Michael Feather – Managing Director
BA Arch Dip Arch ARB
Michael Feather is the Managing Director of Bowman Riley responsible for leading business operations across the company supported by an experienced senior management team.
Michael is responsible for delivering our business plan focused on continuously improving client care, efficiency, commercial results and business generation.
Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the property industry, Michael has been a pivotal member of the senior leadership team since 2014.
An architect by profession, Michael initially started his career at Bowman Riley as a work experience student. Following several years working in London, he returned to his Yorkshire roots and in 2009, full circle, back to Bowman Riley.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys playing and coaching rugby, cycling and outdoor activities.
Matthew Jones – Director
Bsc Gen Arch Studies, BArch, RIBA
Matthew Jones is a RIBA qualified architect and a director of Bowman Riley responsible for the Leeds offices.
Launching his career in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Matthew worked for an ex-patriot English firm of architects for three years. The projects he delivered ranged from bespoke luxury holiday homes at the exclusive Tryal Resort to a school extension and refurbishment programme across the island.
Returning to the UK in 1997, Matthew began working for Bowman Riley. In 2003, he established the Leeds office and was promoted to the role of director that same year.
Matthew is a keen golfer, former rugby player and enjoys live music.
Caroline Woolley – Director
FRICS, MSc, BA
Joining the board of directors in 2019, Caroline Woolley has delivered a challenging business plan during her time with Bowman Riley.
As a Fellow of the RICS, Caroline leads our building consultancy team in providing the full range of services throughout the lifecycle of a property or estate.
She has made a real impact in driving forward the building consultancy team, which has grown significantly in terms of team members, profitability and breadth of services.
A building surveyor by profession, Caroline has over a decade’s commercial property experience. She is a passionate advocate of mentoring and improving diversity and inclusion within the property industry and the first female shareholding director to take a place on Bowman Riley’s board.
Caroline chaired the national RICS Building Surveying Conference for two consecutive years.
Also a qualified yoga teacher, Caroline provides leadership in placing wellbeing in the workplace at the top of the agenda.
Tony Pleasants – Director
Tony is the Director responsible for managing the London office and developing business in the South.
Recently promoted to the board of directors, Tony excels at building relationships across the industry and business generation.
Since establishing the company’s London office in 2012, Tony has overseen a series of prestigious projects including Shell’s first fully electric vehicle charging forecourt in Fulham, a new Hampton by Hilton hotel in Ashford, Kent and a major residential development for Countryside in Acton, West London.
Starting his career at Bowman Riley 14 years ago, Tony has held roles of increasing responsibility leading to a role in the senior leadership team in 2016.
He is a keen footballer, loves walking his crazy dog Lola and travelling.
Darren Bush – Director
BA (Hons), Dip Arch, RIBA
Darren Bush is a director of Bowman Riley.
He joined the practice in 1991 shortly before qualifying as an architect.
Darren has considerable experience in the retail and petroleum sector working on projects for Wm Morrison Supermarkets, The Co-operative Group and Asda.
Under Darren’s leadership, the retail team firmly established a proven track record in meeting the particular requirements of clients in this competitive sector. His team specialises in effective communications and team working, project management, risk management, health and safety, co-ordination of complex phasing, design for lean construction and cost control.
Darren prioritises high-quality design and delivery of project information focusing on sustainable, low maintenance design suitable for fast and safe delivery.
He is responsible for the practice’s finance and IT management.
Darren enjoys skiing, tennis and travel.
Colin Briggs – Associate Director
BA (Hons) PGDipArch RIBA, BA French Language & Related Studies, RIBA Conservation Registrant
Promoted to Associate Director in 2019, Colin Briggs has been recognised for his ability to successfully deliver a range of projects whilst developing positive relationships with clients and securing new work for the practice. With over ten years’ experience as an architect, he has considerable flair and excels in client engagement.
Colin qualified as an architect in 2009 and since then has led a range of projects in the commercial, residential, heritage, industrial and government sectors. He has also spent a year in Australia working predominantly on new residential apartments and car showrooms.
His experience ranges from commercial developments to private residential schemes and historic buildings. Colin won the Best Building Design Award for Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.
In 2019, Colin undertook further training in conservation architecture and is now a RIBA Conservation Registrant.
Actively involved in the Leeds Chamber of Commerce, Colin plays an important role in their Property Forum’s Quality Spaces and Places group influencing and improving the public realm in Leeds.
Colin is fluent in French and Grade 8 pianist.
Craig Mewse – Associate Director
BA Hons PG Dip RIBA
Promoted to Associate Director in 2019, Craig Mewse is a qualified architect recognised for producing high quality exciting contemporary designs. He is responsible for leading a variety of projects from inception to completion in, particularly challenging environments.
His most recent role is as project architect for the extension to Skipton Building Society’s headquarters building to provide additional office and meeting room space while providing a contemporary multi-purpose atrium in the heart of the building within the Skipton’s Conservation Area.
With proficient use of the latest technology, Craig presents ideas in a compelling and easy to understand 3D environment while delivering projects as part of a collaborative team through the use of Revit and Building Information Modelling.
Craig drives forward the use of new technologies to enhance the delivery of our services including BIM, 3D visualisation and augmented reality.
Craig’s experience is further strengthened through extensive travel around Asia, Australasia and South America.
