Team

Our Team, Native Architects

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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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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Andrew Neal

Architectural Technologist

Andrew joined Native in 2014, as an Architectural Technologist. He has 13 years of experience in practice and was elected as an Associate Member of the chartered institute of Architectural Technologists in 2009. Andrew is also an Associate Member of the IHBC.

Andrew is currently working with several private clients acting as contract administrator, quantity surveyor and designer throughout the construction phase of several Listed buildings projects. 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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Paul Brown

Architectural Technologist

Paul joined Native in early 2019 with over ten years professional experience. Paul became a Chartered Architectural Technologist in May 2015 and has built up good relationships over the years with various types of clients ranging from private individuals to nationwide clients delivering a variety of services including design, technical detailing and contract administration.  

Having been involved with a large variety of historic building repair and renovation projects, Paul is keen to engage with local authorities and contractors to deliver projects which preserve the heritage of the building while meeting the needs of the client. With a strong ability of visualise ideas from basic drawings, Paul can assess complex arrangements and quickly develop 3D imagery to translate ideas to assist the client to understand and realise their projects.

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James Nolan

Architectural Assistant

James completed an RIBA part 2 at the Centre for Alternative Technology in 2016. Prior to this he was a secondary school Design and Technology teacher. His interest in and learning about sustainable materials and construction started in teaching, developed during his time at CAT and is now coming to fruition with Native. He particularly enjoys working with hemp and rammed earth.

James joined Native as an Architectural Technician in 2017 and is in the process of becoming an Architectural Technologist. With well developed practical skills James is as comfortable ‘on the tools’ as he is in the studio. He is also interested in how the construction industry can develop nationally recognised training and certification for sustainable materials, making materials which are currently seen as niche, into mainstream building materials. He intends to use his teaching experience to further this agenda.

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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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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.