Seven are 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.
Adele is an Architectural Technologist at seven and is passionate about the way in which the world is decorated with different examples of architecture. This interest led her to achieve a First Class BSc(Hons) in Architectural Technology at the University of Central Lancashire. She champions our mission to improve lives, getting involved at her university to help final year students during their reviews and taking part in degree shows. She is also a member of PLACED, a social enterprise which gives communities and young people from all backgrounds an opportunity to learn about the built environment. Adele hopes to inspire a new generation of architects and architectural technologists through workshops and education programmes. Since graduating, she has gained extensive experience across residential, healthcare and commercial projects, offering expertise in 3D visualisations.
Contact Adele Brindle
Alexi is an Architectural Assistant at seven, joining the practice after successfully achieving his undergraduate degree in Architecture at the University of Sheffield. He has a particular interest in heritage design, completing his dissertation on the restoration of art galleries. This has led him to assist in many heritage projects within the practice, such as the sympathetic regeneration proposals for the Corn Exchange in Leeds, a Grade I Listed landmark building constructed in 1863. Alexi has developed exceptional technical skills and is proficient in the use of BIM on projects. He enjoys collaborative working, both within the practice team and with external clients and consultants.
Contact Alexi Chomyszyn
Associate & Architectural Technologist
Andrew is an Associate and Chartered Architectural Technologist at seven and has been with the company for over 10 years. During this time, Andrew has been influential in the development of the practice’s technical delivery strategy, leading teams in the delivery of high quality and challenging projects. Andrew is also a Revit Certified Professional and has been integral to the creation and development of the practice’s BIM Implementation Strategy and Revit Standards. Andrew offers expertise and guidance in technical design, collaborative BIM working, Revit Standards and project delivery across multiple project sectors, particularly large-scale Education, Residential and Commercial schemes.
Contact Andrew Brown
Associate & Architectural Technologist
Andrew is an Associate at seven and Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists. He has worked in professional practice for over 25 years and has an excellent understanding of contract management, Building Regulations, Health and Safety and Access issues. Andrew works across the practice to ensure the technically excellent delivery of all projects, continually assessing and challenging quality. Andrew has worked across most sectors in the industry and currently specialises in co-ordinating the design and on-site works of medium to large scale retirement living schemes across the North of the UK.
Contact Andrew Caukwell
BA(Hons) BArch MArch RIBA
Bryan is a RIBA Chartered Architect at seven, offering front end design across a wide range of project sectors including heritage, residential and commercial. Bryan offers particular expertise in heritage assets, with a keen interest in the conservation and regeneration of historic buildings. He has a breadth of experience in working on Grade I and Grade II listed buildings across the country to ensure they can be enjoyed for future generations.
Bryan has a background as a sculptor and fine artist, and utilises his talent combining hand drawing with current technologies in the architectural process. He also teaches architecture part time at the University of Sheffield, running a Masters level studio that focuses on technological innovation within historic environments.
Contact Bryan Davies
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.
Contact Daniel Scott
Gavin is an Architectural Technician at seven and is ACIAT accredited, seeking to progress into full Chartered Membership in the near future. He offers exceptional technical capabilities in the use of BIM across all project sectors and is a Revit Certified Professional. He is currently focussing on Industrial, Commercial, and large scale Residential projects and is particularly interested in technical building detailing, providing time and cost efficiencies to on site construction works. Gavin ensures architectural designs are functional, safe and economical and strives to exceed client expectations. His expertise and knowledge is greatly valued by both clients and colleagues across the business.
Contact Gavin Alderson
BA (Hons) March PG Dip RIBA
Guy is a RIBA Chartered Architect and Associate at seven, managing the design of a wide range of schemes across the practice. Guy is most proud of his contribution towards public sector and educational projects, creating inspiring architecture for schools, colleges and various police forces. He has particular expertise in the use of BIM and is a Revit Certified Professional, helping to develop and implement the practice’s BIM Methodology. Guy takes on a mentoring role within the studio, coaching students on work experience as well as tutoring part time at the University of Sheffield’s School of Architecture. He is honoured to have won the RIBA Yorkshire Silver Award in 2013 and to have been shortlisted for the 3D Reid Student Prize the same year.
