People

Alastair Carswell

Alastair Carswell

Alastair qualified in 2000 and joined Ferguson Mann Architects in 2005. As a Director, he is responsible for championing the Residential Sector, project leadership and the implementation of project teams.

At Ferguson Mann, Alastair has worked on several significant mixed-use, residential and office developments including Lakeshore in Bristol for Urban Splash and the multi-award winning Millbay Docks regeneration in Plymouth. Before joining Ferguson Mann, Alastair gained experience as a project architect with Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects in London, ranging in scale from single private houses to the award winning £24m residential development at Arundel Square, Islington.

Andrew Kemp

Andrew Kemp

Andrew joined Ferguson Mann Architects in 2005 after studying at the University of Nottingham before qualifying in 2008. Andrew has brought his keen interest in the theory and practice of sustainable design techniques and technologies to the practice.

Andrew has also played a key role in the technical delivery of production information across a range of significant projects and has acted as project architect for the Bristol Old Theatre School extension which provided new reception areas, improved the accessibility and two new rehearsal rooms and was project architect for the planning stages of the Brooks Laundry scheme which produced 105 new homes in St Werburgh’s. Andrew also led the regeneration of Newport Indoor Market, involving repairs and alterations to the Grade II listed Victorian market building.

Cath Layton

Cath Layton

Cath joined Ferguson Mann Architects in October 2018 to oversee the execution of the practice’s marketing strategy, including the preparation and launch of their new website, and to support the practice in its bid and tender work.

Prior to joining the practice, Cath worked in Communications at Publica and at Heatherwick Studio in London where she worked on new websites for both practices and on the publicity of several national and international projects. As well as working at Ferguson Mann, Cath is working towards her Post-graduate Diploma in Historic Conservation from Oxford Brookes University.

Chris Balme

Chris Balme

Chris qualified in 1983 and joined Ferguson Mann Architects in 1986 where he is responsible for conservation leadership and financial management. An architect accredited in building conservation, Chris’ expertise lies in working within the historic environment across the education, cultural, retail, residential and community sectors.

Chris’ work for Ferguson Mann includes the repair, adaptation and extension of some of the most significant historic buildings in the region. Among his awarded projects include two RICS conservation awards for the restoration of the fire damaged Prior Park, Bath. He is committed to finding imaginative and practical solutions that enable historic buildings to fulfil their proper purpose in the present and the future. Christopher is a Europa Nostra Assessor and a member of ASCHB.

Corinne Fitzpatrick

Corinne Fitzpatrick

Corinne joined Ferguson Mann Architects in 2003 having qualified in 1995. At Ferguson Mann she has played a key role within the conservation team, having a sound technical knowledge of practical repair and an informed understanding of conservation principles and how these are applied in practice. Corinne is also committed to exploring how imaginative and sensitive design within the historic context can be used to enhance the heritage setting and stimulate regeneration to provide sustainable futures for historic sites and buildings.

At Ferguson Mann, Corinne has been responsible for a diverse range of projects that include the extension, alteration and repair of significant historic assets including the conservation and development of Grade I listed St James Priory in Bristol, restoration works at the Wilderness in Prior Park Landscape Garden, Bath and conservation repairs to the Grade I Listed Clifton Suspension Bridge. Prior to joining Ferguson Mann, she worked in London and Somerset, having trained at the Bartlett School of Architecture where she gained professional qualification with a distinction. Corinne is an accredited RIBA Specialist Conservation Architect.

David Caird

David Caird

David qualified in 1983 and joined the practice in 1988. He has held teaching posts at the University of Central England and the University of West of England.

David gained early experience as project architect on two large listed woollen mill conversion projects in Gloucestershire. While with Ferguson Mann Architects, David contributed to many of the practice’s urban design roles and all the key creative re-use projects undertaken by the practice. Many of his projects have achieved recognition through various awards programmes, including the At-Bristol Squares and Spaces, Royal William Yard (Clarence and Brewhouse), Rosemoor Visitor Centre, Lakeshore, Knightstone Island and The Bristol Wing.

David moved into a Consultancy role with the practice in 2019. In this capacity David assists the team with design and graphics, lending his vast knowledge and cross-sector experience on a project-by-project basis.

Frankie Murphy

Frankie Murphy

Frankie joined Ferguson Mann Architects in the Summer of 2017 having graduated from the University of Strathclyde with distinction in 2014.

