Founder’s Story

Founder’s Story

Founder’s Story

Hello! I’m the great Peter Falla of PF+A and over the next 12 months I am hoping to share with you what it takes to grow a company from nothing into a company that supports me doing exactly what I love. Walking you through my life, I will be able to share with you all the highs and lows that I have encountered in the growth, strengthening and diversifying of PF+A.

My love of solving problems and communicating solutions all began when I was 15, as a young boy at St Peter Port Secondary School. I was fascinated by technical drawing brought on by my teacher and future States member Peter Sherbourne. He kindly arranged my first work placement which formed the career path I chose. Going on to gain my further education in the UK, I was privileged enough to stay with a wartime evacuee from Guernsey who never returned, giving me a different perspective on life and growing my appreciation of people’s potential. My work took me across the globe, working in Nigeria for two years developing rural electrification and water supplies for remote villages – a tribute to my technical knowledge.

Taking all my experiences and passion for enriching people’s lives, I began Peter Falla and Associates in 1995. I am a firm believer in helping out the community, which in turn is reflected in the success of PF+A, a company seeking to do just that. Now at 20 staff strong across the Channel Islands (with 3 more coming on board during this year), we have not got here without the hard work, perseverance and dedication of both myself and the team and I couldn’t be prouder of what we have collectively achieved.

Last year was a significant moment for both myself and PF+A as I handed on the baton of CEO to John Hibbs, recognising the potential that his passion and energy could bring to the company. Continuing as an ambassador, I remain an integral member sharing my insights of the sector and business skills to the next generation of PF+A and the wider community. I hope in this series to share the ins and outs of what formed such a lively business for you to understand and begin to apply in practice too.

Watch this space #pfalife

Contact

Guernsey Studio

Guelles Court
Guelles Lane
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 2DD

9am - 5:30pm   |   01481 712633

contact@pfaarchitecture.com

Jersey Studio

12 Britannia Place
Bath Street
St Helier
Jersey
JE2 4SU

9am - 5:30pm   |   01534 767950

contact@pfaarchitecture.com

Internship

PF+A love to see into the future. You can help by doing your internship with us. If you're an architectural student looking for something a little different come and spend your time in the Channel Islands.

Job Duties

  • Assist our creative team in producing concepts/visuals/documents 
  • Create dynamic written and graphic content
  • Assist in the day to day running of our busy design studio

Your skills:

  • Highly self-motivated
  • Resilient
  • Kind
  • Caring
  • Cooperative
  • Open minded
  • Proficient in Revit, Sketchup, Photoshop, Vectorworks, Indesign

E: contact@pfaarchitecture.com
T: 01534 767950

Apply now

Architectural Technologist

We're looking for an Architectural Technologist to join our Guernsey family. Someone who longs to make the world a better place, who dreams about making a difference and wants to make an impact today. Someone who strives to be excellent at all they do, is unwaveringly honest and passionate about what inspires them.

If you believe in enhancing people’s lives, if you believe you can make a difference and if you want to wake up every morning and spend the day with people who believe what you believe; then boy, do we have a job for you.

Recognition, respect and love in return...oh, and some money.

Please apply in confidence via email enclosing a kick-ass alternative to a CV to: John Hibbs – john.hibbs@pfaarchitecture.com

Your skills:

E: john.hibbs@pfaarchitecture.com
T: 01481 712633

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Ollie Muston MCIAT

E: ollie.muston@pfaarchitecture.com

T: 01481 712633

Having been educated and grown up in Guernsey and developing a passion for technical design work, information technology and an intrigue for building design and history during his GCSE years, Oliver decided to commence his career in 1999 as an Architectural Technologist with Lovell Ozanne one of the largest architectural practices in the Channel Islands,  During those first inspiring 9 years he gained his BTEC HNC qualification increasing his fundamental experience and developing his knowledge base by working on multi-million pound commercial and residential developments including, Mixed Use and Redevelopment Areas (MURA), offices, apartments and industrial units.  

Moving to the States of Guernsey’s Property Services Team in 2008, Oliver was able to learn invaluable working skills and practices, increasing his expanding skillset in tendering and contract administration, whilst having the opportunity to work on public buildings and the differing challenges brought about by these types of projects. These projects encompassed education premises, States buildings with high security requirements, projects at the airport and harbours and fully accessible health facilities.  Full Accessibility audits for the health facilities became a prominent project for Oliver as his career progressed and he carried out a number of audits and reports for substantial business within the Island.

Now with a total of 21 years’ experience within the industry, his expansive knowledge not only covers all areas of a very vast field, but includes all aspects of a project from inception right through to the final handover of a completed project; which, for Oliver is the most rewarding experience. 

Oliver’s exceptional wealth of knowledge has lead him to gain his chartership with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and was formally invited to become an Interview Assessor for the Institute in 2015, a position limited to only a small number and in which someone can only be invited by the Institute.  Oliver completed the necessary assessor training a few months later.  

Ever striving to continue growing and expanding his professional knowledge, Oliver is a driven member of PF+A and one of the top in his field. With his professional yet friendly approachable nature he is an individual able to facilitate and communicate to clients, contractors, sub-contractors and other third parties to ensure that a project is always the best it can be.  Internally an exceptional trainer to the less experienced members of the team with an ease of teaching methods to ensure an unseamingly level of continuity for their development.

In his spare time Oliver enjoys spending time with his young family of three daughters, experiencing travelling and cultural diversity and of course Guernsey’s beautiful outdoor environment.