Our people

Alison Lugsden

Principal Planner

Alison Lugsden

Alison’s track record and expertise strengthens Nash’s ability to steer projects through the planning process. Combined with our regeneration and design skills, she is able to find new solutions where traditional development approaches have failed.

Alison joined us in 2010 having previously built a strong profile in private practice working across the south west, covering a broad range of projects and clients.  She plays a key role in providing planning expertise and advice on projects, ranging from changes of use and domestic development to major mixed use schemes.

Alison manages a wide range of processes including planning appraisals, pre-application enquiries, planning applications and appeals for clients. Away from the office she has formerly played a role with the Bristol Junior Chamber, elected onto the Council of Management for a number of years.

Laura Mitchell

Part II Architectural Assistant

Laura Mitchell

Laura is a member of both our Urban Design and Conservation team and has project experience from design inception, heritage assessment of significance and architectural value, heritage impact of proposed interventions, masterplan development and the planning application process through public consultations. She has worked on sensitive green and brownfield sites with existing buildings and complicated site constraints.

Laura continues to expand her skills in residential, mixed use, conservation and construction projects and uses her CAD and 3D skills to develop high quality imagery and visuals for projects. As part of developing her urban design and planning skills, she is applying GIS both as a spatial database and as an analysis and modelling tool.

Richard Mather-Jones

Architect

Richard Mather-Jones

Richard is a qualified architect and has been with Nash Partnership since June 2016.

Richard achieved his professional accreditation in 2015 at UWE following studying for his degree and post-graduate diploma at Oxford Brookes University.

Before joining Nash, Richard worked at Stride Treglown for 9 years as well as carrying out a summer placement at Design Engine in Winchester. At Stride Treglown Richard worked on a broad range of projects including a number of high profile residential and education schemes, being shortlisted for a number of regional and national awards.

Richard takes particular interest in projects located on sites of historic and cultural sensitivity. This has led to Richard’s design work becoming characterised by both contemporary and contextual architecture.

Stephanie Webb

Receptionist and Team Support, Bristol

Stephanie Webb

Stephanie takes care of all administrative duties in the Bristol office. She meets and greets guests, schedules meetings and manages the facilities and generally makes sure everything in the office runs smoothly.

A graduate of English Literature, Stephanie has several years’ experience as an administrator and has worked across a wide variety of sectors for a range of organisations – large and small.

Sean Knight

Architectural Assistant

Sean Knight

Sean joined Nash Partnership in 2017, having previously worked at architectural practices in both Coventry and Bristol. Sean studied Architectural Technology at Coventry University, graduating with a First Class Honours degree, and also won the 2016 national CIAT student award for his dissertation.

Sean has a particular interest in architectural conservation and enjoys creating new, contemporary spaces within historic buildings.

Whilst working at Nash, he has worked as part of a team on the restoration of a historic country house on the outskirts of Bath, as well as initial design studies for an existing museum within the city. In recognition of Sean’s professional competence, since joining Nash, he has successfully passed the selection process to become a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

Robert Locke

Partner

Robert Locke

Robert has extensive knowledge and experience in both historic building works and new build construction projects. Having worked as a retained consultant for English Heritage for a number of years, he has been responsible for co-ordinating repair and conservation programmes and carrying out condition surveys on key and highly sensitive historic sites through the South West.

As Partner, Bob takes responsibility for developing the skills and knowledge of the practice to meet the very highest standards of design and production quality at all stages of development and delivery. This focus has translated into successfully growing the scale and range of projects across the company. He has overseen the expansion of our business into Bristol – including the completion of the beautiful conversion of Burwalls House and collaborating with Terry Farrell and Wilkson Eyre on major regeneration projects both locally, in London and internationally.

With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, Bob always applies the practical considerations of buildability to schemes, while delivering quality and award-winning projects. In addition to the design management of projects Robert also offers our clients specialised services covering contractual advice and principal designer duties.

Paul Miller

Architect

Paul Miller

Paul works within our Urban Design team and joined Nash Partnership in 2016, after 19 years working for London practices including Jestico + Whiles, CPP Architects and John Thompson & Partners/JTP. He is an experienced architect who studied at Portsmouth University and qualified as an architect in 1999.

