Mary Plowman trained at Bristol University Department of Architecture, and after working for Hunt Thompson Associates and Levitt Bernstein Associates formed Plowman Short Architects with Peter Short in 1985 and Plowman Brown Architects with Malcolm Brown in 1997. Her experience includes children’s centres and primary school projects, specialist commercial projects, large scale conversions and new-build housing for Housing Associations, one-off commissions for individual clients and special needs accommodation for a national charity.