We’d like to take a moment to congratulate our colleague, Tim Watson, on reaching his twenty-year anniversary at Anderson Orr. Tim joined the practice in 2002 – after completing his degree at Oxford Brookes University – and continued to work for the practice part-time, alongside his Post Graduate studies, before making the journey with us from the small Wheatley-based practice to AO as we are today.
Tim is an extremely talented – yet modest – designer. Over the last two decades, he’s worked across a broad range of projects, principally in the Private Residential sector, from sensitive conservation schemes – including most recently, securing consent for a wholesale refurbishment and extension to a Grade II Listed farmhouse (more on this soon) – to heritage and new build private residences, including a particularly impressive, replacement Arts and Crafts property in Berkshire (photography coming soon).
Tim is exceptionally popular around the office, on site and with clients. He is reliable, collaborative, and supportive – someone who dots the I’s, crosses the T’s, and always goes the extra mile. Over the years, he’s picked up a couple of nicknames, and depending on who you talk to he might be known as ‘The Bear’ or to some as ‘Bungle’ – for those who remember the TV programme Rainbow – and his much-admired beard remains as steadfast and refined, as his taste for a glass of ‘half decent’ red wine on a team night out.
Away from the drawing board, Tim is a family man - living locally with his wife Helen and their two wonderful children, Finn and Tilly. A talented tennis player in his youth – who represented Guernsey as a junior – Tim has continued to play socially, and has enjoyed many years on the football pitch – as part of the office six-a-side – alongside his commitments as a runner, currently in training for Oxford’s Half Marathon in October.
Devoid of ego and infinitely dependable, Tim is rather a rare breed. His commitment to the job – and the practice – has remained as present as it was on day one, and the quality of his schemes a testament to his hard work and dedication. He has been instrumental in how AO has evolved over the years, and we were – and continue to be – very lucky that he wandered our way back in 2002.