Paul’s career spans from working on building sites, detailing and designing individual buildings with an emphasis on sustainable design, contract administration and developing visions and masterplans. He has worked primarily in the residential sector, focusing on masterplans, outline and detailed planning applications for both green and brown field sites. He has also worked on offices – both new-build and refurbishment – hotels, listed buildings, community and public buildings and has a interest in passive environmental design.

Throughout his career, Paul has helped deliver a number of projects ranging from an award winning sustainable retrofit of an office building, a sustainable education and training building for a small charity, to a number of permissions for residential and mixed use developments within the green belt and AONB.

Elise Power

Planner

Elise Power

Elise joined our planning team with a mixed background in architecture, planning and urban design. She is particularly interested in urban design, regeneration and strategic analysis.

Elise completed a Masters in Urban Planning in 2016 at the University of the West of England and also has a degree in Architecture from the University of Plymouth. She volunteers on the conservation team at a National Trust property.

Mike Fox

Associate, Planning Director

Mike Fox

Mike leads the Planning Team with Mel Clinton. He manages and delivers large-scale urban development schemes, while expanding the range of projects in the UK and abroad.

Mike is an urban design-trained planner with more than 15 years of experience in handling complex planning and regeneration projects.  During that time Mike has worked with three London boroughs, planning and urban design consultancy Tibbalds in London and international development agency VSO.  This included working on the £2 billion regeneration of Kings Cross Centre while at London Borough of Camden, preparing planning applications for the redevelopment of the Brentford Lock West site on the edge of Brentford town centre, and the preparation of a development framework for Ealing town centre.

Mike also worked in Zambia for two years with VSO (2012-1014), as Urban and Regional Planning Advisor to the Ministry of Local Government and Housing.  There he helped establish a new planning system to strengthen the capabilities of provincial government officers and systems.  This included preparing cross-cutting urban policy frameworks, action plans for infrastructure projects, masterplans for new settlements, and guidance on urban design, settlement upgrading and community engagement.

Mike advises on a range of planning projects and is focused on facilitating development that delivers meaningful change.  Central to his approach is bringing different parties to the table, building consensus and devising solutions that everyone can buy into.

Tara Ferris

Studio Administrator and PA to Senior Partner

Tara Ferris

Based in Bath, Tara is our Studio Administrator and personal administrator to our Senior Partner, Edward Nash. She has over 12 years’ experience as a PA and Secretary and is super organised.

Over the course of her career she has delivered a wide variety of tasks including diary management, organising events as well as managing complex international travel itineraries and preparing due diligence packs for potential investment.

Daniel Lugsden

Partner

Daniel Lugsden

Daniel brings and attitude of “whatever you do, you do it well”. This is evident in all his work, be it practice or project related.

Dan has been with Nash Partnership since 2002 and qualified in 2005. During his studies in Plymouth – and having lived in areas of beauty all his life – he developed an interest in contextually and culturally driven design and a passion for engagement in the process from all those involved or affected.

A partner since 2015, he has experience in all phases of work. More recently he has used his varied skills and interests in managing the presentation and communication to clients and the public alike to maximise the success of projects from an early stage, but always with a commercial eye on the overall realities of a project.

Dan also puts energy into industry focused initiatives such as external reviews at various universities and debates at construction events. Away from work, he is a former 10-year Chairman of Bath Triathlon Club and has represented Great Britain in Triathlon, as well as successfully travelled the world doing multi-events.

The energy and focus required to compete at this level both transfers to – and compliments – his management style, people skills and working ethos.

Nick Shaw

Part II Architectural Assistant

Nick Shaw

Nick is a member of our Bristol Studio design team. He has a broad range of skills and interests ranging from conceptual design to technical detailing and 3D visualisation. An educational background and a genuine interest in sustainable design underpin his design ethos.

Nick has recently graduated from a Masters course in architecture and has seven years industry experience. He is working towards gaining a further qualification that will result in him being registered as a fully qualified architect.

Mel Clinton

Associate, Director of Planning and Economic Regeneration

Mel Clinton

Mel is a planner and regeneration practitioner with extensive public, private and third sector experience. His career has taken him through roles in planning policy, development management, regeneration and project delivery in North Wales, West and South London, Midsomer Norton/Radstock, Bath and Bristol.

