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Alan Sankey - Director (Click for more)

Alan has been a partner / director of the practice since 2000 and is primarily involved with the management and development of the business.

He has extensive experience across the various architectural sectors and is widely experienced in the design of healthcare and community buildings. Having over 20 years experience in healthcare sector, Alan has been the author of several schemes that have been published in medical journals and has had projects exhibited at the British Medical Association. Similarly a number of projects have also won Civic Trust and RIBA Design Awards.

Alan has lectured and tutored at De Montfort University School of Architecture and has conducted seminars with GP groups and NHS Trusts regarding alternative procurement paths for primary care and the respective role of the Architect.

Other experiences include the design and procurement of large-scale leisure/exhibition facilities, master planning and commercial/office projects, along with new build residential and conversion projects for private and public sector clients.

Alan has a keen interest in sustainable design and spent time studying European Passive Solar Design and exploring Passive Cooling in the Tropics whilst studying for a period at the University of Singapore. He has written papers on both subjects.

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Chris Woods - Director (Click for more)

With over fifteen years experience Chris has worked in a variety of development sectors, including residential, commercial, healthcare, retail, conservation and master planning, servicing projects across the country.Since joining brp architects in 2008 Chris's architectural focus has been primarily within the residential sector, demonstrating broad experience in both general-purpose housing as well as specialist residential projects; particularly the delivery of Extra Care, sheltered housing and dementia care schemes.

Working with both private and social housing developers, Chris exercises a strong familiarity with the specific requirements of both Registered Social Landlord and Local Authorities in relation to the design / planning process, commercial viability, funding arrangements and contract procurement.

In addition to being a qualified Architect with a combined degree in Architecture and Town and Country Planning, Chris also has a detailed working knowledge of the BREEAM assessment criteria, and was a former Code for Sustainable Homes Assessor prior to its withdrawal by Central Government.

Outside of the office Chris is an enthusiastic golfer (although the scorecards fail to reflect this!) and has a passion for Non-League football, following the ups and downs of his local side Quorn FC. Unfortunately the frequency of partaking in both pastimes have reduced since the arrival of his daughter Nancy, but he is doing everything he can to encourage her interests in these to provide legitimate ‘excuses’ to re-start them again further down the line under the guise of ‘family’ time!

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James Garner - Associate (Click for more)

With over 15 years experience in the construction industry, and since receiving his BSc(Hons) in Architectural Design, Technology & Production, has worked in a variety of sectors including residential, leisure, Extra Care and education.

Since joining brp architects in 2011, and promotion to Associate in 2016, James' focus has primarily been in the residential sector, working with both private developers and affordable housing providers, delivering schemes for both general and specialist needs end users.

James’ most recent projects include the design and ongoing technical management of two Extra Care facilities with associated housing, and the design and delivery of an affordable housing development on a rural exception site.

In 2014, this well-rounded experience enabled James to attain chartered status with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, making him the practices first Chartered Technologist.

Putting his organisational skills to good use, James has recently been tasked with the long term and ongoing management of the offices QA procedures.

Outside of the office, James enjoys spending time with his young family, watching and playing most sports including football and golf and playing the guitar.

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Lee Hankins - BIM Manager(Click for more)

Lee first joined brp architects (then Bundey & Rodgers) as a fresh-faced teenager and now has 18 years experience in architectural practice. He has achieved BA(Hons) and BArch degrees and his Post Graduate Certificate in Architecture through De Montfort University and Nottingham University completing his Architectural education fulfilling his ambition to become a fully qualified and registered Architect.

Lee has experience in a wide range of sectors, including commercial, heritage, renovation, education, one-off bespoke housing, lottery-funded community projects and a specialism in healthcare.

Lee is our highly competent BIM Manager. He is heavily involved in the development and maintenance of the IT systems within the office, and bears the brunt of endless queries from many frustrated CAD users. Lee has also become a beta tester for our CAD software package, Graphisoft ARCHICAD for which he has now won the Beta Tester of the Year award in 2015 and 2016.

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Daniel Bent (Click for more)

Daniel has over ten years experience working as an Architectural Technician and has worked for Chartered Architects for most of this time. In addition to having a technical background Daniel is particularly experienced in residential design and has realised a number of residential housing schemes ranging from small one-off houses and multi home development schemes to a number of large scale country houses with floor areas up to 13,000 sq ftand with individual construction values of up to £3 million.

Daniel graduated with a BSc(Hons) degree from DeMontfort University in 2006 and is presently an Associate member of CIAT.

Having spent a number of years working in Rutland — a predominant stone area, Daniel has experience working with natural stone and has developed a keen interest in designing with this and other natural materials using traditional construction methods. In addition Daniel also enjoys working on conservation projects having overseen a number of barn conversions and works to Listed buildings.

Daniel joined brp architects in 2013 to provide additional depth and expand the luxury residential team.

Outside of the office Daniel is a keen musician playing the drum kit and guitar to a high standard, regularly performing in Leicester based band 'Charlie and the Martyrs', who have enjoyed some reasonable success with the band over the last three years.

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Jonathan Arksey (Click for more)

Jonathan studied Architectural Technology at Sheffield Hallam University achieving a BSc(Hons) degree, and subsequently continued his education to achieve an MSc in Technical Architecture. Both courses had an emphasis on environmental design which has led Jonathan to have a keen interest in sustainable Architecture and eco-design.

