Tim was elected as a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 1991 and, having worked with several practices throughout the north west both during his training and as a Chartered Architect, set up his own practice in 1992. The practice name, Ashton Design, adopted several years later, came from an old family name dating from the 1800s.
Throughout his career Tim has gained extensive experience working on historical buildings and as part of his Continuing Professional Development in 2013 he qualified and become a Registrant member (CR) of the RIBA Conservation Register and is currently working towards Registration as a Conservation Architect.
Tim is a member of the Carlisle City Council Conservation Area Advisory Committee and Brampton Preservation Trust. He is also on the board of management for Brampton Rural Housing Association.
In his ‘spare’ time Tim has had several exhibitions of his paintings, occasionally runs art workshops for the local primary school, is a member of the local community group, takes an active part in amateur theatricals, dances tango and plays the ukulele.