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.

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 Director/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.

Hannah Cawthorne
Associate/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.

Monica Ranjan
Business Manager

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.

Mark Henderson

Mark Henderson

Nathan Wilkinson

Nathan Wilkinson

Matthew Seddon

Matthew Seddon

Gareth Jackson

Gareth Jackson

Russell Barlow

Russell Barlow

Andrew Chapman

Andrew Chapman

Daniella Johnson

Daniella Johnson

Hannah Cawthorne

Hannah Cawthorne

Monica Ranjan

Monica Ranjan