I am Guernsey

I am Guernsey

You could almost envisage that Guernsey was designed. Our perfect triangle with its coastal beaches, cliffs and harbours inspire many of us to ponder how we can contribute to the future of our island. Guernsey, like its geography, is multi-faceted; full of a wealth of ideas across the spectrum from the environment to housing and architecture, from health to education, from our green spaces to transport, from protecting nature to the sea that surrounds us… the possibilities are endless.

This is why Livingroom and PF+A have decided to launch a new competition open to anyone with a brilliant idea as to how we can make our island life even better.

Livingroom and PF+A witness daily the skills and passion islanders have for Guernsey. We see bright ideas and creative thinking and we know there are thousands out there who have their own ideas about what we can do to improve island life.

We got together to develop I am Guernsey to spark the imaginations of everyone in Guernsey with a passion for the island in which we live. We want you to contribute to the thinking of how we can makeGuernsey the best place on earth to live. You don’t have to be a designer or work in a creative industry to enter. I am Guernsey is open to anyone with a fantastic concept. There are no rules when it comes to what you can enter – just the breadth of your imagination.

We don’t want to stifle your ideas by making suggestions or giving you a theme. This is about anything you think would enhance island life. I am Guernsey is more than a concept. We hope that the ideas generated in this competition will form part of planning for the future for Guernsey. We don’t want to stifle your ideas by making suggestions or giving you a theme. This is about anything you think would enhance island life. I am Guernsey is more than a concept.

We hope that the ideas generated in this competition will form part of planning for the future for Guernsey. Over the course of the competition we will feature design ideas from around the world that have made an impact or an improvement through our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages. The aim here is to fire your imaginations and not constrain you or influence your choice of concept.

So often exceptional ideas lead to more exceptional ideas and we’d like to show you some to demonstrate the vast breadth and depth of the world’s talent for making our planet a better place to live.


Guernsey Studio

Guelles Court
Guelles Lane
St Peter Port

9am - 5:30pm   |   01481 712633


Jersey Studio

12 Britannia Place
Bath Street
St Helier

9am - 5:30pm   |   01534 767950


Chloe Whitmore

E: chloe.whitmore@pfaarchitecture.com

T: 01481 712633

Chloe is the first point of contact in the Guernsey studio. She has moved from a career of more than 20 years in the legal profession to managing a creative environment and its people - a welcome change for her! Her experience and legal background are a great asset for the Group.

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.