Seven is a friendly team of talented architects that care about creating good buildings which improve the lives of the end-users. We continually strive to better our professional skills through investing in specialist expertise.
BSc (Hons) ACIAT
Abdul is an enthusiastic Architectural Technologist working within Seven team. Abdul has the capability to adapt to projects with differing needs. Creative and forward thinking, Abdul enjoys designing buildings that are sustainable, affordable, and functional but that are also aesthetically pleasing. He brings a keen eye for detail to the team from previous experience working on refurbishment, retrofit and new build schemes of differing sizes within the residential sector across the UK.
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BA (Hons) BArch RIBA
Christina is a RIBA Chartered Architect at seven and has experience in the commercial and residential sectors, ranging from large multi-use masterplans to one-off private houses and tricky extensions in sensitive historic buildings. She has a keen interest in sustainability, building performance and modular design, as well as health and wellbeing. Christina is fully proficient in BIM and a keen advocate on using intelligent design software to evaluate and deliver better buildings. She likes to keep up to date with innovative architecture practices from around the globe and has spent a summer living in Venice and working at the Architecture Biennale.
In her free time, Christina loves to make sourdough bread, hand-pulled noodles and kimchi.
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BA(Hons) Arch PDip Arch RIBA
Cian has exceptional knowledge across a wide range of building types and draws on his diverse design influences having worked in London, India, Glasgow and Leeds over his career. He demonstrates key skills in the complex delivery of existing building renewal projects and recognises the critical importance of social value in the communities he works within. Shortlisted as part of the Young Architect of Year Awards in 2018, Cian always strives for design excellence and his expertise in BIM allows this detail to be carried through to the end of every project.
Outside of the office, Cian is a dedicated basketball player having been a National Basketball Academy Player during his time in College.
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Dan is an Architect at seven and is particularly passionate about architecture that brings a new lease of life to existing and sometimes neglected buildings. He offers experience across Residential, Retail and Commercial projects and has developed a specialism for reworking houses and other existing buildings to help them better suit the needs and exceed the expectations of their users. He believes that working closely with clients to develop a sensitive and strategic approach to context can uncover a project’s true hidden potential. Dan is highly proficient in a range of software including Adobe Creative Suite and is a Revit Certified Professional.
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BSc(Hons) Arch BArch(Hons) Dip PPM RIBA
Dean is an experienced architect who has led large design teams on projects across the UK and internationally. His technical proficiency and skills to deliver intelligent and well-crafted buildings, has resulted in numerous award-winning designs. Dean recognises the benefit of working collaboratively, alongside key stakeholders, to ensure early consultation results in a truly considered solution. This is demonstrated throughout his 16 years of producing creative and inspirational spaces within the education, research and healthcare sectors, with specific expertise in wider campus masterplanning.
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Emma joined seven as a Part I following her studies at Leeds Beckett University and always brings creativity and inventiveness to design workshops during early project development stages. She is particularly interested in the conversion and conservation of historic projects, plus the challenges to achieve net-zero carbon buildings to support our pressing climate emergency.
During a six-month exchange in Venice, at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Emma took part in ‘The Global South’ to research urban development in the southern hemisphere, plus a design studio to explore methods of tackling the effects of tourism on the city of Venice. This has resulted in an increasing interest in actively engaging with the wider community throughout her live projects.
Elsewhere in design, Emma has become increasingly interested in furniture design and is currently studying a Creative Furniture Making course to enhance her knowledge and enrich her wider design approach.
Contact Emma Tattersfield
BA(Hons) DipArch MArch RIBA
Ian is a RIBA Chartered Architect and co-founding Director of seven. Ian has been working in professional practice for over 20 years, during which he has led the design of numerous high profile and award winning projects ranging from £0.5M to £60M in value. Ian is the design lead for the practice, taking overall responsibility for the design quality across the studios. Clients value Ian’s master planning expertise in unlocking challenging sites to provide beneficial environments for end users. Ian currently manages the account of our retirement living developments, creating designs which are built around the needs of homeowners to better assist them with the challenges of later life. He also offers expertise in the design of effective commercial office and workspace environments, including several new build and refurbishment schemes at SciTech in Daresbury.
Contact Ian Chapman
BA (Hons) MArch
Part II Architectural Assistant
Izzy is a Part 2 Architectural Assistant with 3 years of professional experience. Her time in practice has involved work on civil architecture, including court buildings and prison design; both large- and small-scale residential projects; work on heritage projects; and in the motor trade.
