After completing his BSc Rob then returned to work for Safeways Stores and then Turrin Ferraby & Taylor, before returning to Pembrokeshire and WA Spees RIBA Architects.
Robs portfolio includes residential conversions and extensions, cottage conversions within National Parks through to commercial and retail developements.
Before joinging the practice matt gained a BTEC National Diploma in construction at pembrokeshire college he then joined the practice in November of 1992, initially a full time Junior Technician he shortly started a day release program from pembrokeshire college where he studied for a HNC in Building and Construction, which he finished 2 years later. Matt then returned full time for one year before begining an HND in Building and Construction upon completion Matt returned to full time at WA Spees Architects. 12 years later and Matt is still at the practice.
Matt is now the practice specialist in Revit which models plans in the 3 dimension. A very powerful program that has
cut out some of the more tedious and time consuming parts of Cad work, for example if a change in
building design and/or the documentation process occurs in one place, revit will automatically take care of other
necessary changes throughout the plans. It is a powerfull presentation program allowing walk throughs of as yet
unfinished buildings (see current projects-fishguard leisure center)
John and Wesley met at Pascall and Watson over twenty yeares ago. They have worked together on numerous, varied projects in both Pembrokeshire and London.
John was the Senior Architect for Imagination Ltd from 1989-1993, a period when they won many awards. He was Project Director/Architect for Canada Water Station - Jubilee Line Extension; New Dinosaur Gallery at the Natural History Museum; Exhibition structures for British Telecom and Ford at NEC Birmingham and Geneva.
New ideas, development and education have always been of interest to John. He was a Course Tutor and Unit Master at the Architectural Association School of Architecture from 1982 to 1994. He is currently a visiting examiner and lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University of London.
Relevant and current details are as follows: Consultancy:
All aspects of lightweight enclosures, high performance building elements and component design and development - recently: Development of advanced structural glass assembly for 80m span 20,000sm, Award Winning, fully glazed exhibition structure, Neue Messe, Leipzig, Germany; Development of fabric roofs for industrial use, SGS-Thomson, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Appointed Mediator in dispute between Clyde Canvas and Ron Arrad Associates over faults in novel fabric roof structure.
Penthouse flat in Mayfair for Sir Clive Sinclair; Detailed design and production of Award Winning office building for Imagination Ltd, including exhibition gallery, design offices, video production and sound recording studios; Conversion and extension of Pembrokeshire College, with W A Spees Architects, including new multi-use theatre/studio and student refectory; New entrance with stair/lift tower at London Planetarium for Tussauds Group; New entrance canopy for Manara Tar building, Kuala Lumpur.
Specific Relevant Experience:
New Dinosaur Gallery - Natural History Museum, London Exhibition Structures - British Telecom and Ford at NEC, Birmingham and Geneva. Exhibition gallery - Imagination Building, London. Grandstand/hospitality units - Volvo Cars Multi-use theatre/studio - Pembrokeshire College, Haverfordwest
Having Recently Completed a degree in Physics at the University of Bristol, Jack is currently employed as IT/Admin support for the practice. Jack undertook several computer science open units during his degree. These involved programming in vba, c, c++ and java, Web Page Design, Use of all microsoft office programs and Mat lab and Maple mathmatical programs.
Before university Jack took a gap year where he worked in several positions including a Job advert repurposer for the internet, where he learnt basic HTML coding, also for South Norfolk District Council where as a data analyst the use of vba was essential.
The duties involved in his position at W.A. Spees include regular Virus checking, general maintenance of the pc's, over seeing the newly installed server, Web Page design and Maintenance, where necessary the Developement of software and general admin duties.