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.
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!
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.
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.
Philippa joined Hawkes in 2020 having qualified as an Architect, with distinction, from the University of Brighton in 2019. Prior to this she completed a Masters in Architecture (RIBA Part II) at the University of Kent in 2016 and spent four years working in Canterbury. Philippa is passionate about sustainability and the environment which informs both her approach to architecture and life. During her Part 2 studies Philippa spent two summers teaching sailing and loves being out on the water, when on dry land she enjoys working on her vegetable garden.
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.
Kamila joined the Hawkes team for the first time as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant in 2017. She now rejoined the team after completion of RIBA Part 2 Master course at University of Edinburgh in 2020. Kamila currently works on a new project for multiple houses in Somerset. After work Kamila enjoys finding new foodie places and getting dirty while attending the garden.
David joined Hawkes in 2020 after completing his Masters degree. He is enthusiastic about creating architecture that responds to the rural sensibilities of a site whilst making spaces that are a joy to inhabit . Apart from all things architectural David loves making music and exploring the UK by bike, 4x4 or on foot. He also lectures in architectural photography at the University of Kent and particularly enjoys shooting and developing 35mm film.
Jamie joined Hawkes Architecture in September 2020, after completing his Undergraduate in Architecture at the University of Plymouth (Part 1) a few months prior. Jamie is eager to undertake any tasks where possible to acquire and comprehend the various stages of the design process, whether it is from the initial conception of the project, or to the technical stages in preparation for his enrolment in a Masters of Architecture (Part 2). Jamie has a fondness for an outdoor lifestyle originating from his time living in Vancouver.
Freddie joined Hawkes Architecture in October 2020, having completed his Undergraduate in Architecture (RIBA Part I) at the University of Nottingham. Freddie is keen to progress in Architecture and develop his growing passion for sustainability. In his spare time Freddie is an avid runner and fitness fanatic, whilst also attempting his own DIY projects.
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.
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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