Liverpool architects firm adds five to its team
Five new members of staff have boosted the headcount at Liverpool architectural design practice ArchiPhonic which has seen a 30% rise in instructions. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool architectural design practice, ArchiPhonic, has appointed five new people to its team, expanding its headcount from six to 11 full-time staff.
Based in Slater Street in the city centre, 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.
The expansion comes following an influx of new appointments and increased demand from current clients. ArchiPhonic has been instructed on 90 new projects – a 30% 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, she 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 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.
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.
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.
Architect Tom Gregory 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.
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.”