Richard Hawkes, Director Architect (RIBA). Hawkes Architecture, specialising in the design of Para 79 houses of exceptional quality and innovative nature of design.

Director Architect BA(Hons) Dip.Arch RIBA

Richard established Hawkes Architecture in 2008 following 13 years of commercial practice and after first appearing on Grand Designs in 2009, building the iconic arch roofed Crossway Passive House. This springboard immediately established the practice as leading lights in the design of Inspirational Sustainable Homes.

Since then, Hawkes Architecture has continued to grow in response to the ever increasing demand for homes of exceptional quality which set the highest bar in energy efficiency and are uniquely tailored to their individual locations, settings and occupants.

Richard enjoys sharing his passion for all issues relating to sustainability, energy and environmental design and is a frequent guest speaker & visiting lecturer, an aspect of his work he wishes to develop further to share this accumulated knowledge and challenge the status quo.
Outside of work Richard's passion is road cycling and he's working his way through a bucket list of challenges having now completed Lands End to John O'Groats, the RAID Pyrenean, Ride 24 (a 320 mile 24 hour ride from Newcastle to London), Chase the Sun as well as working his way through the famous Alps climbs & riding silly distances. As a family they also love travelling & exploring new places, but on 4 wheels !

James Wilson, Associate Architect (RIBA). Hawkes Architecture, specialising in the design of Para 79 houses of exceptional quality and innovative nature of design.

Associate Architect (RIBA)

James has been integral to the growth and success of Hawkes Architecture since joining in 2011, and becoming Associate Architect in 2018. He has worked on more NPPF Paragraph 55/79/80 applications than he has had hot dinners - and he loves a hot dinner !

Over the last few year's he's become a member of The Design Review Panel using his experience and knowledge to review and advise on other projects across the country and share his unique experience to help improve the quality of design more generally in rural areas.
James is passionate about the challenge and joy in designing exciting bespoke homes for both individuals and the landscape. Outside of architecture his interests' include, automotive design, attempts at DIY and enjoying time with his young family.

Andrew Monk. Architect at Hawkes Architecture, who specialise in the design of Para 80 houses of exceptional quality and innovative nature of design.

Architect 

Andrew recently joined Hawkes in 2022 having worked in London for 21 years for the well-known practices; The Manser Practice, Ahrends Burton and Koralek Architects, Nicholas Hare Architects, RHWL Architects, and Patel Taylor.

Andrew is very experienced, having led a wide variety of projects including a boutique hotel, a centre for the performing arts with a 600 seat lyric theatre, civic offices, a contemporary mosque in Qatar integral to an Islamic studies educational facility, and a large scale residential masterplan in London that delivers 2000+ homes.

In his spare time, Andrew enjoys being outdoors; he is a keen trail runner, loves walking and exploring the countryside, and has a keen interest in horticulture; together with his partner they have landscaped their cottage garden and have now embarked upon a more ambitious project to convert an unloved 270 sq m self-grow plot into a picturesque garden allotment.

Felicity Passmore, Architectural Assistant. Hawkes Architecture, specialising in the design of Para 79 houses of exceptional quality and innovative nature of design.

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 Chichester (Para 80) applications. Felicity enjoys the challenge of Paragraph 80 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.

Michael Zuleta, Architect (RIBA). Hawkes Architecture, specialising in the design of Para 79 houses of exceptional quality and innovative nature of design.

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 80 and after being a big city guy all his life, Michael has fallen for the charms of rural Kent.

Philippa Cheetham, architect at Hawkes Architecture specialises in the design of Para 79 houses of exceptional quality and innovative nature of design.

Architect (RIBA)

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 Guinane, architectural assistant. Hawkes Architecture specialises in the design of Para 79 houses of exceptional quality and innovative nature of design.

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 80 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 Szewczyk, architectural assistant. Hawkes Architecture specialises in the design of Para 79 houses of exceptional quality and innovative nature of design.

Architectural Assistant

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 Norman architect at Hawkes Architecture specialises in the design of Para 79 houses of exceptional quality and innovative nature of design.

Architect (RIBA)

David joined Hawkes in 2020 after completing his Masters degree and became a fully qualified Architect in February 2022. 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.

Hereward Leathart. An architectural assistant at Hawkes Architecture, who specialise in the design of Para 80 houses of exceptional quality and innovative nature of design.

Architectural Assistant

Hereward joined the Hawkes team as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant in 2021, after completing his Undergraduate at Newcastle University. He is enthusiastic about creating sustainable architecture that responds to nature and enjoys designing artistic spaces for the user to enjoy. Apart from all things architectural, Hereward is an adventurous person and has travelled around various places in the world playing sport (rugby and cricket) and/or hiking.

Frederick Nichills, architectural assistant. Hawkes Architecture specialises in the design of Para 79 houses of exceptional quality and innovative nature of design.

Architectural Assistant

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.

Sam Green. An architectural assistant at Hawkes Architecture, who specialise in the design of Para 80 houses of exceptional quality and innovative nature of design.

Architectural Assistant

Sam joined the Hawkes team in October 2021 after studying at the University of Kent. She enjoys the puzzle of tailoring designs to each site and client, and is keen to get involved with creating visualisations to explore how spaces are experienced. Both within and outside of the office, Sam loves art and is always inspired to pick up a new craft. In her free time, Sam is often drawing her next commission.

Grace Thomas. An architectural assistant at Hawkes Architecture, who specialise in the design of Para 80 houses of exceptional quality and innovative nature of design.

Architectural Assistant

Grace joined Hawkes Architecture in October 2021 after completing her part 1 Undergraduate in Architecture (RIBA Part I) at the University of Nottingham. Grace is passionate about sustainable architecture, particularly the more political side of how we are addressing the climate emergency. Outside of architecture, Grace enjoys reading, training and coaching pole vault and has recently has taken up weightlifting.

Sophie Hawkes, Practice Manager. Hawkes Architecture, specialising in the design of Para 79 houses of exceptional quality and innovative nature of design.

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.

Abigail Lawerence, Accounts Manager. Hawkes Architecture, specialising in the design of Para 79 houses of exceptional quality and innovative nature of design.

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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