Exposure to a variety of planning roles early in his career established Mel’s belief that planning must be a tool for delivery, with an understanding of the nuts and bolts of the planning process set within a broader appreciation of the factors that shape the built environment and the wellbeing of communities.

Where planning policy appears to present a barrier, his instinct is to look at the objectives that lie behind the policy. This provides a basis for creative solutions that deliver positive development outcomes.

Before joining Nash Partnership, his work for a number of local authorities, a regeneration partnership and the setting up of a community interest company has given him an understanding of public sector agendas, the role of stakeholders and the requirements for successful delivery.

Outside the office, Mel is involved in a voluntary capacity in community-led projects and planning initiatives.

Renata Oberda-Bocon

Part II Architectural Assistant

Renata Oberda-Bocon

Renata is part of our construction team where she is focused on developing detailed construction stage design, working with contractors and sub-contractors. She graduated with a Masters in Architecture from Cracow University of Technology in Poland in 2001, specialising in architecture and urban design.

Following three years working in Poland – mainly on residential schemes – Renata joined NVB Architects in Frome where she developed experience in education and residential projects sector.

She joined Nash Partnership in 2014 and works on a range of projects including high profile residential schemes and listed buildings.

Leigh Dennis

Planning and Regeneration Research Manager

Leigh Dennis

Leigh is responsible for the social, economic and planning policy research required by our teams and clients to deliver sustainable and socially responsive development. Since gaining a first class MSci in Human Geography from the University of Bristol in 2010, Leigh has spent 7 years at Nash developing an in-depth knowledge of the planning system and working on the promotion and delivery of larger scale mixed use regeneration and residential schemes. These have included strategic plan-making projects for Local Authority clients across the South West and Wales, as well as national, affordable and independent housebuilders at Filton Airfield, Starvehall Farm and St Pauls estate in Cheltenham, the Alcan factory site in Midsomer Norton, and a major mixed use riverside development in central Newport. He also handles small and mid-scale planning applications for private developer clients, including post-permission services.

Leigh’s professional interests lie in new theories on socially responsible development, and the relationship between regeneration policy with local communities and cultures. Based in central Bristol, he has a good knowledge of the local market and cultural activity driving regeneration in the city.

Leigh’s work enables our teams to more broadly explore development options for clients, test planning frameworks and deliver schemes which are responsive to their local geographical context and unlock value for both clients and communities.

Laurence Ingram

Architect

Laurence Ingram

Laurence joined us in 2014 after qualifying as an Architect in 2013. He has experience as a project architect for bespoke residential properties, strategic masterplanning and urban design in the healthcare, hotel and leisure sectors.

As a member of the construction team, Laurence has an eye for detail and sense of materiality which he applies to projects as they progress through the detailed design stages to construction.

He is also a qualified and experienced furniture designer with BA (Hons) in Furniture Design. Before joining Nash Partnership, Laurence was lead designer with an exclusive, furniture company which involved working closely with clients to develop initial conceptual designs using varied media through to detailed manufacturing drawings.

Laurence was a key member in the detailed design and tendering process for the Janus Chairs project (shortlisted for an Architects’ Journal ‘small projects’ award).

Tina Hosking

PA to Daniel Lugsden and Facilities Manager

Tina Hosking

Tina manages the facilities and health and safety needs of our office in Bath, alongside her Personal Assistant duties for Partner Daniel Lugsden. She is enthusiastic in everything that she does and brings wide-ranging skills to the company.

Tina joined us in 2012 with over 25 years administrative experience in the architectural, medical and brewing industry.

In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, reading and practicing karate, yoga and gymnastics.

Amanda Taylor

Associate, Urban Design Director

Amanda Taylor

Amanda has a strong background in the design of urban regeneration, masterplanning and housing schemes. She has wide ranging experience in creating schemes for clients that range in scale from 20 to 11,000 dwellings and has worked for clients across the marketplace including housing associations, private developers, local authorities and clients overseas.

