Chris Austin

23rd July 2015

Talented Trio Draw Up Career Plans at Architect Firm

An award winning architecture practice in Leeds has appointed three new team members.

John Holliday joins Headingley-based Brewster Bye Architects as a senior architecture technologist, Jonathan Erkulis joins as an Architectural Assistant and Trust Ncube joins as the firm’s first Architectural Technologist Apprentice.

John, who is from Bradford, previously worked on a wide range of projects in the education and public sectors during a 26 year career at four other architectural firms. With experience of leading teams and working on complex projects from inception to completion, he has worked on a number of high-profile projects for nurseries, schools, universities, nursing homes, sports centres, police headquarters as well as residential housing and sheltered housing projects.

Jonathan, who is from Leeds, graduated from Northumbria University with a First Class Honours degree in Architecture and has worked in project management for a national property specialist since graduating. He will be working towards his Part II diploma at Brewster Bye and developing his specialism for transforming unique conversion and listed buildings into bespoke residential homes.

18 year old Trust, who is from Meanwood, is currently completing a BTEC extended Diploma in Engineering Level 3 at Leeds College of Building. He is the first Apprentice to join Brewster Bye as part of a new partnership with Leeds College of Building.

Managing Director Chris Austin says: “We are delighted to be creating three new positions at the firm, taking our total team number to 27. All three appointments will support the on-going growth of the business which was established 22 years ago and is currently going from strength to strength.

Having worked closely with Leeds College of Building to develop an apprenticeship scheme at our firm it is a pleasure to welcome our very first Apprentice. We are very passionate about developing young talents as well as attracting more senior experienced members to our team and we are confident John, Jonathan and Trust will all bring news skills and expertise to their roles.”