#MeetMeMonday with Ross Embury

#MeetMeMonday with Ross Embury

It's time to learn a bit more about one of PF+A's Junior Architectural Assistants, Ross Embury. 

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

I love being a part of PF+A because everyone within the team puts a lot of passion into their work and take pride in every design they create, which is visible across all our projects. This is very inspiring to someone like myself who has just started their career within Architecture.


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

My previous job within Land Surveying ignited my passion to make a difference and enhance peoples lives. Every day I was seeing the client’s passion at the start of their own projects, as the survey would be one of the first things to do at any project. I wanted to seek a career where I could follow and assist the progress throughout projects, seeing that passion and emotion every day.

What personal attribute are you most proud of?


The personal attribute I am most proud of is my attention to detail, due to past experiences I've had to teach myself to become very methodical in any work I do and not missing important information.

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

Before I started at PF+A my previous experience was within Land Surveying and as a result I have a lot of knowledge about topographical surveys, measured building surveys and a small amount within conveyance plans, whilst using a Total station.


What is your favourite place in the Channel Islands?

My favourite place within the Channel Islands is Bordeaux Harbour. It is somewhere I seem to gravitate towards on the island and have spent a lot of time since moving to the island in October 2021. It's got everything you could need - amazing areas to walk the dog, have swims, watch sunrises and spot the neighbouring islands and France.


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


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.

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.