A challenging year with super-human effort

As the current year draws to a close, and we recognise what a challenging year it has been for us all – it’s important to reflect and be thankful, for the dedication and support of those around us; our people have been incredible this year, we know that it has not been at all easy, but we have witnessed a super-human effort and it is, with great pleasure, that we are thrilled to announce the internal promotion of 7 hard-working colleagues, to Associate level, as we end the year.

Alex Mingozzi

One of our most creative design talents, Alex is often found surrounded by tracing paper and the most beautifully intricate artistic sketches of our early-stage concept proposals and strategic planning schemes.  As part of our Strategic Team, Alex’s new role will involve bringing together clients, landowners, agents, consultants and developers to identify suitable sites, unlock their potential and create successful, long-term business partnerships to drive viable schemes off the drawing board.

Andrea Ashley

Having been responsible for numerous high-profile education projects within the practice over recent years – including the RIBA award-winning Mercia School for Sheffield City Council in 2019 – Andrea brings a measured, methodical and transparent management style to successfully delivering complex, large-scale projects.  Andrea is set to join Alex as another new addition to our expanding Strategic Team in 2021 – to further bolster the blend of experienced, evidence-based decision makers who are driving this part of our business into the future.

Chris Commons

As one of our longest-serving members of the Sheffield Studio, Chris has spearheaded knowledge-sharing, technical standards and construction best practice across all of our locations – helping to define and improve what delivery excellence looks like at Bond Bryan.  An experienced, job-running Architectural Technologist, Chris brings a unique mixture of the detailed ‘nuts-and-bolts’ understanding of how to execute and deliver exceptionally well-constructed buildings, with a broader ‘big picture’ mindset – being crucial in strengthening the link between our process and our purpose.  Chris is currently helping to drive this technical excellence into our increasingly-varied and exciting “Bond Bryan Living” portfolio and in leading projects which are spanning the breadth of the residential sector.

Emma Hooper

Emma is a crucial component within our Bond Bryan Digital team – providing intelligent advice to our clients whilst playing a major role in the UK BIM scene. Nationally-renowned as a passionate speaker – and with an international following – Emma is a staunch advocate of openBIM standards and is exceptionally knowledgeable on interoperability – including being the co-author of the book “Delivering COBie Using Autodesk Revit” and contributing to our award-winning BIM Blog. Emma is now part of the BSI committee who develop the standards for digital construction, is an ambassador for the UK BIM Alliance and has judged this year’s buildingSMART International and BIM Show Live awards.  As an Associate, Emma will continue to grow and evolve our Bond Bryan Digital team to further cement its position at the forefront of information management and building information modelling (BIM) in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction sector.

Garry Quinn

Over recent years, Garry has played a vital role in helping us to develop new and existing relationships with the clients and contractors with whom we work, whilst also continuing to develop and further refine our methodology for drawing and modelling practices. As a design-driven Architectural Technologist, Garry has played a significant role in a substantial number of our award-winning Higher Education and Advanced Manufacturing schemes – where his ability to seamlessly link architectural concept and technical construction detailing shines through.  Garry has also grown into a respected mentor within the office for the more junior members of staff and students and plays a key part in identifying, nurturing and developing Bond Bryan’s next generation of talent.

Nicola McHale

Nicola has been a core member of Bond Bryan’s team for over a decade and has been a pivotal force in developing the national reputation and portfolio of our Interior Design brand – working alongside our architectural teams to achieve continuity of the design concept into the interior architecture of our most notable projects.  Equally comfortable in engaging with Clients and Collaborators at concept stage, or managing complex multi-million-pound fit-out and refurbishment jobs, Nicola will continue to develop and lead on all Interior Design output within the practice across the North and the Midlands from Bond Bryan’s Sheffield and Birmingham studios.

Tomasz Romaniewicz

Through his experience of working within both client and consultant roles, Tomasz’s position at Bond Bryan exhibits a national focus on bridging the gap between the traditional norms of Architect and Developer within our Strategic Team – with a particular focus on our emerging “Bond Bryan Living” brand. His expertise offers an industry-leading understanding of residential design around Build to Rent, Co Living and Market Sale – amalgamating a design-led approach with an understanding of planning policy and viability across both public and private sectors within an urban to an open-countryside development context.  Tomasz is a passionate and exceptionally well-connected speaker and, within his new role from 2021, Tomasz joins our Birmingham Studio to help in further establishing our strength, reputation and presence across the Midlands region.

Thankyou to all our staff

At Bond Bryan, our vision is “people first” – always; so, it is incredibly fulfilling for us to be able to share this news and to recognise the hard work, skill and dedication of our people.


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