Simon Bird

Senior Technician

Simon is involved in the preparation of building regulation drawings including technical details, schedules and specifications. He is also involved in the preparation of drawings, graphics and visualisations for planning applications and public presentations. This role requires close liaison with project architects, clients and consultants.

He gained a BA (hons) in Architectural Technology and the Environment at Plymouth University. The degree was focused on sustainability and so he possesses thorough knowledge of sustainable technologies, construction methods, detailing and building analysis upon a broad knowledge of all architectural design roles. Since joining CSA in 2012 he has been involved on a wide variety of projects including residential care, renovation, industrial building extensions and master planning.

Sam Gill

Architectural Technician

Sam is involved in both the planning and technical stages on a range of projects; from traditional and contemporary new build dwellings to listed buildings, barn conversions and extensions; all of which have been achieved through a close liaison with Project Architects, Clients and Consultants. This experience has given Sam a thorough understanding of how to manage and achieve particular project requirements.

Sam’s inspiration for Architecture began when he moved to Cornwall in 2007 where he soon appreciated the natural environment and heritage of the county. He was also influenced by many of his family and friends who have careers within the construction industry.

With a keen interest in sustainability, Sam  studied Fdsc Sustainable Construction where he developed an understanding of the importance of sustainability within modern architecture.

Louisa Meek

Director

Louisa has over 10 years’ experience with the practice and became a Director in 2015. Having worked in London, Louisa joined the practice in 2008 and has since worked on and led a range of large and small scale projects from conception to completion and is particularly proud of her contribution to the CSA portfolio of ‘built’ work.

Having studied Art and Design at Foundation level at Falmouth University Louisa went on to specialise in 3D design before continuing on to attain a BA Hons in Interior Architecture at Brighton University.

Louisa is involved with the day to day management of the practice, manages teams to deliver planning applications for large residential and industrial schemes and has also been working closely with the local council on smaller affordable housing schemes.

For private residential projects it is her specialism in Interior Architecture; ‘the practice of rethinking existing spaces from the inside out’, which has remained a particular drive and focus in her work which is apparent in the high quality of her completed projects to date.

 

 

Lynsey Smith

Senior Technician

Lynsey has been working in the architectural industry since 2001. Her wide range of skills means she is capable of taking a project from conception to completion on site.

Over this time she has worked on a wide range of projects from multi million pound retail units to bespoke residential extensions and not to mention the renovation of Mine stacks, designing an equine centre and creating a sustainable campsite with composting toilets, solar showers & yurts. Many of her projects have had sensitive design issues, which means she has gained experience relating to Conservation Areas, Heritage Sites, Flood Zones, Listed Buildings and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Chris Heard

Senior Technician

Chris is a go between the architects and builders.  He takes the sketch designs and makes them buildable by considering the practicalities of the project and client’s requirements, evaluating the available constructions, and specifying the most effective and efficient solutions.

He has a BSc in Architectural Design and Technology, and since joining CSA in 2008 has worked on a wide range of building types, including many private house projects ranging from a modest kitchen extension, balcony, and loft conversion in Truro, to an eco home in Mylor, and a striking £1.5m 5-bedroom residence on the coast at Port Isaac.

Elsewhere he’s also been involved in the design of a block of 17 flats in Falmouth; industrial units, including a Biogas plant; several commercial shops for an expanding bakery business; and two European funded BREEAM office developments.

Daniel Meek

Director

Daniel is focused on delivering high quality, design led architecture and specialises in creating bespoke site specific solutions throughout Cornwall.  Working to exceed his client’s aspirations, Daniel has completed projects ranging from small domestic extensions to large residential schemes.

With a flair for design Daniel started his training with a BTEC national diploma in 3D Design before attaining a first class BA Hons in Architecture.  Continuing on to attain a Diploma in Architecture and a Post Graduate Certificate Daniel is an experienced RIBA Chartered Architect.  Having worked in London Daniel moved to Cornwall in 2006, joined the practice in 2010 and became a Director in March 2014.

As a director of the company Daniel continues to build the practice’s solid reputation as a leading ‘design led’ architectural practice with continued success in delivering quality bespoke architecture.

Julia Burley

Architectural Assistant

Julia prepares, develops and modifies architectural drawings. Although involved in most aspects of the process, Julia works mostly on the early design stages such as feasibility, concept and planning. This involves skill with a range of graphics software and liaison with many specialist consultants. At the moment Julia works mainly on residential projects and masterplanning. She also has experience in public buildings, workplaces and educational buildings.

Julia studied at the University of Bath and graduated in 2013 with a BSc Hons in Architectural Studies she also has an Art and Design Foundation Diploma which included fine art, graphics, photography, 3D design and specialised in textiles.

Susan Kinver

Director

Susan is a RIBA Chartered Architect who works to the ethos that keeping the client happy is paramount in all that she does. She has been with CSA since 2005.  She gained her architectural degree of ‘Diplom Ingenieur’ in Germany, but started her career in Reading before moving to Cornwall in 2003. Susan is passionate about her work and has experience in a wide range of small and large scale projects and is proud to have dealt with some of CSA’s most prolific projects to date.

Susan has experience in taking projects from initial ideas to planning stages, technical stages and through to completion on site. She is qualified as a Code for Sustainable Homes Assessor, BREEAM Assessor and BREEAM Accredited Professional, which allows her to advise projects on a variety of sustainability issues.

Jake Stephens

Architectural Assistant

Jake is primarily involved in the early stages of the design process such as feasibility, concept and planning. Currently Jake works mainly on bespoke residential projects, utilising building information modelling software to create drawing packages for planning submission. This role requires close liaison with project architects, client and consultants.

Jake completed his BSc (hons) in Architectural Technology and Design at The University of the West of England in 2015. This degree was focused on giving a broad range of knowledge on all areas of the built environment, from technical design to the conservation of our nations heritage assets. Prior to the completion of his degree he had a years experience with a local practice working mainly on residential projects.

Jessica Shoolbraid

Office Manager

Jessica is the first point of contact for our clients and is closely involved in every part of the day to day running of CSA Architects. She graduated in 2011 with a first-class Ba Hons in Illustration and has since been working as a freelance Illustrator & mural artist. As well as her creative business she has spent 9 years building her career in several management & customer service focused roles, completing her CMI in first line management in 2015.

As the office manager at CSA Architects, Jessica is an integral part of the team and utilises her extensive experience to co-ordinate various office and client related matters, helping the office to run smoothly and stay organized.