PF+A Welcomes Charlie Hodder

PF+A Welcomes Charlie Hodder

PF+A are proud to announce Charlie Hodder as the newest member of our creative family in our Guernsey studio. Having worked in London for many years, he has a wealth of experience to bring to the company.

Charlie was born in Guernsey and worked briefly for Speakman Sayers Architects before moving to the UK, but he has always maintained his connection with the Island and has returned with his wife to raise their two boys in Guernsey.

Charlie studied architecture at Portsmouth University becoming a chartered architect in 1999. Whilst completing his studies he worked in Guernsey, Los Angeles and San Francisco before moving to London, where he worked for sixteen years. There he built his knowledge and skills as a designer, going on to become part of the senior management team at HTA Design LLP, a leading architectural practice specialising in housing design.

Whilst at HTA, Charlie helped to secure several significant regeneration schemes and delivered a wide range of projects in London and across the UK of varying sizes from individual houses to large strategic masterplans. Notable projects include a mixed-use scheme for new library; retail and residential arranged around a new public square in South London; a hotel and residential development which formed part of the Wembley Masterplan in North London; and two carbon zero demonstration houses for the Danish company Velux, which were monitored as part of an ongoing research and development programme to test the positive effects of improved daylight levels in the home. Charlie has worked with Westminster City Council, Velux Group, Notting Hill Housing Association and numerous other developers and user groups.


PF+A’s CEO John Hibbs commented: "As PF+A continues to go from strength to strength, we're thrilled Charlie's decided to join our family. He’s a truly fantastic architect and his enthusiasm for design is instantly infectious. His thoughtful, kind and caring nature is a perfect fit for an organisation which believes in enhancing people’s lives. "


With a strong desire to pursue architectural excellence, Charlie has a wealth of experience of delivering successful projects and has a real passion for housing design. He has knowledge of the multitude of standards required for designing housing today as well as a good understanding of the townscape and urban design principles required to justify Planning proposals on complex sites.

Charlie has great communication skills, design flair and an understanding of sustainable principles, as well as being able to draw convincingly by hand. He has already taken part fully in the life of the office by starting the ‘PF+A Sketch Club’, which seeks to improve our drawing skills and engage with the public whilst learning more about our town. In his spare time when he is not renovating his new house Charlie keeps bees and enjoys messing about in boats.

Images shown were created whilst at HTA Design LLP.

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

Internship

PF+A love to see into the future. You can help by doing your internship with us. If you're an architectural student looking for something a little different come and spend your time in the Channel Islands.

Job Duties

  • Assist our creative team in producing concepts/visuals/documents 
  • Create dynamic written and graphic content
  • Assist in the day to day running of our busy design studio

Your skills:

  • Highly self-motivated
  • Resilient
  • Kind
  • Caring
  • Cooperative
  • Open minded
  • Proficient in Revit, Sketchup, Photoshop, Vectorworks, Indesign

E: contact@pfaarchitecture.com
T: 01534 767950

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Architectural Technologist

We're looking for an Architectural Technologist to join our Guernsey family. Someone who longs to make the world a better place, who dreams about making a difference and wants to make an impact today. Someone who strives to be excellent at all they do, is unwaveringly honest and passionate about what inspires them.

If you believe in enhancing people’s lives, if you believe you can make a difference and if you want to wake up every morning and spend the day with people who believe what you believe; then boy, do we have a job for you.

Recognition, respect and love in return...oh, and some money.

Please apply in confidence via email enclosing a kick-ass alternative to a CV to: John Hibbs – john.hibbs@pfaarchitecture.com

Your skills:

E: john.hibbs@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.