Amanda joined Nash Partnership in 2006 and is responsible for the management of a team that delivers large scale housing and regeneration projects. The projects she works on are typically residential or mixed use in nature on green and brown field sites or regeneration projects involving existing towns and neighbourhoods.

Amanda also carries out analysis to inform proposals for strategic sites, produces design guidance in the form of design codes and manages the design and delivery of Reserved Matters planning applications for large scale sites. She organises and attends resident and stakeholder consultation events and works closely with councillors.

Amanda is an Architect and many of her developments have won national design awards. She has published research document in the Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal and lectures at conference events. Amanda is a Built Environment Expert for the Design Council.

Oliver Leemans

IT Manager

Oliver Leemans

Starting as a Designer, 3D Visualist and CAD Manager, Oliver’s passion for technology has led him through 17 years as an IT professional within the building design industry.

As IT Manager for Nash Partnership, he delivers often complex infrastructure solutions that follow best practice with a security orientated approach. He takes pride in developing long term but scalable solutions to enhance efficiency and production.

Kin Chung Chu

Architectural Assistant

Kin Chung Chu

Kin Chung Chu first joined us in 2015, after graduating from the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University. He continued his studies at Cardiff a year later, before returning to as a Part II Architectural Assistant in 2017, having gained his MArch degree with a focus on the design of tall timber structures in his design thesis.

Prior to joining Nash Partnership, Kin has also worked for several design practices in Singapore, with the emphasis on passive building design –  one of his numerous passions which he explored in his Masters dissertation.

Kin has since expanded his craft, assisting the Architects of various listed and residential projects.

Kevin Balch

Associate, Project Design Director

Kevin Balch

Kevin acts as a project lead on a range of projects – from small design-led listed building extensions to large multi-consultant teams on projects with a build cost ranging from £70k to £12m.

Over the years, he has built up considerable skills in dealing with the complexities of briefs for clients who may not necessarily have got projects off the ground before. Many of these projects have involved sensitive planning and listed building permissions; building large extensions within the protected greenbelt zones or major alterations to Grade II and Grade I listed structures.

Because of the bespoke design nature of most commissions, many of Kevin’s projects involve the full RIBA workstages from inception to completion, where clients particularly value the quality of the built design.

He is interested in innovative solutions to complex problems, understanding how we can do more for less and procuring responsible architecture that is a delight to inhabit or pass through. A key aspect of this is understanding what clients actually require and then making it happen.

Kevin is comfortable conveying ideas through hand sketches but equally capable with the major software packages, with a keen interest in photography and digital manipulation.

Jo Kelly

Architect

Jo Kelly

As a design architect specialising in conservation, Jo works in some of the most sensitive historic environments.  She assists clients in securing funding, best-practice conservative repair, well-considered interventions and strategic heritage management, seeking to unlock potential and deliver projects with a sustainable future.

Trained in Fine Art and Design in Stockholm and at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, in 2011 she was awarded the prestigious Lethaby Scholarship with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). Before joining us in 2017, Jo worked with award-winning architectural practices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Cambridge on some of the UK’s most sensitive historic sites ranging from cathedrals to cottages to castles.

Guided by her inquisitive nature, Jo’s skills lie in balancing the client needs with the opportunities and constraints of the existing building and translating these into elegant and creative architecture solutions.

Zizy Kiss

Architectural Assistant

Zizy Kiss

Zizi has an interest in clever buildings and cities that focus on creating interventions that have an impact on entire cities. She joined Nash in September 2017 to broaden her knowledge, after studying at the Welsh School of Architecture.

Zizi also enjoys art and writing and is eager to learn new things. She plans to return to the Welsh School of Architecture for her Masters degree.

Justin Maelzer

Graphic Designer and Presentation Manager

Justin Maelzer

Justin joined us in 2013 and looks after all our graphic design and presentation needs. He supports the business by creating visual displays for public consultations and design work for bids and tenders and designs our sales and marketing collateral. He also leads training for design software and maintains brand consistency throughout the practice.

Justin migrated to a full-time design role in 2010, having achieved a degree in Marine and Freshwater Biology from Queen Mary, University of London. He was a Graphic Designer and Technical Illustrator at Buro Happold where he concentrated on project-related design and internal communications.

