Mark Henderson
Director

Mark has 28 years’ post qualification experience with Brewster Bye Architects and holds the position of Director / Owner. After working in Newcastle, Mark attended Huddersfield University before joining Brewster Bye Architects.

Since becoming Director in March 2007 and now Owner of BBA, 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 is also responsible for project planning, delivering of projects and resources within the office.

Mark has been involved in numerous projects throughout the North of England with many high-profile Developers, Housing Associations and Contractors as well as a varied mix of Commercial and Education clients.

Outside of Brewster Bye Architects Mark has played an active role with the St. George’s Crypt Development Company and is also an Academy Member at Lindley Junior School, Huddersfield.

Nathan Wilkinson
Director

Nathan Wilkinson has over 20 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.

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 the refurbishment of a street of grade 2* listed houses, new build high rise apartments, mill refurbishments, post Grenfell refurbishment work as well as residential and retail schemes across the country.

Gareth Jackson
Associate/Architect

Gareth, a graduate of The Canterbury School of Architecture, and Leeds Metropolitan University, has over 15 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. Also worked on the Nottingham, Ice Centre with Nottingham City Council.

He moved to Leeds to complete his qualifications and later worked on the Schools Reorganisation Program for the City of Bradford Council Architect’s Department. Here he gained a judges commendation 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 and market housing, extra care developments as well as community sectors. He has extensive experience in guiding projects from inception to completion (RIBA work stages 0-9) including stakeholder engagement and feedback through all work stages. 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.

Outside of the office Gareth is a keen mountain biker and occasional golfer.

John Holliday
Senior Architectural Technician

John joined BBA in June 2015 following previous senior & team leader positions at other prominent local practices since commencing his career in 1989.

Having amassed a wide variety of high profile project experience across a number of sectors, including commercial, educational, public sector & high security facilities; John’s current focus is predominantly on residential & conversion projects.

John is a keen amateur chess player, regularly representing his home City of Bradford at county level & in the 4NCL national league.

Russell Barlow
Associate/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
Associate/Architect

Andrew joined Brewster Bye in July 2013 having spent 4 years at his previous practice working predominantly in the education sector in which he lead a number of secondary education projects ranging in value from £10-15 million as part of the Building Schools for the Future Programme.

Since joining Brewster Bye, Andrew has specialised in the urban residential sector with a particular focus on student accommodation, hotels, PRS, build to rent, leisure and master planning. He has lead a number of notable student accommodation projects in Leeds and Manchester including the 131 bed Iconic scheme and the £13 million luxury 96 bedroom Oasis Residence development for YPP in the heart of Leeds’ conservation area. As part of the scheme Andrew and the team also developed an exclusive interior design concept which has subsequently been rolled out across the YPP portfolio. More recently Andrew has developed a 297 bedroom student scheme for Urban Group in Nottingham.

Other significant projects Andrew has lead include the creation of a new golf clubhouse, driving range and 36 eco-lodges at the Leeds Golf Centre; a 150 bedroom Hilton Garden Inn as part of the HD1 masterplan in Huddersfield and a number of high profile masterplanning projects such as the mixed use 1000 apartment Leeds City Village development.

Since becoming associate in 2017, Andrew has become part of the Brewster Bye management team with a focus on CDM, BIM and office management. In his spare time Andrew is a keen sports enthusiast particularly enjoying running, cycling and Monday night football.


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.

Jack Dooley
Architectural Technologist

Jack joined Brewster Bye in 2016 having previously worked for an award-winning practice in York where he gained a wealth of experience working on a number of one off Residential and Listed Building Projects. Jack relocated to Leeds 2010 to study Architectural Technology at Leeds Beckett University

Since joining Brewster Bye, Jack has been involved in and ran a number of housing, social housing and extra care schemes, including recently the supported living development Don Robins House for Leeds based homeless charity St Georges Crypt.

Jack is also a member of the Brewster Bye Technical Team and manages the IT Department to ensuring all our systems and software are up to date and run smoothly.

Outside of work Jack is an avid cyclist, keen music fan and enthusiastic chef, having previously run a successful Leeds based music magazine with friends and worked in a professional kitchen whilst studying, on a weekend Jack will often be found either in the kitchen or at a gig.

Hannah Cawthorne
Architect

Hannah joined Brewster Bye in 2016 following the completion of her Masters in Architecture at Leeds Beckett University, where she also completed her undergraduate degree. Hannah has worked throughout and between her qualifications for Leeds and Bradford based firms, gaining experience across a multitude of sectors including projects with The NHS, UKAR & Skipton Building Society, large scale master planning to independent breweries and listed market halls.

She has since completed her Part 3 studies whilst at Brewster Bye becoming a Charted Architect.

