Peter Dickinson
Chartered Architect, Principal

Qualifications: Dipl. Arch

Peter Dickinson attended the Oxford School of Architecture in 1964, graduating in 1969, and subsequently qualified as an architect in 1971.Peter worked for Shankland Cox in Liverpool for five years followed by two years at Robert Matthew Johnson & Partners in Preston. He then commenced in practice on his own account in 1978. Peter oversees all aspects of the practice, from client meetings and project inception through to Practical Completion.


Kathy Dickinson
Practice Manager

Qualifications: BSc Hons Applied Mathematics.

Kathy’s working life started in the family flower business. She went on to study and later teach mathematics at Manchester Polytechnic and then Wigan College. Kathy’s husband, Peter, founded the practice over forty years ago. During this time her involvement with the practice progressed to the point where she left teaching in 2000 to work solely in the practice. As the principle Practice Manager Kathy oversees all non-design aspects of Peter Dickinson Architects.


Diane Close
Practice Secretary

Diane joined Peter Dickinson Architects in 2011 bringing with her significant experience having previous worked at Bradshaw Gass + Hope of Bolton, where she was a receptionist for 9 years. Diane previous worked in Sales + Marketing and was also a Manager for a Business Centre in Manchester. Diane’s role at Peter Dickinson Architects involves the essential administration of the practice and providing the vital link between clients and the design staff.



David Winstanley
Senior Architectural Technologist

Qualifications: HNC Building studies.

Dave completed his HNC in Building Studies in 1990 after studying at Wigan College. He joined Peter Dickinson Architects in March 1995 after working for a practice in Manchester for five years. His role involves liaising with the Principal Architect and Clients to produce and develop drawings for Client approval, planning applications, building regulation applications and construction. Dave also liaises with the Client and contractor during the contract period and runs the day-to-day requirements of the drawing office.