Julie Watson

PA to Robert Locke and Admin Manager

Julie Watson

Julie coordinates and manages the administrative team for both our offices in Bath and Bristol. She also provides a full PA service to the Partner, assisting him with the general running of the business.

Julie joined us in 2003 with over 25 years’ administrative management experience in the construction industry.  She also supports with company administration duties as part of our wider business operations.

Jon Cheek

Associate Architect

Jon Cheek

With an architectural career spanning 30 years, Jon leads a team that take projects all the way through from feasibility to completion on site, with an emphasis on the construction phase. He has a particular interest in the construction phases of projects and enjoys drilling into the fine detail that can make the difference between a good design and a great design.

Jon takes responsibility for quality control and oversees the protocols and audits that are carried out to ensure a professional level of information is issued from the office. He also carries out the role of Principal Designer under the CDM 2015 regulations.

Having studied Architecture at the University of Portsmouth from 1991 to 1998, Jon joined us in April 2005 and qualified in September 2009. He brings a wealth of experience in running projects, from taking the client brief to conclusion of the construction phase on site.

Joseph Hunt

Financial Manager

Joseph Hunt

Joe joined us in 2012 and has sole responsibility for the Finance function of the practice. He manages all day-to-day financial functions, internal management reporting and forecasting essential to the business.

Joe graduated from UWE (Bristol) with a degree in English Literature in 2001. Counter-intuitively, Joe was then sponsored by a large construction company in West London to study accountancy at Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College. He achieved AAT full membership (MAAT) in 2009. Joe then completed his Chartered Institute of Management accounting exams in 2016 (CIMA Adv Dip MA). He is currently working towards becoming a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

Catherine Armstrong

Business Development Manager

Catherine Armstrong

Catherine works closely with Partners and Directors to gather market intelligence on the latest built environment trends, to support business development plans for each sector. In her role as Business Development Manager, she also coordinates and manages our public tender submissions, making sure that we put forward the best team for each project. She also assists with urban geographic research and analysis for various projects.

Catherine joined Nash after working for a mainstream housebuilder for two years, where she learned the ins and outs of residential developments. Prior to this, she studied Geography and Spanish at St. Andrews’ University, where she developed an interest in understanding the UK housing market and its impact on daily living.

John Everett

Bristol Studio Design Director

John Everett

John joined Nash Partnership in March 2010 as a Senior Architect and moved across to the new Bristol office in June 2015 as an Associate. He has been a key member of the team focused on growing the range and scale of projects in Bristol.

Before joining us, John worked at London-based Alan Camp Architects where he worked on a variety of residential (private and affordable) led projects plus mixed-use schemes range from £1m to £25m in value. This includes the construction delivery of a £20m 14 storey residential tower development in Plumstead.

John studied at Portsmouth University and obtained his qualified architect status from Kingston University in 2007.

Giulio Tonelli

Architect

Giulio Tonelli

Giulio’s approach to new projects is focused on first understanding a site’s environmental, social and economic context and using this to design a sustainable place, appropriate for the people using it. He joined us in 2016, having previously worked at architectural practice T Studio in Rome where he managed a small team of architects to deliver a range of mixed use, commercial, educational and religious developments.

Throughout his professional career, Giulio has taken part in a number of international design and landscaping competitions, one of which involved the redevelopment of public space in Subiaco, an Italian village to the east of Rome.  He is creative with an interest in visual communication and graphic design. He has extensive knowledge of 3D modelling, particularly using REVIT and uses his 3D skills to develop high quality visuals for projects across the practice.

Gioconda Beekman

Practice Profile Manager (Interim)

Gioconda Beekman

Gioconda – known as G – looks after all our internal and external marketing and communications needs. She is a firm believer in a “strategy first” approach designed to help companies build better relationships with the people that matter to them.

G has built a strong reputation as a trusted consultant.  Over the past 15 years, she has worked with a variety of organisations – from challenger brands to established global corporations – and successfully delivered integrated marketing communications programmes.

Edward Nash

Senior Partner

Edward Nash

Edward Nash founded Nash Partnership in 1988 with a focus on projects involving historic buildings and sites that acknowledge heritage sensitivities. He has steered the gradual expansion of the skills of the practice to create a multi-disciplinary team with an unusually diverse understanding of how change happens in all aspects of the built environment.

