Sui Tempus

PF+A’s Redefined Definition of Time

PF+A’s Redefined Definition of Time


Currently, we are a society controlled by our working hours. If we need to arrive late or leave early, a feeling of guilt sinks in as if we are letting others down. Even if we feel it will be an unproductive day, we still find ourselves slogging at our desks from 9 to 5. But what if you weren’t constrained by hours? Instead, you could choose how, where and for how long you worked. And if you didn’t feel like working you didn’t have to.


Here at PF+A, we measure our contribution not by the hours we put in but by our ability to deliver to our clients. It’s what we call ‘Sui Tempus’ -  a redefined philosophy of what we base our working day on.


We believe in improving people’s lives through all we do. Because we all believe in it this allows us to trust each other. We don’t need to establish control to ensure our people are working towards common goals. We can trust each other not to take advantage of the system. We discovered that if you’re clear about your purpose for being in business it acts like a magnet and as if by magic, you’re surrounded by people who share your goals and passions.


It doesn’t matter where and when we work - if the job gets done, the job gets done. Who’s to argue it needs to be in the office or within the standard eight hour working day?


After all, time is not absolute. To a child, five minutes can feel like forever, but to an adult, it’s gone in a blink of an eye. Take Einstein’s theory of relativity for example, depending on how fast we are accelerating or where we are in space, time can be distorted and is only relative to that individual. Whether you’re familiar with the laws of physics, or perceiving time from a human point of view; we are basing our lives on a tenuous dimension that has the ability to change. The passing of time can hugely differentiate depending on what you are doing or how you are feeling.


Do not mistake this as flexitime; our staff can work however many hours they need to complete the required tasks. Depending on how productive they are, it may take ten hours or it may take five. It’s why our staff are so happy, they want to work here and don’t find themselves in the position of watching the minutes go by, as to us, time is far less important than results. 






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:

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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.