Alan SadlerManaging Director
Alan founded Bowker Sadler in 1983 with Peter Bowker and has steadily grown the business into what it is today – an award winning architectural practice.
Alan has over 30 years of experience in Contract Management, Education, Residential and Commercial projects. He is responsible for the management of Framework and Partnering Contracts, Practice Management including QA and Health & Safety.
Key skills include Commercial, Local Authority and Housing Association Procurement
Paul joined the Practice in 1989, and since then has always been very much ‘hands on’, seeing projects through from inception to completion. He is particularly focused on ensuring all of the Practice’s Clients receive the best possible service.
He has extensive knowledge of the public sector and working within frameworks as well as public/private partnering initiatives.
Paul oversees many of the Practice’s residential developments, as well as healthcare, community and conservation work.
His passion is high quality bespoke design solutions that respond positively to site and context, promoting social, economic and environmental sustainability.
An enthusiastic and infectious character, Colin is passionate about design, sustainability and social responsibility. He has a breadth of experience spanning various sectors, Public and Private, including a proven track record ranging from the delivery of mixed use regeneration projects to Heritage Museums, Commercial and Leisure developments.
Recognizing the responsibility each built project has in contributing towards a “sense of place”, Colin not only looks to maximize the potential benefits for the end user but also how a project may benefit the wider community. He has gained considerable experience working with and gaining the confidence of stakeholders when leading community engagement workshops and presentations.
Dan joined Bowker Sadler in 2017 having previously spent over 20 years at a large practice in the heart of Manchester city centre. Dan has been responsible for the design and delivery of many large-scale city centre developments including a significant part of Birmingham City Centre’s office district. As a member of the British Council for Offices he is particularly passionate about office design. With this experience and expertise Dan leads our commercial sector which includes Mixed Use developments, Retail, Hotels and Student Residential.
He is also experienced in the Higher Education sector having been a framework lead for many of the countries leading universities including Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Bradford and Wolverhampton.
Anita ChanAnita brings a wealth of experience in delivering high quality, Client and end user focused designs across all the core sectors. Her involvement with local authorities to develop schemes for their communities has resulted in invaluable stakeholder engagement and management skills. When combined with her passion for design & detail, her schemes have proven transformational for communities and have achieved real value for money for our clients. Anita was project architect on the multi award-winning Jesmond Gardens project, which was one of the first truly transformational primary schools in the UK.
Kirsty MedcraftAssociate & Architectural Technologist
Kirsty MedcraftKirsty joined the practice in 2003 as a junior and spent the next 5 years studying part time at college and university to become qualified as an Architectural Technologist. She has worked mainly in the residential sector delivering projects of varying sizes and construction types for social housing providers and private clients, but also has experience in the education, commercial and transport sectors including an underground metro station in the Middle East. She has also spent many years as the offices Code for Sustainable Homes Assessor and as such advises on the sustainability aspects of many of the residential projects within the office.
Stephen WilliamsAssociate, Architect & BIM Manager
Stephen joined Bowker Sadler Architecture in 2004 and has been instrumental in leading the practice through the CAD & BIM revolutions. He is passionate about the digital built environment and all things that give us a technological edge. He also heads up all CAD and IT training in the practice. As a senior job architect his portfolio of experience extends from multi-million private mansions, and the commonwealth games bowling pavilion, to flagship housing regeneration for many of the regions social housing providers.
When not at work he is an active member of various local cycling clubs both on and off road.
Corin YarrowAssociate & Architect
Corin joined Bowker Sadler in 2014 and has over 18 years’ experience in the construction industry. He was a BIM early adopter at one of the UK’s largest architectural practices. He has been the project lead on a large number of BIM projects, and has won regional awards for his work in the education sector.
In his spare time, Corin is a keen family man and is actively involved in the PTA of his children’s primary school. He cycles to work rain or shine and often enjoys weekends away in the campervan.
Before joining BSA, Mike has worked for several award winning practices in the north west over the last 25 years, all of whom are recognised for their design led approach and commitment to quality.
His work experience covers a variety of sectors including housing, healthcare, master planning, landscape and urban design.
He believes that a collaborative approach is key to the design process, from initial ideas and feasibility right through to detailed design and construction. Good communication with clients, the design team, end users and the wider community are, in his view essential to help foster effective working relationships throughout the life of a project and beyond.
Mike also teaches at Manchester School of Architecture, where he has been a studio tutor for the last 5 years.
Samuele joined Bowker Sadler in 2021 having previously worked internationally as an Architect in Cambridge, London and Milan, Italy.His work experience covers the residential, workplace and healthcare sectors, delivering projects from inception through to completion.
He has a holistic approach and believes architecture should always express the correct balance between functionality, buildability, aesthetics, economy and sustainability.
