Ellis Williams Architects

The Farnley Academy

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 project includes both remodelling and new build elements for the integrated Secondary and SEN School as part of the Leeds BSF Project.

The campus includes a specialist High Care Partnership catering for 30 full time students with ages ranging from 11-19. The challenge at Farnley Academy was to create an inclusive environment within a mainstream framework as part of the schools redevelopment in conjunction with Leeds City Council and Pathways. 

The objective was to offer education for young people with a range of learning difficulties within a High Care Partnership without being disengaged from the overall school functions and facilities by offering  the same opportunities for the  learning experience equal to those able students.  

The needs of groups of students who are either blind, deaf, autistic (ASD) have behavioural difficulties or are physically or mentally less able required understanding from first principles. Each group often requires a completely different environment in which to flourish. If the design fails to understand these specific requirements the implications can be damaging. The individuality of each SEN school makes comparisons of designs challenging and suitably specific design precedents difficult to find. 

 

 

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Julian Baker

Managing DirectorJulian Baker

As Managing Director, Julian is responsible for setting and implementing the Practice’s strategy and vision.

Working across all 4 of EWA’s offices, Julian is responsible for the performance and management of the Practice.

He is passionate about teamwork whilst recognising and promoting the importance of the individual in contributing to the design process.  The Practice ethos is founded on this principle which seeks to engage, explore and enthuse all involved in the art of creating stunning buildings.

Julian has extensive experience in commercial, leisure and education sectors and has been responsible for numerous award-winning projects in recent years.  These include the Tower House at Lymm and the new campus for Newcastle under Lyme College. 

Julian has a particular interest in cinema design having worked in this specialist sector for over 20 years and for most of the main cinema operators during this period. This includes work for Odeon where he is currently employed as one of their key designers and for whom he has recently completed their flagship scheme in Milton Keynes.

Julian sits on a number of design Panels and has been a member of the RIBA Awards Jury in recent years.

 

 

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Julian Baker's selected projects

De Montfort University

EllisWilliams have been commissioned by De Montfort University to design and deliver a number of flagship projects for their city campus

Lymm Water Tower

Lymm Water Tower is the award winning renovation of a once derelict Grade II listed water tower into a luxurious contemporary family home.

Newcastle-under-Lyme College

The new vocational campus for Newcastle-under-Lyme College includes separate construction and engineering centre and sports fa

Odeon Cinema, Milton Keynes

EWA carried out a full fit-out of the state of the art cinema for ODEON at Milton Keynes Stadium.

Walkergate, Durham

The Walkergate mixed use commercial site lies immediately adjacent to the historic centre of Durham.

Mike Giblin

AssociateMike Giblin

Joined EWA in: 2001

Qualifications: BA Arch. BArch ARB 

Michael studied and graduated from the Liverpool University School of Architecture gaining a First Class within his BAHons degree and completing his BArch and RIBA Professional Diploma in 1997.

He has brought to the practice a diverse and extensive range of projects experience, having worked within the public and private sectors on numerous award winning projects which have been RIBA and Civic Trust awards and commendations.

He has proven design competition success and is best described as a full all-rounder. His project experience includes education, commercial, leisure, urban regeneration, urban residential ,refurbishment to Grade 1 and 2 listed buildings.

He has a pragmatic approach to project delivery from concept to completion with effective Contract Management within the JCT Suite of Contracts 

 

 

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Mike Giblin's selected projects

Darlington College

The brief called for an architectural solution to redefine the perception of the college's identity by providing a new signature campus to

Longley Park Sixth Form College

The Client’s Brief called for the creation of a new college building for the 900 Longley Park students (16-19) with aims to raise partici

Newcastle-under-Lyme College

The new vocational campus for Newcastle-under-Lyme College includes separate construction and engineering centre and sports fa

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Directors, authorised to represent EllisWilliams Architects:
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Julian Baker, Architect, arb no. 055663G
Tim Brown, Architect, arb no. 059679E
Alan Cain, Architect, arb no. 044489H
Paul Duenas, Architect, arb no. 048653A
Mark Evans, Architect, arb no. 060846G
Simon Ford, Architect, arb no. 061863B
Robert Freeman, Architect, arb no. 065216D
Dominic Williams, Architect, arb no. 059489J

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All directors are registered with the Architects Registration
Board of UK (arb) and charted architects (RIBA)

for applicable professional rules contact www.arb.org.uk

Ellis Williams Architects Limited
VAT No: 151 7850 63

Registered under the Companies Act 1985 as
Ellis Williams Architects Limited; Company No. 3818904 in the Registrar of Companies
for England and Wales.
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