Izzy has considerable experience in social housing through involvement in a multi-site scheme centred around prefabricated pod houses, constructed using Modern Methods of Construction. Izzy is invested in sustainable design and construction, and is keen to explore creative ways in which it may be integrated into each stage of a project. She is also seeking to develop her knowledge and experience in the conservation and heritage sectors. She recognises the importance of the careful preservation, and celebration, of historical architecture, and is interested to explore and promote the intrinsic link between sustainability and conservation.
Contact Izzy Kendrick-Jones
Jon is an Architectural Technician at seven with an extensive knowledge of detailing and construction in a variety of sectors including retail, residential, healthcare, education, industrial and leisure. He is proud to have designed many exceptional public buildings for the NHS to serve local communities across the North of England. He offers expertise in 3D visualisation and 3D detailing and coordination. He is an experienced project administrator working with and coordinating multi-disciplinary design teams and offers excellent technical skills in Revit.
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BA(Hons) BArch MSc CHE RIBA SCA IHBC
Lisa is a RIBA Specialist Conservation Architect and Director of seven, past President of the Manchester Society of Architects and is a full Member of the IHBC. She is passionate about ensuring sensitive historical buildings can be enjoyed for future generations and has developed specialist expertise in conservation architecture. Her skills are valued throughout the profession and she is a regular judge for the RICS Awards, Civic Trust Awards and for the Conservation Category in the RIBA NW Regional Awards. Lisa also sits on the Manchester City Council Conservation Panel.
Lisa champions seven’s mission to improve lives, designing award winning public buildings such as Youth Zones in disadvantaged areas to give young people somewhere positive to spend their leisure time. She is also leading seven’s trailblazer role in developing the new Architectural Apprenticeship programme with the IFA, offering students an alternative route into the profession.
Contact Lisa Mcfarlane
BA (Hons) BArch
Mike is an Architect at seven with a range of experience in commercial, residential and educational sectors. From the schematic design stage through to detail and construction, he applies a focused and conscientious approach to the architecture at hand.
As a former RBA Scholarship Finalist, he endeavors to apply his eye for aesthetic and detail wherever possible. He has a keen interest in developing beautiful and inspiring spaces to live and work, and sets out to bring the most to each project he works on.
Contact Mike Ellis
BA(Hons) DipArch RIBA
Rhys is a RIBA Chartered Architect at seven and offers experience across multiple sectors including sport and leisure, education, commercial and residential architecture. He is fully proficient in BIM and has successfully achieved Revit Certified Professional status.
Rhys has recently focused on multi-use commercial, residential and heritage schemes and is proud to have utilised his expertise to successfully obtain planning permission for a sensitive commercial extension to a historic building in Harrogate. Rhys is passionate about making buildings environmentally responsible both in construction and throughout their lifetime, offering an excellent working knowledge of BREEAM and sustainability to his clients and colleagues.
Rhys also takes an active role in the company’s charity work, organising and running fundraising events across the practice.
Contact Rhys Dunn
BA(Hons) MArch RIBA
Ruth is a RIBA Chartered Architect and Associate at seven. She has a wide range of experience across the education, residential, commercial and sports sectors with much of her work involving historic buildings and sensitive settings. Ruth is passionate about ensuring that our historic environment can be enjoyed by future generations and has recently completed a RIBA Advanced Conservation Course to further enhance her knowledge. She has a keen interest in the way in which architecture impacts upon our daily lives and particularly enjoys creating inspiring educational environments, currently involved in various refurbishment projects in the FE sector. Ruth believes that good design results from collaborative working practices and strives to build strong team relationships.
Contact Ruth Sienkiewicz
BArch (Hons) MArch CA
Architect and Conservation Architect
Sam is an RIBA accredited Conservation Architect who is passionate about saving heritage buildings for future generation, focusing on the restoration and redevelopment of complex historic sites. She is experienced in delivering sensitive responses to building conservation whilst developing contemporary solutions within a historical context.
Sam has worked on buildings of all designations including buildings at risk, within Scheduled Ancient Monuments and National Heritage Lottery Funded projects. She also sits on the IHBC North-West events committee and is an IHBC affiliate member.
