BA(Hons), BArch(Dist), MSc, ARB, RIBA, CEPHD
Certified Passive House Designer
James is Managing Director of ECD Architects and is a Certified Passivhaus Designer with over 15 years’ experience in low-energy design. James obtained an MSc in Advanced Energy & Environmental Studies at the Centre for Alternative Technology and is a graduate of the University of Liverpool school of Architecture. He has a particular interest in Post-Occupancy Evaluation as a means of improving building handover issues and addressing the gap between predicted and actual performance.
In recent years James has been involved in a number of pioneering projects which address the future of building refurbishment in the UK. He has created partnerships between industry and academia to improve wider learning. See: www.rockwool.co.uk/ and is passionately committed to creating attractive, affordable and sustainable environments that meet the long term needs of the building user.
As Director, Ian’s role is to champion all building consultancy teams in the successful delivery of projects to meet quality targets, both within programme and financial budgets and to ensure the delivery of Best Value to clients. Ian ensures that all team members are performing efficiently, that lines of communication are well established and operationally effective. His role integrates all disciplines, team members and works in adhering to targeted high quality standards and surpassing client’s expectations.
BSc(Hons), MSc, ARB, RIBA, RIAS
Alistair is a chartered architect with over 15 years experience. As a director in the Glasgow office, Alistair is responsible for a number of key client accounts as well as daily management of the Glasgow team.
Alistair has a wide variety of experience, with a focus on the higher education, housing, masterplanning and interior design sectors. Alistair is currently working on the £9.5m extension to the Stevenson sports facility and student union refurbishment for the University of Glasgow, along with the restoration of a dilapidated church into a climbing centre in Fife.
BA(Hons), DipArch, CPPA, ARB, RIBA
Dan is a fully qualified architect with over 20 years experience in the construction industry, having focused on community social buildings and spaces throughout his training. As an Director at ECD Architects, Dan is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of specific ECD project teams and manages design projects from inception through to practical completion.
Dan has worked on a variety of project types and is currently overseeing teams working on school expansion programmes in and around London and the South East. He is also involved in a number sustainable carbon reduction retrofit schemes working with the teams to deliver projects ranging from individual private dwellings to whole tower block renovations to achieve the EnerPHit standard.
Dip Arch (Hons), BA (Hons), ARB, RIBA
Derrick is an Architect and Director at ECD and joined the practice in 2015 after successfully building a reputation with internationally renowned award winning Architects and construction professionals for delivering high quality architecture. Derrick’s approach is proactive, creative and always project focused. Derrick’s specialties are in Conceptual Design, Architectural detailing and Building Contract Management. Derrick has the ability to lead teams, run building contracts and win architectural competitions, and has delivered this throughout his career with drive and enthusiasm.
Richard studied at Nottingham University and the PCL in London. In his early career he worked on innovative, solar heated buildings. He was a founding partner of Energy Conscious Design (Architects + Energy Consultants). As a director of ECD Architects, he is now involved in housing and the business sector, working with private and public sector clients.
His work includes housing, master planning, urban regeneration, offices and industrial parks, and mixed use town centre buildings. He was project leader for several of ECD’s notable projects such as Banbury Museum and The Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden. Richard is an expert in low energy retrofit and regeneration of post-war buildings, including 1960s system built housing, tower blocks, and office buildings.
BSc(Hons) in BIM Management
Patrick is a qualified Architectural Technologist with 10 years of experience within the construction industry as well as a BIM Manager completing an MSc at Middlesex University in BIM Management. His experience in the construction industry has involved a variety of projects, from small residential refurbishments to large new build educational and sports stadium projects developments.
Patrick has a detailed understanding of BIM processes and Revit Architecture and an expertise in the implementation and enforcement of BIM standards, as well as experience in the implementation of AEC BIM Standards, PAS 1192-2 and project execution plans. As BIM manager Patrick implements the processes and procedures of BIM modelling, information management and Data exchange on projects. He is responsible for: creating the Project Information Plan and Asset Information Requirements: managing the preparation of Project Outputs (e.g. data drops) and the implementation of the BIM Protocol; and updating the Model Production and Delivery Table.
