Team

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Sally Kirk Walker

Director

Sally qualified as an architect in 1980 and has worked in primarily in the UK. She is an RIBA Conservation Accredited Architect and was a Research Fellow at The University of  York, from 1992 – 1997 developing studies on the performance of buildings and their affect on occupant productivity.  Sally has contributed to the Conservation Studies Masters Course in the Department of Archaeology at York University on the conservation of heritage and sustainability issues. In addition to her historic buildings expertise Sally has led the practice to achieve an exemplary standard in the design and construction of award winning, environmentally sustainable buildings that respect their context. 

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Chris Walker

Director

After qualifying as an architect in 1991 and joining the RIBA in 1994, Chris has worked primarily in private practice on a wide range of residential, commercial, leisure and heritage projects. With a track record of successful regeneration projects Chris works with several notable country landowner estates throughout the region on projects that generate employment and support the rural economy and natural environment. Chris is committed to designing and building in low embodied energy materials that can be locally sourced where possible. He brings considerable practical knowledge and experience of delivering building projects and his philosophy for aspiring architects is “learn by doing”.

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Lucy Morris

Architect

Lucy is a RIBA Chartered Architect with over 10 years experience in practice. Her experience covers a range of sectors including education, housing and commercial with projects from small scale extensions to multi million pound new builds. She always strives to find exciting opportunities within projects and bring added value to her clients through innovative design ideas and a holistic approach to the wider parameters of a brief. From her earliest days, Lucy has nurtured a strong interest in environmentally conscious design through the specification of materials and passive design techniques to minimise the energy demand of her building design and their environmental footprint. Supporting others or leading a collaborative design team, Lucy is a resourceful problems solver who thrives on interesting design challenges with an environmental focus.

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Andrew Neal

Architectural Technologist

Andrew joined Native in 2014 and is a Chartered Architectural Technologist and a Full Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. He has 18 years of experience in practice and construction, having first studied Construction at York College and Sheffield Hallam University.

He is currently working several private clients acting as contract administrator, quantity surveyor and designer throughout the construction phase of several Listed buildings projects. Andrew’s conservation experience is far-reaching having been involved with historic and listed building projects from the start of his career, the diverse array of projects ranging from sympathetic and holistic restorations and repairs, through to substantial changes of use, extensions and conversions of existing redundant or dilapidated properties. He covers a wide range of professional work and is able to bring his experience and enthusiasm to engage with heritage skilled craftsman, contractors, and natural product suppliers on site. He promotes the use of natural building materials, traditional construction techniques and breathable building specifications, to help clients achieve their ambitions.

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Sean Bartlem

Architectural Assistant

Sean completed his BA(Hons) Architecture degree at Newcastle University in 2019 before undertaking a placement in Perth, Western Australia.  During this period, he worked to strengthen community relationships and enjoyed the challenge in approaching the rural context.  Sean enjoys working with both digital and traditional forms of representation and at Native Architects is developing his understanding of natural building materials.  He is determined to push the envelope as the next generation of architects and designers by promoting a more sustainable design philosophy for the future.

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Louise Fuller

Practice Administrator

Louise joined Native in 2009 as Practice Administrator and brings with her many years of experience in office accounting, administration and organisational skills.

With a very keen interest in our building heritage in Britain Louise observes working for Native both extremely interesting and inspiring.

Louise will often be the first person you talk to when you call the office with your enquiry and you will find her calm, attentive and welcoming and ready to answer your general questions or direct you to one of the architectural or technological team members.

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Camlo Sheppard

Cam recently graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BA(Hons) in Architecture. Having finished his degree and started work with Native a couple of months later, he is very keen to learn and improve his professional skills. Cam has a particular interest in historic buildings and their conservation as well as a strong understanding of sustainable design. Sheffield School of Architecture is a huge proponent of eco-friendly design and the building industry’s contribution to the current climate crisis. These are values that Cam has had instilled in him through University and is excited to work with Native’s natural design principles to make an impact and look to tackle the problems associated with the industry.

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John Brooksbank-Levery

John has been studying and working in design since 2006, and became a qualified architect in 2018. John’s main body of work is in home extensions, and has been involved on site in 25+ unique construction projects and 125+ planning applications. John takes delight in studying sustainable design and construction and likes to apply this in his work in innovative ways.

 

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Hanna Radwanska

Hanna completed her BA (Hons) in Architecture at the University of Sheffield and started working for Native straight after that. Hanna has always considered digital designing software incredibly helpful especially if it comes to the presentation of a final product, but likes to start her designs with simpler tools. Most of her work usually finds its beginnings in sketches ideas and showing project development. Her mains areas of interest within architecture focus on refurbishment and sustainable development.