Richard Hawkes, Director Architect (RIBA) at Hawkes Architecture

Director Architect (RIBA)

Richard established Hawkes Architecture in 2008 following 13 years of commercial practice and after appearing on Grand Designs, building his own house Crossway. Richard enjoys sharing his passion for all issues relating to sustainability, energy and environmental design and is a frequent guest speaker at Ecobuild and Grand Designs Live. Outside of work Richard enjoys time with his family and is a keen cyclist, recently cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats.

Sophie Hawkes, Practice Manager at Hawkes Architecture

Practice Manager

Sophie is a company director with husband Richard and manages the operational side of the practice. Her background in financial analysis and investment management has been invaluable helping to develop the practice. Outside of work Sophie loves to sing and ski (though not usually at the same time!) as well as looking after the family, veg patch and chickens.

James Wilson, Associate Architect (RIBA) at Hawkes Architecture

Associate Architect (RIBA)

James has been integral to the growth and success of Hawkes Architecture since joining in 2011, qualifying as an Architect in 2017 and becoming Associate Architect in 2018. He has worked on an unparalleled nine successful NPPF Paragraph 79(e) applications and is currently the lead designer on a further twelve Paragraph 79(e) applications. James is passionate about the challenge and joy in delivering exciting bespoke homes and improving the quality of building design in the countryside. Outside of architecture his interests' lie in car design, attempts at DIY and reliving his childhood playing with Lego!

Michael Zuleta, Architect (RIBA) at Hawkes Architecture

Architect (RIBA)

Joining Hawkes Architecture in 2016 brought Michael back to England where he made his first step into the world of building design at YRM Architects, London. Meanwhile he became a qualified architect at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and spent 4 years, in Shanghai at FW Design specialising in resort, boutique and city hotel planning and design. At Hawkes, Michael has been Project Architect for the technical design stages on Brooks Barn, Halfpenny House, Headlands and Bigbury Hollow, embracing the challenge of Paragraph 79 and after being a big city guy all his life, Michael has fallen for the charms of rural Kent.

Felicity Passmore, Architectural Assistant at Hawkes Architecture

Architectural Assistant

Felicity joined Hawkes Architecture in 2014 after working in Denmark and completing her Part II in Dessau, Germany. Since joining she has supported the Hawkes team on numerous projects and more recently was lead designer on Water Lane and the Chichester Para 79 applications. Felicity enjoys the challenge of Paragraph 79 with the assimilation of the house with its landscape. Out of work she enjoys being outdoors and loves spending time growing fruit and veg at the allotment with her young son.

Rob Overton, Architectural Assistant at Hawkes Architecture

Architectural Assistant

Rob joined Hawkes Architecture in 2015, having completed his RIBA Part I studies at Kingston University in London. Rob has very quickly become a key member of the team assisting with all NPPF Paragraph 79 Applications as well as community projects. Outside of work Rob is an Aviation enthusiast, keen photographer and road cyclist.

Tom Guinane, Architectural Assistant at Hawkes Architecture

Architectural Assistant

Tom joined Hawkes Architecture in 2018, having completed his Masters in Architecture (RIBA Part 2) at the Welsh School of Architecture in 2017. Tom is project lead on many projects, overseeing the technical design and construction phase, on View Point, Bellropes, Cliff Top House, and the Lake House. Tom is also currently working on a new Para 79 application in Devon. Tom has an inherent love of the rural landscape and likes to explore many remote parts of the British Isles with friends in his spare time.

Allison Frank, Architectural Assistant at Hawkes Architecture

Architectural Assistant

Allison joined Hawkes after completing her Masters Part II at UCA, Canterbury in July 2019. Before joining Hawkes Allison gained experience in the restoration of historic buildings, going on to redevelop some properties of her own including a Grade II listed cottage and a new development in a Conservation Area. In her free time Allison has toured extensively including north to south Laos on a moped, 6 months around Europe in a camper van and more recently the west coast of California in a mustang!

Abigail Lawerence, Accounts Manager at Hawkes Architecture

Accounts Manager

Abigail has been working as the Accounts Manager for Hawkes Architecture since September 2013. Before having her children she trained and became a Certified Chartered Accountant at a large accountancy firm in Tunbridge Wells. She now works part time for a number of other businesses across Kent.

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