Meet the talented team at CAD Architects
Mark is a founding Director (along with Steve Hooper, Roger Hocking and the late Paul Newton) of Cornwall Architectural Design Ltd. The company was incorporated in November 2000 and subsequently became CAD Architects Ltd in November 2003. Mark wanted to create a practice which would compete with the larger firms outside of Cornwall.
Mark is experienced in all aspects of design, construction and development economics. Having run a building company in the early 1990’s and having worked in property development, Mark understands the imperatives when considering any new project. In running a large practice, Mark has instilled an ethos of delivery within the team, which is evidenced by the many buildings and planning approvals achieved by CAD Architects Ltd.
ARCHITECT – DIRECTOR (RIBA)
Roger Hocking is a founding Director (along with Mark Dawes, Steve Hooper and the late Paul Newton) of Cornwall Architectural Design Ltd. The company was incorporated in November 2000 and subsequently became CAD Architects Ltd in November 2003. Like Mark and Paul, Roger had worked for regional firms (such as MWT Architects) and wanted to create a practice that would compete with the larger firms based outside of Cornwall.
Roger is a vastly experienced contract administrator and technically competent architect who revels in the detail of a project. Roger was the architect for The Hall for Cornwall and for Pydar House (Cornwall Council’s new offices in Truro).
ARCHITECT – DIRECTOR (RIBA)
Ross joined CAD Architects Ltd with Christopher Hendra and was appointed as a Director in 2003. Having worked in London following his qualification, Ross has a strong commercial background in office and retail. Whilst working with Chris Hendra he used those skills to great effect in designing and delivering Lemon Street Market, an award-winning retail project.
Ross continues to apply his commercial skills on hotel, office and developer housing projects, and has also built a reputation for delivering high quality individual dwellings.
ARCHITECT – DIRECTOR (RIBA)
Jeremy is an Australian/British architect, who has lived in Cornwall since 2003. Jeremy previously worked in other local practices and then went on to run his own firm, JFB Architecture, based in St. Agnes. Jeremy joined CAD Architects as a Director in January 2014.
Living on the rugged but beautiful north Cornish coast has given Jeremy a taste for designing contextual coastal dwellings. Working with self-builders and developers, Jeremy has delivered outstanding houses and housing schemes across Cornwall.
ARCHITECTURAL – DIRECTOR
Steve is a founding Director (along with Mark Dawes, Roger Hocking and the late Paul Newton) of Cornwall Architectural Design Ltd. The company was incorporated in November 2000 and subsequently became CAD Architects Ltd in November 2003. Steve wanted to create a platform to deliver a high-
quality, delivery-focused service to the Roseland area. The number of successful projects completed in St Mawes and around the Roseland Peninsula since 2000 is testament to that aim being achieved.
Steve’s background in quantity surveying and building surveying make him an ideal project coordinator and contract administrator. His attention to detail and pursuit of quality shine through in his completed projects and in his clients’ testimonials.
Sam joined CAD Architects Ltd in 2002 as a junior architectural technician. During his time with CAD he has studied and gained a number of qualifications, culminating in a post graduate diploma in Building Conservation. Sam’s application of his Conservation qualification is demonstrated in the quality of his work, his professionalism and his ability to win work and reassure clients. These talents led to Sam being appointed a Director in January 2017.
Sam has a passion for the historic built environment and expresses that passion through the careful and thoughtful application of design, in order to deliver restored or altered buildings that are relevant to the 21st Century and to their intended use.
Both residential and commercial clients own or buy Listed Buildings, often without a full awareness of the implications. This is where Sam can assist in pre or post purchase advice. Understanding the building and its history can often unlock a scheme that would otherwise be paralysed by red tape.
CONSULTING ENGINEER (CEng., BSc., MICE) – ASSOCIATE
Peter is a Chartered Civil Engineer with more than 40 years experience working in the construction industry. He provides civil and structural engineering input to initially steer in-house projects in the right direction, and also provides these services on an external consultancy basis.
Peter is also NEBOSH-qualified in construction health and safety, and is instrumental in ensuring the company fulfils its responsibilities under current CDM Regulations.
In his role as Engineer, Peter is able to give early advice on projects in respect of utilities, structure and infrastructure. On larger projects, we collaborate with other engineers to deliver structural or civil engineering packages.
With a BA in Architecture & Planning and an MA in Architecture, Gareth joined us in 2017 from Nash Partnership, an architectural practice based in Bath, Somerset.
Gareth has extensive experience within the residential sector. He has worked on projects ranging from large scale developments to one-off high end houses, acting as project lead. Gareth also has detailed experience of heritage, educational and cultural building projects. Gareth’s dual qualification gives him an excellent understanding of the planning system.
Gareth has strong ties to Cornwall and is delighted to be based in the county and able to work on leading local architectural projects.
SENIOR TECHNICIAN – ASSOCIATE
Steve joined CAD from another local practice as an architectural technician. Steve very quickly established himself as a highly competent construction technician and has continued to develop those skills.
As recognition of Steve’s skills and commitment he was made an Associate Director in 2014.
Steve is now responsible for the delivery of a wide range of technical packages, for projects ranging from single high spec dwellings to multi-house developer schemes.
ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST (ACIAT) – ASSOCIATE
Matt first arrived at CAD in 2012 as a placement student from a degree in Architectural Technology and Design at University of the West of England in Bristol. Following a successful year and after graduating with a first-class degree, he returned to join the firm as an Architectural Technologist and Designer.
In 2021, Matt was appointed as an Associate Director in recognition of his skills, commitment and effective team management. His responsibilities encompass a range of projects, including residential development schemes, commercial units, and high-end luxury private dwellings.
