Simon Agate trained at Cambridge University Department of Architecture, and before joining Plowman Short Architects in 1988 he worked at Fitzroy Robinson & Partners and later at Hunt Thompson Associates. He is a member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. His experience includes office work, both large scale new-build and refurbishment, conversions & new-build housing for Housing Associations, and extensive expertise in one-off commissions for individual clients. He became a partner at Agate Short Architects (formerly Plowman Short Architects) in 1994. In August 2018 Simon retired from the Practice although he continues to work for us as a consultant.