Whilst at Brewster Bye Hannah has worked across all RIBA stages from inception, designing and running the former Burley Liberal Club site. A 110 unit residential scheme in a prominent city location through an arduous but successful planning process to completion. Recently running and delivering a 14 bed supported accommodation facility for the charity St Georges Crypt.

In her spare time Hannah enjoys surfing trips in her campervan and extensive DIY projects.

Adam Hall
Architect

Adam joined Brewster Bye Architects in January 2017, and is a qualified architect. During his time at Brewster Bye Architects Adam has worked on a number of residential, social housing and extra care projects around the country, developing projects across all work stages and gaining a vast amount of experience and knowledge along the way.

Prior to joining Brewster Bye, Adam worked for a company in Shipley for four years specialising in commercial and leisure projects along with interior refurbishment. He has also gained valuable experience from working in the Design and Conservation team at Bradford Council. During this time he worked on numerous historic building projects throughout the local area.

Adams architectural studies took him from Manchester School of Architecture for Parts 1 and 2, through to completing his studies with Part 3 of the course at Huddersfield University. During the architectural course at Manchester Adam worked under the continuity school of architecture, where he was involved in a multi university trip to Sicily and Venice.

In his spare time Adam likes to travel. He is also keen sports fan, enjoys running tennis and football and is 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.

Luke Goodson
Junior Architectural Technologist

Luke joined Brewster Bye Architects in July 2017,

Luke has accumulated 6 Years’ worth of experience. Throughout Luke’s experience, he has had the opportunity to work on a variety of different Residential developments, some of which include: Residential Housing, Student Accommodation, and Extra-Care Developments, Working for different practices located in both Sheffield and Leeds City Centre.

Luke studied Architectural Technology at Sheffield Hallam University, after graduating in 2016. Since then, he has been successful in implementing BIM Related processes at his previous practice, and aims to pursue this further at Brewster Bye Architects. Luke is currently an Associate member of the chartered institute of Architects, and aims to progress this further, with an MCIAT Accreditation.

Outside of the office, Luke is a keen Golfer, regularly practicing to try and maintain his handicap of 10. As well as this, Luke enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Emily Cain
Senior Architect

Emily joined Brewster Bye in July 2017 after working for another Leeds based practice for 5 years. She qualified as an Architect in 2012 after studying at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Emily has a gained a wealth of experience working on projects from inception to completion, predominantly in the student accommodation and hotel sector. Completed projects are located across the country including Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Durham, Manchester and Birmingham varying in size from 150 to 1,200 beds.

Since joining Brewster Bye these skills have been transferred to designing and delivering Extra Care and housing schemes working alongside key clients on both new build and refurbishment projects.

Waqar Hussain
Architectural Assistant

Waqar initially joined Brewster Bye Architects in February 2015 as a Part l Architectural Assistant after graduating from University of Huddersfield and returned to Brewster Bye in 2017 after completing his Masters in Architecture at Huddersfield University.

Before joining Brewster Bye Waqar undertook 1 year experience in a London based practice working on residential and commercial projects from planning through to construction.

His undergraduate end of year project ‘Revival of the Yi Culture’ in China gained interest for its design approach and narrative and won several awards including the RIBA Yorkshire Award 2013 and in 2017 was awarded the West Yorkshire Society of Architects for his final Masters project ‘Redress Hub’ in Bradford.

Waqar is currently working toward his Part 3 qualification.

Miho Sugiyama
Junior Architectural Technologist

Miho graduated with a BA in Architecture from the University of Cambridge in 2017. She then studied a full-time master’s degree in Technical Architecture at Sheffield Hallam University whilst working part-time as a Junior Architectural Technologist. Miho graduated with a distinction, and won the Outstanding Student Award for Technical Architecture.

Miho has experience in the residential sector, and has a particular interest in extra care housing.

In her spare time, Miho enjoys sports. She has played tennis and badminton competitively, and has recently become interested in windsurfing.

Tim Chesnutt
Architectural Assistant

Tim joined Brewster Bye in 2019 as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant after an extensive period of traveling around Central and South America and volunteering in Africa. Graduating from the University of Huddersfield in 2018 achieving a distinction in his Masters of Architecture degree.

Tim previously worked in the North West during his Part 1, working on a range of projects of varying scale and sectors. and has more recent experience in the residential sector working on several one off luxury homes.

In his spare time Tim enjoys keeping active, enjoying time with his family as well as working on his own home renovations and new found interest in woodwork.

Tim's current goal is complete his part 3 in 2022.