Samantha Jevons – Marketing & Business Development Manager
BA (Hons), MCIM
Samantha Jevons joined the practice in 2011 with 10 years’ experience of marketing in the property industry.
Working alongside the directors, she provides marketing, communications and business development expertise.
Samantha is responsible for managing all marketing and business development planning and strategy, communications, bid management, client relationship management and event management.
In 2019 Samantha joined the Forum of the Built Environment Leeds Branch committee as the Events Coordinator.
She adores spending time with her little boy, foreign holidays, hosting parties, reading great stories, buying dresses, cycling, camping and is an advanced scuba diver.
Dan Heward – Associate Director
HND Building Studies
Promoted to Associate Director in 2019, Dan Heward is a qualified architectural technologist with 20 years’ experience. He provides design solutions that concentrate on the technology of building design and construction.
Dan undertakes the role of project leader working with our clients and the rest of the design team to manage the construction process from conception through to completion.
He has led the technical delivery of a wide range of retail developments for The Co-operative Group and Wm Morrison Supermarkets. He has specific expertise in large scale roll-out programmes to remodel and refurbish existing retail stores and in adapting and converting other buildings into retail premises.
Dan always strives to deliver projects to the highest technical standards. He has particular expertise in the conversion and extension of redundant properties transforming them into viable commercial spaces and in the delivery of fast track projects with extremely quick build programmes.
Dan and his team pioneer cutting-edge construction techniques to improve the speed of project delivery and provide best value solutions to meet client needs in the highly competitive retail sector.
April Marsden – Associate
BA (Hons) PGDip RIBA
April Marsden is an architect with a wealth of experience gained across a variety of sectors predominantly within the healthcare and specialist housing sector, with several of her designs going on to win industry recognised awards.
She leads a specialist architectural team that works collaboratively with clients and other stakeholders to produce holistic and considerate design solutions that are built on current thinking, innovative construction techniques and the implementation of technology critical to successful building management.
Interested in the application of modular construction, especially off-site and pre-fabrication, April is keen to ensure full integration with existing structures without compromising architectural design and quality.
One of her key roles is in client liaison, where her listening and understanding readily helps to create strong and meaningful relationships, many of which are longstanding, with clients returning back to her over her 20 years in the profession
In her spare time, April enjoys spending time with her two daughters, skiing and generally enjoying the Yorkshire Dales.
Tom Shelley – Head of Interior Design
BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) BIID
BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) BIID
With over 15 years of experience, Tom Shelley is a qualified interior designer and member of the British Institute of Interior Design.
Tom Shelley combines a flair for design with a personable manner and the technical expertise to be able to deliver an interior design scheme from concept to completion.
Qualifying as an Interior Designer in 2002 from Manchester Metropolitan University, Tom started working as an interior design professional in Manchester on a multitude of commercial and industrial projects nationwide.
In 2006, Tom moved to Bowman Riley joining the Leeds team and working on the interior design of the prestigious Toronto Square development where the office is now based.
In 2014, Tom achieved a first-class degree in Architectural Technology from Leeds Beckett University. This technical qualification gives Tom an edge over other designers in his field.
The British Institute of Interior Design granted Tom full membership in 2017.
Tom loves cycling and renovating his self-designed home.
John Coultas – Principal Architect
BA (Hons) DipArch (Oxford) RIBA
John Coultas joined Bowman Riley over 25 years ago following his qualification as an architect in 1991 and four years working for a Yorkshire-based practice.
Over the years John has looked at the development potential of hundreds of locations and with our team, has achieved planning consent for thousands of homes on challenging sites throughout Yorkshire. A good proportion of these properties have been constructed under his stewardship.
By reputation, John has built up a client base comprising some of the region’s most highest regarded business people. His projects include one of the country’s largest ice cream factories, the UK’s most technologically advanced soft drinks factory, a state-of-the-art model farm, the new office head office for a software company and the Grade I listed refurbishment of the Judge’s Lodging in York.
Away from work, John enjoys riding his Italian motorbike across the North Yorkshire Moors and Lake District.
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Helen Walker – Senior Conservation Architect
DipID BArch RIBA CA
Helen Walker is a qualified Conservation Architect with over 10 years’ experience of working with heritage assets.
As a conservation architect, Helen’s role is to primarily provide an overarching view of the heritage projects within the practice. She provides a broad range of heritage services including Heritage Impact Assessments, Quinquennial Inspections and advice on historic building repairs and identification of defects.
Helen has experience of working with a wide variety of heritage assets including Grade I, II* and II listed buildings as well as battlefields, scheduled ancient monuments and conservation areas. She has provided heritage advice to a wide variety of clients including local authorities, private clients and organisations such as the National Trust.
Helen loves the challenge of working with heritage assets and is conscious of the importance of balancing the needs of the client with the needs of the building so that people can enjoy these wonderful structures for generations to come.
In her spare time, when not ferrying her children to a variety of clubs, Helen sings in her local choir and loves walking and rugby (watching not playing!).
Andy Grant – Senior Principal Designer and CDM Advisor
Associate Member of the Association of Project Safety
Andy Grant joined Bowman Riley in 2021 as a Senior Principal Designer and CDM advisor in 2021 strengthening our Building Consultancy team with his knowledge and experience of health and safety.
