Mark Balkham
BSc (Hons) DipArch (UCL) RIBA AABC


Mark attended the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and was elected a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1986. He is also included on the Register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation. Mark became a Partner of Rodney Melville and Partners in 2000 and subsequently a Director in 2008 when the Practice converted to a limited company.

Mark has extensive experience in historic building work and the integration of contemporary design. He has a special interest in historic houses, civic buildings, ecclesiastical and industrial architecture and the design of new buildings in historic settings. He has wide experience in the use of traditional materials and conservation repairs.

Specialist areas of work include:

  • Strategic planning
  • New uses for historic buildings
  • Formulating pragmatic solutions
  • Managing large complex projects and teams
  • Collaborative working
  • Funding opportunities

Mark is a Director and Board member of the Register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation, a Trustee of the West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust and a member of the Birmingham Civic Society Planning Committee. Mark has also been a Trustee of the BBC’s Restoration Fund and has acted as a monitor for the Heritage Lottery Fund and adviser and expert witness for English Heritage and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.