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Richard Hawkes.

Richard Hawkes


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.

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Sophie Hawkes

Practice Manager

Sophie Hawkes.

Sophie is a company director with husband Richard and manages the practice to make sure, administation deadlines are met on a daily basis. Her background in corporate finance has been invaluable helping to growing the practice and she works closely with Abigail in the finance department. Outside of work Sophie is a keep musician and enjoys time spent at home with the family.

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James Williams.

James Williams

Associate Architect

James joined Hawkes Architecture in 2011 and has since worked on nine successful NPPF Paragraph 79 applications and is currently the lead designer on a further eight Paragraph 79 applications.

James is passionate about the challenge of delivering exciting homes and improving the quality of building design in the countryside. James qualified as an Architect in 2017 and became an Associate in 2018. Outside of work James spends time doing DIY on his own house as well as tinkering with older cars.

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Michael Zulueta.



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.

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Felicity Passmore.

Felicity Passmore

Architectural Assistant

Felicity joined Hawkes Architecture in 2014 after working in Denmark and completing her Part II in Dessau, Gemany. 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 sailing, recently skippering for the Hawkes team on a summer outing.

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Rob Overton.

Rob Overton

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 a keen photographer and road cyclist and enjoys giving Richard some stiff competition!

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Tom Guinane.

Tom Guinane

Architectural Assistant

Tom joined Hawkes Architecture in 2018, having completed his BA Architecture (RIBA Part I) at UCA Canterbury. Tom supports the rest of the team with all NPPF Paragraph 79 applications and is currently working on the Chichester project. Tom is also a keen car enthusiast and enjoys renovating his vintage Mini.

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Mensun Bound.

Mensun Bound

Architectural Assistant

Mensun joined Hawkes Architecture in 2018, having completed his RIBA Part I studies at University. He has very quickly become a valued member of the Hawkes design team assisting with all NPPF Paragraph 79 Applications. Outside of work Mensun is a keen traveller and enjoys keeping fit in his home gym.

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Allison Franks

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!

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Abigail Lawrence.

Abigail Lawrence

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.