Andy has been working in construction most of his working life and specifically in construction health and safety since the 1990s. Over the years, he has gained a wide range of experience in construction projects with a large consultancy and housing group. In recent years, he worked as the head of the CDM Unit at the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.
In his spare time, Andy enjoys playing golf with his 13-year-old son, who is teaching him how it should be done. He enjoys cooking and entertaining friends and family as guinea pigs for his culinary experiments, although his grandchildren are always very reluctant after their first tastings.
Anita Rebaudo – Senior Architect
Anita Rebaudo is an experienced architect working as part of our Leeds team for over ten years.
Anita has worked as part of the design team on a variety of new build and refurbishment schemes in the commercial, retail, leisure, residential and industrial sectors.
Joining Bowman Riley as an Architectural Assistant following her degree at Leeds Beckett University, she continued to work with the company whilst continuing her studies to become a chartered Architect.
Anita has a keen eye for detail and tackles each project with precision and professionalism.
She has an excellent track record in the successful delivery of a range of commercial and retail developments. Reliable and trustworthy, every project is delivered with outstanding results.
Outside of work, Anita is a fully qualified fitness studio instructor, who teaches a range of classes.
Roy Wilson – Associate
Promoted to Associate in 2019, Roy Wilson is an Architect based in our London office leading a number of commercial mixed-use and residential projects in the capital and the South of England.
Qualifying as an Architect in 2009, Roy has worked as part of the Bowman Riley team for over 10 years making a significant contribution to the practice with a high level of attention to detail and proficiency in the use of BIM as a collaborative tool.
Roy has a track record of delivering schemes that have been driven by the need to achieve cost savings and fast-track programmes whilst still maintaining a high level of quality on both traditional and design and build developments.
Roy designed the Albion Place retail development on Skipton High Stree, which won ‘Development of the Year 2014’ at the Yorkshire Business Insider Property Awards.
Outside of the office, Roy enjoys playing and watching football.
Joanne Harrison – Heritage Consultant & Architect
PhD Conservation Studies (ongoing), MA Conservation Studies, Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, Postgraduate Bachelor of Architecture degree, Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Design, Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Practice, BA (Hons)
Joanne Harrison is a chartered architect and academic researcher with over 20 years of experience in helping construction professionals deliver high-quality heritage projects that are informed by research incorporating architectural, historical and social insights.
With specialisms in historic building conservation and sustainable design, Joanne is currently studying towards a PhD in Conservation Studies.
With an impressive portfolio of projects across residential, education, civic, commercial and retail sectors, Joanne is experienced in engaging with professionals and communities alike to build productive and collaborative working relationships that are focused on finding creative solutions to complex problems.
Joanne holds voluntary positions as a planning sub-committee member of the Wakefield Civic Society, a panel member of Healthwatch Wakefield and a leader of walking tours for Heritage Open Days.
Away from work, Joanne’s life revolves mainly around her two daughters with lots of family days out to historic sites. She plays the piano, has an allotment and keeps chickens.
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David Hodgson – Associate
BTEC HND Building Studies
David Hodgson has worked at Bowman Riley for 30 years and has been involved in various market sectors including hotel, leisure, residential, retail, industrial and educational.
In 2004 David was promoted to Associate and now deliver projects from inception to completion with the assistance of architectural and technical support.
Over the last 15 years, David has worked as a Project Leader on a variety of projects in the residential, retail, commercial, education and hotels and leisure sectors including the renovation of three listed hotels including The Judges Lodging, Swinton Park and The Beverley Arms.
In recent years David has specialised in leading the delivery of private residential schemes. His responsibilities include detailed negotiations to secure planning approval (and discharge conditions), production information, liaising with contractor and specialists throughout the course of the building works.
He is a keen follower of Liverpool Football Club and enjoys watching live music.
Rebecca Jones – Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator
Rebecca Jones has a passion for all things creative and provides invaluable graphic design and marketing support to Bowman Riley.
She is the practice’s brand guardian and is responsible for the design and production of high quality marketing collateral and additional marketing communications, such as flyers and brochures.
Working alongside the practices marketing manager Rebecca assists with business development planning and strategy, communications, bid management, client relationships and event planning.
Outside of the office, Rebecca doesn’t stop and generally can be found playing badminton, cycling or walking. When not in the country she will be in the French Alpes on the slopes.
Owen Black – Senior Building Surveyor
BSc (Hons) MRICS AaPS
Owen Black joined the team as Senior Building Surveyor in 2020 with over six years of commercial surveying experience.
Based in the Leeds office, Owen is a Chartered Building Surveyor with experience of working within both professional property consultancy and project management. He has experience of providing the due diligence of new build industrial units, acquisition surveys of both industrial, office and high street premises and the disposal of dilapidated assets.
Outside of work, Owen enjoys renovating properties, participates in the occasional squash match and has taken up golf lessons. Having recently acquired a road bike, he can be seen struggling up the hills of North Yorkshire in his spare time!
Steve McDonald – Associate
BA (Hons), Dip Arch, RIBA
Steve McDonald joined Bowman Riley in 1994 and was promoted to Associate in 1999. As a qualified architect , Steve provides support to the director in charge of the retail sector within the office heading up design teams for various developments.