Now supported by the practice partners, directors, business and professional operations personnel, Edward is responsible for delivering and presenting our evolving skillset to a wide diversity of client sectors and takes overall responsibility for meeting practice-wide business plan objectives.

Edward was born in one of the cotton mill towns of Lancashire. He studied architecture at the Royal West of England Academy School of Architecture securing his BA and Diplomas there. He is on the RIBA’s Conservation Architects’ register and the Architects Accredited in Building Conversation Register (AABC).

Edward’s professional interests are focused on understanding and influencing the quality of processes through which built environment change happens. He is interested in how built environment professionals of all kinds deepen their skill and effectiveness through working together around sensitive, positive placemaking.

Edward’s most successful projects have involved large regenerative change on historic brownfield sites such as Kingston Mills in Bradford on Avon. Such locations in towns, often working over decades the practice has delivered notable, accumulative positive change, particularly in Cheltenham, Bath and Bristol.

Chris Beale

Architect

Chris Beale

Chris’ interest in architecture stems from a fascination in the visible and intangible history within which we live. He believes that designing buildings is about creating a personal experience – a journey for the user – and create places that have meaning and tell a story now and in the future. He is also interested in the effect that architecture can have on the senses, whether this be through the effect of light and shadow, a careful use of materials and tectonics, or the relationship of body and nature.

Chris qualified as an Architect in 2013 after approximately 5 years of experience working across a variety of sectors and a range of projects in scale. His Design Thesis: Landscript, completed at Newcastle University, was published to the RIBA website and nominated for the student President’s Medal 2010 and the Hadrian’s Awards 2010.

Prior to that Chris worked in the construction industry for over 13 years and has experience working in the UK as well as Australia in residential (private and volume), student residential, university facilities, conservation and community buildings.

Clare Blackwell

Finance Administrator

Clare Blackwell

Clare supports our Financial Manager and looks after the administration and processing of our invoicing and payments, as well as producing reports. She joined us six years ago with experience in financial administration and holds an AAT qualification (The Association of Accounting Technicians).

Ciaran Andrews

Architect

Ciaran Andrews

Ciaran embarked on his career as an architect in 2000. Having studied in Portsmouth and the Glasgow School of Art, he returned to Ireland to form part of a small, competition winning team. He has worked on a variety of projects ranging from multi-million pound, city-centre flagship schemes to listed buildings, churches, schools, and on small unique projects.

Working in London for several years gave Ciaran the opportunity to hone his project management and interior detailing skills, whilst working on projects in various locations, including Bristol.

Prior to pursuing his career as an architect, Ciaran completed a degree in fine art in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and explored a variety of occupations including painting back drops for photo shoots, working in a commercial silk screen printing studio and in a pottery and as a landscape gardener.

Chris Hall

Architect

Chris Hall

Chris joined Nash Partnership in April 2017 as a qualified Architect.  He is driven by an ambition to open up the processes behind the conception and delivery of building projects, partly by increasing the involvement of the public and students of the built environment. The movements of sustainability, well-being and mindfulness are a growing influence on Chris and he is interested as to he can affect their realisation on the projects he is involved with.

Chris studied at Plymouth University, achieving a 2.1 Degree with Honours, before completing a Masters, gained with Distinction, at Strathclyde University in Glasgow.  His professional Post-Graduate Certificate was obtained at Bath in 2015.

Upon graduating Chris established his own practice, Roots Design Workshop, which provided architectural services for isolated communities in the highlands & islands of Scotland.  Concurrently, Chris conceived, developed and managed the design & build summer school, Tog Studio, which helped community groups deliver small scale projects through short residencies.

During his time in Scotland, Chris worked closely with a number of organisations (Napier Wood School, SUST, Trada, Russwood) that have instilled a lasting interest in sustainable timber design and pre-fabricated construction.

Jonathan Gomes

Architectural Assistant

Jonathan Gomes

Jonathan joined us in 2016 as a Part I Architectural Assistant, after graduating from the University of the West of England with an honours degree in Architecture and Planning.