Frankie’s work at Ferguson Mann Architects has seen him contribute to a variety of the practice’s projects including Brookes Laundry and The Spitfire Hangar in Bristol and the second phase of the Millbay development in Plymouth. Prior to joining the practice Frankie spent two years working on a number of residential, masterplanning and community engagement projects throughout Scotland.

James Crick

James Crick

James joined the practice in 2017 having graduated in 2011 from the Bartlett School of Architecture. James’ interests focus on the re-use of historic buildings and the application of traditional craft within contemporary design.

James is experienced in working on projects involving upgrading and alterations to listed buildings, including planning and technical issues. He is also experience in working with complex client bodies, as well as project management and contract administration. Whilst at Ferguson Mann Architects, James has applied his expertise to the design of the New Long Bridge Wing of the Grade II Barnstaple Museum in North Devon, and to the refurbishment of grade II listed 150 Friar Street in Reading. Prior to joining the pracitice, James worked at Donald Insall Associates in London and Bath. James is an architect accredited in building conservation (AABC).

Matthew Bowen

Matthew Bowen

Matthew qualified in 2001 joining Ferguson Mann in 2004. He manages the content and direction of technical resources within the practice – including research into sustainable technologies and the assessment of alternative construction specifications and techniques.

Matthew’s project focus is within residential projects through detailed design and production phases. Recently he has managed the construction package for Cargo 2 in Millbay for Kier Construction delivering 48 new homes involving timber frame construction for English Cities Fund and Muse Developments and has previously played a key role on other Ferguson Mann Architects projects including Paintworks, Bristol Phase 1 masterplan and Simplyhealth House, Bristol. Prior to joining Ferguson Mann Architects, Matthew worked within the education, healthcare and residential sectors at Percy Thomas Architects/Capita, and O’leary Goss Architects.

Nic Prosser

Nic Prosser

As Practice Manager Nic oversees the day-to-day running of the business and supports the management team by coordinating the HR, Finance, and Marketing functions she has full responsibility for facilities and financial management.

Nic gained her Business degree in Sheffield and joined the practice in 2006.  Along with an interest in architecture and design, Nic’s all round organised, professional, and enthusiastic approach coupled with her previous experience working for several small businesses assist her in this multi faceted and varied role.

Nick Brown

Nick Brown

Nick joined the practice in 2006 following study at Nottingham and Plymouth Universities and gained his Part III qualification in 2009. At Ferguson Mann Architects, Nick leads the development and implementation of BIM software and CAD development as well as often playing a leading role in preparing technical information and delivering projects through construction stage.

Nick has been involved across a range of residential / mixed-use projects as a project architect and made significant contributions to the multi-award winning Lakeshore project for Urban Splash including coordination of technical information across this £40M project, and key roles on site during the construction phases. As Senior Architect, Nick is now leading the delivery of the latest Phase of the project; the Copper Building, creating another 136 apartments. Prior to joining Ferguson Mann Architects, Nick gained experience at RGP Architects and Stride Treglown. Nick has held a role since 2013 as a regular visiting external tutor and critic at the University of Bath School of Architecture.

Nicola Lewis

Nicola Lewis

Nicola joined Ferguson Mann Architects in 2003 having qualified in 1996 at the Welsh School of Architecture. Nicola has been responsible for the practice’s Quality Assurance since FMA gained accreditation in 2015. Nicola’s experience leading on creative re-use projects has established her as a key player in the practice’s heritage team where her particular area of expertise has become creative re-use projects within sensitive and / or historic settings.

Work at Ferguson Mann Architects includes the refurbishment of Overton House, Fair Oak Farm (new build farm house), Denbigh Castle visitor centre and repairs to the Church tower at St Philip & St Jacob, Bristol. Prior to joining Ferguson Mann Architects, Nicola worked for Niall Phillips Architects, leading on projects such as the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

Roger Goodliff

Roger Goodliff

Roger joined the practice in 1998 having initially trained in building management before studying architecture. He specialises in masterplanning, residential and mixed-use schemes and has won many regional and national awards. Roger’s main focus is on regeneration, and his hands-on involvement in projects sees him lead much of the design development at critical stages as well as overseeing and preparing numerous feasibility studies, as well as taking major schemes through to completion on site.

Roger’s extensive masterplanning work includes major schemes in Bristol and South Gloucestershire with more recent mixed-use schemes including the Millbay development, Plymouth, Lakeshore, Bristol and The Paintworks, Bristol. Roger’s previous experience saw him working in London in the mid 1980s for Jeremy Dixon, Edward Jones and others as well as working in his own right.