Directors

Award winning Crosby Granger Architects were established on a foundation of experience gained through working in specialist fields of architecture. We are committed to the design of new, and repair of old buildings and structures while offering our clients an individual, dedicated working relationship from start to finish.

PAUL CROSBY
ARCHITECT

RIBA – AABC – SPAB – LETHABY SCHOLAR

Prior to forming Crosby Granger Architects Paul worked independently specialising in the sensitive repair and conservation of historic buildings including new build where appropriate. His practice has worked in both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks for private and public clients, including the National Trust.

CHLOE GRANGER
ARCHITECT

ARB – AABC – SPAB – LETHABY SCHOLAR

Chloe has worked on a large variety of projects with a multitude of clients, ranging from Grade I and II* listed castles, public buildings and country houses, to Scheduled Monuments and listed churches as well as unlisted buildings, structures, and domestic house projects.

CHRIS GRANGER
ARCHITECT

BSc (Hons) DipArch ARB

Before co-founding Crosby Granger Architects, Chris gained valuable experience at Buttress Architects. Throughout his tenure, Chris steadily advanced, playing an increasingly integral role in the delivery of substantial projects. In April 2009, he earned a promotion to Associate, taking charge of ongoing and prospective initiatives in the emerging Sports & Leisure Sector. Presently, Chris assumes a managerial position at CGA, focusing on the growth of the practice. Additionally, he oversees the company’s administration, finances, marketing and branding efforts

Our Team

Combining the efforts of eight architects, architectural technologists, outside structural engineers, quantity surveyor and H&S advisors, Crosby Granger Architects brings together extensive experience of new innovative architecture and feasibility studies, all members of the team have a dedicated specialism in heritage building conservation and the use of traditional materials, detailing and craftsmanship.

 

Associates

GORDON BLUNT

ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT

Gordon joined Crosby Granger in September 2020. He brings with him a wealth of project running experience within various public and private sectors in the North West and nationally, including residential, healthcare, commercial and education. After studying in Leeds and Glasgow, he returned to live in the Lake District and qualified as an Architect in 2006. He enjoys playing hockey, fell running and days out with the family exploring the nooks and crannies of the Lakes and UK. Gordon was promoted to Associate in March 2024 and challenged with managing and improving the studios production information, knowledge sharing and to provide technical oversight of our major projects.

AMY REDMAN

ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT

Amy joined Crosby Granger Architects in January 2022 having recently completed the SPAB Scholarship in 2021. Amy studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and worked in both Cumbria and Scotland before qualifying as an architect in 2019. She has experience of both traditional and new build construction but her passion lies in traditional heritage crafts, vernacular materials and construction and believes that tiny terraced houses are just as important as big country castles. She enjoys hill walking and tries to fit in a wild swim at any opportunity. Amy was promoted to Associate in March 2024 and entrusted with leading our Heritage and Conservation ambitions including growing the offices heritage reputation while strengthening our existing team members knowledge and skills.

ANDREW BODENHAM

ASSOCIATE ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST

Andrew joined Crosby Granger in January 2019. Andrew brings a wealth of technical experience to the office including expertise in carpentry and wood work. Andrew is proficient in the production of detailed technical information at any level including large tender packages while also assisting CGA with our duties as Principal Designer (CDM 2015). In March 2024 Andrew was promoted to Associate and tasked with leading the offices research and development in traditional materials as well as the promotion of our work in historic settings through opinion pieces and speaking engagements.

 

 

WILL SCOVELL

ARCHITECT

Will joined Crosby Granger Architects in August 2021 and became a qualified architect in 2023. He loves designing buildings that blend in with the natural surroundings, incorporating local materials into his projects. Will is an avid model maker and uses both digital and physical formats to showcase his designs. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, exploring the Lake District, and following his favourite sports teams.

TESS THE DOG

DIRECTOR OF FUN

A key member of the team, Tess has settled into her role nicely and helps ensure Chris gets his lunchtime stroll.

