Chris Austin
Managing Director/ IT Director/ Architect

After working in London and Leeds Chris joined Brewster Bye Architects in 1993. He has worked to build up the practice to its successful position. Chris has worked as a lead consultant/Architect on a number of prodigious projects increasing his role and responsibility, leading to joining the Board of Directors in 2001.

During his career Chris has led architectural teams in Brewster Bye to receive a number of awards with their work on City Island, Mechanics Institute in Huddersfield, Grove hospital in Ilkley, Vassalli House Leeds and Silens Works in Bradford.

Recently he has been involved in the new build and refurbishment of Raithwaite Hall, a luxury 71 bed hotel and spa complex at Sandsend, Whitby.

Mark Henderson
Director/ Senior Technician

Mark has 22 years’ post qualification experience with Brewster Bye Architects and holds the position of Director. After working in Newcastle, Mark attended Huddersfield University for 3 years before joining Brewster Bye Architects. He has since become a long serving, senior member of the practice with a wide management and project delivery experience.

Since becoming a Director in March 2007 Mark is now responsible for project planning, delivering of projects and resources within the office. Mark’s wider role extends to client liaison, new business opportunities, marketing and raising the profile of Brewster Bye Architects throughout the region and beyond.

Mark has been involved in numerous housing projects throughout the North of England with many high profile Housing Associations and RP’s as well as a varied mix of Commercial and Education Clients.

Outside of Brewster Bye Architects Mark is a Director of the St. George's Crypt Development Company and also a Governor at Lindley Junior School, Huddersfield.

Nathan Wilkinson
Director/ Architect

Nathan Wilkinson has over 15 years post qualification experience and has been at Brewster Bye since the beginning of 2007 when he relocated to Leeds from London. Having joined David Wood Architects in 1999 as an architectural assistant and then project architect following qualification in 2001, Nathan went on to form Arc7 Design in 2004, where, as a partner he was responsible for jobs ranging in size from £1 – 16million as well as management responsibility for resourcing, financial planning, new business and marketing.

Since joining Brewster Bye Architects Nathan has become an Associate and Team leader for the public sector team and in July 2012 he was promoted to the position of Director. With a strong background working with public bodies Nathan’s extensive knowledge of statutory regulations, design guidance and procurement strategies have enabled him to deliver multiple long term projects from feasibility through to completion.

Keith Brewster
Consultant/ Architect

Keith has over thirty years’ post qualification experience and holds the position of Consultant.

After working in London and Leeds Keith founded Brewster Bye Architects in 1992 together with David Bye, having both formerly been directors of the John Brunton Partnership. In Keith’s charge the practice developed from the original Partnership with less than 10 staff to earn a reputation as one of the leading practices in West Yorkshire. In 2015 Keith stepped down from the role of Managing Director and took up a Consultancy with the practice which enables him to continue his work as an Architect whilst also having a marketing role.

Keith’s architectural career has been largely in the Residential sector, designing and project managing numerous schemes involving general needs, elderly and extra care, direct access hostels, student housing and accessible housing. Keith’s other specialisms include Listed Building Renovations, Business Enterprise and Community projects and Health Centres.

Keith lives in Chapel Allerton in Leeds with his wife Viv. He has three grown up children. He enjoys fell and trail running with Valley Striders Athletic Club.

Matthew Seddon
Associate Director/ Senior Architect

Matt has worked at Brewster Bye Architects since 2004 in which time he has worked on several of the practice’s large residential projects and holds the position of Associate Director and Team Leader for the commercial projects team responsible for resourcing, staff supervision and delivery. Matt is also the practice’s QA and IT Manager.

With an extensive background in a wide variety of sectors, Matt is capable of delivering projects across the commercial, residential, retail, conservation and public sectors. Recent projects include a grade 2* listed street refurbishment and boutique hotels.

Gareth Jackson
Associate/ Architect

Gareth, a graduate of The Canterbury School of Architecture, and Leeds Metropolitan University, has over 10 years’ post-qualification experience, is a member of The Architect’s Registration Board, and a Chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

He began his career in his native north Wales as an Architectural Assistant. After graduation he worked for J Ward Associates (Market Harborough) where he worked on a £200m programme of new-build and refurbishment of motorway service areas for Welcome Break plc. He moved to Leeds to complete his qualifications where he worked for the City of Bradford Council Architect’s Department, gaining a judges commndation at the 2006 RIBA White Rose Awards for the re-modelling of Scholemoor Crematorium before joining Brewster Bye Architects in 2007.

