Alun Moreton

Alun Moreton

New York, NY, US

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 I am a competition and award winning, design-led, ARCHITECT and project leader, with significant major construction-project experience. I have successfully led many notable, high-profile, large and small scale construction projects of all types and uses around the world, from Manhattan to Malawi, London to Limassol, from concept design through to construction supervision, and from city-design scale to interior and product design.

I am interested in an architecture which communicates and engages with people directly, which is accessible and has a clarity of thought, feeling and intuition; an architecture which is inspirational to the user. I think our challenge as architects is to take complex problems and deliver beautiful solutions which feel obvious, natural and poetic. My designs always have an intrinsic environmental strategy and a highly considered materiality. I love technology and what real-time visualization can bring to the design process.

I am a Welshman, a Londoner and a New Yorker, holding US and UK passports, and am a legal Cyprus permanent resident. 

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Freelance, Nicosia, Cyprus, Architect

Freelance architect with recent projects being: Arts, Education & Innovation Centre (Malawi), Super-Tall Drone-Port (Manhattan), Underwater Installation/Artificial Reef (Bahamas), Listed/ Landmark House & Private Villa (Cyprus).

Apr 2020 - current

SLCE Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Architect / Design Director

Leading architectural and interiors teams to design and deliver large, residential-focussed, mixed-use developments in New York City and State. From tall Manhattan and Yonkers developments to an art-moderne historic building conversion in Queens, to a large beachfront condo development on Long Island.

Apr 2018 - Mar 2020

Lee + Associates Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Architect

Providing design leadership for the NY Subway Enhanced Stations Initiative 3 project - of four subway stations on the 8th Avenue C Line, focussing on street and platform level design, detailing and delivery – also with specific project management responsibility for the 86th Street, Central Park West Station element.

Nov 2017 - Mar 2018

PP+A Architects, New York, Senior Architect / Director / Partner

As design, building contract & practice leader at this award-winning, renowned architectural practice I delivered projects for an international client-base, commissioning for large, complex, mixed-use, residential, hospitality and tall-building projects on the island and in the wider region. Since founding the practice in 2013 it has grown to become the largest architectural firm on the island, and has an enviable position for design quality, delivery and professionalism. My key roles beyond day-to-day project running, design and management related to; client relations, concept development, presentations, managing design quality, marketing, financial management, financial forecasting/reporting, project appointments, quality assurance, and of course leading multiple project designs and squeezing in related perspective sketching and 3d modelling as often as possible.

May 2013 - Nov 2016

Scott Brownrigg, Cyprus & London UK, Senior Architect / Architectural Director

As a design, building contract & business unit leader I was initially a Project Architect working in the Residential and Education Teams, then promoted to Associate to co-lead the International / Hospitality Team of 25 architects and interior designers, then relocated to Cyprus to lead projects for that satellite office as Architectural Director.

My key architectural achievements at Scott Brownrigg were; leading and winning the ‘Lord Byron’ high-rise towers competition; securing planning permission for the 1 billion euro project ‘Larnaka Port & Marina Redevelopment’; achieving preferred bidder status for Zagreb Airport; designing hotel resorts over five peninsulas in Croatia; refurbishing Walter Gropius’ Amathus Hotel; completing the 1000 apartment Chelsea Bridge Wharf development; and being recognized for my public space research projects both in the UK (Bueprint Magazine) and Cyprus (ARD tv documentary).

Jul 2005 - Apr 2013

Westwoods Architects, London, UK, Project Architect / Associate Director

Westwoods is a distinguished Royal/Crown Estate-list London practice specialising in education and residential projects in tandem with conservation work. Prestige clients included London Business School, Royal Ballet School and Alleyn’s School, for which I led complex, demanding, extensive, multi-building and annual summer-works contracts, along with a multitude of residential projects for well-established London developers. Originally joining the practice as a Project Architect, I was asked to join the Board of Directors in 2003, as Associate Director, broadening my role in the management of the practice, client relations and project leadership.

Mar 2000 - Jun 2005


Manchester School of Architecture, Manchester, UK, ADPP / RIBA Part 3

Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice and final Royal Institute of British Architects Part 3 exam, including satisfying required in-work training, leading to:

RIBA - Election as Corporate Member 1999
Architects Registration Board UK - registration 1999

Sep 1998 - Oct 1999

Manchester School of Architecture, Manchester, UK, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture / RIBA Part 2

Graduate Degree and Royal Institute of British Architects Part 2 exam, including satisfying required in-work training, allowing to move to the final stage of education to become a UK registered architect.

Sep 1995 - Jul 1998

University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, Bachelors, BA(Hons) in Architecture

Undergraduate Degree and Royal Institute of British Architects Part 1 exam, allowing to move to the second stage of education to become a UK registered architect.

Sep 1992 - Jul 1995


Moses Award (New York Landmarks Conservancy), Award

Theses select Preservation Awards are given to projects that demonstrate excellence in the restoration, preservation, or adaptive use of historic buildings in New York. Of 14 awards given in 2022, including for the Empire State Building and One Wall Street renovations, the project I led at SLCE Architects to convert the 'T-Building' art-moderne hospital in Queens into 200 low income apartments was proudly included.


UNI 'Cityscraper' Sustainable Skyscraper Design Competition, Honorable Mention

Shortlisted in this international UNI open-competition for a proposal of a zero-carbon, naturally ventilated, super-tall 1,180ft tower in downtown Manhattan, incorporating a drone-port, affordable apartments, school, commercial space and rooftop public park.


Zagreb Airport, Croatia, 1st Place

International Design-Build-Finance-Operate competition won, to achieve preferred bidder status, as architects for the international consortium led by Airports de Paris and Bouygues.


Lord Byron Towers, Cyprus, 1st Place

Lead-design for invited competition win for this twin, tall building proposal for a prominent city centre site, securing appointment to deliver. Planning permission has been secured in part/principal.


Larnaka Port & Marina Redevelopment, Cyprus, 1st Place

International Design-Build-Finance-Operate competition won and progressed to Planning Application, as architects for the international Zenon Consortium led by Bouygues Batiment International, along with Port of Amsterdam, Lievense Marine Engineers, Louis Cruises, Costa Crociere & Iacovou Group. The project included over 2.5 million sq ft of mixed-use land development.


Macintyre Care 'Home for Autistic Children', UK, Honorable Mention

Competition runner up - design for a shared house for autistic children.


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