He has a particular interest in the development of atmosphere in a space and explored this in his final year project – ‘Transparent Process’ – where he designed a transparent automotive factory around a Grade II listed building.

Bruce Clark

Associate

Bruce Clark

Bruce leads our Conservation Team having joined Nash Partnership with a background in Listed Buildings and public sector projects. He is an advocate of learning from the millennia’s worth of building experience that history provides. This is reflected in his work with re-using historic buildings and developing new uses for existing structures and helps resolve clients’ expectations with conservation legislation.

Bruce has worked for both private practice and Local Authority. His experience includes large scale commercial and leisure developments, retail fit-out, schools, churches, police stations, community centres, as well as private housing and community and museum projects that have had Lottery and WRAP funding. He is well versed in resolving various conflicts between the brief, site and legislation with financial reality.

Bruce guides the practices development and understanding of sustainable issues, looking beyond the immediate thermal and financial impacts into how buildings work with communities and their setting. His experience over 30 years means that he understands the issues that arise from combining modern building techniques with old buildings. He is a strong advocate of understanding and using a buildings inherent passive qualities over relying on technocratic solutions.

Ben Griffiths

Architectural Assistant

Ben Griffiths

Ben studied architecture and planning at the University of the West of England. He has an interest in ecological design and regenerative architecture, which led to his dissertation about evolutionary aesthetics and its role within Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti scheme.

Before joining us in our Bristol studio, Ben worked in London on the recent Tate Modern Extension and has experience with Bristol-based community-driven projects and workshops.

Barbara Cariss

HR Manager

Barbara Cariss

As HR Manager, Barbara looks after our people, taking responsible for all general staff matters – including new staff induction programmes, ongoing personal development and appraisal coordination and the organisation of internal company meetings and away days. She also supports our recruitment needs.

Barbara joined us with extensive administration experienced gained across a number of different organisations including the Police; London Media company, where she helped set up a new channel in China and spent 15 years with Yorkshire Television. She started the same day that Emmerdale Farm began (now known as Emmerdale).

Alice Nunn

Planner

Alice Nunn

Alice is a planner based in our Bristol office. She is at the coalface of many projects and steers a wide range of applications through the planning process including planning, listed building, prior approval and condition discharge submissions.

Her experience reflects the broad range of projects we undertake, including sensitive heritage restoration, greenfield, bespoke housing, commercial, retail, leisure and business premises projects. She is also involved in a range of householder and rural planning work and has experience submitting representations for sites through the Local Plan process.

Alice plays a leading role in public consultation on many of our projects, helping devise an appropriate strategy, manage the process and deliver successful outcomes. She has also handled planning appeals, and been involved in a public inquiry for 400 new homes in Newmarket.

Alexis Andreou

Architect

Alexis Andreou

Alexis is a qualified architect and has been with us since 2007. He completed his professional accreditation in 2009 whilst working for the practice.

Prior to his time at Nash Partnership, Alexis has spent periods between study at Bath University, working for BPTW partnership in Greenwich and as a conservator, working with a team on St Paul’s church on Portland Square in Bristol. This direct connection with the build and restoration process has refined his understanding of materials and process of restoration in historic buildings. He has also spent time studying in Graz, Austria and enjoys attempting to revive his German language skills.

Alexis is keen to explore how the process of design and building can be inclusive and what sustainable design in architecture really means. He is interested in the economy of construction, of materials and allowing less to do more; removing unnecessary complication from the build process by properly refining detailing at the correct stage in a project and allowing it to drive and reflect overall project design.

Adam De-Long

Architectural Assistant

Adam De-Long

Adam joined us as a Part I Architectural Assistant in 2016, after he graduated from UWE with a degree in Architecture and Planning. During his studies, he developed in interest in high tech architecture and the Avant Garde architecture of the 1960s and ‘70s.

His interest in Archigram, notably their visionary sci-fi-pop culture ‘paper architecture’, inspired Adam to write his dissertation on Archigram’s influences on the Pompidou Centre in Paris. He also developed his own hand drawings in their style.

Adam’s role at Nash Partnership involves developing drawings and BIM models across various stages to communicate and collaborate information with all parties involved in a project.