Jane Jones-Warner RIBA SCA AABC IHBC
Jane Jones-Warner has had her own architectural practice for over 25 years. Her work ranges in scale from designing individual new pieces of furniture to large repair and conservation projects, one-off conversions and new build applications, all generally in sensitive and/or historic settings. Her greatest enjoyment comes from working with ecclesiastical buildings. As an architect accredited in building conservation, she understands the philosophy of conservation and enjoys the careful and delicate approach required for historic building repair. Jane has developed a style of architecture which incorporates contemporary design using traditional materials to enhance the significance of these wonderful historic structures.
Jane has both taught in the design studio and lectured on the technical aspects of architecture. She has presented practice case studies to various groups of professionals, together with landowners and stakeholders.
Jane has worked for clients applying for and implementing Historic England and Natural England grant aided schemes. In addition she has worked in a specialist consultancy role as an Historic Buildings Architect to English Heritage, providing technical administration and professional management for the Repair Grants for Historic Buildings, Monuments and Designed Landscapes (HBMDL) scheme and Places of Worship (RPOW), covering the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
Jane was an assessor for the Royal Institute of British Architects on their Conservation Register and now chairs their Steering Committee, leading the RIBA in conservation accreditation. In 2016 she was a judge on the RIBA Regional Awards as their conservation expert.
Jane has recently been appointed as Chair to the Fabric Advisory Committee for Portsmouth Cathedral and was a member of Chichester Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Fabric of Churches for over 12 years.
Laurence Hall BA (Hons) Arch - Partner
Laurence has worked with Jane since 2006, gaining extensive experience on a wide selection of projects that include minor and major alteration works together with new build schemes. He has worked on several ecclesiastical Heritage Lottery funded and Historic England projects. At present he is working on buildings at Amberley Museum in addition to converting a couple of substantial barns and building a new annex to Grade I St Mary’s Church at Sidlesham.
Laurence’s style of architecture, sensitively complimenting the historic fabric with contemporary design, has won him various awards. He prides himself on his excellent working relationships with his clients on all phases of design and construction.
Julian Vallis RIBA SCA AABC - Associate
Julian joined the firm in October 2016. His experience focuses on work to historic secular and ecclesiastical buildings, invariably with a community use and reliant upon third party funding. Wider experience includes projects for a local hospice and a homeless charity. He is Inspecting Architect to over 20 churches.
Julian is particularly interested in working with buildings that have a potentially uncertain future and his work has been rewarded through the shortlisting for, or winning, of a selection of awards.
Trevor Munday RIBA - Architect
Trevor has worked in the practice since 2014 on a variety of projects including churches and private houses. He has been involved in reordering schemes together with Heritage Lottery funded projects for repairing church fabric. In addition he has been working on a listed post war house, helping to detail and manage the joinery work on site.
Trevor has a keen interest in traditional building techniques and materials. His methodical approach to drawing and detailing together with his excellent 3D computer skills are valued widely by the team. He particularly enjoys working with old fabric and unravelling the layers of historic assembly.
Dr Ian Wightman BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, IHBC - Associate
Ian has been with the practice since May 2018. He has over 10 years experience as a Senior Historic Buildings Adviser to local planning authorities advising on numerous projects, including Petworth House, Uppark and Stansted House. Ian has extensive experience within the South Downs National Park and has advised on many domestic schemes, including new dwellings. He also has wider experience as a design consultant within the commercial sector.
Ian has a particular interest in traditional building techniques and fabric and its preservation through sympathetic repair. He also has a strong interest in modernism and the importance of buildings’ relationship to landscape and setting.
Graeme Mollins BSc (Hons) - Architectural Technologist
Graeme joined the practice in October 2018, having been based in Brighton for the past 8 years. His experience in a wide range of residential and commercial projects has encouraged him to focus his interest in working on listed and historic building projects.
He will be working closely with the practice architects throughout each work stage with an emphasis on a high standard of presentation, drawing and detailing.
Heather Hall BArch MSc - Heritage Consultant
Heather joined the practice in February 2019, with a background in architecture and prior experience as a Historic Buildings Adviser to a local planning authority. More recently, she has been working in the private sector producing historic building assessments, setting assessments and heritage impact assessments. Heather has extensive experience within the South Downs National Park and has advised on a wide variety of schemes relating to domestic alterations, conversions and new dwellings.
Heather has a particular interest in understanding the interaction of built heritage with historic landscapes, and also has a strong interest in ecclesiastical heritage.
Dr Angel Moreno MArch (Hons), PhD - Architect
Angel joined the practice in May 2019. He has previously worked as a project architect in both Italy and Spain on medium and large scale residential, commercial and industrial projects. He has also worked as a conservation architect and heritage consultant, taking an active part in the documentation and recovery of historic buildings and having responsibility for a conservation area.
Angel holds a Master's Degree in the the Analysis, Theory and History of Architecture and a PhD in Vernacular Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He is particularly interested in historic building techniques, architectural typology and traditional landscape.
Vera Gkoufa MA Eng MSc - Architect
Vera joined in May 2019 after working as a Church Buildings Adviser to the Diocese of London, where she assisted parishes in their building projects by providing architectural conservation advice and helping them navigate the planning and faculty system. Vera's first degree is in Architectural Engineering and she has also acquired an MSc in Sustainable Heritage.
Vera is passionate about understanding the reasons behind deterioration phenomena of historic buildings and working with their users to keep them in good condition, while enhancing their sustainability by introducing new design and opening them to different uses.
Sally Hales BA (Hons) ACILEx - PA
Sally has previously worked with Jane and re-joined the team as PA in September 2017. She brings a wealth of experience from architectural, planning and legal sectors.
Her work includes assisting with research projects, planning and listed building applications, quinquennial surveys/condition reports, as well as all other administrative duties.