We are an international team, working from nine different locations across the UK, Cyprus and India. But we are also one team, combining experience and flexibility. Sector and skill experts are matched to each project across the practice, so that every project can be delivered efficiently and by the right team.
Chris is a Part II architectural assistant who aspires to become a qualified architect. His studies in Sydney, Venice and Manchester have given him a culturally diverse approach to design, and he has worked on projects which vary wildly in scale and sector. His projects for ADP have built on a strong foundation in healthcare and higher education design, including a health and wellbeing centre for Huddersfield University, and a pathology laboratory in Leeds.
Outside of work, Chris enjoys travelling, reading, and watching Manchester United struggle to return to their former glory.
Elisabeth is one of our landscape assistants, and supports Claire with ADP’s landscape projects. Her work includes research, site analysis and precedent studies.
Elisabeth is currently studying landscape architecture at Birmingham City University. She particularly enjoys historic mapping and heritage projects, and is skilled at sketching and report writing.
Springtime and warm weather brighten up Elisabeth’s life, and in her spare time she loves travelling to sunnier climes.
Martyn is an experienced senior architect and healthcare specialist. He has practiced both in the UK and overseas, working directly with clients and consulting with clinical user groups. This experience has given him an understanding of stakeholder requirements and specialised workflows that is both technical and empathetic.
Martyn believes that working in the healthcare sector gives architects the tools to design any type of building. Outside of work, he enjoys walking, travelling and spending time with his family.
Elfride is responsible for identifying and developing growth opportunities for the Indian side of the practice. She has vast international experience in designing and working closely with clients. Her charismatic nature and enthusiasm help build strong, long-term working relationships.
Elfride has an architectural background which adds strength to her discussions, and means she can bring an extra layer of insight on projects.
In her free time, Elfride loves to travel the world and collect souvenirs.
Alina is one of our architectural assistants. Her role involves supporting the architectural team, while listening and learning as much as possible as she works towards becoming a qualified architect.
Her diverse experience ranges from garden landscape projects to hospitals and national infrastructure. She is a keen model-maker, and loves developing varied skills that support her architectural practice. Outside of work, Alina runs, hikes, and tries to keep her home-grown vegetables alive.
Graham joined ADP with experience of healthcare, residential, community, railway, MoD and commercial projects. He has used this cross-sector experience to deliver a range of prestigious developments.
Graham now leads the Sherborne studio as studio director, and is the framework lead for a number of higher education clients. His key projects include the School of Humanities for the University of Bristol and a major £21m coastal regeneration project.
Graham is a passionate advocate of freehand drawing, but has also used computer 3D modelling for over 30 years – predating BIM!
Away from the studio Graham is a keen motorcyclist and sea kayaker (though usually not at the same time).
Set within a row of Victorian villas in Bristol’s university quarter, the School of Humanities – part of the Faculty of Arts – had become overcrowded and no longer fit for purpose as the faculty’s student cohort grew. The University had extended it in the 1980s; commissioned to look at possible development opportunities, we took […]
First built to defend the British south coast from the threat of French invasion, Fort Bovisand is one of Plymouth’s least disturbed Palmerston Forts. This lack of human activity isn’t without its downsides, however, and the fort has long been falling into a state of disrepair. The Fort Bovisand Trust commissioned us to breathe new […]
Ewa joined ADP with experience in the residential sector. With a master’s degree in both architecture and urbanism, Ewa has a particular interest in public spaces, and their importance to the quality of life and sense of belonging in urban areas.
He has particular experience of working on masterplans and feasibility studies, and has been involved in projects at a variety of scales.
Ewa is also a New Architecture Writer with the Architecture Foundation, and has a recurring role as a visiting critic at the Manchester School of Architecture.
Outside of ADP, he is a writer, runner and oenophile.
Jill has worked on a variety of projects, predominantly in the higher education and healthcare sectors. She has delivered a number of complex remodelling projects for the Universities of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt and Abertay.
Jill has taken on the role of sustainability champion within her studio, encouraging and promoting ADP’s sustainability agenda at a project and studio level.
