BA(Hons) BArch RIBA
Paul joined ArchitecturePLB in 2007 as a Senior Architect. His experience has enabled him to take several large scale and complex schemes through design and construction phases, particularly in residential, healthcare and community sectors.
Amongst the high-profile projects that he has led is a high-rise student residences and University faculty building in the Victoria Park Conservation Area of Portsmouth that, at 33 storeys, is the tallest building in the City after only the Millennium Tower. The Mayflower student residences in central Southampton, fringing the City centre's Cultural Quarter, has been Paul's next challenge. With almost 1100 study bedrooms and a range of retail and leisure facilities, it is the largest off-campus mixed-use development yet promoted by the University of Southampton.
Add to these projects the smaller-scale but highly sensitive and complex developments of a doctors' surgery in central Winchester, a new medical centre in Southampton and education project designs for sites in Greenwich and Brighton, the range of Paul's expertise is self-evident.
Despite all this, Paul manages to maintain a commitment to teaching, acting as a visiting design and technology tutor and office mentor.
BA(Hons) BArch RIBA
Joining ArchitecturePLB over 12 years ago, Jo was appointed to Associate in 2006. She has a wealth of schools experience covering primary, secondary and special needs schools. Jo was the project architect for Jo Richardson Community School which has been featured in a number of publications including those by CABE and DfES.
Jo enjoys the dialogue with end users and stakeholders and is experienced in integrating their various requirements with good quality design. Committed to on going relationships with clients, Jo has helped with the implementation of the Built Environment teaching at GCSE level. She has also been involved with DfES publication on Extended Schools.
Awareness of and sensitivity to client issues led Jo to be lead architect for the new centre for the new Wessex Children's Hospice Trust building at Naomi House – a unique respite care facility for young adults with life-limiting illnesses.
Jo is a member of the Architects Advisory Panel that advises planning departments at Winchester City Council and Eastleigh Borough Council. Within the practice she leads computer drafting research, protocols and implementation for both 2D and Building Information Modelling across our studios that supports our QA management accreditation.
BA(Hons) DipArch RIBA
Andrew joined the practice in 2004 as project architect for the St Matthew Academy, a new all-through school in Blackheath. As Associate since 2009, Andrew has continued to develop his expertise in the education sector and led many of the practice's schools projects including Barnfield West Academy and more recently a PNI Special School co-located with a mainstream secondary school, Marriotts and Lonsdale in Stevenage. This acknowledged expertise in the education sector led to him being appointed Design Advisor for the Wellington Academy in Wiltshire sponsored by Wellington College.
Andrew has worked with a wide range of public and private clients, and is particularly committed to the process of understanding clients' ambitions and transforming these into sustainable, legible and attractive buildings that fit their purpose. He loves to draw and uses this skill to communicate in a language that can be shared by all those engaged in the design process.
Andrew is a trained BREEAM Assessor and applies this expertise across our full work through the R&D Sustainability Group within the practice. He also has teaching experience at various university schools of architecture.
BA(Hons) MArch RIBA
Emily joined the practice as a senior architect in 2004 and has led a number of significant projects within the Higher Education sector. Amongst those are a campus-wide masterplan, new build and refurbishment projects for the University of London's Royal Veterinary College. Emily is currently managing projects for Kingston University as part of our framework appointment and ongoing work for the LSE.
Emily has acquired an impressive expertise and detailed knowledge of Higher Education client requirements, as well as experience coordinating the designs of highly complex buildings. She is able to communicate clearly and engage with all stakeholders, and these skills were particularly key to gaining planning for a Heritage Lottery Fund project at Lloyd Park in east London celebrating the life and work of William Morris due for completion this summer.
Emily has special interests in the concepts of inclusive and multisensory design and has developed particular expertise in designing interiors, supported by research in the use of colour in architecture. She is a member of the office technical and Higher Education special interest groups.
The key to understanding ArchitecturePLB is knowing who we are and how we work. This section includes profiles of senior personnel, and an introduction to all our people.
The practice is divided into four teams of around 12-15 people, each group has a range of projects, varying in size and building type. Each team holds regular meetings, sharing knowledge about all projects within the group as well as weekly meetings across the studios every Monday morning. Through our QA processes, specialist groups and the experience of the team, we share knowledge that benefits each project, ensures consistency and offers flexibility for staff to support each other if deadlines require it.