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 Sutton Academy is a new project to remodel and extend the existing secondary school (11-18 age group) which serves the community in the south central area of St Helens. The school has 1340 pupils currently on role with 140 of these being in the sixth form.
The academy needs to expand and improve their existing facilities to provide for the educational and social needs of the children in this part of St. Helens. The proposals builds on and improves the facilities for the school and the wider community and includes a new entrance providing a focal point for the academy improving general accessibility. The internal refurbishments include defined sixth form,Year 7 and SEN bases, dining and catering offer and experience. Internal refurbishment of classrooms, ICT and services and improvements to external works to create secure external dining and teaching areas.
Joined EWA in: 2001
Qualifications: Dip.Arch. BA (Hons) ARB
Hugh has been practicing as an architect since finishing university in 1995. He joined EllisWilliams Architects in 2001, having moved from Ireland where he worked for a number of smaller practices mostly specialising in residential design. It was in Ireland that he became interested in design for education and chose to move to EWA to develop his expertise in this sector further. He was promoted to associate in 2007.
Hugh first trained as an architectural technician leading to a keen interest into how to express building components within the design process to ensure seamless quality on site. He works well with client and the contractor and enjoys the role of leading design teams to successfully deliver well designed buildings.
In addition to education design, Hugh has experience of projects in mixed use leisure developments, cinema and sport design.
More recently his focus on education design has led to key roles on a variety of projects ranging from the smaller Traditional Procurement contracts to large PFI contracts and schools within the BSF (Building Schools of the Future) programme.
Joined EllisWilliams in: 1996
Qualifications: BA(Hons) DipArch ARB RIBA
Initially working mainly within the commercial sector where he quickly developed his passion for contemporary modern design with an innovative, proactive approach to problem solving he relishes the challenge that each individual project brings.
Promoted to the position of associate in 2000 and subsequently to a director in 2007, Mark has developed a wide and ranging portfolio of completed projects including cinemas, theatres, sports facilities, retail and residential developments. Over the last 5 years Mark has worked exclusively in the education sector where he has been able to channel his previously acquired skills in commercial projects to great effect due to an increasing emphasis on community provision and the remodelling and reuse of existing facilities to meet current day educational requirements.
Mark enjoys the dialogue with end users and stakeholders and is experienced in integrating their various requirements to produce functional good quality design. He has won RIBA architecture and Civic Trust awards and has led design competition winning teams for the De Montfort University campus centre building and more recently St Helens college town centre redevelopment.
More recently Mark has played an active role as technical and client design advisor for a number of local authorities, assisting their own in house teams to review their educational estate and inform their strategy for change process from inception to completion through the building schools for the future programme.
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