#MeetMeMonday with Charlie Hodder

#MeetMeMonday with Charlie Hodder

"I get excited by good design and seeing the difference it can make to the way people live. Sometimes a good design solution presents itself right away but other times a longer process is required to understand the client’s needs and the constraints at hand.  You have to persevere but also keep an open mind...these traits are what I’m most proud of when designing great architecture."

We find out about Charlie's wealth of experience within the industry and even his controversial sandwich of choice!

Why do you love being a part of PF+A?

“I love being part of a collaborative team of fun and creative people. We all share our knowledge, our triumphs and challenges to produce great work.”

What ignited your passion to make a difference in the world and enhance people’s lives?

“I get excited by good design and seeing the difference it can make to the way people live.”

What personal attribute are you most proud of?

“Sometimes a good design solution presents itself right away but other times a longer process is required to understand the client’s needs and the constraints at hand. You have to persevere but also keep an open mind to reassessing the approach to get the solution, these traits are what I’m most proud of to design great architecture.”

What’s the best thing about being part of the PF+A family?

“Knowing that you have a group of talented and thoughtful people to rely on is why I love being a part of the PF+A family.”

Before starting at PF+A, what was your background and experience?

“Before joining PF+A I worked for many years at HTA Design LLP in London. It was an exciting time with the opportunity to design a number of buildings in and around London. We’d try to look at all the factors that make up a great place, not just great architecture and landscape design.”

What is your favourite place in the Channel Islands?

“My wife and I love Sark. We got married there and always spend a few days there every year to get away from it all.”

What’s your favourite sandwich?

“Peanut butter and Marmite on brown bread with a liberal basecoat of Guernsey butter!”

Who’s your favourite architect?

“My favourite architect is the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. I have visited a number of his buildings and each one was inspiring in its use of light and materials to create a warm and human place.”


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Ollie Muston MCIAT

E: ollie.muston@pfaarchitecture.com

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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.

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.