Outside of work he is passionate about films and likes ripping up the floor using the medium of Latin dance.
Alan WestmorelandSenior Interior Designer
After joining BSA in 2006 Alan has worked as part of the architectural design team on a variety of sector projects, from education and healthcare to private residential schemes, creating spaces developed from the inside, working outwards to influence and inform the overall building design.
Interests include walking, rock climbing, house renovation, reading, badminton and archery.
Charles Shorland joined Bowker Sadler in 2016 bringing over 40 years of experience as a Chartered Architect passionate about design and delivery of quality buildings.
With a lifetime experience on commercial, sport & leisure, healthcare and for the past ten years on education he has won both Regional and National Awards for sustainable architecture. He helps spearhead our Education Sector for new and major refurbishment projects.
Clive PartSenior Architectural Technologist
Clive is a member of CIAT and has over 35 years of experience in the Building industry joining Bowker Sadler in 2009 following Hartington, Fleming & Worsley Architects amalgamation. At Bowker Sadler he has worked on a range of new build residential projects, works to private residences, new build and extensions to school buildings, a cat adoption centre and remodelling of a local golf clubhouse.
Outside interests are Ornithology and walking.
Andy SuddrickArchitectural Technologist
Andy SuddrickAndy qualified as an Architectural Technologist from Sheffield Hallam University and throughout his 15-plus years of experience, he has worked on the retail, education, residential and defence sectors.
When not at work he is a keen runner and cyclist.
Paul WardArchitectural Technologist
Paul is an Architectural Technologist with a passion for Interior Design and Furniture. By achieving professional qualifications in both Civil & Structural Engineering and 3D Spatial Design, Paul offers a breadth of construction knowledge which is valued by both his colleagues and clients.
He has been involved in a wide range of projects across the UK, working on both large and small scale developments, listed buildings and new build schemes across residential, healthcare, leisure and commercial sectors. Paul is eager to improve built environments for end users through high quality design solutions with an emphasis on reimagining existing buildings to bring them back into service. His expertise in Revit and AutoCAD offers clients exceptional professional service in building information modelling.
A self-confessed Japanophile and keen gardener, outside the office Paul can generally be found with his hands in the dirt or walking with his dog Arrow.
Kaja SanduraArchitectural Assistant
Kaja joined the team in August 2021 after graduating from Manchester School of Architecture. She is fascinated with investigating and enhancing positive connections between architecture, sustainability and people. She enjoys creating high-quality inclusive places that exceed the Clients’ expectations, uses innovative design solutions and architectural technology to enhance the positive impact that architecture has on human wellbeing and the integration of local communities. At University she developed the skills required to negotiate the needs of various stakeholders, functionality and architectural quality of buildings and spaces.
Kaja is also interested in graphic design and psychology. Outside of the office, she enjoys biking, drawing and experimenting with learning new things.
Tom MeadowcroftArchitectural Assistant
Tom recently joined the practice after completing his undergraduate studies at Sheffield Hallam University. He is interested in biomimicry in architecture and how this approach can improve a person’s wellbeing.
Outside of the practice Tom is an experienced climber and can be found out in the Peak District.
Paul CedilloArchitectural Assistant
Paul joined the team in August 2019 after completing his undergraduate studies at the Manchester School of Architecture. He is a passionate and eclectic individual who is interested in community led projects. He believes that the key element for a good architecture practice is bringing the community into the process of design. During his time at university, he led a team of architecture students to take part of local and international volunteering projects.
He is interested in the social and political side of architecture. Paul believes that buildings, as artifacts of the urban fabric, play an important role in shaping society, in consequence, architects bear some responsibility for attaining an equal and fair society.
Interests: Technology, photography, graphic design, modelmaking, art and philosophy.
Stephanie BrooksPractice Manager
Stephanie has recently joined Bowker Sadler as Practice Manager, bringing with her over a decade of experience in similar roles.
She holds extensive knowledge in creating and implementing procedures to improve efficiency in the workplace, as well as bid coordination and ensuring the day to day smooth running of an office.
When not in the office, Steph can generally be found doing something revolving around food and is a keen baker and cook. She also has two tortoises who she spends a lot of time (figuratively) running around after.
Julie CartyAccounts Manager
Julie has been with Bowker Sadler since February 2005 when she joined the company in the new role of Accounts Manager created to assist the part-time Accountant.
Since joining she has played a key part in implementing new accountancy and job costing systems.
Hobbies are singing in a Barbershop Chorus, walking, Zumba, dancing and having lunch with friends.
John WilsonAccounts manager
John WilsonJohn works in tandem with our accounts manager and his remit is to oversee the overall financial function of the organisation.
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