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Five new appointments for ArchiPhonic

Liverpool-based architectural design practice, ArchiPhonic, has appointed five new members to its team, expanding its employee base from six to 11 full-time staff.

The firm has welcomed Hannah Faulkner as architectural assistant, three new architects, Eve Greenall, Harriet Powell-Hall and Tom Gregory, and business development manager, Luke Rumney, to support its existing team and expanding client base.

The expansion comes following an influx of new appointments and increased demand from current clients, with ArchiPhonic having been instructed on 90 new projects - a 30 per cent increase on new instructions in 2019 - despite a challenging year in 2020.

Architectural assistant, Hannah Faulker, joined the team during the first national lockdown and is a specialist in residential and urban design. A LJMU Liverpool Architecture Society prize winner, Hannah was also selected as a postgraduate nominee to represent the university for the Architect’s Journal Student Prize 2020.

Commercial client acquisition specialist, Luke Rumney, has experience working with blue chip clients such as The Peel Group, Bruntwood and Morgan Sindall and also as a construction site manager. He brings to the team extensive knowledge of the manufacturing, property and construction sectors and a personal approach to business development which will facilitate continued growth and enhance relationship-building with prospective and existing clients.

Eve Greenall joins the team from a North West practice focused on Public Sector education projects. A specialist in interior design, CGI image creation and technical detailing, architect Eve also has significant experience in the residential sector, having worked on a range of projects from extensions in conservation areas delivered for private clients, to multi-million pound residential schemes.

Newly-qualified architect Harriet Powell-Hall specialises in concept design, feasibility studies and masterplanning, and has a passion for interior design and sustainability. She joins ArchiPhonic from a practice specialising in healthcare, housing and transport, as well as having worked on residential, heritage and educational projects.

Rounding off the raft of appointments is architect Tom Gregory, who brings significant expertise in delivering large-scale commercial projects. His experience spans the hospitality, leisure and residential sector and he also has a number of high-profile hotel and student accommodation projects to his name.

Speaking of the team expansion, ArchiPhonic co-director Adam Mokhtar said: “There is no doubt that last year was a challenging one, for our business and the sector as a whole. However, as a team we approached working through the pandemic with an attitude of positivity in the face of adversity, which has worked out very well.

“We have been fortunate to experience growth over the past 12 months and be in a position to expand our team so significantly. Hannah, Eve, Tom, Harriet and Luke have a wealth of skills and experience that will be essential to our plans for 2021 and beyond.

“Recruiting for such vital roles and bedding in a new team while under national restrictions has been a challenge in itself, but the whole team - new and existing members - have responded brilliantly.”

Co-director, David Banister, added: “We are starting the year in this privileged position thanks to the hard work, commitment and flexibility of our team and the vision and positive attitudes of the clients who have instructed us on new projects. We would like to thank all of them for their hard work, support and belief in us.

“We are pleased to be starting 2021 with an exceptionally strong team in place and a host of significant and exciting projects in the pipeline.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Nikki Girvan .

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