A keen runner, Jill has represented ADP at the Great North Run, completing the half marathon and raising funds for Marudyan UK.
Simon is an associate director, and a member of ADP’s sustainability group. He has a wealth of experience across the education, commercial and residential sectors.
Simon’s key interests include addressing the issues of climate change by focusing on the critical performance of buildings. He also enjoys the technical aspects of design, and the challenge of seeing early architectural concepts through to their realisation on site.
Outside of work, Simon likes to practise what he preaches – from building bikes out of bamboo to castles out of cardboard (with his son)!
Amy is an architectural assistant who recently achieved her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Dundee, with distinction. Her experience covers a range of sectors, from leisure projects to large-scale residential developments.
Amy’s fifth-year design thesis won Best in Year from the Dundee Institute of Architects, and studied waterfront developments in post-industrial cities. Outside of her work for ADP (and her studies to become a qualified architect), Amy enjoys architectural history and cycling.
Glen is an experienced associate director with wide-ranging experience, particularly within the commercial and rail sectors. He is used to undertaking complex architectural projects from concept to completion as both architect and lead consultant.
Glen enjoys working with everyone involved in projects, including the design, procurement and construction teams. He is passionate about extracting the most out of each and every project, ensuring the best value for the client, contractor and end users.
Outside of work, Glen is a keen tennis player and sport enthusiast.
Ranjan doesn’t take anything for granted – he researches every element of a project down to the last detail. Sustainability and “doing the right thing in the right way” are of utmost importance, and he believes that there is no greater motivation than a commitment made. As director, Ranjan runs our Delhi studio with zeal and determination. These qualities are recognised and appreciated by his colleagues, clients and consultants, helping him to develop strong professional relationships.
Ranjan likes to unwind by cooking, and he enjoys putting his amateur chef skills to test by experimenting with unconventional food.
India suffers from a lack of skilled paramedicals – a problem which has plagued its healthcare system for some time. India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare set up the Regional Institute of Allied Health Sciences to help bridge that skills gap, with a vision for eight teaching institutes across the country.
Conceived to support a new housing zone on the outskirts of Delhi, Pacific World School needed to balance a grand scale with a wholesome, fulfilling environment. To meet this challenge, we knew that we had to apply lessons learned from other projects for the client, planning for a school which could accommodate 6,240 pupils over […]
The Lucknow Cantonment Board – a governmental body in northern India – appointed us to design a new convention centre. The building would replace an existing community centre, and needed to provide a full suite of facilities for hosting conferences and conventions: meetings halls, a large multi-purpose hall, accommodation for visitors, and outdoor spaces.
As a project architect, Andy is involved at all stages of a project, taking a lead after the client engagement stage.
Andy has experience in a number of sectors, but is particularly passionate about healthcare work. He enjoys the technicalities involved, and the detailed collaboration with other design team members that this brings.
Andy was the project architect on a combined student residential and teaching block project at Newman University, which won “Building Project of the Year” at the Celebrating Construction Awards.
Outside of work, Andy enjoys fitness training, and has a keen interest in sports and photography. His love of rugby has taken him as far as Sydney to watch the State of Origin series.
Tom is a bid and marketing executive. He supports the marketing team in winning work for the practice, from finding new opportunities to managing bids. He also runs our social media accounts.
As an English Literature graduate and former copywriter, Tom brings strong writing skills to the team, and helps guide our tone of voice. He loves getting his teeth into a complex bid, and reading between the lines to understand a potential client’s needs.
Outside of work, he splits his time between running along Manchester’s many canals, reviewing punk gigs, and working on a dystopian novel.
Kartik is a qualified architect who originally joined us as an assistant. Quick-thinking with a talent for exploring multiple solutions to a problem, he works hard to identify and solve issues with projects before they arise. He also has a good sense of the different elements which come together to make a successful design, and uses this to create effective visuals that communicate his ideas clearly to clients.
When he’s not flexing his design muscles, Kartik loves to flex his physical muscles on the field playing outdoor sports.