Steve has an impressive track record in the successful delivery of retail developments from inception through to completion.
For the past decade, Steve has specialised in retail and commercial developments pioneering fast track delivery, sustainable construction and zero carbon technologies. Steve has more recently been responsible for the delivery of a number of large extension projects, requiring complex phasing solutions, and shell fit outs.
Areas of work primarily with Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc and include various store refurbishments, store extensions, new build stores and petrol filling stations both new and existing.
Outside of work, Steve enjoys playing the drums, ten pin bowling and family walks.
Stephen Haestier – Associate
BA(Hons) Dip Arch Post Grad Dip. RIBA
Stephen Haestier joined Bowman Riley in 2001 and has gained varied experience from working on a range of construction projects ranging from the refurbishment of listed buildings to industrial schemes and housing developments.
He was promoted to Associate in 2008 and since then he has continued to progress his career with an expanding portfolio of retail and industrial projects, expanding into the areas of master planning and urban design.
Stephen was part of the team that secured the first BREEAM Excellent 2006 accredited supermarket in the UK. Stephen also coordinates our BIM implementation strategy ensuring that the practice remains at the forefront of this field.
In 2014, Stephen took on the responsibility for driving forwards Bowman Riley’s adoption of BIM and coordinates our response across the practice.
Outside work, Stephen is a member of Ilkley and District Round Table and as former Chair enjoys taking time out to raise money for local charities when he is not chasing after his young family.
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Paul Norton – Senior Building Surveyor
BSc (Hons) Building Surveying (first class), MRICS
Paul Norton rejoined Bowman Riley’s Building Consultancy team in 2021 as a Senior Building Surveyor after two years of working on a freelance basis.
Paul has extensive experience in providing professional building surveying, project management and property consultancy services to public sector organisations and local authorities, blue-chip companies, high net-worth individuals, private investors/funds and property management companies.
Originally Paul joined our team in 2018 and delivered a range of projects including the Computershare CAT A & B office fit out in Dublin and the BJSS CAT A & B office fit out in Leeds.
Out of the office, he is a Leeds United fan, avid reader, keen mountain biker and petrol head.
Ruth Bush – Senior Architect
BA Hons, Dip. Arch, BREEAM BRE, RIBA
Ruth Bush has over 20 years’ experience designing community, education, commercial and historic buildings.
She enjoys working closely with clients to fulfil every aspect of their brief and excels in user group, stakeholder and community consultation throughout the design process. Ruth was the project architect on two award-winning projects; the Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough and Bright Beginnings Childcare Centre for the University of Leeds. As a BREEAM Accredited Professional, she is committed to embracing sustainable principles whilst producing designs that are efficient, workable and surpass expectations.
Out of work, Ruth enjoys creating stained glass, painting watercolours and tennis.
James Ross – Senior Architect
RIBA Certificate in Project Management (pending), Bsc (Hons) in Architecture, Dip Arch, ARB, RIBA
James Ross is an experienced project architect, project manager, account manager and team leader with a proven track record of delivering successful projects on time and to budget.
He has a broad knowledge of construction with the ability to approach a project as a design team leader or as a building contractor.
James’ experience spans residential, commercial and retail sectors at a variety of scales. He has also worked on a series of listed buildings and delivered projects within conservation areas.
James hobbies and interests include rock climbing, playing guitar and music generally.
Biba Barrett – Architect
BA(Hons) DipArch PGDip.
BA(Hons) DipArch PGDip RIBA
Biba qualified as an Architect in 2013. She spent her placement years working in London but returned home to Yorkshire and joined Bowman Riley in September 2013.
Biba has experience across a range of sectors including residential, healthcare, hotel and leisure. In recent years she has specialised in the private residential sector offering architectural, interior design and project management services. She has an enthusiastic and collaborative approach and excels at client engagement.
Biba has experience across all RIBA Work Stages from concept to completion and is able to prepare briefs; fee proposals; feasibility studies; concept design drawings; planning applications; developed design, tender and construction drawings; contract documents; defects lists; as built drawings; and handover information.
Out of the office, you’ll find Biba chasing after her young daughter, Henrietta. She enjoys long country walks in the Yorkshire Dales, cooking new recipes and is partial to a glass of red wine!
James Barnes – Architect
BA (Hons) M.Arch ARB RIBA
James Barnes became a fully qualified Architect in January 2018, a culmination of nine years of combining study and working.
Now working as an integral part of the healthcare team, James joined Bowman Riley in July 2015 following a design and management role within his family’s construction business.
Conscientious and a keen problem solver, James applies his analytical skills to an architectural environment making the best use of available space in order to take a scheme from concept to completion. He has on-site experience and is comfortable conversing with members of the team at all levels of the construction process.
Whilst at university, James spent a summer volunteering in Nepal working in a school for children with disabilities using his practical skills to help repair the school building and helping the children learn English.
In his spare time, he is an acoustic guitarist, vocalist and enjoys playing football and squash.
Richard Berry – Architect
BA (Hons) M Arch
Richard Berry is a RIBA chartered architect with a passion for architecture and a talent for design that has enabled him to gain extensive and continuous experience across multiple sectors.
He has worked on a wide range of new-build, refurbishment and extension projects, varying in scales from; small interior refurbishments, bespoke residential, to more elaborate education buildings and large retail developments.
