#meetmemonday with John Hibbs

#meetmemonday with John Hibbs

After being an integral member of the PF+A family for many years, John has not only grown with the business but has helped to shape it into a thriving, passionate and life enhancing company.

We are thrilled to speak to John about his values in business and life, learning from the CEO of PF+A why happiness is the greatest gift of all.

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

“Because we're building a better future for everyone. Creating amazing spaces for people to work and live and play. At the same time we're growing as a company, which is really exciting. I spend my days surrounded by amazing people who are all invested in the future discussing the next BIG ideas of tomorrow. It's like being part of a large family. I have never had Monday morning blues...I can't wait to get to work (not sure why I even call it work!?).”

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

“If I'm honest, this hasn't always been my position. Certainly, when I was younger I was concerned with what I could get out of the world. But as you grow and learn and talk and read you realise that the world doesn't work that way. Great joy can be achieved by serving others. Happiness really is so powerful that it doesn't even have to be yours and it's the greatest gift you can give someone.”

What personal attribute are you most proud of?

“I'm dedicated...and when I've discovered the right course of action I'm on it and nothing will knock me off. I'm also good at choosing amazing, smart and energetic people to surround myself with. Oh, I'm also really funny and handsome.”

Favourite moment at PF+A?

“We were out for a staff meal and one member of staff had too much to drink and was sick all over the table in the restaurant. This isn't my favourite moment, but what happened after that moment is. Everyone grouped together to fix the issue. Some cleaned the sick of the table, others mopped the floor, Peter schmoozed the restaurant owner, others took the poor member of staff to the bathroom and cleaned them up. It showed genuine belonging and togetherness. What could have been a calamity was turned into a minor blip on a night out. It was wonderful to witness.”

What is your favourite piece of architecture?

“Fallingwater, no doubt about it. I remember the first time I saw it in a book when I was really young, it blew my mind...it was so different. I couldn't even work out where the rooms were, or how it worked...it didn't seem to have doors or windows. I visited it about 10 years ago and it was truly amazing. It is as stunning as you imagine it to be.”

What’s your favourite sandwich?

“Cheese (red Leicester) and tomato, with mayo and salt and pepper. EASY!”


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Guelles Lane
St Peter Port

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Jersey Studio

12 Britannia Place
Bath Street
St Helier

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Junior Architectural Assistant

Our Guernsey Studio needs a Junior Architectural Assistant to support our vibrant team and kick off an exciting career path.

Job Duties

  • Drafting architectural plans and survey drawings 
  • Design work
  • Prepare planning and building control submissions
  • Assist in the day to day running of our busy design studio

No previous experience needed - all we ask is a sincere thirst for knowledge and skills development. You will form an essential part of a highly efficient and effective team.

PF+A offers highly competitive remuneration, with a profit-share scheme, fantastic office culture, and opportunities to work across both Guernsey and Jersey. If you are looking for a position with variety and ample opportunity for learning, we would like to hear from you.

Send your application to contact@pfaarchitecture.com before 7 June 2021.

Your skills:

E: contact@pfaarchitecture.com
T: 01481 712633

Apply now

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.