Dianna is one of our studio directors, and an RIBA accredited Conservation Architect.
She is particularly interested in the sensitive conservation and renewal of the historic built environment, and has extensive experience of restoration and regeneration projects.
Dianna also has a strong track record of producing masterplans for existing estates and campuses. Her masterplans build on existing and historic qualities, allowing strategic growth for the future.
When not in the studio, Dianna enjoys travelling, trekking and using her new teppan.
Building a new school from scratch is always a challenge – but when an existing school decides to move to an entirely new site, the challenge becomes even greater. Durston House School tasked us with designing a school which was true to their history and core values of character, curiosity, and capability. But the new […]
Our close working relationship with St. John’s School in Leatherhead spans over ten years, and began with a strategic masterplan. The School wanted to create a stronger sense of identity, preserving its stunning historic buildings while adding a range of high-quality, contemporary facilities. Over that decade the School evolved and became co-educational – and our […]
We’ve worked closely with the University of Sussex for over fifteen years, from developing their masterplan to designing a number of new buildings for their campus. Founded in 1959, the campus is characterised by its listed buildings designed by Sir Basil Spence, as well as the surrounding South Downs National Park. Growth in the late […]
A decade had passed since the last masterplan for the Knowledge Gateway – the University of Essex’s research and business park in Colchester – and the University commissioned us to create a new one. The masterplan would help to increase density on the site, and would explore options for a number of new buildings including […]
As the nation’s first public gallery dedicated to photography, the Photographers’ Gallery holds a special place in the heart of British photographers. The gallery wanted to refurbish and extend the spaces; O’Donnell + Tuomey designed the project up until planning, and we then took it through the detailed design and delivery stages.
The Aurora Centre aims to promote science studying the earth’s polar regions. We had two main tasks: to remodel temperature-controlled laboratories including an aquarium, and to improve non-laboratory areas. This included extending the conference room, providing a collaboration space and seminar rooms, and making the entrance lighter and more welcoming – all while avoiding too […]
Jake is a senior architect with strong technical knowledge. He has acted as design team leader on projects across a number of sectors, including multi-unit and private housing, education, healthcare, retail and leisure.
Chairing ADP’s Superuser group for the specification writing software NBS Create, Jake has a strong technical knowledge base. He passionately believes in taking a rigorous approach to design, and seeks out the most effective solutions at every stage of a project’s life.
Outside of work, Jake aspires to finish building his house one day, and actually live in it!
Liz is a studio director who co-leads our London studio. She has extensive experience in the education, research and healthcare sectors, with particular expertise in leisure and community projects.
With a dual master’s degree in Architecture and Town and Regional Planning, Liz has eased projects through the planning stage in sensitive and difficult locations, often working with complex stakeholder groups. She is especially adept at working on masterplans, and taking forward early-stage feasibilities and design briefs.
Liz’s award-winning schemes include Augustine House at Canterbury Christ Church University, and the Forum in Southend.
Our design for the Forum focused on bringing the three different types of user together in a shared community space. A central atrium helps students and members of the public to feel more connected, while giving the building itself a powerful, unified identity.
Every successful project deserves a sequel. The Forum – designed by ADP in 2013 – has transformed Elmer Square in Southend into a cultural hub, and the Council decided to team up with South Essex College once again for a “younger sibling” nearby.
Southend-on-Sea’s iconic pleasure pier – the longest in the world – has had a rocky history. The original pavilion at the shore head burned down in 1959; a bowling alley that replaced it met a similar fate in 1995. The Council now want to build a new pavilion on the site, and appointed us to […]
Founded in 1906, Phyllis Court is a historic private members club on the banks of the Thames in Henley. Members expect the highest quality of facilities – so when the Club appointed us to design a new fitness centre, we knew that we would need to approach the project from the members’ point of view, […]
Living with autism can present difficulties at every turn, from the anxiety of eye contact to troubles communicating. It also affects people in radically different ways – which makes designing spaces for people on the spectrum a tough (and rewarding) challenge.