#meetmemonday with Maddy Adams

#meetmemonday with Maddy Adams

After studying her bachelors at Manchester School of Architecture, Maddy Adams moved back to Guernsey and joined PF+A as a Part I Architectural Assistant. We are excited to talk to Maddy about her contribution of passion, excitement and fresh ideas to the team; finding out what drives her enthusiasm to learn and experience more.

 

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

 “I love being a part of PF+A because it has a very family-based atmosphere. This was particularly noticeable when I first started as I felt very welcome and was included as part of the team straight away.”

 

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

 “Studying at Manchester School of Architecture really opened my eyes to the breadth of ways architecture can enhance people’s lives. I believe architecture should be socially responsible with helps communities to establish a sense of place and thrive within their own environments.”

 

What personal attribute are you most proud of?

“I am most proud of my ongoing thirst for knowledge. I continually want to learn and experience more in order to undertake new opportunities.”

 

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

“I am a local girl who studied BA Architecture at Manchester School of Architecture in which I learnt a lot about the built environment in Manchester. It is interesting, however, to return home and learn about architecture in Guernsey.”

 

What is your favourite place in the Channel Islands?

“My favourite place in the Channel Islands is Sark as it is so unique. You feel like you are in a completely different place even though it is so close. I enjoy going on walks and bike rides there.”

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

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

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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.