During his time here he has worked on a variety of projects across affordable housing, extra care developments and community sectors. He has extensive experience in guiding projects from inception to completion (RIBA work stages A-L) including stakeholder engagement and feedback.

in 2014, Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre (HEART) which Gareth saw through from inception to completion was awarded The RICS Pro Yorkshire Community Benefit Award. He is now part of the BBA management team after being promoted to the position of Associate in June 2014.

Marie Adelman
Company Secretary

Marie joined Brewster Bye in October 2006 to cover 6 months maternity leave and enjoyed it so much she never left. She started with us as Keith’s PA, before being promoted to Office Manager and finally her current role as Company Secretary, responsible for all matters financial and HR. She is responsible for the setting up of contracts for all office equipment, building services, insurances, cars, telephones, etc, etc. It helps to have a Scot in this role!

In her spare time, when not found fraternizing with George Clooney at Lake Como, Marie likes to keep fit by running and playing tennis.

John Holliday
Senior Architectural Technician

John joined BBA in June 2015, as an Associate of The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists following completion of studies at Bradford College in 1994 while on day release from his first practice, Langtry-Langton Architects.

He has amassed experience in a wide variety of project types, most notably education and public sector while working with Bradford Council Architects and as a Team Leader with Rance Booth & Smith. He is comfortable leading on the most complex of projects from inception to completion. Since joining BBA John has been involved with the former Leeds Girls Grammar School Refurbishment project.

John is a keen amateur chess player, regularly representing his home City of Bradford and Yorkshire teams at county level. He is also an observer with The Institute of Advanced motorists, mentoring new members in preparation for them to undertake the Institutes advanced driving test.

Russell Barlow
Architectural Technologist

Russell joined Brewster Bye Architects in August 2013 as an Architectural Technologist after being self-employed for a number of years where he worked on a number of prestigious pub and bar refurbishments.

While studying at the University of Leeds he worked at a Chartered Surveyors in Halifax as an Architectural Technician gaining a sound knowledge of many aspects within the construction industry, once qualified he went on to work at an Architects in Manchester gaining experience on various projects particularly in the healthcare sector.

Since joining Brewster Bye Russell has been working on and running a number of luxury housing, social housing and extra care schemes. Russell is a member of the technical team and involved in QA within the practice and is also an Associate member of CIAT working towards gaining full Chartership.

Out of work Russell enjoys watching and playing a variety of sports, but his main hobby is cooking. He frequently cooks for family and friends and enjoys eating out to gain inspiration to create new dishes of his own.

Andrew Chapman
Architect

Andrew joined Brewster Bye Architects in July 2013 having spent 4 years at his previous practice; Space Architecture. He qualified as an architect in December 2011 and has subsequently lead a number of secondary education projects ranging in value from £10 – 15 million as part of the Building Schools For the Future Programme. He has accumulated over 5 years’ experience working in BIM, in particular Revit, in which he became a certified professional. Since joining Brewster Bye, Andrew has helped with the introduction of BIM to the company.

Andrew studied at the University of Nottingham where he also worked as a part time tutor. His previous architectural experience was predominantly in the residential sector, working on private houses and student accommodation at a small practice in Harrogate. He also spent 4 months working in a contemporary practice in Cyprus.

Since joining Brewster Bye Architects, Andrew has been part of the commercial working on a range of residential, hotel and student accommodation projects. In the hotel sector Andrew has been Project Architect on the proposed 300 bedroom Flaxby Hotel, Golf and Leisure Centre and the prestigious Radisson Park Inn as part of the HD One development in Huddersfield. Andrew has also led a number of student accommdation/residential schemes including the recently completed 131 bedroom luxury IconInc scheme, the refurbishment/extension of a Grade II listed building in Leeds into 25 apartments and is also working on the former Walkabout scheme in the centre of Leeds which contains 96 luxury apartments and retail units.

In his spare time, Andrew is a keen sports enthusiast, particularly enjoying running, cycling and playing football.