Ben Crayton
Architectural Assistant

Ben joined Brewster Bye as a Part I Architectural Assistant in 2019 after graduating from Northumbria University. Now working 4 days a week in the office, Ben spends the rest of his time studying in Newcastle continuing his studies towards becoming a fully qualified Architect.

Ben has become an integral part of the team working on feasibility schemes and assisting with initial drafting of schemes, he is always proud to see projects progress through the initial RIBA work stages and progress to being developed further by colleagues.

Throughout his time at the practice Ben has worked on a variety of projects in terms of scale and usage, from 4 bungalows in Canterbury to 400 houses in Ripon, taking the same level of enthusiasm to everything he does, outputting a wide array of drawings, 3D renders and brochures.

When not at work, Ben can be found driving his classic Volkswagen Beetle, or fixing it when it’s broken, mountain biking or making large amounts of washing up in the kitchen.

Andrew Stanway
Architectural Assistant

Andrew joined Brewster Bye Architects as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant in September 2019 after graduating from Leeds Beckett University. Throughout the entirety of Andrews’s time at Leeds Beckett, he was responsible for multiple changes to both the studio space as well as expressing all issues and concerns raised to the course hierarchy.

Andrew is keen and passionate about working on future projects, with a particular interest in working within communities with the hope of one day making a difference to people’s lives through architecture. This passion began throughout his time at University, with both second and final year projects being set within local communities.

When outside of work Andrew can be found either keeping up to date with politics, watching football or exercising. Andrew is also keen to travel the world, with this summer managing to visit two of the modern wonders of the world, Christ the Redeemer and Chichen Itza.

Monica Ranjan
Company Secretary

Monica has been a part of the Brewster Bye family since November 2019. It was the highlight of her year to step into the role of Business Manager, Company Secretary and HR Manager. Having the three dimensions of Accountancy, Legal & Statutory, Human resources & payroll definitely keeps her on her toes. Working in industries ranging from restaurants & hotels, property management, manufacturing specialist furniture, charities in her previous roles as a financial and payroll controller certainly helps.

After work you might find Monica at the gyms of Leeds and Harrogate instructing group fitness classes with a penchant for Les Mills Body Pump, Body Attack and Body Combat.

Sohaib Ahmed
Architectural Technologist

Sohaib studied Architectural Technology at Nottingham Trent University graduating in 2016.

Working in smaller architectural practices in Bradford and Leeds for the past 3 years Sohaib has a good base of experience on jobs such as house extensions, housing developments, offices / warehouses and change of use applications and some larger scale projects such as mosques and schools. Involvement in projects varied from surveying properties progressing to working on both planning and building regulation drawings use a mixture of AutoCAD and Revit.

Starting at Brewster Bye in April 2021 Sohaib is looking forward to transferring previous experience already gained to working on larger scale projects.

Alex Hemming
Architectural Assistant

Alex joined Brewster Bye Architects as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant in July 2021 after graduating from the University of Huddersfield, helping to represent the course and mentor younger students throughout his time there.

With passions for art alongside architecture, Alex is not only excited to test his creativity, but to develop his design and CAD skills. The use of these in practice will spark his interest in evolving cultural narrative and helping to elevate the locale of community areas. This was a key topic in his final year project at Huddersfield.

The course allowed Alex to design for an international setting; learning about a different culture and responding to it. The ‘Temporal Unity Centre’ in China therefore, was a place for the strained local community to come together and mend their broken bonds with an adjacent polluted lake that epitomised their local heritage. The project was nominated for the ‘Huddersfield Civic Society Peter Stead Sustainability Award’ and further received a Highly Commended Award at the ‘RIBA Yorkshire Student Awards 2021’.

Aside from working towards his plan of becoming a fully qualified Architect, Alex is found either drawing, watching films, travelling or glued to the F1.

Mark Henderson

Mark Henderson

Nathan Wilkinson

Nathan Wilkinson

Matthew Seddon

Matthew Seddon

Gareth Jackson

Gareth Jackson

John Holliday

John Holliday

Russell Barlow

Russell Barlow

Andrew Chapman

Andrew Chapman

Daniella Johnson

Daniella Johnson

Jack Dooley

Jack Dooley

Hannah Cawthorne

Hannah Cawthorne

Adam Hall

Adam Hall

Liam Crowther

Liam Crowther

Luke Goodson

Luke Goodson

Emily Cain

Emily Cain

Waqar Hussain

Waqar Hussain

Miho Sugiyama

Miho Sugiyama

Tim Chesnutt

Tim Chesnutt

Ben Crayton

Ben Crayton

Andrew Stanway

Andrew Stanway

Monica Ranjan

Monica Ranjan

Sohaib Ahmed

Sohaib Ahmed

Alex Hemming

Alex Hemming