Specialising in the design of landmark developments, Richard has been engaged with multiple academy trusts and local authorities to deliver a new £8 million 80 place SEN school, a £7 million Arts Centre which was shortlisted for an RICS award, Sports Centre extension and series of primary school expansions and refurbishments. He was also key to the Albion Place development which won an RICS award.
Richards passion for education and further development of others has led him to become the chair of the Bowman Riley Academy scheme to train, develop and mentor our rising stars.
He has practical experience through all RIBA work stages including feasibility, bidding and funding support, concept design, planning drawings, detailed design, building control applications, construction, handover and experience dealing with complex planning applications.
Richard has developed a very particular toolset, gaining knowledge in computational and parametric design, BIM and augmented reality.
He enjoys visiting new places, flying drones and is always looking for that next adventure!
Laura Baarda – Interior Designer
BA (Hons) Interior Design (first class), BIID
Laura Baarda is a qualified interior designer and member of the British Institute of Interior Design.
A graduate of Northumbria University with a first-class degree in Interior Design, Laura started her career at a high-end residential interior design company in Shrewsbury for several years.
Joining Bowman Riley in 2018, Laura returned to her Yorkshire homeland working as part of our interiors team, which was launched in January 2017.
Laura’s latest obsession is sailing. She is a newly trained day skipper and can’t wait to embark on more nautical adventures. Laura values family, her dog, and laughter.
Antony Wright – Building Surveyor
BSc (Hons) Building Surveying
Antony Wright is an analytical, focused and tenacious building surveyor with over a decade’s experience with the ability to deliver services to achieve the best results for his clients.
Working for nine years in London, Antony has relocated to Sheffield to build his life and career in Yorkshire.
Outside of the office, Antony has a keen passion for rock climbing and outdoor pursuits, which he enjoys for the mental, problem-solving and physical challenge. He also practices hatha yoga and mindfulness to look after his physical and mental health.
Colin Ruddock – Energy Manager
Since joining the practice in 2005, Colin Ruddock has specialised in projects for energy clients designing fuel forecourts with a wide and varied scope throughout the UK.
In that last decade, he has delivered hundreds of petrol filling station projects for some of the UK’s largest fuel and retail clients including Esso, Artelia, Wm Morrison Supermarkets and Asda.
Colin has delivered a huge range of projects including refurbishment, infrastructure replacement, new builds, HGV, AdBlue and environmentally sensitive projects, phased construction, Motorway Service Area, joint client, live forecourts as well as traditional single-phase projects. These projects have given Colin the experience necessary to provide clients with the flexibility necessary for the esoteric nature of petroleum retail.
Leading a team of fuel forecourt specialists, Colin is now pioneering forecourt projects that combine traditional fuels and electric charging.
Working to APEA standards, Colin holds current UKPIA and ExxonMobil Safety Passports and has experience working with specialist contractors such as Williams Southern, Fibrelite, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Tokheim, Fox Construction, Premier and Dakin.
Out of the office, Colin enjoys motorcycling, clay pigeon shooting and is currently attempting to rediscover his love of badminton.
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Daniel Postill – Architect
BA (Hons) M Arch, Certificate in Professional Practice and Management in Architecture, ARB
Daniel Postill recently qualified as an Architect. He began working for Bowman Riley in 2016 as an Architectural Assistant after graduating with distinction in MA Architecture from the University of Lincoln.
Dan is keen to build upon his eclectic range of experience at this stage in his career.
His personal goal is to visit every European country by the time he is 30 years old.
Andrew Tate – Senior Architectural Technician
HND Building Studies
Andrew Tate has considerable experience in the use of BIM using Revit Architecture to produce architectural models on a wide variety of projects with contract values ranging from £5 million to £60 million.
He works with the wider design team to share BIM information for the overall benefit of the project delivery. Andy has developed in-house best practice protocols for the use of Revit and produced standard templates. He is actively involved with the Bowman Riley BIM steering group, set up to facilitate the use of BIM in line with industry standards and clients’ expectations.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys mountain biking and walking.
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Darren Hill – Senior Architectural Technologist
HND Building, MCIAT
Darren Hill is a Senior Architectural Technologist with over 14 years’ experience in providing first-class technical support on a range of construction projects.
A technical expert, Darren focuses on delivering projects to the highest possible standard. He produces high-quality graphics that assist our clients and the wider project stakeholders in visualising the development during the design stages.
Proficient in the BIM software Revit Architecture, Darren designed the ByHaus apartments, Wm Morrison supermarkets, The Bailey and the Airmesh head office projects using the software to the benefit of the overall project efficiency.
Out of work, Darren enjoys snowboarding and renovating houses.
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Antony Sutcliffe – Senior Architectural Technician
ABBE Level 3 Diploma Construction Energy Assessment, STROMA
BSc Architectural Technology
With over 10 years’ experience as a Chartered Architectural Technician, Antony Sutcliffe has worked on a diverse range of projects. These projects include masterplanning for housing developments, high rise mixed-use buildings, refurbishments of listed buildings and a coastal hotel/ spa retreat in Whitby, North Yorkshire.
Passionate in both conservation and sustainability, this has led him to work on many dilapidated buildings. This has required the recording of the existing fabric of the buildings, technical designs with sustainable solutions and manages the progression on site through to their completion.