Nick Page
Architect

Nick graduated from The School of Architecture at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2013, and joined the BBA team as a member of The Architect’s Registration Board, and a Chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in late 2014.

His career to date has seen him obtain his RIBA Part I experience with Utz-Sanby Architects, in Sydney, where he worked on several high end residential projects in and around the New South Wales coast line. On his return to the UK Nick continued to work during his Part II education with an international developer, Candelisa Resorts, working on investment properties in the ski fields of Austria and on the golden beaches of Barbados.

Post University Nick worked for several Leeds based architects gaining his Part III experience in Commercial, Residential and Education sectors and across a range of RIBA work stages. He joined the BBA commercial team as Project Architect to implement the design and delivery of the Leeds Girls High School project, calling on his experience for the planning, tender and construction stages of the project.

Karl Wellard
Junior Architectural Technologist

Karl joined Brewster Bye Architects in May 2015 as a Junior Architectural Technologist. During the last 12 months Karl has completed a lead role on the cladding detail design and co-ordination for De Montfort University.

Currently working in the residential sector on projects in Selby and Bradford for affordable housing Karl has become an Associate member of CIAT and reignited his passion for sustainable design solutions and BIM processes.

Tom Bowness
Architectural Technologist

Tom joined Brewster Bye Architects in March 2014 after graduating from the University of Huddersfield in 2013 with an Upper Second Class Honours in Architectural Technology.

During his time at University he gained invaluable experience with a number of small practices in Yorkshire and since graduation has worked on various contracts in and around London.

Since joining Brewster Bye Tom has continued with his progression towards MCIAT with the hope of becoming fully chartered in 2016/17. He has been working primarily within the Affordable Housing team on a number of housing and apartment schemes, notably Sevenfields Lane winning the "Best Social/Affordable Housing Development" category at the South Yorkshires and Humber LABC Awards, as well as supporting the Private and Extra Care teams. Since then Tom has continued to progress to taking a job running role on a number of schemes.

Tom is responsible for IT support within the office and is assisting with the continued drive to update systems and processes as well as playing a key role in BIM implementation across the practice.

Outside of work Tom has a keen interest in rugby league having played at amateur level since childhood. He also has an interest in different technologies and hopes he can explore this further in greater detail during his career progression.

Damon Fletcher
Junior Architectural Technologist

Damon Fletcher has been appointed as a Junior Architectural Technologist. Damon, who is from Birstall, graduated from Huddersfield University last year and has experience in the residential sector including listed buildings.

His hobbies include a passion for rugby league with which he will be touring Serbia to play against the Serbian national team.

Jonathan Erkulis
Architectural Assistant

Jonathan joined Brewster Bye Architects in July 2015 as an Architectural Assistant after being in a Project Management role with the national project specialist Eddisons.

After graduating from Northumbria University in 2013 with a First Class Honours in BA (Hons) Architecture, Jonathan gained a wealth of knowledge and skills to help pursue his architectural career.

Whilst at Brewster Bye Architects Jonathan will be working towards his Part II Diploma. Jonathan has specific skills and interests in the conversion of listed and existing building to bespoke residential homes.

Daniella Johnson
PA/ Secretary

Daniella joined Brewster Bye Architects in January 2005. Her role involves PA, Secretarial and Reception duties for the Directors and Architects. She also is part of the Marketing team which involves updating the website and twitter account.

Chris Johnson
Architectural Assistant

Chris joined Brewster Bye Architects in August 2016 as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant, having graduated from Northumbria University in July with a Upper Second Class Honours Degree.

Throughout his degree, Chris’s projects focused on the intervention of modern, sustainable structures into historic and sensitive environments throughout the North East, in both an urban and rural context. Outside of university, he participated in a range of architectural student competitions for small scale interventions in Cumbria and the North Pennines, where he was shortlisted for both of his entries.

Since joining Brewster Bye, Chris been involved in a variety of schemes at different stages of the design process, including feasibility plans for a 25 unit social housing scheme in Sheffield. He has also assisted in the development of the Gipton Fire Station annexe and Northshore Phase 3 in Stockton-On-Tees.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys hiking around Yorkshire and pen sketching. He has also volunteered for a range of charitable causes in the past and is looking to continue this in the near future.

