Guernsey Design Awards 2020

Guernsey Design Awards 2020

We are excited to say we have been nominated for not one, not two, but THREE 2020 Guernsey Design Awards 🎉 Honouring distinctive, original, inspirational and sustainable design of the built environment in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Commercial: JB Parkers

Redesigning one of Guernsey’s oldest establishments was always going to be an exciting project which required a high level of finish within a very tight time frame. The Library Bar at Moores Hotel had been popular with locals and visitors alike for years, situated in the heart of St Peter Port.

During the major refurbishment of the main bar, the opportunity arose to develop a wine bar in the existing basement. As a protected structure, we worked closely with the States of Guernsey Planning and Conservation Department to create the exposed brick vaulted cellar – exhibiting the former medieval life of St Peter Port.

The project represents a great example of breathing life back into an under-utilised building creating vitality and activity in the town area, we are grateful to see such a project on the shortlist.


Single Residential New Build: Icart de Bas

This breath-taking project certainly has the view to be on the Guernsey Design Awards shortlist. Icart de Bas has been meticulously designed to capture the stunning vistas of Saints Bay and beyond. The site has been part of the family for several generations, so it was imperative to do justice to the unique location.

We worked closely with the client to design a house that sat sensitively within the site, which was directly above the coastal path. This was achieved by lowering the building line and forming a basement level.

Sustainability was at the core of this design and the scheme is certified to meet Passivhaus standards of air-tightness, significantly exceeding the Guernsey Technical standards as well as harnessing energy from the sun and minimising running costs.

We are pleased that the project has been recognised for pushing the sustainability standards of the island and looking forward into the future of architecture and construction.


Small Project Award Shortlist: Maison de la Guerre

French for ‘house from the war’, Maison de la Guerre is an unusual project PF+A worked on converting a World War 2 bunker that had been built by the Germans in their occupation of the island.

The intention was to maintain the simple architectural form with a modest extension, keeping the material palette subdued with the addition of a sedum roof evoking the relationship with the landscape and the passing of time.

Working closely with the clients and Planning and Conservation during the design process, we were careful to retain the character of the building. The concrete mass structure proved to create a comfortable living environment, retaining an ambient temperature in the dry and well-ventilated space.

We are proud to see such a worthy project on the shortlist, full of the client’s passion and care for the building. A project we will never forget.

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

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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.

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  • Create dynamic written and graphic content
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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

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Ollie Muston MCIAT

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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.