About IDC

We realise that without the right people with the right outlook on life our business would be nothing. That is why we have assembled a dynamic, forward-thinking core team which is supplemented by a network of additional team members to respond to workload deadlines.


John Dickinson


John has over 30 years’ experience in architecture in a diverse range of professional organisations, having taken the lead role for the NHS in the procurement of over £100m of Primary Care Health Centres. John’s expertise lies in guiding clients in determining their brief and managing the project through design, technical detailing, and construction stage.

Craig Buck


Craig began his professional career in 1990 as a junior Architectural Technologist at Grimshaw and Townsend Architects, the forerunner to The Intelligent Design Centre. In 2006, the merger of Grimshaw and Townsend with DAC saw Craig become the senior Technical Design Manager at the Accrington office. Craig joined John Dickinson and John Pickup in 2011 to establish The Intelligent Design Centre. Craig is IDC’s Technical Director and prides himself on his ability as a problem-solver.

John Pickup - RIBA, RIBA-CA

Consultant (RIBA Architect)

John has excellent design skills and a wealth of experience in various sectors that we can call upon when required. John is a passionate advocate of integrated and intelligent design principles and the true importance of a robust Brief.