Managing Director of CPMG Architects, David joined Crampin & Pring in 1983 prior to the merger which formed CPMG. David specializes in design co-ordination and contract administration on major projects.
His outside interests have included serving as a Governor for Chilwell Comprehensive School, where he chaired the Finance and General Purposes Committee. David was made the Managing Director of CPMG in 2011 and is a Practice Competent Person Health and Safety.
Hugh joined CPMG in October 2000, after graduating from the University of Nottingham. His academic qualifications earnt Hugh a place in the architectural press’s Top 100 Student Architects: year 2000, and a prize from the Nottingham and Derby Society of Architects, awarded for the depth and content of his diploma project. In November 2001 Hugh gained a distinction in his RIBA Part III Professional Practice Examination.
Hugh became an Associate Director of CPMG in 2004, a Group Leader in 2006, and a Group Director in 2011. He has an active role in both office management and the design studios, and is CPMG Environmental Manager; in this role Hugh is responsible for the ongoing ISO 14001 accreditation, and the promotion of sustainable design within the practice.
Hugh also acts as a visiting design tutor at the University of Nottingham’s School of the Built Environment, for the undergraduate architecture degree.
Samantha joined CPMG in October 2008 having gained her Planning and Architecture qualifications from the University of Nottingham. She also achieved an Urban Design award during 2006 for a university waterside masterplan project. Samantha has a broad range of both urban design and architecture skills, with a variety of work experience from companies including Benoy, S+P, Atkins and Nottingham City Council.
Paul joined CPMG in January 2004 bringing seven years of experience in private practice, including 6 years experience at FPCR and a year with the CPMG team in 1994-95.
His academic qualifications include an honours degree gained at De Montfort University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture awarded at Leeds Metropolitan University. He passed his final RIBA Part 3 Professional Practice Examination in 2003, becoming a chartered architect and RIBA member. Paul was made an Associate Director and Group Leader in 2008, before becoming Group Director in 2011.
Anil joined CPMG in 1998 after several years of varied experience with two private practices in Leicester, in Kenya with Soli Shroff & Associates and Bhundia Associates. He has also worked with Leicester City Council. He trained as an architect at University of Central England in Birmingham obtaining his BA (Hons) and Post Graduate Diploma in 1995. He successfully passed his professional practice examination in 1999 and was registered as an architect with the RIBA in 2000.
Anil is an extremely competent architect with the ability and experience to design and deliver projects successfully. His architectural experience is extensive including education, healthcare, industrial, offices and leisure, both new build and refurbishment. He has well developed CAD skills and detailed knowledge and application of Architecture 2010.
Anil was appointed as an Associate Director of CPMG on 1st May 2004 and was promoted to Group Director in November 2011.
Having completed RIBA Part II at KIAD in Canterbury, Dawn spent eight years working with Taurus Littrow, specialising in bespoke design and installation of Brise Soleil. Since joining CPMG in 2005, Dawn has completed her professional qualifications and worked on a number of high profile projects including De Montfort Faculty of Business and Law and the Mary Potter Joint Access Centre.
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Anna graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a BA in Interior Design in 2003, in which she completed one year’s work placement at an architectural practice in Leeds. Prior to joining CPMG in April 2007 Anna spent three years working for John Evans Interior Architecture & Design, a design practice in Birmingham, where she worked on retail interior projects and gained experience in detailed design, specifications and working drawings.
Since joining CPMG, Anna has been working on a variety of projects in the education and commercial fields.
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Martin graduated from the Hull School of Architecture in June 2002, and after a spell working away from Nottingham, joined CPMG in November 2003. His academic qualifications include a 2.1 Bachelor Degree and at Diploma level Martin was shortlisted for a distinction and was also awarded a Diploma in Interior Design for the quality of his fifth year project.
Martin completed his RIBA Part III at the University of Nottingham, became RIBA registered in November 2005.
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Karen joined CPMG in 2002, and is a focused, sensitive and creative architect, Karen brings a wealth of experience from both the education and healthcare sectors. Also a skilled communicator, Karen is experienced in thoughtfully and effectively developing a client’s brief from inception and ensuring its effective delivery and realisation.
Karen is highly proficient Architect and Design professional with over 12 years experience within the public and private sectors. She is RIBA and ARB accredited with full appreciation of all parts of the building workstages and has a passion for and experience of sustainable solutions in creative architectural design. She also has excellent presentation skills with proven ability to communicate effectively with public and industry professionals at all levels.