Antony loves to travel and has backpacked to many parts of the world including Europe and Eastern Asia. He enjoys going on long hikes around the countryside, which has seen him complete the Hadrian’s Wall Trial and climb both the Yorkshire and National Three Peaks.
Alex Vousden – Senior Architectural Technologist.
MCIAT, BA Architecture, Graduate Diploma
Alex Vousden is a Chartered Architectural Technologist, who joined the London team in 2018.
He has experience in the residential and commercial sectors including providing technical expertise on a range of listed buildings and high-end residential schemes.
Alex is proficient in BIM software and working methods. He has delivered award-winning projects in ArchiCAD and is also proficient in using NBS specification.
When not working, Alex enjoys playing rugby, photography and going to gigs.
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Chris Snowden – Senior Architectural Technologist
Chris Snowden is a qualified architectural technologist who has worked at Bowman Riley for over seven years specialising in the delivery of projects in the retail sector.
His dedication and quality of work were recognised in 2019 when he was promoted to Senior Architectural Technologist.
In his spare time, Chris is a keen football fan and enjoys traveling the world.
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Robert Baxendale – Senior Architectural Technologist
Robert Baxendale is a Chartered Architectural Technologist, who has most recently provided technical expertise on a new build office scheme and a number of Grade II listed hotel refurbishment schemes.
Out of work Robert enjoys spending time with his family, at the weekend he generally heads out somewhere for a walk and a picnic.
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Lee Stansfield – Senior Architectural Technologist
Lee Stansfield was promoted to Senior Architectural Technologist in 2021 in recognition of his real commitment to Bowman Riley and strong technical competency.
With a first-class degree in Architectural Technology, Lee Stansfield joined the fuel forecourt team at Bowman Riley in 2016. He delivers fuel forecourt projects from feasibility through planning to tender and completion.
Lee is now delivering pioneering forecourt projects that combine traditional fuels and electric charging. Working to APEA standards, Lee holds current UKPIA and ExxonMobil Safety Passports
Lee loves to explore how science and technology intertwine to create efficient design and architecture.
In his free time, Lee likes to travel and visit cities around the world with outstanding architecture and picturesque sceneries. He also enjoys taking part in fundraising events for local charities, walking and swimming.
Karen Allison – Office Manager
Karen Allison has been providing invaluable administrative, office, finance, HR and compliance support to the Bowman Riley team for over 10 years.
She works closely with the directors to ensure the smooth running of the practice. Karen is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.
In her spare time, Karen enjoys walking her dog Jasper, a good glass of wine, cooking and meeting up with friends.
Mark Hayton – Architectural Technologist
BA (Hons) ACIOB
Mark Hayton has 15 years’ experience providing technical expertise on a wide range of high profile projects.
Qualifying in 1998 as an architectural technician, Mark supported the technical delivery of a range of developments for Bowman Riley Architects. After several years, he needed a new challenge and moved on to work as a technical manager for a builder contractor.
During his time with a building contractor, Mark worked on a number of prestigious projects including: Southampton Football Club Training Academy, St Oswald’s Extra Care Retirement Village, Brighton University Varley Halls of Residence, Dorchester Brewery and Asda Supermarkets.
After taking time out to spend time enjoying life in Grenada in Spain, Mark returned to the UK in 2013 and started working back at Bowman Riley.
Outside of the office, Mark is very active as his time is spent teaching his young son how to swim, play football and going to the park. Mark is a keen cyclist and while living in Spain for 18 months he raced for a semi-professional cycle team and learnt Spanish.
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Ben Stone – Architectural Technologist
BA (Hons) First Class, ACIAT
A graduate from Liverpool John Moore’s University with a first class degree in Architectural Technology, Ben Stone joined Bowman Riley in 2016 and has since become an associate member of The Charted Institute of Architectural Technologist.
Enthusiastic and professional, Ben provides invaluable technical support to the Leeds team. He is able to apply his knowledge of current building regulations and up to date material specifications to successfully develop fully functioning architectural drawings.
With a particular interest in the BIM software, Revit Architecture, Ben has become proficient in producing architectural drawings using Revit. He is also competent in AutoCAD Architecture, NBS, NavisWorks, SketchUp and FormIt software products.
Whilst still at university, Ben traveled to Malaysia for a month to study the vernacular architecture and visited world UNESCO heritage sites in Penang and Malacca.
In his spare time, Ben enjoys watching live music along with traveling having already visited parts of Malaysia and America. His next ambition is to travel through Route 66 within the next few years!
Beth Round – Graduate Building Surveyor
Graduate Building Surveyor
MSc Building Surveying, NEBOSH in Construction Safety and Health, NFOPP Level 3 technical award in Residential Letting and Property Management, BA Joint Hons French and Hispanic Studies
Beth Round joined Bowman Riley’s Building Consultancy team in 2020 as a Graduate Building Surveyor.
She worked previously as a residential property manager for six years managing property portfolios to ensure they were maintained to the appropriate standard.
In her spare time, Beth likes to walk her miniature schnauzer in the countryside, visit new places and read good books.
Jo Grier – PA & Team Secretary
Jo Grier joined Bowman Riley in 2018 as PA/team secretary to the Building Consultancy team.