JENNY CLAYTON

Administrator

Jen joined Crosby Granger Architects in July 2021. She is responsible for the day to day running of the office, its administration and the smooth running of the Fellside Centre (Click here – Fellside Centre Kendal – Rooms available for hire on an hourly or daily basis.). Jenny is currently working towards her financial assistant qualification and in her spare time she enjoys playing hockey, wild swimming and exploring the outdoors.

 

ROSIE RIX

TECHNICIAN

Rosie joined Crosby Granger in 2016 after working with the Lake District National Park’s Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for 15 years. Rosie brings her expertise in data management, mapping, and cartography as well as knowledge of Cumbria and local government.

MARY HOLDEN

ARCHITECT

Drawn to the Lake District by the vernacular architecture and mountainous landscape Mary gained experience working for a practice in Windermere. Mary studied her Masters at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, where she developed her knowledge of sustainability and natural building materials. Her thesis project was based on the restoration of a derelict Brewery Tower, whilst her dissertation explored low energy retrofit of existing buildings. Since joining the practice in 2023 Mary has enjoyed working on a range of projects and has recently qualified as an architect.

GABRIELA POPA

ARCHITECT

Gabriela joined the team in 2023 having previously worked for practices in Zurich, Basel, and Birmingham on a range of projects; from commercial/mixed-use schemes, regeneration and student accommodation to public and private residential, as well as large-scale masterplanning.

Originally from Romania, she qualified as an Architect in November 2020, having trained at the Welsh School of Architecture and Scott Sutherland School of Architecture from which she graduated with First Class Honours and Distinction.

Gabriela has a creative approach to design and an attentiveness towards conceptual clarity and narrative. She believes in a context-sensitive approach to architecture and is particularly interested in the creative reuse of existing buildings, conservation, sustainable design and ethical placemaking.

SARIKA JHAWAR

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Sarika qualified as an Architect in India and completed her masters in Vernacular Architecture in the UK. She has lived and worked on and off between the UK and India for several years. Whilst in India she had the opportunity to work with some prestigious organisations working on research and understanding of traditional technologies of building methods, documentation, traditional restoration, and strategic planning on a larger scale. In March 2024 Sarika was offered a place on the prestigious SPAB Lethaby Scholarship. The Scholarship is a unique training programme for early career architects, surveyors and engineers to gain the skills and knowledge they’ll need to work with traditional buildings. This intensive nine-month programme gives Scholars the chance to travel the country together learning on site from specialist craftspeople and building conservation experts. We wish Sarika all the best and hope to see her back in the office on the completion of this phase of her learning.

External Consultants

Within our wider team, we have an ongoing working relationship with a like minded structural engineer and quantity surveyor, both of whom specialise in building conservation. Specialist architects, surveyors, engineers and quantity surveyors can often be difficult to find, particularly those with a detailed knowledge and like minded philosophy of conservation and its approach, so we are very fortunate to have their specialist skills to hand if requested.

We pride ourselves on our personable approach, communication and presentation skills and our overall conscientiousness, working for our clients, for the conservation and appropriate development of the historic built environment.

NAOMI HATTON

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

With over 15 years experience as a Civil Engineer working mostly on building structures Naomi has continued to develop a keen interest in historic building conservation and repair thus building up a broad experience in this field.

HARVEY BLOOR

QUANTITY SURVEYOR

With nearly thirty years post graduate experience Harvey brings balanced and wide-ranging experience of industrial, commercial, retail, health, education, residential and infrastructure projects, gained whilst working for public and private sector clients both within the United Kingdom and overseas.

JAMES INNERDALE

ARCHITECT

James works as an architect specialising in the repair, conservation and adaptation of historic buildings. He believes in the inherent importance of the history, fabric and craftsmanship of old buildings, as well as an understanding of the traditional methods used in their construction.

JOHN GREEN

PRINCIPAL DESIGNER

John Green Health & Safety support Crosby Granger Architects in the discharging of both our duties and our clients under the (2015) CDM Regulations. John Green and his team support CGA with our Designer Risk Assessments, Pre Construction Information and review all Principal Contractors construction phase information during any site works.

 

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