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Ajay attained his BA (Hons) Degree in Architecture from De Montfort University in 1991 and spent the next year in Bangalore, India working as an assistant architect with Chandravaker and Thacker on high density housing projects.
He returned to De Montfort University in 1992 and obtained his Graduate Diploma in Architecture in 1994. During this period he also enjoyed a six month secondment to the National University of Singapore on climatic design.
Following graduation Ajay joined Alan Joyce Architects in Nottingham where he was responsible for the design and implementation of a number of projects including further experience on social housing schemes
Ajay joined CPMG Architects as a Project Architect in October 1999 and is currently a Senior architect.
Sara joined the practice in 1994 after graduating in 1992 at Nottingham Trent University. A talented designer with superb analytical skills, Sara has made a major contribution to the practice development which was recognised with her appointment as Group Director in 2006 and Equity Director in 2011.
Her experience encompasses not only design, but also job running, contract administration and brief development, building close working relationships with user clients to ensure that detailed requirements are addressed.
Alex gained his Part III qualification from the University of Nottingham in the autumn of 2012. He also gained his BA and Diploma in Architecture from the same university, and has worked for CPMG as part of his architectural education since 2006. Previously he spent five years working for Rolls-Royce as a Business Improvement Manager and has a BA in Business Management, and Management Diploma.
Alex has worked on a variety of projects during his time at CPMG including education work, residential schemes, mixed use schemes, a new public library, and accommodation work for the MoD.
Alex is trained in a variety of IT packages including AutoCAD, Sketchup, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and has variety of past experience including work in the aerospace industry and the launch of his own magazine.
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Having worked for over 30 years in the construction industry, Richard is widely experienced in all market sectors, particularly in education, residential and retail. He has worked for a number of companies in the past, including Pick Everard in Leicester and E G Phillips in Nottingham. Most recently, he spent seven years working for Lewis & Hickey, a national design practice, based in their office in Nottingham.
Richard studied on a part-time basis for four years and graduated from De Montfort University School of Architecture in 2006. He qualified as a Chartered Architectural Technologist in February 2010.
He joined CPMG in November 2007 and has quickly become an integral part of the practices technical delivery team. Richard is on the CIAT East Midlands regional committee and also a member of the CPMG Technical and IT Group.
Nick joined CPMG in 1995 after establishing his reputation as a top quality architectural designer in London. Nick has a first class portfolio of highly successful projects to his credit. He was made an Associate Director in 1997, a Group Director in 2006 and Equity Director in 2011. Nick is chairman of CPMG’s Environmental and ICT groups.
Chris graduated from De Montfort University in 1997 and joined CPMG in September 2003 with five years’ post-qualification experience and was made Associate Director/Group Leader in May 2007 and Group Director in November 2011.
He has worked primarily in the aviation, defense, residential, commercial, health and food sectors. Chris recently spoke at the Airport Design + Engineering Conference on Air Traffic Control Towers and is the Business Development Manager.
Senior Designer / Group Leader
Steve joined CPMG in 2006, and has been heavily involved in the commercial and transport / aviation sectors. He has a wealth of experience in both large, new-build residential projects, and smaller-scale domestic conversions of Listed Buildings. He has also worked on several urban regeneration / masterplanning schemes. Steve’s strong interest lies in sustainable design and integrated energy solutions.
He worked previously for five years at an architectural practice in Derby, where he gained experience in all stages of the building design process, from site analysis and feasibility studies, through design development and Planning liaison, to detailed design, Building Regulations procurement, working drawings and on-site consultancy. Alongside predominantly residential developments, he was also involved with commercial, education, leisure and local government projects, ranging in scale from estate masterplanning and large apartment complexes to domestic extensions and interior refurbishments.
Earlier in his career, Steve was based in London, where he was involved with high-budget residential refurbishment projects, and also worked on various educational and office buildings. He graduated from the University of Nottingham School of Architecture in 1995.
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After qualifying with a HND at Nottingham Trent Polytechnic in 1985 Mark joined the practice in 1998. He has a strong background in industrial work.
Mark has a strong technical background and a thorough knowledge of the Building Regulations, codes of practice and current legislation.
Aiden joined CPMG in July 2011 to continue his experience in the profession, having completing his RIBA Part III qualification in 2010. In 2006 Aiden began his architectural education at the University of Manchester gaining a 2:1 in architecture. Aiden worked at a small architecture practice is Nottingham gaining 1 years (Post RIBA Part 1) qualification. He returned to academia in 2007 to continue his architectural studies with the University of Nottingham, where he completed a Diploma in Architecture (RIBA Part II) in 2009, gaining a distinction.