She previously worked at Currie & Brown for four years as a team secretary within the building surveying and project management team and PA to the senior director.
Jo has been involved with Rugby Union for many years from Team Manager, Fixtures Secretary, Vice Chair of the Boys section and subsequently Chair of the Girls and Women’s section. She then took up playing rugby union in January 2016, with her position on the pitch as Loose Head Prop. Originally from Sheffield, Jo went to find a new career in London where she qualified as a Blackjack dealer many moons ago.
Nikoleta Daritkova – Architectural Technologist
Bachelor in Architectural Technology & Construction Management, ACIAT
Nikoleta Daritkova is an Architectural Technologist working as part of our London based team.
From Bulgaria, she completed her degree in Denmark and took my work placement in Germany.
Most of Nikoleta’s professional experience is within London’s high-end residential sector working on mid-scale contemporary new built houses as well as listed building refurbishments. She has also worked on sports and leisure and high-end retail fit-out projects.
Nikoleta has an eye for detail and a passion for design, both buildings and furniture, and imparts that in the projects She is working on. Her belief is that functionality, sustainability and beautiful design do not have to be mutually exclusive.
In her spare time, she loves sitting down with a good book, going to events and exhibitions or planning a craft project.
David Kippax – Architectural Technician
HND in Spatial Design
David Kippax has 21 years of experience working as an architectural technician on a diverse range of projects across the commercial, leisure and retail sectors.
David joined the Bowman Riley team in early 2020 and has been mainly working as part of the team delivering retail projects for the Co-op and energy forecourts for Gridserve.
Outside of work, his interests include travelling, he has explored South America, India and East Asia.
David has been a beekeeper for three years and loves gardening.
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Madelaine Bradley – Architectural Technologist
BSc Architectural Technology
Madelaine Bradley joined Bowman Riley’s London team in 2021 after completing a degree in Architectural Design and Technology from Cardiff Metropolitan University. She worked at Bowman Riley on placement in 2020 and was excited to return to our team to begin her career.
Madelaine has a keen interest in earthquake and hazard resilient architecture and how this could be incorporated into initial building design to prevent damage to buildings from unexpected events.
She is inspired by Biophilic principles and environmentally sustainable design. She also loves to create spaces that empower people.
In her spare time, Madelaine enjoys reading and creating landscape art using watercolours, acrylics and inks. To keep fit, she loves to ski and snowboard and at home, practices yoga, which also helps to keep her focused. With a passion for travelling and learning about new cultures, she would love to visit Japan one day.
Will Gains – Architectural Assistant
Working towards BA (Hons) in Architecture
BA (Hons) Architecture – first class
Will Gains began working for Bowman Riley Architects in 2013 and has just graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a first class degree in architecture.
Will has a well-rounded skill set that enables him to apply technical solutions to creative design projects. He works on a range of retail and residential projects whilst continuing his studies at University.
Having spent the last six years working from our Skipton office, Will decided to head off to the big smoke to gain more experience working in the capital and is now supporting our London team.
He loves to travel and photograph the environments and architecture of the places he has visited. Will’s aim is to have stepped foot on every continent by the time he turns 30!
Brandon Strike – IT Infrastructure Engineer
Btec Level 3 ICT CCNA
Brandon has been a key member of our team since 2016 providing invaluable IT management to equip us with the technology and tools we need to operate effectively.
With hands-on technical expertise, he makes sure that our people are equipped with the hardware and software needed to deliver high-quality services to our clients.
He is passionate about protecting Bowman Riley’s systems and ensuring business continuity, which has resulted in our achievement of Cyber Essentials Plus.
Brandon is currently studying towards a Bsc Hons degree in Network Security and Computer Systems at the University of Bolton.
In his spare time, Brandon likes to go on road trips, works on his car and is taking his motorbike license.
Daniel Mason – Architectural Assistant
Based in our London office, Daniel Mason applies technical solutions to creative design projects. With the proficient use of the latest software, he presents ideas in a compelling and easy to understand 3d environment.
Daniel has an excellent knowledge of the BIM process and uses Revit to deliver projects as part of a collaborative team. His passion for technology makes him adept at articulating how embracing new technology provides business value and benefits.
He introduced augmented reality and 3D printing to the practice and implemented their use into our design process.
Daniel loves exploring the outdoors, be it through walking, running or cycling. His greatest outdoor challenge to date was completing the National Three Peaks in under 24 hours.
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Rachel Knight – Architectural Assistant
MArch (Architecture), BA(Hons) Architecture
Rachel Knight joined our team in 2021 as a Part II Architectural Assistant based in our Skipton office following completion of her master’s degree at the Liverpool School of Architecture.
Whilst working towards qualifying as an architect, she is gaining valuable experience working on healthcare projects as part of our healthcare team.
Before this, she spent two years working on residential, leisure and education schemes in a small architectural practice in Bradford.
Throughout her studies, Rachel has developed a passion for social housing, community-based projects and enjoyed designing retirement living for an “active third age”
Outside of work, she enjoys taking long walks with her chocolate labrador, baking cakes and growing her own fruit and vegetables in her garden.
Donna Miller – Architectural Designer
BSc (Hons) in Architecture NEBOSH FdSc
Donna Miller joined Bowman Riley in 2017 with 11 years’ experience in construction.
