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 WilliamsStephen 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.
Tina BristowAssociate & Architect
Tina BristowTina joined Bowker Sadler in 1996, initially working on housing schemes for a wide variety of clients and Housing Associations. She then moved into the Education sector, designing and delivering projects for Early Years, Primary and Secondary schools for the last 15 years. In her spare time she can be found walking the hills, growing her own crops and attempting to brew cider!
Paul SimpsonAssociate & Architect
Paul SimpsonPaul has over 35 years of experience delivering buildings in a wide variety of sectors for both public and private organisations. He is principally involved in commercial, industrial and building re-use projects where he provides architect, lead consultant and employer’s agent services to developers, contractors, pension funds and local authorities. Responsible for many of the core management functions in the office, Paul also acts as a mentor to our student members of staff and is a Professional Studies Advisor on the RIBA Part 3 Course.
Gwyn DaviesArchitect & Principal Designer
Gwyn has worked on a range of projects in the commercial, education, health, residential and transport sectors including the refurbishment and conversion of historic buildings.
As a member of the Association for Project Safety (APS) Gwyn provides guidance on health and safety in construction and fulfils the role of Principal Designer on many Bowker Sadler projects.
His interest in running includes coaching young athletes.
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.
Having joined Bowker Sadler in October 2017, Adam has recently undertaken and successfully passed his RIBA Part 3 exam. He is currently delivering on various residential and master planning projects.
Interests include sketching, playing guitar, song writing, reading and playing football.
Raghav GargArchitectural Assistant
Graduated from the Manchester School of Architecture in 2019 and joined the team in September. He has a keen interest in architecture design theories and believes that a well designed building is a product of a thorough design process. He also enjoys analysing building details, materiality and technology. His interests lie in residential and commercial sectors with a strong focus on sustainable design.
In his free time, he loves to sing, play guitar, exercise and likes to travel and explore new places.
Graphic design, architecture visualisation and architectural technology.
Kay BridgeSenior Interior Designer
Kay BridgeKay joined Bowker Sadler Architecture in July 2019. Formerly working in the interior design department of a large architectural practice in Manchester city centre, she has played a key role in the design and delivery of many interior schemes in both the private and public sectors. In addition, a wealth of experience has been gained working on higher education, commercial workspace, R & D and leisure projects. Kay enjoys working closely with client teams to ensure that the finished project is one everyone can be proud of.
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.
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.
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.
Daniel ConnorArchitectural Technologist
Daniel graduated in 2014 from Salford University and has over 6 years industry experience, joining Bowker Sadler Architecture from a high end residential developer where he developed his ability to deliver projects from inception through to completion whilst refining the designs and ensuring the concept is retained throughout the process.
He has extensive experience working collaboratively with 3D BIM software as a part of wider design team. In the past he has worked on large stadia projects internationally and UK based residential projects, where collaboration was key in delivering to a strict programmes and budgets.
A keen cyclist who commutes to work on his beloved road bike. Favourite time of year - when the Tour de France is on.
Interests: graphic design, fashion, generally anything creative, and he loves a good timepiece.
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.
Andy SuddrickArchitectural Technologist
Having recently returned to Bowker Sadler, Andy 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.
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.
Janet CrossleyPractice Secretary
Janet CrossleyJanet, who is the first point of contact at the Practice, joined Bowker Sadler at the beginning of 2017 from a background in Administration and Human Resources Management, and with 30 years’ experience, both in the UK and abroad. Away from work she is a keen walker and cyclist and an enthusiastic (but not necessarily proficient) ukulele player.
There’s no doubt that introducing a dog into the workplace is a low-cost and effective way to boost well-being and productivity. According to research, petting a dog for just 15 minutes releases the feel-good hormones serotonin, prolactin, and oxytocin, and lowers the stress hormone cortisol!
Nesbitt the dog therefore attends the office every Friday in order to boost staff productivity after a busy week….