ArchiPhonic celebrates sixth year in business with new look website and team expansion
Architectural design firm, ArchiPhonic, is celebrating its sixth year in business by expanding its team from three to five and revealing a brand new website.
The company has appointed architectural designer, Allan Yeates and office administrator, Grace Costello to support its expanding client base and influx of new projects. In the past 12 months the independent practice has been instructed on 84 new projects in the residential and commercial sectors and reported a 78% increase in turnover.
Bringing more than a decade’s experience in the industry to the team, including a stint with renowned international practice, Benoy, Allan has worked extensively in the residential sector, as well as in large scale mixed-use projects and commercial design for the food and catering industries.
Speaking of his appointment, Allan said: “ArchiPhonic is very different to other practices. The team is young, ambitious and constantly challenges the usual approach to deliver work that is always different and really enhances lives.
“That is what attracted me to the role and I am looking forward to combining my experience and vision with that of the existing team to elevate its work and help to grow the business even further.”
First class graduate, Grace Costello, joins the team as office administrator, with responsibility for the day-to-day organisation of the team and as first point of contact for clients. Grace studied Modern History and Politics at the University of Liverpool and developed a love of architecture when writing her dissertation on Modernist architecture in Liverpool in a political context.
Grace said: “Joining the ArchiPhonic team is an incredible opportunity for me to embrace a role that I love and work collaboratively alongside a really innovative team in a field that I have always had a deep interest in.” The two join architect, Ioanna Tsakanika and ArchiPhonic directors Adam Mokhtar and Dave Banister, who founded the ambitious young practice in 2012. Its conceptual architectural design work is rooted in principles derived from music and concepts taken from other disciplines, to deliver solutions that improve and enhance lives.
As part of its sixth year celebrations, the company has also revealed a brand new website that was designed by Liverpool-based technology consultancy, Mashbo.
Speaking of the milestone, director and co-founder, Adam said: “The last 12 months has been a really exciting period of development for ArchiPhonic. We’ve seen considerable growth in turnover that has been reflected in profit and an increase in new appointments has meant we have needed to bring some talented new professionals into our team.
“Both Allan and Grace bring valuable skills and new ideas to the practice that will support our ambitious growth plans for the business, as well as sharing our vision and values.
“Grace’s organisational abilities are second-to-none and keep us focused on our core objectives, while also helping to look after our rapidly expanding client base, while Allan’s significant experience and creative thinking will be key to our expansion into new sectors.”
Co-founder and director, Dave, added: “In the six years since we established ArchiPhonic we have seen our sector and the city of Liverpool itself change dramatically, which has made for an exciting journey.
“We have been honoured to work with countless domestic and commercial clients, as well as supporting fantastic local events and organisations such as Pride Liverpool, Threshold Festival, Bickerstock Festival and the GIT Awards.
“Now, with our expanded team, new website and bold growth strategy, we’re looking forward to another busy 12 months, with significant new projects about to begin and exciting work in the pipeline.”