Bsc(Hons), PGDip Urban Design, ARB, RIBA, RIAS
David is a fully qualified chartered architect with over 13 years experience. Working from the Glasgow office, David is the senior project architect and lead consultant with a number of ECD key clients.
David’s experience covers a varied level of sectors, including housing, industrial, education, distilleries and laboratories. David is currently working on the design of a state of the art Robotarium laboratory for Heriot Watt University, two affordable housing developments in Fife, and several ongoing projects with Morrison Bowmore Distillers, whom ECD have enjoyed a working relationship with for over ten years.
BArch(Dist), DipArch(Dist), MA(Hons), ARB, RIBA, CEPHD
Certified Passive House Designer
Autodesk Revit Certified Accredited Professional
Loreana qualified as an Architect (ARB, RIBA) at the Architectural Association and the Central University of Venezuela, she has a Master’s degree in Sustainable Architecture and more than eleven years of professional experience in all stages of the design process; mainly in the residential, commercial and education sectors, both for new build and refurbishment projects.
As an Associate at ECD Architects, Loreana works directly with clients in order to prepare feasibilities and options appraisals, concept and detailed design, planning applications and tender documentation. She has extensive experience administrating projects and coordinating teams to produce drawing packages for all stages of the design process. She encourages clients, fellow consultants and colleagues to implement collaborative BIM workflows across all design and construction projects.
As Head of Sustainability, Loreana makes sure that all projects go through a detailed Sustainability Review at every RIBA stage to ensure that these aspects are covered at the right time of the design process and ring-fenced wherever possible, providing value to the project and the client. Loreana is a Certified Passivhaus Designer (CEPHD) and has specialised in the refurbishment of tower blocks; in order to achieve a very low energy demand and to provide comfortable and healthy environments for the residents, as well as reduced energy bills.
Manvinder joined ECD in 2011 and has 8 years experience in the architecture industry. In his time at ECD he has worked on a wide range of projects for both public and private sector clients covering both the residential and education sectors. Manvinder works primarily in the education sector and has been involved in overseeing and completing works on a number of new build and extension projects as part of Surrey County Council’s Primary Expansion Programme. He has project experience at all levels in the education sector and is currently working on school projects for Wandsworth Borough Council, Bromley Council, and the London Borough of Lewisham.
Manvinder is the Quality Assurance Manager within the London Office. As such, he ensures all staff are working to determined and established procedures and quality standards, and sets up company and project monitoring and measuring targets.
I am delighted to have joined ECD on a part-time basis alongside my academic role. Designing and building buildings is becoming ever more complex and ECD were one of the first architecture practices to realise and support the value of evidence based design from start to finish (and beyond) on projects. In my role as Head of Research I will be supporting ECD teams with evidence based design from the outset and to help teams to formalise, integrate and capture this process. To build a truly sustainable future we all need to share our knowledge and findings and contribute to the wider debate. Hence it is our aim not only to contribute to internal practice but to share our work with the outside world in industry and academia to help bridge the persistent information gap between academic research and industry practice and to open up the debate. Already prior to my arrival ECD were working with universities and had dipped their toes in KTP s (Knowledge Transfer Partnerships), which is unusual for a medium sized practice so I am delighted to be working with an innovative, progressive and forward looking practice and support and enhance the work they already do. I also intend to build new links with the Sheffield School of Architecture such as creating paid student internships and identifying areas of mutual research opportunities, as well as building on links ECD already have with other academic institutions
BArch, DipArch, MSc, ARB
Daniela qualified as an Architect at the Politecnico di Milano University in Italy. She has a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Architecture and more than five years of experience in the construction industry. Daniela has been involved with a variety of projects from residential and interior design to furniture design. Since joining ECD she has been working alongside the residential team on new housing developments for Haringey and Waltham Forest Council at all stages of design, and after receiving the CORE Diploma in Retrofit Coordination she is working alongside the Smart Homes team giving consultation on low energy retrofitting of period houses. Daniela is currently working for Sheringdale School as “Construction Liaison Officer” to facilitate the construction process and communication between the school management and the building contractor. Part of her role is to anticipate and plan alongside the school and contractor, simplifying the construction process and ensuring the school interests are looked after and operations remain effortless.
Pauline originally joined ECD Architects as a receptionist in 1996 and went on to become an office administrator for the Glasgow Project Team in 1998.
