People

Andrew Arnold

Andrew Arnold

Director

Andrew has a real passion for great Architecture and this is borne out in everything he does. An award winning designer, he instils excellence, quality and pride in everything the Practice does

Sean Kember

Sean Kember

Director

Sean is dedicated to his clients and inspires the best from his teams. He has been instrumental in the implementation of BIM within the practice and is constantly striving for improvement

Jo Kember

Jo Kember

Director

Jo is an experienced and enthusiastic team leader with an integrated, holistic approach to design

Tom Gilbert-Rule

Tom Gilbert-Rule

Director

Tom is design led with a passion for high quality schemes based on aesthetic and detail solutions to project challenges

Sue Cooper

Sue Cooper

Business Development Manager

Sue is an organised and efficient business developer and is a driving force behind the Practices focus on business improvement

Andrew Goodwin

Andrew Goodwin

Associate Director

Andrew is an enthusiastic and conscientious architect with a voracity for clean lines and good food

Robin Graham

Robin Graham

Associate Director

Robin is a creative Architect who is passionate about great design. He is a keen proponent of achieving a high quality in the built environment

Neil Whatford

Neil Whatford

Associate Director

Neil has a passion for engaging with stakeholders to create high quality environments that provide a human & personal response to the diverse challenges of delivering care for patients & staff

Karen Parkinson

Karen Parkinson

Accountant

Karen’s accuracy and attention to detail is superb, responsible for managing our company finances she also finds ways of improving profitability and growth

Guy Brookes

Guy Brookes

Associate

Over 15 years' experience in the design of Healthcare Projects across both Mental and Acute sectors. Chartered Architectural Technologist, delivery focussed

Victoria James

Victoria James

Associate

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Adam Richardson

Adam Richardson

Associate

Adam is an experienced Architect across all sectors, in particular health and education. In fact, his education experience goes further than his design knowledge – he’s actually a qualified teacher!

Kevin Hilton

Kevin Hilton

Associate

Kevin is a REVIT whizz, and always meets any deadlines he is given. Very knowledgeable with building regulations and overcomes issues on site with his keen eye for detail

Mark Cowpland

Mark Cowpland

Associate

Mark has been with the practice for a number of years, progressing to Associate in 2007. He heads up an award winning team successfully delivering mental health units across the country

Matthew Wright

Matthew Wright

Associate

Matt is a creative and experienced Architect, involved from concept to completion stages of work. Matt's commitment and supportive approach has seen him build excellent working relationships

Aimie Griffiths

Aimie Griffiths

Associate

Aimie is an Architect who is passionate about engaging with the client and design team to create inspired solutions

Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Associate

Andy brings a range experience from different sectors, including healthcare, education and residential. Thorough and meticulous, Andy is passionate about maintaining high standards for Practice output

Pauline Martin

Pauline Martin

Secretary

Pauline has worked at Gilling Dod Architects for over 20 years on the front desk and is happy to meet you when you arrive. She is the face of our friendly atmosphere and environment

Georgie Fearnhead

Georgie Fearnhead

Senior Interior Designer

Georgie is an award-winning designer, delivering top-quality interiors. Striving towards innovative & forward-thinking interiors, pushing design boundaries. Usually found with her family & animals!

Liz Black

Liz Black

Architect

An experienced Architect with a diverse portfolio. A woman of many hats (and shoes!) committed to high quality design and collaborative working

Bev Waterworth

Bev Waterworth

Architect

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Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw

Architect

Chris is a creative & imaginative Architect, passionate about creating innovative design & producing environments that can impact, benefit & improve the lives of its users both physically & mentally

Claire Stelmachowicz

Claire Stelmachowicz

Architect

Claire has extensive experience working in the healthcare sector, focusing on user friendly designs and building team relationships. A problem solver at heart with a love of art & design

Sharlene McFarlane

Sharlene McFarlane

Architect

Not only a talented Architect & Project Leader, Sharlene is a strong freehand architectural illustrator

James Sneyd

James Sneyd

Architect

A conscientious Architect with a demonstrated history in the healthcare sector, whose passion is in delivering quality and innovation. Don’t be too surprised when he arrives on site on his motorbike!

