We have a passion for creating
great buildings and spaces that
people enjoy using. Our approach
is collaborative, enthusiastic and
consistent - design individuality
that is achieved by an ability to
listen and reflect client need
Unsere Passion ist das Entwerfen von Gebäuden und Räumen, in denen sich Menschen wohlfühlen. Unsere Haltung ist gemeinschaftlich, enthusiastisch und anspruchsvoll. Unsere Ergebnisse sind getragen von der Fähigkeit des Zuhörens und der Umsetzung der Anforderungen und Wünsche des Bauherrn.
The new £4.8m Barrow Hall College Sixth Form Centre is located at Great Sankey High School, Warrington.
The multi-functional building incorporates a variety of teaching facilities over three storeys for over 400 students, including a multi format learning resource centre, café and refectory facilities, a performance lecture theatre and drama space, media suites, art studio and general and specialist teaching classrooms spread across the three main floors.
A central, fully glazed atrium vertical circulation space connects all levels and provides an additional social area at ground level which opens out onto the new external entrance plaza.
The site location considers both the independence and identity of the new sixth form centre, balanced with a welcoming relationship to the existing school campus. The setting benefits from spectacular views across the playing fields, in particular the art studio on the top floor with its full height glazing.
Joined EWA in: 1982
Qualifications: DipArch ARB
Chris has been a qualified architect since 1978 and joined the practice in 1982. His initial career concentrated on commercial clients and educational projects in both the primary and secondary sectors. He was promoted to associate in 1989 and has worked in all parts of the country and also on projects in Germany via our Berlin office.
Experience on a variety of large and small complex projects for public and private clients and in both the commercial and non-commercial sectors has proved to be invaluable particularly on mixed use schemes such as Walkergate Durham. Recent projects include Liverpool Community Learner Centre and Barrow Hall Sixth Form College.
Joined EllisWilliams in: 1994
Qualifications: BArch (Hons) DipArch (Dis) RIBA, ARB
Dominic has designed projects such as the Welsh National Sailing Centre and Events Centre, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Q3 Design Academy and a 50,000sqm mixed use project in Georgia for Rezid holdings. He worked previously at SOM on commercial and master-planning schemes in Berlin and Amsterdam.
Dominic has over 23 years chartered experience and his sector range also includes arts, leisure, education and historic buildings. His projects often involve the need for intense public consultation often with cross over between public and private use. He has a long held interest in cultural spaces and recent work in that field includes Warwick University arts centre, Chester Renew and the Mostyn gallery which acheived both RIBA and Civic Trust awards. Dominic is currently working with Hounslow Council on their new Civic Centre and also completing a new EFA University Technical College in Warrington.
He has lectured throughout the UK, has been an external examiner at several universities, is a RIBA Client Design Advisor and has acted as a judge for the RIBA Awards Panel. He was awarded the gold medal for architecture Wales and he has also contributed work to numerous publications including the recent Taschen' Architecture Museums Now!' publication.
Joined EWA in: 2006
Qualifications: BA (Hons) BArch ARB
Since qualifying from the University Of Liverpool School Of Architecture in 1997, Mark has worked with practices in York, Liverpool, London and Bern, Switzerland, before joining EllisWilliams Architects in 2006
His experience has been in arts, education, residential and leisure projects, most successfully shown to date at Mostyn Gallery, which received much recognition including an RIBA Award & the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Gold Medal for Architecture.
Mark works well with clients and contractors and enjoys the role of leading design teams. He has gained experience in successfully leading projects with remote design teams working in Berlin and Cape Town, South Africa, as well as the UK, overseeing works in detail on site to achieve high quality buildings.
Originally trained as an architectural technician, Mark has developed a keen eye for finished detail, now with a particular interest in arts projects, where he has successfully worked collaboratively with the artists Jacqui Poncelet & Lois Williams.
Mark is most recently focused on the Welsh National Sailing Academy & Events Centre.
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