Jack Dooley
Junior Technologist

Jack graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2014, during his time at university he developed a keen interest in architectural visualisation and the BIM process.

Post-graduation Jack gained two years’ experience with a construction and property consultancy based in York working mostly in the residential sector with listed buildings and small scale affordable housing developments, Jack was also responsible for the successful implementation of BIM software at his previous practice.

Out of work Jack is an avid cyclist but his main hobby is cooking, having previously worked as a chef, he’ll be found in the kitchen most weekends cooking for friends and family.

Mike Richardson
Senior Architectural Technician

Mike joined Brewster Bye Architects in Autumn 2016 and has over 24 years experience, he predominantly worked at his previous practice on complex multi million pound education, leisure, healthcare and retail developments.

Mike has amassed valuable knowledge on various construction techniques and has gained teamwork skills within the office environment together with the ability to successfully coordinating the technical design procedure with external consultants.

Outside of work Mike has a keen interest in mountain biking and achieved a personal goal completing the LEJOG (Lands End to John o’Groats) solo bike ride for local charities in May 2015.

Hannah Cawthorne
Part 2 Architectural Assistant

Adam Hall
Architect

I am a qualified architect having done my Parts 1 and 2 at Manchester School of Architecture and completing my studies with the Part 3 course at the University of Huddersfield. I qualified as an architect in 2015.

During my university studies I undertook a Part 1 placement year with the Design and Conservation team at Bradford Council. During this time I worked on numerous historic building projects throughout the area.

During the architectural course at Manchester I worked under the continuity school of architecture, and was involved in a multi university trip to Sicily and Venice.

For four years I worked for a company in Shipley specialising in commercial and leisure projects along with interior refurbishment first as an architectural assistant and then as a qualified architect on completion of Part 3.

In my spare time I like to travel. I am a keen sports fan, particularly football and am a season ticket holder at Huddersfield Town.

Liam Crowther
Architectural Technologist

Liam joined Brewster Bye Architects in February 2017 as an Architectural Technologist. Previously working at a small practice in Bradford for 3 years.

Since graduating from Sheffield Hallam University in 2013, Liam has gained experience working in the Residential and Commercial sectors, mainly specialising in office to apartment conversions. Liam also has an interest in the use of BIM and sustainability in design, he is working towards becoming chartered with CIAT.

Outside of work Liam enjoys sports especially Football and likes to keep fit and active going to the gym and walking.

Aimee Greenwood
Architectural Assistant

Aimee completed her Master of Architecture degree with distinction at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2014, going on to work for a growing Wakefield based practice; where she gained valuable experience in the private residential sector and the running of domestic projects. Joining Brewster Bye Architects in April 2017, Aimee is now part of the Housing team leading a number of Social and Private residential projects, whilst undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Professional Practice at Leeds Beckett University.

During her thesis studies, Aimee explored the City of Berlin, its past and present dilemmas, and how this might inform the future development of the City in a Post-Capitalist society. Through the study of archive footage and by recreating historical settings as film sets, Aimee produced a series of film essays to interrogate the current dialect of ‘memory’, and how it’s future may be informed through a new vocabulary of architecture.

When Aimee isn’t at work, you will most likely find her playing trumpet with her New Orleans inspired Brass Band, city-breaking in Europe, or gallivanting around the country in her VW campervan.

Chris Austin

Chris Austin

Mark Henderson

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Nathan Wilkinson

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Keith Brewster

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Matthew Seddon

Matthew Seddon

Gareth Jackson

Gareth Jackson

Marie Adelman

Marie Adelman

John Holliday

John Holliday

Russell Barlow

Russell Barlow

Andrew Chapman

Andrew Chapman

Nick Page

Nick Page

Karl Wellard

Karl Wellard

Tom Bowness

Tom Bowness

Damon Fletcher

Damon Fletcher

Jonathan Erkulis

Jonathan Erkulis

Daniella Johnson

Daniella Johnson

Chris Johnson

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Jack Dooley

Jack Dooley

Mike Richardson

Mike Richardson

Hannah Cawthorne

Hannah Cawthorne

Adam Hall

Adam Hall

Liam Crowther

Liam Crowther

Aimee Greenwood

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