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Meet the GW Architectural Team

Guy Whitehead, Managing Director, GW Architectural

Guy Whitehead (MCIAT), Managing Director

Guy has a passion for the technology of architecture and relishes the opportunity to carry projects from inception to completion.

Guy set up GW Architectural Ltd in 2010, following over a decade in the construction industry, having held senior positions at a number of large North East firms. Guy was promoted to associate at Browne Smith Baker following the successful delivery of the award winning project of St Peter’s Sixth Form College in Sunderland.

As Managing Director of GW Architectural, Guy has gone on to obtain membership of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists following studies at Leeds Metropolitan and Northumbria Universities.

With a keen eye for construction detail and the ability to manage contracts to a high level, Guy promotes inter-disciplinary coordination throughout the design teams on all of his projects. Guy’s successes in the construction industry have led to GW Architectural being nominated for several awards, not to mention praise in the media for the successful and sensitive restoration of historic buildings.

Peter Deverell, Senior Architectural Technologist

Pete Deverell, Design Director

Pete’s interest in architecture has grown from a lifelong enthusiasm for buildings and the building process. After studying architecture at Newcastle University, he has worked at several Architecture practices in Manchester, Wellington and Newcastle.

Pete’s designs have driven the implementation and construction of a diverse array of projects including infrastructure for bus and rail stations, commercial and industrial office design and refurbishment, domestic & housing builds and the sport and entertainment industry.

He is a strong believer in an environmental design approach which he feels should be at the heart of every project and believes that environmental housing can lead to the most significant changes in the way we lead our lives. Pete has worked on both volumetric and social housing projects, his involvement being instrumental in winning local and national housing awards.

Pete brings careful management and an ethical approach to the table, taking time to fully understand the requirements of both client and space to develop building designs that fulfil their requirements, whether straightforward or technologically complex.

Ellen Baines

Ellen Baines, Part 1 Architectural Assistant

Ellen is an Architectural Assistant on her placement year after graduating from Northumbria University with a BA (Hons) Architecture degree.

Ellen has always been interested in the built environment and chose to pursue a career in architecture to combine her love of art with the practical aspects of structure and engineering.

In particular, Ellen is passionate about architectural design which aids rehabilitation and healing and which can be of benefit to those in need. This became evident when designing a therapy centre for her final project at university.

Ellen believes that the design process must begin with thorough research into the needs and requirements of users. Combining this with a sensitivity for the context results in architecture that is both functional and experiential.

Ellen Bains

Angela Richardson, Office Administrator

Angela is the pleasant voice you’ll hear first when contacting GW Architectural.

Angela has several years experience dealing with office procedures. Her strong attention to detail, excellent planning, organisation and time management skills help keep the company running smoothly. Angela works closely with all members of the team, supporting them through effective scheduling of meetings, minute taking, reception and administration functions.