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Archadia

Archadia is a specialist, friendly and reliable chartered architectural and planning practice based in South West London with a team of architects and planners capable of delivering a personal and professional service.  We provide both architectural and town planning services and aim to be responsive, efficient and progressive with an emphasis on providing high quality design and planning solutions that meet our clients’ aspirations whilst meeting project budgets and timescales.

Established over 25 years ago, Archadia has extensive experience in housing, health and special needs, education and public buildings.  Our expertise lies in supported housing for older people and people with disabilities. Many of our clients are large housing associations and several of our specialist housing projects have won awards. We also offer a full service for one-off new build and large extension projects.

The Team

Archadia comprises of a dedicated team of Architects, Technologists and Assistants based in Hampton South West London.

Contact us to discuss your project:
020 8941 5161
archadia@archadia.co.uk

Jean Hanna BSC BARCH RIBA
Director

Jean has over 30 years’ experience in delivering projects for new build and remodelled extra care and sheltered housing schemes ranging in contract value from £3m to £10m and on a range of urban/rural sites including work in conservation areas and sites including Listed Buildings. Jean has also been Client Design Adviser for a central London council.

Jean has over 30 years’ experience in delivering projects for new build and remodelled extra care and sheltered housing schemes ranging in contract value from £3m to £10m and on a range of urban/rural sites including work in conservation areas and sites including Listed Buildings. Jean has also been Client Design Adviser for a central London council.

Her designs, particularly housing for older persons have been well received, and some of her projects have won local and European awards. Her design scheme for Patching Lodge in Brighton was used in the HAPPI Report, a government publication outlining innovative housing examples from across Europe making recommendations to government, developers and housing developers.

Jean continues to broaden her knowledge and expertise in her specialist fields by being an active member of WISH (Women in Social Housing) and Housing LIN.

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Mark Slater BSc MArch RIBA
Director

Mark joined Archadia in 2009 where he completed his professional training. On qualifying as an Architect in 2014 he was promoted to Associate within the company.

Mark joined Archadia in 2009 where he completed his professional training. On qualifying as an Architect in 2014 he was promoted to Associate within the company.

Mark has worked on many projects including extra care housing schemes in London and Harpenden, a retirement housing scheme and affordable housing scheme in Surrey, and planning drawings for a hydrotherapy pool and gym for a special needs school. He has also worked on several domestic projects and assisted with feasibility drawings for a sports facility for disabled athletes. Mark was also responsible for the design and planning drawings for a competition winning regeneration scheme in Stevenage and has recently added BIM to his skillset by completing training in the use of Revit software.

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Ewan Green BA DipArch RIBA
Associate Architect

Ewan joined Archadia in 2013 where he undertook his Part II training and from being an Architectural Assistant he now progressed to a fully qualified Project Architect leading projects through RIBA stages 0-7.

Ewan joined Archadia in 2013 where he undertook his Part III training and from being an Architectural Assistant he now progressed to a fully qualified Project Architect leading projects through RIBA stages 0-7. Ewan is fully proficient in Revit software and is producing his latest projects in BIM. Currently he is leading a project for a hydrotherapy pool and gym for a school for children with autism and he is also working on the Nantly House project, an eight storey 74 unit mixed housing scheme in Hounslow.

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Karen Haizelden BSc (Hons) MSc MRTPI
Town Planner

Karen Haizelden joined Archadia in 2019 to head up the exciting new Town Planning Consultancy department. Karen has a wealth of planning experience and has worked with Local Planning Authorities, Tesco Property Acquisition and most recently run her own consultancy, Surrey Planning and Design.

Karen Haizelden joined Archadia in 2019 to head up the exciting new Town Planning Consultancy department. Karen has a wealth of planning experience and has worked with Local Planning Authorities, Tesco Property Acquisition and most recently run her own consultancy Surrey Planning and Design.

Karen has worked extensively on a variety of projects from initial site finding stages to completion, using her knowledge and experience of the planning system, particularly focusing on clients’ needs to reach the desired outcome. Navigating complex projects through the planning process is her specialist skill. She has prepared Planning Statements and appeared as an expert witness in planning public inquiries. She has project managed several multi-disciplinary teams and has worked on a variety of residential, retail and mixed-use schemes. She is an excellent negotiator and can present proposals in a clear and precise manner which can be understood by all interested parties. Her personal approach to managing projects builds trust with stakeholders to break down barriers to approval. As a consequence Karen has secured planning consents for projects throughout the UK.

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Sophie Morley BA DipArch RIBA, MA DEP
Consultant

Sophie worked for Archadia during 2007 and 2008 as an Architectural Assistant and then re-joined in October 2014 as a fully qualified Architect.

Sophie worked for Archadia during 2007 and 2008 as an Architectural Assistant and then re-joined in October 2014 as a fully qualified Architect. Projects have included assistance with working drawings for a 76-flat extra care scheme in Brighton and for a mixed use scheme of flats and branch library in Coldean, remodelling and extension to a care home in Sussex to provide a dementia unit and a sheltered housing scheme for older people in London. In recognition of her drive to push the practice forward and marketing skills, Sophie has recently been promoted to Associate.

Prior to returning to Archadia Sophie gained two years’ valuable experience at Adjaye Associates where she worked on renovation and regeneration proposals in Johannesburg. Sophie is also a volunteer for ASK-UK where she has been involved with a variety of projects including co-running the Local vs Global workshop in Ghana 2011. As well as her role at Archadia, Sophie is also currently a part-time lecturer at De Montford University teaching undergraduate architecture. Sophie has developed an approach to the built environment that puts people first and looks at the many dimensions of sustainability.

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Neil Gibson BA (Hons)
Consultant

Neil graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA (Hons) in Town & Country Planning and has a post-graduate diploma in Management Studies and Environmental Management.

Neil graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA (Hons) in Town & Country Planning and has a post-graduate diploma in Management Studies and Environmental Management.

He started his career in local government in 1982 as a Town Planner with Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council. In 2004 Neil was appointed Strategic Director for Planning & Transportation at Buckinghamshire County Council and has progressed to executive Director of Transport & Economy Environment. Besides his role at Buckinghamshire County Council he is also a Non-Executive Director of Bucks Advantage, a development company co-owned by the Buckinghamshire Authorities and the private sector. Neil is currently acting as a consultant for Archadia, providing us with expert advice on planning, housing and the environment.

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