Jonathan has over eight years experience in a range of projects from healthcare and residential schemes, through to high-end retail brands. Previously he has been involved in award-winning national and international retail stores, covering designs from conception through to site completion. Jonathan joined brp architects to enhance and support the on-going projects within the luxury housing and extra care sectors.

In the coming years Jonathan looks to progress towards his Chartered status within CIAT and further progress his knowledge and understanding of sustainable building technologies.

In his free time, Jonathan enjoys bouldering and playing badminton with friends, as well as an occasional adrenaline boost such as skydiving or bungee jumping. During the winter months, Jonathan loves snowboarding particularly when it involves carving down the French Alps.

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Andrea Obremski (Click for more)

Andrea has over five years’ experience in the Construction Industry, working on projects in a variety of sectors including Residential, Educational and Civic.

Currently, Andrea is working predominately on the practice’s healthcare schemes. Following her degree in Architectural Technology from Sheffield Hallam University she is looking to pursue Chartered Membership of CIAT.

Outside the office, Andrea has many hobbies ranging from crocheting, baking and playing guitar, through to more lively activities such as badminton and snowboarding. She is currently looking forward to restoring and learning to play her newly acquired piano.

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Richard Woolford (Click for more)

Richard completed his BA(hons) in Architecture at Oxford Brookes University in 2009 and gained a Diploma in Architecture in 2012. Following on from this he successfully completed his ARB/RIBA part III professional qualification at the University of Nottingham in 2014.

During his time working in the construction industry, Richard has been involved in projects within the, residential, commercial, education and utilities sectors seeing projects from inception through to completion.

Since working for brp architects, Richard’s main focus has been in the residential sector, in particular working with local Housing Associations and Charities.

Prior to deciding to study architecture, Richard gained experience as a site based Project Manager and Mechanical and Electrical surveyor for a multi-national company, testing and consolidating his organisational skills.

Richard has a keen interest in conservation, in particular residential conservation and is working towards becoming a registered conservation architect. In his spare time he enjoys swimming, playing badminton, and has a keen interest in cars.

Richard also has a passion for photography which often involves climbing to the highest point wherever he goes!

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Jennifer Oxley (Click for more)

After studying Architecture at De Montfort University, where she graduated with a BA(hons) and subsequently a BArch, with an emphasis on City Design and the Analysis of Accurate Quantification of Place and Space respectively. Jennifer has recently enjoyed the successful completion of her RIBA Part 3 Qualification and has since become a full member of both the RIBA and ARB.

Jennifer has a passion for conservation and restorative architecture and is also a member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, through which she has developed a keen interest in traditional building techniques.

Jennifer has 5 years of experience in architectural practice, working both within the residential sector with a strong focus on providing social housing from conceptual design through to completion, as well as within the healthcare sector in which she has been critically involved in developing extension schemes for GP surgeries which integrate with the current medical practice and their patients.

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Michael Walkling (Click for more)

Michael has been with the practice since August 2002 after succeeding in his ICT and Design & Technology studies.  He has developed from an assistant's role into graphical and cartographic production. His work is partly concentrated around designing and implementing the practices marketing strategy, but alongside this he has been heavily involved in a number of envelope improvement and affordable housing schemes.

Michael has been pivotal in steering the practice through the complex world of digital marketing where his graphical presentation skills are put to good use. Together with web design Michael has initiated and maintains a blog for brp architects as well as various social networking outlets, produces marketing tools and documents. He is key to the practices imagery exposure though architectural photography, and has been fundamental to standardising the companies corporate branding all contributing to expanding the practices' exposure.

Michael has a range of hobbies and interests namely playing league pool, snooker and playing bass guitar.

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Mandy Rogers (Click for more)

Having joined brp architects in 2005 initially as an Administration Assistant, Mandy has now progressed to Accounts Manager. Prior to joining brp, Mandy held various Admin/Secretarial positions from being PA to a Race Horse Trainer in Scotland, to Offshore Yacht Company and Trust Administration in the Channel Islands, naming just a few.

Following the birth of her son, Mandy embarked upon a course of part-time further education to update her skills and gain further qualifications that included book-keeping and general accounts preparation in order to expand her scope in the 'office environment'.

Being a country living girl, the outdoor life and horses have played a major part in her recreational activities having competed at all levels. She also enjoys running, walking her dog and reading.

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Nadine Green (Click for more)

Nadine is our longest serving member of staff having joined the practice way back in 1986 as receptionist and PA to John Bundey. She currently holds the post of Admin Manager, ensuring the smooth running of the practice's non-project-based, behind the scenes administration and support, and is more often than not the bubbly voice that greets callers on the end of the telephone.

Nadine is our in-house human database and has a knack for being able to recall all sorts of information from historic projects, and knows where to find just about everything.

After completing a Business Studies Diploma and before taking up her first post with what was then Bundey & Rodgers, Nadine worked in insurance claims for a major road haulier and was also a probate secretary for a firm of Solicitors.

Away from the office, Nadine enjoys cooking and is a Trustee of the local Guide Headquarters. She also enjoys gardening, though prefers to relax with a glass of wine whilst watching others get to grips with the spades, forks and flowerpots.

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