Contact Samantha Gill
BA (BSc March)
Part II Architectural Assistant
Sam is a Part 2 Architectural Assistant at seven. He has worked on a variety of projects in the student accommodation, retail, commercial, leisure, and education sectors. Sam is currently working towards his Part 3 and is enthusiastic about urbanism and history; he believes in responding to social and environmental challenges through considered planning and design cooperation.
Contact Sam Marner
BA(Hons) DipArch RIBA
Simon is an Associate at seven and past President of the Manchester Society of Architects offering 15 years of experience across the profession. He has a breadth of knowledge in Leisure, Residential, Education and Commercial schemes and is a Revit Certified Professional. He offers particular expertise in the heritage sector, having recently completed a RIBA Advanced Conservation Course and has led guided walks for the Civic Trust and Twentieth Century Society. In 2015 Simon co-curated ‘We built this city’ an exhibition charting the history of Manchester Architects since its foundation 150 years ago. Simon is passionate about improving lives through architecture, designing award winning Youth Zones for disadvantaged young people. He goes above and beyond, recently volunteering at Wirral Youth Zone and taking part in a sponsored sky dive to fundraise for the youth zone charity.
Contact Simon Green
BA(Hons) DipArch MArch RIBA
Simon is a RIBA Chartered Architect and co-founding Director of seven and leads the management of the business. Simon has a passion for designing environments which focus on the needs of building users across all project sectors. He offers particular expertise in managing complex projects involving multiple stakeholders, working with Leadership Teams and Estate Directors to develop effective Estate Strategies and facilities in response to key operational challenges. These include public sector bodies, family owned businesses and over 40 education establishments. Simon is proud of his track record in creating spaces which inspire learning and encourage collaborative working. He is also proud to be National President of Interact Group, a national networking organisation of property and construction professionals.
Contact Simon Parker
BA(Hons) DipArch MArch RIBA
Stephen is a RIBA Chartered Architect at seven with a keen interest in the way we live using space and buildings. He offers a wide range of experience in various project sectors including retail, commercial, heritage and education. Stephen offers particular expertise in commercial development having worked on numerous complex refurbishments, often of sensitive listed buildings, to ensure they are adequate for commercial use in the 21st Century. He has also successfully managed large scale retail developments from inception through to completion, coordinating a team of consultants to successfully progress the design through the approval process.
Contact Stephen Last
BA(Hons) DipArch ARB RIBA
Steve is a RIBA Chartered Architect with over 20 years’ experience in designing and delivering projects across multiple different sectors including Healthcare, Education, Retail, Leisure and Transport. His flair for design and detailing whilst exploring modern methods of construction has led to the successful completion of many complex building designs. Steve considers one of his major achievements to date is having a new build recording studio shortlisted for a RICS design award. Steve has a proactive approach to professional development and recognises the importance of BIM within the industry, achieving an Autodesk Certified Professional accreditation in Revit for Architecture.
Contact Steve Kendall
BArch (Hons) March
Part II Architectural Assistant
Tom is a Part 2 Architectural Assistant at Seven. He has worked on a variety of projects in the residential, commercial and leisure sectors and has worked on several heritage projects while working at Seven. While studying for his master’s degree at the Manchester School of Architecture, Tom received the ‘Bown Award for an exceptional design portfolio’ for his project which proposed new typologies for housing on the Irish border post-Brexit.
Tom is currently working towards his Part 3 qualification and is extremely passionate about heritage and conservation. He is also working to further develop the sustainability agenda and improve graphic standards at Seven.
Contact Tom Brunyard
Tracy is the Finance Director at seven and qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA) with over 15 years of experience in both practice and industry. Tracy has managed the finances for seven since its establishment in 2006 and sits on the board of Directors, offering a critical overview of the business expenditure. Tracy works closely with the management team, the wider architectural team and our clients to ensure effective project and practice management. She is passionate about providing excellent, efficient systems which encourage open and collaborative working within the practice.
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Zoe is an Associate and studio leader at seven specialising in Education, Workplace and Residential sectors; including retirement living design. She has a enthusiasm for refurbishment projects and has developed a strong skill set in understanding the potential of existing spaces. Zoe has a strong background in the planning side of projects, successfully achieving a series of approvals for challenging sites and schemes. Her ability to unlock complex site restraints is valued by both colleagues and clients.
Zoe also has a wealth of experience working on tender and construction stages of projects and enjoys working with the wider team and client proactively throughout to project completion.
Contact Zoe Hobson
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