Jennifer Oxley

Jennifer Oxley

Architect

An enthusiastic problem-solver; Jennifer engages with key stakeholders and the design team to produce high-quality, user-friendly environments

Richard Bush

Richard Bush

Architect

Richard has diverse experience of multi-discipline projects across a range of sectors. His focus towards design integration and coordination has benefitted complex hospital refurbishment projects

Matt Widdowson

Matt Widdowson

Architect

Matt is an imaginative and passionate Architect, driven by the pursuit of creating innovative and environmentally friendly projects to benefit and improve the lives of its users

Lizzy Gardner

Lizzy Gardner

Architect

An experienced job runner in Healthcare & Conservation. Lizzy's commitment & supportive approach builds excellent working relationships. Her passion for dog showing sees her competing nationwide

Katie Wilson

Katie Wilson

Architect

Katie is a conscientious Architect who is passionate about creating designs with meaningful impact that improves people’s lives, both physically and mentally

Nicola Arnold

Nicola Arnold

HR Co-ordinator

A keen eye for detail, Nicola supports Accounts and the Human Resources aspects of the Practice

Geoff Hibbert

Geoff Hibbert

Principal Architectural Technologist

Geoff is a thorough and conscientious Technologist always looking to create comprehensive and practical design packages to aid the project

Allan Stableford

Allan Stableford

Principal Architectural Technologist

Allan is an experienced Architectural Technologist, he is flexible in his attitude and ensures deadlines are met. He has a lot of knowledge with latest building regulations / HTM’s and HBN Standards

Jaclyn Kelly

Jaclyn Kelly

Principal Architectural Technologist

A Chartered Technologist and Mentor for CIAT, Jaclyn is a reliable all-rounder, with Revit and Technical Development, her key passions. A keen globe-trotter and notably; GDA's Principal Team Knitter!

Stephen King

Stephen King

Principal Architectural Technician

Stephen is a thorough and enquiring Technician. Details and construction interfaces are his speciality – he is a valuable asset to any project

Paul Greenwood

Paul Greenwood

BIM Manager

Paul is our in-house BIM Manager, providing a viable and sustained BIM strategy for the practice, together with his role as a Senior Technician

Jennifer Shields

Jennifer Shields

Architectural Technologist

Senior Architectural Technologist specialising in medium and high security mental health hospital design. Jen likes to spend her time outdoors in her campervan with her trail dog, Braco

Kieran Grayken

Kieran Grayken

Architectural Technician

Progressing from Junior Technician, Kieran joined the BIM Development team and created the parametrically flexible furniture library that all co-users benefits from in model production

Phil Whittaker

Phil Whittaker

Architectural Technologist

Self confessed Claude Makélélé equivalent of the architectural world, with 10 years healthcare experience. A proud dad & husband ... an all round thoroughly nice chap!

Nick Barnes

Nick Barnes

Architectural Technician

An accomplished Technician with over 15 years experience, working on a broad variety of projects. A keen fly fisherman in his spare time

Mike Cafferkey

Mike Cafferkey

Architectural Technician

Proficient in Revit family creation, Mike works with excellent attitude & interpersonal skills. In his spare time, he can be found doing his defensive duties on the football pitch

Vondolson Mapp

Vondolson Mapp

Architectural Technologist

Vondolson is a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and enjoys writing good music

James Kerry

James Kerry

Architectural Technologist

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Dilun Patel

Dilun Patel

Architectural Technologist

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Emmanuel Akintayo

Emmanuel Akintayo

Architectural Technologist

Emmanuel is a Technologist with a flair for technical detailing. He also loves to sing with his local church choir

Jonathan Slee

Jonathan Slee

Architectural Technician

Jonathan has over 20 years technical experience with particular interests in structural interfaces and modern methods of construction

Samantha Kos

Samantha Kos

Architectural Visualiser

Sam heads up the 3D visualisation team, she is always reliable and gives 110% on everything she does

Savannah Wright

Savannah Wright

Architectural Visualiser

An accomplished artist with a real talent for design, Sav always keeps a sketchbook close and is a prolific hand-drawer. She is always seeking new ways to expand our creative portfolio

Laura Hamilton

Laura Hamilton

Architectural Visualiser

Laura is a an exceptional Visualiser. She has great appreciation for both traditional and new methods of drawing and has a taste for lively, colourful design

Sean Cahill

Sean Cahill

Architectural Technician

An accomplished Technician with over 20 years experience, working on a broad variety of projects. An enthusiastic sports photographer in his spare time.

Hannah Slater

Hannah Slater

Interior Designer

A passionate and driven Interior Designer. Outside of work Hannah volunteers with Army Cadets, helping to develop and teach important life skills to the next generation

Lorna Cleminson

Lorna Cleminson

BIM Coordinator

Lorna is our in-house BIM Coordinator and has a real passion for all things BIM and Revit. She has recently been instrumental in gaining our updated ISO 19650 accreditation