Chris' growing reputation as one of the lead designers and up-and-coming entrepreneurs in Cambridge is a result of his intuitive approach. Chris chose Sheffield Hallam University, a leading institution in the field of sustainability, to fulfil his early interest in the discipline. Having gained a BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology, his passion for ongoing development and excellence inspired him to study an MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies at the Centre for Alternative Technology, Europe's leading research hub, which he completed in 2009. Chris’ ongoing commitment has led to his recent venture of completing a further Masters programme; MSt: Building History at the University of Cambridge under the direction of Dr. Adam Menuge.
Matthew Halmshaw MCIAT
Stephen Nixon MCIAT
Regional Councillor, Region 07 East Anglia
Stephen has a growing reputation as one of the lead designers for client-led residential developments that focus on bespoke solutions. He also specialises in office to residential conversions where his technical knowledge is invaluable. As a Chartered Architectural Technologist who graduated from the University of Ulster in 2001, Stephen has impeccable technical knowledge and expertise, recently qualifying as a Certified Passive House Designer. Among his many awards and accolades, Stephen was delighted to be named as a Finalist in the 2020 AT Awards| Excellence in Architectural Technology. Future goals are to make Passive House affordable to the public.
AJ is a passionate Chartered Architectural Technologist based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. He has been in practice since 2005 and earned his Chartership in 2015 via the Professional Assessment route. Completing his Architectural Technology Bsc (Hons) studies under the guidance of Richard Longstaff at Anglia Ruskin University, AJ is able to offer his experience of practice and education regionally. AJ has represented the Region and Institute at the Institute AGM, career fairs, Build It exhibition and careers talks.
AJ is an ardent proponent in the pursuit of sustainable design as a mechanism to assist in limiting the Climate Crisis. His undergraduate studies focused around the implementation of the Passivhaus comfort standard with the existing labour force. He has since gone on to study under the AECB CarbonLite Retrofit course as he views this area of practice as critical to the reduction of overall energy consumption in the national housing stock. He views education of professionals, clients and the industry as crucial in response to the Climate Crisis.
Further to this, AJ is inquisitive regarding how technology can positively impact business processes in the pursuit of more efficient, effective and delightful projects. He hopes to implement a programme of business education to promote best in class business practice.
Simon has been a Chartered Member of CIAT since 1993 and has worked in the field of architectural design since 1979.
He won the Housing Design category of the ‘Technician of the Year’ Award in 1991 and was voted ‘Technician of the Year’ in 1993.
After 23 years of working with architecture in local government, Simon started his own practice at the end of 2002. Current works consist of mainly housing projects in both the public and private sectors with clients ranging from individual home owners to Housing Associations.
Works undertaken typically range from new build to extensions, alterations and refurbishments of older properties.