At PH Partnership, we consider the diversity of our team to be the cornerstone of our success.
We have brought together architects, technologists, and designers – all of whom vary in specialism and experience level. We also encompass both those who are established in the industry and those bringing fresh ideas into the field.
Such variety ensures our vision is always thorough and well-informed, but equally dynamic and innovative.
As a director of the company, Fausto has excelled in the 18 years since he founded the practice. Not only has he been imperative to PHP’s success, but he is also responsible for real change in the field of inclusive design. In particular, as the current President-Elect, he takes a very active role in the Access Association.
In addition, while working with the National Building Specification (NBS), he developed guidance and standard specification clauses on access issues that are now used by architects and construction professionals nationwide. Most recently, Fausto has undertaken a role as a Newcastle University Part 3 examiner, helping to shape the next generation of budding architects.
As a founding director and joint owner of PH Partnership, Graeme holds a key role in the company and has been imperative in building the practice over the past 18 years. He has accumulated 20 years of architectural experience in sectors varying from residential work to adaptions and is accredited in Heritage and Conservation, as well as working as a specialist in lab design.
His work remains diverse every day, as he manages projects from across the company’s portfolio, as well as leading as principal designer. In such work, he focuses particularly on keeping buildability and sustainability at the core of designs and continues to push the boundaries of these fields.
Paul has over 13 years of experience at PH Partnership Architects. He has worked on many of our award-winning commissions concerning personal injury adaptations, and on projects in the higher education and commercial sectors. In particular, he has also taken the leading role in a number of projects involving aspects of regeneration and heritage conservation.
Paul’s passion lies in the pursuit of design excellence, especially in the thoroughness of technical detailing; he strives to deliver buildings that are both environmentally and socially sustainable. Notably, Paul is responsible for the Practice Quality System, Project and Practice Policies, and Procedures such as ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations.
James is a valuable member of the team who work at the PHP York office, and he is key in helping expand the practice into the Yorkshire region. He is an RIBA qualified Architect with 3 years of qualified experience and holds a First Class BA (Hons), Distinction M.Arch, and PGDip.
James joined the company as a Part I in 2015 and has worked at PHP throughout his architectural journey. He now manages projects through all RIBA stages and primarily works on private residential projects, though he is also highly experienced in disability adaptations and extensions.
In particular, he enjoys the challenge of negotiating detailed and complex design stages, and the satisfaction of executing these unique builds with the on-site teams. Such challenges require a good knowledge of materials and the ability to balance ambitious designs with realistic material choices and costs. This holistic approach means James can keep an environmental focus key to his work too, as he is well-versed in the relationship between design and detailing, and costs and environmental impact.
After completing his Masters degree in the Summer of 2021, Matthew joined PH Partnership as a Part II Architectural Assistant, and has since started his Part III. In his role, he works predominantly on residential projects and has the pleasure of seeing projects from initial design right through to on-site delivery.
His design approach is very people-led, influenced by the years spent honing his interpersonal skills in the hospitality sector. As a result, he focuses on keeping the client’s desires as the driving factor of each build, resulting in bespoke designs that always satisfy the client’s wants and needs.
Part III Senior Architectural Assistant
Aside from Graeme and Fausto, Lynsey is the longest-serving member of PH Partnership, joining very shortly after the practice was founded. She completed an Interior Design BA (Hons) Int Arch., and has assumed the position of Senior Interior Designer in the business.
Considering her longevity in the team, it is unsurprising that she assists on projects across the company’s portfolio, and sees designs through from conception and planning to specification documentation and 3D rendered visualisations. As her work shows, she always strives to deliver perfectly coordinated schemes, and her passion for aesthetics means she always has a keen eye for the latest trends.
Senior Interior Designer
Peter completed his Part II qualification in 2020, after studying Interior Architecture at undergrad and achieving a PGCert in Interior Architecture in order to qualify for a Masters in Architecture.
After joining PHP in 2017, Peter has worked across a wide range of typologies including commercial, specialist commercial (such as pharmaceutical), and private residential work, as well as working on domestic adaptation and heritage projects. Peter has a keen interest in spatial design and how architecture can interface with the wider environment to improve the well-being and health of the general public.
Senior Architectural Assistant
After starting her architecture studies in Brazil, and completing her Architecture BA at Newcastle University, Angela has joined PH Partnership as a Part I Architectural Assistant. She is learning as much as possible about the UK’s architecture industry and is soaking up the experience of working at a greater scale with new styles and designs.
As a result, she is assisting on a range of projects and specialising in completing drawing packages (for planning, tender, and construction stages) and 3D modeling. During her time at university, she also developed a keen interest in sustainable design, and architects’ capacity to harmonise the well-being of both people and the planet.
She is now in the process of completing her Architecture M.Arch qualification, and will soon be undertaking an exchange to Sweden as part of her studies.
Part I Architectural Assistant
Ruth is one of the newer members of the team, and has made a fantastic addition since joining! She is currently in her third year at Northumbria University, and has joined PH Partnership as an architectural assistant. As she works towards completing her Part I qualification, her work at PHP builds experience of what it means to design and execute projects within the setting of a practice.
She has primarily focused on domestic adaptation projects but is continuing to be involved in work across the business portfolio. In particular, she enjoys taking a strong design role that hones in on the visualisation of builds in both plan and section form, especially at the 3D modeling stage.
Having already completed her BA(Hons) and M.Arch, Laura joins PHP as a Part II Architectural Assistant as she works towards her Part III qualification. She will assist in a range of projects across the firm – particularly in seeing residential adaptation projects through from conception to completion.
Laura is also especially interested in conservation work and the adaptation of heritage properties, led by a love for exploring iconic historic buildings.
Part II Architectural Assistant
After completing her Architecture Degree Apprenticeship (M.Arch) in the Summer of 2023, Kayleigh joins PH Partnership as a qualified ARB Architect. She’ll be primarily working on residential projects, and will see work through from initial designs to on-site delivery.
Kayleigh also developed a keen interest in the fields of sustainable design and modern construction methods during her time at university, and while working in practice. She hopes to continue exploring these fields in her work at PHP.