Contact Guy Moulson
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
Jamie is an Architectural Assistant at seven, with experience across residential, education and heritage sectors. He has successfully completed both his BA and MArch at the Manchester School of Architecture, during which he took part in the Erasmus exchange programme. Jamie studied historic precedents first hand, sketching the public spaces of 40 cities across Italy exploring various models in successful urban design. Jamie is passionate about bringing new elements sensitively to the city and his 6th year saw the design of a journey through literature within the tight meandering streets of Lisbon, gaining the Hawkins Brown Award for socially conscious architecture and urbanism.
Contact Jamie Kelly
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.
Contact Jon Marshall
Office and Communications Manager
Laura is the Office and Communications Manager at seven, managing the day to day running of the office and HR systems. Having achieved a BA(Hons) degree in English Literature at the University of Sheffield, Laura has a passion for writing and takes on the copywriting for the business, creating content such as blogs, social media posts, marketing brochures, case studies and adverts. Laura assists with the company marketing utilising online social media management systems and bid coordination, creating documents in Adobe Creative Suite.
Contact Laura Hampson
BA (Hons) BArch MSc CHE RIBA IHBC CA
Lisa is a RIBA 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) Dip Arch RIBA
Martin is a RIBA Chartered Architect and Director of seven, with over 30 years’ experience leading a wide range of commercial and public-sector commissions. Martin manages complex and sensitive projects including security led design for police forces across the UK. His experience in conservation and regeneration has led to many award-winning heritage schemes, including the Grade II listed Print Works for Leeds City College. Martin also offers expertise in designing exceptional sporting venues to Sports England Standards, during which he has developed a close working relationship with the ECB. Martin champions our mission to improve lives by leading the practice’s charity work.
Contact Martin Wood
BA(Hons) Interior Design; BA(Hons) MArch
Owen is an Architectural Assistant at seven, recently achieving a Distinction MArch at the University of Huddersfield and is currently preparing to take his Part 3 exams. He has a wide breadth of knowledge in Education, Community and Commercial sectors offering clients his technical design expertise. Owen has a keen interest in BIM and 3D visualisation and is a Revit Certified Professional, taking on an active role in developing these skills across the practice. He offers experience in the creation of detailed BIM models for existing buildings including Grade II listed heritage assets. Owen’s professional experience in 3D visualisation is also well valued in the creation of 3D models and high quality renders.
Contact Owen Tracey
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) DipArch RIBA
Rob is a RIBA Chartered Architect at Seven and offers a breadth of experience across Healthcare, Commercial, Residential, Industrial and Conservation fields. He particularly enjoys providing creative responses to complex challenges and has successfully managed multiple projects from inception through to completion, through traditional or design and build procurement routes. Rob was Project Architect for an award-winning health care centre and is particularly proud of being highly commended in the Community Benefit Category for the RICS Awards and winning a local Building Control Excellence Award within the Community Category.
Contact Rob French
BA(Hons) DipArch MA RIBA
Sally is a RIBA Chartered Architect at seven, offering experience across multiple sectors including Education, Residential, Retail and Commercial. She has successfully led the design of many projects and offers a good knowledge of sustainable design methods and BREEAM, having recently completed a residential design to Passivhaus principles for a private client in North Yorkshire. Sally also offers experience in the heritage sector, having worked on listed buildings and in conservation areas. Sally believes that good design requires collaborative working and strives to build good client relationships. Sally is currently implementing these values and the practice ethos of improving lives through architecture into a residential/community scheme in central Harrogate.
Contact Sally Porritt
BA(Hons) DipArch RIBA
Simon is an Architect 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
Tom is an Architectural Assistant at seven, having successfully completed his BA(Hons) and MArch in Architecture at the University of Lincoln. He is passionate about producing innovative and high quality architecture across multiple sectors, with particular expertise in Residential, Education, Sports and Leisure and Heritage. Tom has a particular interest in exploring how we can reinvent existing buildings to ensure they remain useful and relevant to the needs of today’s society, offering a sustainable approach to creating exciting spaces for the enjoyment of current and future users. Thomas is highly technically proficient with strong skills in Adobe Creative Suite and is a Revit Certified Professional.
Contact Thomas Hudson
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.
Contact Tracy Parker
Senior Architectural Designer
Zoe is a Senior Architectural Designer at seven, specialising in Residential and Education sectors. She offers particular expertise in retirement living design, creating safe and secure environments for the elderly where they can lead active and independent lives. Zoe has a predominant 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 is also a member of the Manchester Society of Architects and organises the society’s annual dinner for over 400 guests.