Sally joined CAD along with Jeremy, having worked with Jeremy in his own practice. Sally is a Part 1 architectural assistant. She is currently studying part time for her Part 2 qualification.
Working with Jeremy, Sally has developed good technical skills, but she has also proved throughout her time at CAD to be a very competent designer. Sally has been responsible for a number of housing schemes, including a scheme for 85 dwellings at Trispen and a 2,000 bed student village.
Craig first arrived at CAD as a junior technician in 2007, before achieving a first-class degree in Architecture at Birmingham City University. Following his studies, Craig returned to join the firm as a Part 1 architectural assistant.
Since returning, Craig has proved that he has a full understanding of construction, while his natural organisation and coordination skills make him a good contract administrator. Most notably, Craig completed and helped our client deliver the Stable Bar & Restaurant in Exeter’s Guild Hall. This was a complex commercial project within an even larger commercial project. Coordinating the client’s information, whilst keeping abreast of the Landlord’s information requirements, was no small task.
Kyran started working at CAD Architects as a Junior Trainee and completed his ONC and HNC studies to become a qualified Architectural Technician.
He has a strong understanding of Construction Technology and continues to develop his skills in this field whilst carrying out measured Building Surveys and initial Concept Design work.
Kyran works on high-end bespoke residential properties from conception through construction to handover.
As our Office Manager, Tanya is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of our office. Without Tanya there would be chaos! Her charming yet insistent nagging means that we always remember our appointments or to return phone calls.
The whole office is Tanya’s domain and she rules it with a rod of iron wrapped in cotton wool.
Having been Miss Barbados 1989, her cheerful disposition pervades the whole office and ensures that even the grumpiest members of staff raise at least the occasional smile.
Cornish-born and bred, Simon has been with CAD Architects since the start in 2000 and is proud of the company that it’s become.
He passed the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants exams in 1993. He loves to play golf, currenlty having a handicap of 4 – and was one of the recent captains of Truro Golf Club.
Fran is a Part 2 Architectural Assistant at CAD Architects. After completing her degrees at the University of Portsmouth and the University of West England, Frankie (not Fran) started as an Architectural Assistant within our CAD Heritage division and has become a valuable member of the Heritage Team whilst obtaining her Part 3.
Tom is a Part 2 Architectural Assistant having completed his Degree at the University of Falmouth. Being local to the area, he is enthusiastic about Sustainable and Contextual Architecture.
CONSULTING ARCHITECT (RIBA)
Tony was educated at both Cambridge University and the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), with an interim period in the British Army, before initially working in London for fifteen years as a project architect on a wide variety of award-winning commercial projects, including office, retail, exhibitions and restaurants.
He relocated to Cornwall in 2004 and, following a Directorship at another Cornwall practice, then set up his own private practice which he has run successfully for many years – whilst also consulting to other leading architectural practices. Tony is currently fulfilling the role of Project Director for major projects across the spectrum of CAD Architects’ commercial portfolio.
HERITAGE TEAM ASSISTANT
LANDSCAPE DESIGNER & ARCHITECTURAL VISUALISER
PLANNING CONSULTANT (MRTPI)
Laura is a Chartered Town Planner and joined CAD Architects in 2022 to launch CAD Planning. Laura works alongside her colleagues in CAD Architects to provide specialist in-house planning consultancy services.
The new division CAD Planning has proved very successful, and CAD Planning has now taken on further highly-experienced planning staff.
Prior to joining CAD Architects, Laura was a Principal Development Officer at Cornwall Council in the Development Management Team and had over 19 years’ experience in Local Government.
Laura achieved a PG Diploma in Town and Country Planning from UWE (Bristol), and in 2008 was accepted into the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). Prior to working in planning, Laura studied for a BA (Hons) in Architecture at the University of Sheffield and worked for 12 months in an architectural practice in Sheffield as a Part One Architectural Assistant.
Laura enjoys working in a busy architectural practice and is keen to integrate Planning with Architecture and the other specialist teams at CAD. Outside work, Laura grew up in Newquay, but returned to Cornwall after University and now lives in Truro with her family.
Evenings and weekends are very busy with school clubs, football training and matches.
HERITAGE TEAM ASSISTANT
ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN AND HERITAGE CONSULTANT (ACIAT)
Hattie studied Architecture at Oxford Brookes University to postgraduate level and undertook a master’s degree in Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings) at the University of York. Her additional experience in interior design, historic building surveying and sustainable architecture enables her to apply a holistic approach to her design work and heritage consultancy.
HERITAGE PLANNING CONSULTANT MRTPI & IHBC
Martin has over 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Town Planner, having previously worked for a number of local authorities across the South West in both planning and heritage roles. Martin joined CAD Planning from Cornwall Council in 2023, where he was a Principal Development Officer in the Development Management Team. Martin achieved a BA degree in Town Planning from the former Bristol Polytechnic in the 1990’s followed by a PG Diploma in Architectural Conservation and has been accepted as a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) together with the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). He has specialist experience in heritage and the historic environment including providing initial review of pre-application options, engaging with developers, clients, stakeholders and other professionals right through the local authority consenting process. Martin has a sound working knowledge of the planning system and the constantly-changing planning legislation and policy context within which we find ourselves, having worked on a range of development and heritage restoration projects. Martin works alongside colleagues in CAD Architects and CAD Heritage to provide specialist in-house planning consultancy services in an integrated way. Outside this busy working environment, Martin enjoys running, being a Parkrun regular, and visiting different countries and cultures.