Hayley brings new expertise to Lancaster architects

Harrison Pitt Architects has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new architect.

Hayley has joined Harrison Pitt Architects and will work on a range of leisure, hotel, residential and commercial projects for the practice.

Richard Wooldridge, director of Harrison Pitt Architects, said: “Hayley’s appointment means we now have six fully-qualified architects working for the practice, as well as our team of architectural technologists, architectural assistants and support staff.

“Hayley brings further knowledge and skills to the practice and I believe it’s the strongest team we’ve ever had. This strength in depth will serve us well as we continue to win exciting design briefs across a broad range of sectors.”

Hayley, who is from Lancaster, said: “I chose Harrison Pitt Architects because of its excellent reputation and the fact the practice has an exciting and expanding workload. I was particularly attracted by the fact the practice is currently investing in BIM (building information modelling) showing the forward progression of the company.”

Hayley qualified as an architect 18 months ago having completed seven years of architectural study at the University of Nottingham interspersed with work placements at local architecture practices.

She worked for Damson Consultancy Ltd upon qualifying, followed by a 12-month spell at The Wright Design Partnership before joining Harrison Pitt Architects.

As part of her final studies, Hayley’s thesis project looked at the regeneration of Dalston, a district of Hackney in London, reacting to the impact that gentrification and immigration were having on the demographics of the borough.

It explored the potential for redevelopment of Dalston Kingsland station as the new gateway to Dalston, incorporating the regeneration of the adjacent Ridley Road Market and a cookery school to encourage social cohesion.

Hayley also studied the principle of designing to Passivhaus standard, a concept developed in Germany in the 1990s, where the heating requirement of a building is reduced to the point where a traditional heating system is no longer considered essential.

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