Derbyshire architects, Matthew Montague Architects has promoted two employees; Paul Myers becomes associate architect and Chris Bayliss becomes an associate.
The practice, which has offices in Longford, near Ashbourne, has been established for 25 years. The promotion of Paul and Chris strengthens the management team of the practice, which continues to grow following the successful acquisition of some significant projects and clients in 2023.
Paul completed his RIBA Part I at Lincoln University in 2012, following a year placement in London, he completed his Part II studies at the University of Kingston; joining the practice in 2015 as a Part II architectural assistant. Paul completed his RIBA Part III at The University of Nottingham, graduating in 2018.
Since joining the practice Paul has been involved with a wide range of different projects, covering all stages of work from preliminary design through to production information and contract management. Paul has worked with Repton School, Hanson’s Auctioneers and Marketing Derby.
Paul’s designs are influenced by Scandinavian and Nordic architecture, he has worked on several housing developments including the award-winning Elms Barns in Newton Harcourt, Leicestershire and Quarndon Hall.
Principal architect, Matthew Montague said: “Paul’s industry knowledge and experience is a great asset to the practice, he has worked across several sectors, designed some excellent buildings and managed several complex projects.”
Chris joined the practice as an architect assistant in 2014 after completing a BSc (Hons) Architecture & Environmental Design at Sheffield Hallam University.
Since joining the practice in 2014 Chris has gained significant experience in housing, education, sport and commercial sectors, designing and technically detailing some of the practice’s most notable work. He is currently working on projects at Lonsdale House for The University of Derby, a housing development in Hulland Ward and several large scale one-off houses.
Matthew added: “Chris’ flair for modern, distinctive design is a great addition to the practice; the work he is delivering on one off houses at the moment is very exciting. I am delighted to promote both Paul and Chris, it’s very much deserved.”