With a BSc in Architecture, Donna also holds the NEBOSH General Certificate in Construction and FdSc in Construction. Donna will be starting her Masters degree in Architecture in September 2017.
In her spare time Donna enjoys renovating her new home with her partner, going for walks with her dog and when possible visiting new countries.
Kyle Haq – Architectural Assistant
BA (Hons) Architecture,, MArch
Kyle Haq joined our team as a Part II Architectural Assistant working in our Leeds office.
Kyle graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2015 after completing his Part I & II architectural qualifications. Subsequently, he has worked in companies where the focus has been on residential, commercial, and industrial projects in Yorkshire.
Growing up, he played and competed in tennis and went on to coach tennis during his time at university and a few years later at a higher level where players have now achieved world rankings.
He is a keen football fan and enjoys hiking and travelling. He has visited 75+ countries, always on the look for the newest award-winning building whilst visiting cities.
Agnieszka Sidorczuk – Architectural Assistant
Agnieszka Sidorczuk joined Bowman Riley in 2017 as an Architectural Assistant after working for six years in architecture and interior design practices both in Poland and the UK. She is currently working towards achieving her RIBA Part III qualifications to become an Architect.
She graduated in 2011 from Technical University in Bialystok, Poland and also studied in Universidade Technica de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal for one year.
Agnieszka took part in various architectural events including being a tutor at MEDS in Ljubljana in 2011, co-organising a light festival (LUMO BJALISTOKO) in her hometown, Bialystok or taking part in various workshops for architecture students.
She is a huge fan of minimalism and tries to implement in her designs.
Outside of work, Agnieszka enjoys good gym sessions. She is also a recent owner of race version of Subaru, which she would like to learn how to drift.
Reece Smith – Architectural Assistant
BA (Hons) Architecture
Reece Smith joined our Leeds team as an architectural assistant following the completion of his degree at the Leeds School of Architecture.
Building up his life experience, he spent three months backpacking around Asia in his last summer before graduating.
In his spare time, Reece enjoys skiing and is a keen fan of Burnley Football Club.
Tarran Coward-Willis – Architectural Assistant
Tarran Coward-Willis joined our team as an architectural assistant after a year’s experience working in a small architectural practice outside of Chester. He now works alongside the healthcare team in our Skipton office.
Tarran has recently found a passion for technology, which was sparked when he built his first computer. Since then he has been constructing a remote-controlled plane, which after many short flights, he hopes to soon see reach the sky.
With an interest in learning new software, he has developed his skills in 3D visual rendering.
Beth Fannon – Finance Assistant
Beth Fannon joined our team in 2021 as Finance Assistant to support Kara Thorpe, our Financial Controller.
Based in our head office in Skipton, Beth recently left the sixth form at South Craven School in Cross Hills, North Yorkshire.
In her spare time, Beth loves to bake for friends and family. She also loves visiting new places across the country and enjoys spending time going on walks across the Yorkshire Dales. Her favourite place is Malham Cove where a part of Harry Potter was filmed.
Tom Gibson – Architectural Assistant
BA Hons Architecture
Tom Gibson joined our Skipton team in 2021 as an Architectural Assistant after completing his degree at Oxford Brookes School of Architecture.
In the final year of his studies, Tom grew an interest in sustainable design, the adaptability of architecture and the growing tools architects’ use in their profession.
In his spare time, he enjoys learning about the development cycles of movies and virtual environments while keeping up with new film releases.
Joe Mills – Architectural Assistant
Joe Mills joined our team in 2021 as an Architectural Assistant based in our Skipton office.
Joe is working towards the completion of his master’s degree/Part II at the Leeds School of Architecture. Prior to studying for his master’s, Joe worked in London for three years on an eclectic mix of projects for two architects’ practices.
From Cheshire originally, Joe moved to Yorkshire to study for a degree in Interior Architecture. After graduating, he spent two years living and working in Northern Kenya where he helped set up a small construction company.
Outside of work, Joe can usually be found outside either climbing, mountaineering, or cycling.
Adam Rollerson – Graduate Architectural Technologist
Graduate Architectural Technologist
BSc Architectural Technology (ongoing)
Adam Rollerson joined Bowman Riley in 2021 as a graduate in Architectural Technology from Nottingham Trent University.
In his final year at University, Adam chose to develop a regeneration project for a 1936 Art-Deco Odeon Cinema in Harrogate. It is a façade retention project in which the Grade II listed elements of the original Cinema are kept. The new building extends out into the car park space, providing new leisure and educational facilities for the town.
In his spare time, Adam spends a lot of time in coffee shops reading and learning about different coffee origins, roasts, and brews, and how all these factors alter the final tasting notes. He also enjoys rebuilding and riding old racing bicycles and playing music. Whilst at university, he played the drums for a psychedelic-rock band, performing live gigs and recording singles.
George Marshall – Trainee Architectural Technologist
George Marshall is a trainee Architectural Technologist, who joined Bowman Riley in 2017 after completing his A-levels at Giggleswick School.
George is currently studying a degree in Architectural Technology at Leeds Beckett University on a part-time basis whilst developing his skills and experience at Bowman Riley.
In his spare time, George plays rugby for Keighley Rugby Club.