Post Graduate Diploma in Architectural Professional studies

Leeds Metropolitan university


September  1996 – July 1998

Leeds Metropolitan School of Architecture

Graduate diploma in  Architecture


September 1980 – July 1986

Manchester School of Architecture

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture:





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Al Mushriff, Abu Dhabi.

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English, single.





I write contemporary songs, performed and recorded in my own music in musical group prior to arriving in the UAE.


Active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints:

I currently serve as a Single Adult program representative – responsible for coordinating and leading activities and local affairs amongst singles in the church.

Formerly I have served as youth leader, an assistant bishop, missionary work coordinator and leader, a Youth leader, Sunday School teacher, Physical facilities representative.


Enjoy outdoor pursuits, art, culture, travel, football and badminton.






09-1980 to 07 1986 Ba(Hons) Architecture Degree - RIBA part I at Manchester Metropolitan University

Fist of Three degrees required for full UK qualification as Architect.

09-1996 to 06-1998 Graduate Diploma in Architecture at Leeds Metropolitan University

Second of two post degree diplomas required for full UK qualification as Architect.

09-2000 to 06-2001 Graduate Diploma In Professional Architectural Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University

Second of two post degree diplomas required for full UK qualification as Architect.


04-2016 to present Project Director at Tangram Architects

Project Director for medium sized proposed Diabetes and Obesity Centre for Sharjah University, Sharjah.
Overseeing senior for residential develpoment Jumerah Village, Dubai.

09-2015 to 03-2016 Project Director at Obermeyer GmBH

Project Director for large Education University campus, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.
Acting Head of Architecture for small Architecture team.

03-2011 to 07-2015 Clinical Associate at Aedas LLC Middle East

Clinical associate in charge of Cleveland Clinic Diagnostic and Treatment centre review and approval working with Clinical Director (Site based)
Clinical lead for remodel project to neighbouring Healthpoint Hospital, Abu Dhabi.
Acting clinical Lead for Business development in Healthcare sector.

10-2001 to 03-2011 Associate Archiect at Aedas UK

Project architect for a number of medium to large scale Education design projects from initial feasibility to concept design.
Team Leader and manager.
Healthcare design on Cleveland Clinic.
Transport sector work at Manchester Airport, Hyde bus station.