Aiden continued his PG Diploma at The University of Nottingham (RIBA Part III) gaining a Masters in Architecture and becoming a fully registered UK Architect.
Aiden is trained in Autodesk Revit.
Following his role as Site Manger for Skanska UK Civil Engineering Ltd and practical completion of the new £9m Network Rail office complex in the City of London, Ady joined CPMG in October 2003 to promote his construction design experience.
With over 20 years of site experience, Ady has undertaken a wide variety of roles including design development, site safety supervision, temporary works and crane coordination. He has gained considerable experience integrating Civil and MEICA activities during the construction phase of major projects and forging valued relationships with project staff and site personnel.
In conjunction with his role as a Senior Technologist he is also appointed CAD Manager to further develop Building Information Model strategies & ICT networks.
In his spare time Ady is a keen hill walker and recently completed long distance endurance walks in the French/ Suisse Alps & Himalaya.
Richard joined the practice in 1988 as an Interior Designer and Technologist. He was appointed CAD Manager in 1996 and as such has had a major role in developing the computer systems for the practice. He relinquished this role in 2003 to concentrate on design. Richard has gained considerable experience in the field of retail, conservation and listed buildings, offices, industrial units, healthcare and education buildings
Since 2002 he has been instrumental in developing the practice’s presence in the Waste Management and Recycling sector. One of Richard’s strengths is his ability to understand complex industrial processes and to then ensure that the building complements them. He has a working knowledge of most processes involved in the waste recycling industry and has developed very good working relationships with both process engineers and contractors.
Sainaja graduated from the Kerala University in India with a Bachelors degree in Architecture (B.Arch) in 1999, after which she worked three years with Atkins (Abu Dhabi) as an architect. In the UK, she has spent four years working for RPS Burks Green, an architectural/engineering practice in Newark, before joining CPMG in February 2008.
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Liz joined CPMG at the beginning of July 2003 after graduating from the University of Huddersfield in 1999 with a BA (Hons) in Interior Design. Liz’s role as an interior designer is to gain a clear understanding of the client’s brief and then develop a concept, using a careful choice of materials, colours, lighting and furniture, which reflects the client’s corporate image and aspirations for a particular ambience or look.
As a strong team player Liz liaises closely not only with clients but with the rest of the design team (architects and technicians), contractors and suppliers, providing sample boards, schedules and specifications, all within budgetary and program constraints. Users often benefit from her ability to apply ADB and Activeplan technologies to the briefing and design process.
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An architectural technologist, Jason joined CPMG in October 2000. Following BTEC qualifications in Construction and Architectural Technology, he graduated from the University of Derby in July 2000 with an upper second class degree in Architectural Technology and Innovation, obtaining the highest dissertation grade in his year for work on environmental design.
Since joining CPMG, Jason has significantly developed his skills and is now a thoroughly competent senior technologist capable of managing and detailing a diverse range of projects.
He is currently an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.
Richard studied at Nottingham University and has worked in Nottingham, Bristol and Central Europe and China. He joined the practice in 1992, was made an Associate Director in 1997, a Group Director in 2006 and equity Director in 2011. He specialises in concept and detail design of major projects, Richard has particular experience and skills in master planning, mixed use urban regeneration and aviation, both in the UK and abroad. Richard is an RIBA Trophy Design Award winner
Tom joined CPMG in 2004 for a year to gain RIBA Post Part 1 experience after graduating from Northumbria University with a 2-1 BA Hons in Architectural Design and Management. He returned to Academia in 2007 to continue his architectural studies at the prestigious Bartlett School of Architecture where he gained his Diploma and Masters in Architecture.
Tom rejoined CPMG in 2009 and whilst working full time, completed his RIBA Part 3 Qualification at the University of Nottingham in 2012.
Luke joined CPMG in 2004 after graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Architecture from DeMontfort University (Leicester) in 2001. Between 1999 and 2004, Luke continued his architectural studies and worked intermittently at Cox Freeman Partnership in Nottingham’s Lace Market.
In 2006, Luke assumed the role of Architectural Visualiser within the practice and now produces visuals and concepts across the full range of CPMG projects. An experienced Conceptual Designer, Luke’s role was revised in 2012 to Senior Designer and Leader of the Visualisation Team.
The visuals Luke and his Team produce range from quick concept sketches (demonstrating initial ideas and development), accurate perspectives (integrating the context and activities taking place in the proposed scheme) through to fully detailed, stylized digital composites.
The in-house Visualisation Team can produce videos of proposals ranging from Masterplan and Phasing Diagrams through to detailed design and interior visualisation.
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