Certified PassivHaus Designer
BSc(Hons), MArch, CEPHD
Sarah joined ECD after completing her RIBA Part I & II qualifications at Bath University. She has gained a broad range of experience to date but especially enjoys working within the housing and education sectors. Having a particular interest in environmental design and sustainability, Sarah has qualified as a Certified PassivHaus Designer, as well as being skilled in a range of drafting and presentation software including Adobe Creative Suite. Sarah is currently studying for her Part III Professional Qualification and is responsible for a number of projects within the practice, working with the Project Associates.
DipArch/MA, MSc, ARB, RIBA
Anthi holds an Architectural Engineering diploma from the University of Patras in Greece and currently is a part-time MSc student at UCL, attending the Environmental Design & Engineering course. She has 5 years of experience in the construction industry, having been involved in various types of projects, from refurbishment, residential and interior design to urban planning projects and touristic units’ development. Anthi has worked as a freelance architect, as a tutor for environmental design in a design training school and has given lectures on sustainable architecture in collaboration with non-profit organizations in Greece.
Magister inzynier architekt (Poland)
Anna completed her Diploma in Architecture & Urban Planning at the Faculty of Architecture and Design at the University of Arts in Poland in 2011. Anna has developed a strong background of both refurbishment and new build housing working with teams upgrading existing homes to improve resident comfort as well as working with teams for the design of new build residential developments on brown field and infill sites for public sector clients such Haringey Council and Shepway DC.
As an Architectural Assistant, Anna is involved in the day-to-day aspects of ECD projects. She assists the teams with initial site surveys and building analysis; implements project design; administers project feasibility reports, develops 3D modelling and graphic work, production information and tendering; and manages project document control and correspondence.
HNC, HND, ACIAT
Having joined ECD in 2003, Steven Hillis has worked on ECD projects across the sectors, and is responsible for ECD EPC (Energy Performance Certificates) projects. As an Architectural Technician, Steven is involved in the day-to-day aspects of ECD projects. He attends meetings with clients, construction and design teams; implements project design and problem shooting; administers project feasibility designs, planning submissions, production information and tendering; and manages project document control and correspondence.
Chris Joined ECD Architects after a year break following completion of his BSc Architectural Technology degree course from Liverpool John Moores University where he achieved first class honors, previously having been awarded a HND in Building Surveying.
Before joining Chris worked at a practice in Manchester working primarily on educational projects throughout the country, and gained practical design and construction management experience on a small project in Myanmar. Chris is a Chartered Architectural Technologist and within ECD he is currently working on two BIM Level 2 projects; Solomon’s Passage and Tops Club as well as; Athenaeum Court, Wellington Close, Orbital Park Phases I & 2 and Haringey Infill Sites. As BIM coordinator he is responsible for ensuring BIM workflow on projects, alongside organising the companies CPD calendar and leading research into sustainable technologies within his team at ECD.
Jennifer joined ECD upon completing her Part 2 at the University of Strathclyde, where the integrated Design and Technology curriculum she followed allowed her to develop her design studio projects with a realistic base and enabled her to build on her interests in building technology, in particular technical detailing and environmental design strategies. As an Architectural Assistant, Jennifer is involved in the day-to-day aspects of ECD projects. She attends meetings with clients, construction and design teams; implements project design and problem shooting; administers project feasibility designs, 3d modelling and graphic work, production information and tendering; and manages project document control and correspondence.
Simon Chadwick is a Senior Architectural Technologist with over 40 years experience in the construction industry. During that time he has worked for practices large, medium and small and has built up an extensive knowledge of building construction and detailing in the residential, commercial, retail, educational and leisure sectors. He is equally experienced in preparing and submitting planning, tender and construction drawings as well as NBS specifications, liaising with clients, local authorities, contractors and other consultants.
Simon is currently a Profile member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and is in the final stages of completing his application for full membership.
Lizzy is a qualified Architect with 13 years of design experience as well as experience working with contractors delivering projects on site, and working as a builder employed by a joiner and developer contractor. She has experience on a variety of new build and refurbishment projects and an expertise in the design of low-energy buildings, as well as a pragmatic approach to design based on her experience delivering projects on site.