We have a talented and diverse team of experienced architects, architectural technicians and supporting personnel with a passion for delivering excellence through design and technical innovation.
We have a talented and diverse team of experienced architects, architectural technicians and supporting personnel with a passion for delivering excellence through design and technical innovation.
Laura-Anne has over 25 years post qualification experience in architecture and construction with a diverse portfolio across a range of sectors including mixed-use, residential, education, commercial, film studio and social development both in the UK and abroad.
She has extensive expertise applying her technical ability and problem solving skills to the design and delivery of projects across all stages of work and is highly proficient in studio and team management helping to build lasting relationships with clients and design teams.
Having qualified as an architect in Johannesburg she ran her own practice for a number of years before relocating to London leading teams as an Associate to deliver large scale mixed-use and high end residential projects, at KSR Architects and then Pick Everard, where her role included public sector framework management.
As part of the Veretec Leadership Team Laura-Anne focusses on project and studio sustainability initiatives, quality assurance, business development and marketing.
Galit is a Senior Architect with 20 years post qualification experience across sectors including Residential, Commercial, Education, Civic and Heritage buildings.
She has extensive experience in job running, design team co-ordination and delivering projects from post-planning stage through to completion on site.
Prior to joining Veretec, Galit worked for many years at some of the top residential-led architectural practices, including Pollard Thomas Edwards and Levitt Bernstein, where she worked as Project Lead on a number of large-scale housing regeneration projects, including the Packington Estate in Islington.
Galit is a keen photographer and is part of the team responsible for creating studio and marketing content and holds a Master’s degree in Photography and Urban Cultures.
Jeremy is an architect with over 25 years of experience working on large scale workplace, hotel, residential and retail developments in the UK.
Following an internship working for Stanley Saitowitz in San Francisco, his professional career started in London at SOM working on design and delivery work stages for new build and refurbishment workplace developments. He has developed a particular interest in construction technology and project delivery services whilst working with specialist contractors on the technical design of bespoke unitised precast and curtainwall facades.
During his career, his interests diversified to encompass other wider specialisms such as project technical compliance, project risk management and health & safety.
Jeremy is a member of the Leadership Team and is responsible for ensuring that projects are resourced with appropriate technical expertise and that each project receives timely technical support and is regularly audited.
Amanda is a Senior Architect with over 20 years experience delivering complex projects from concept to completion in the UK and overseas.
Her expertise and leadership skills include design team management, technical and spatial design, specification writing and coordination of the design during the construction phase with a particular focus on leveraging the benefits of BIM.
Amanda has keen my interest in digital design research and development and prior to joining Veretec worked across a range of building types including commercial offices in the City of London, healthcare projects for public and private clients, All-through schools and higher education facilities and high-end residential projects.
Francesca has over 20 years experience working within the residential sector on projects both in the UK and internationally.
She has extensive experience working within BIM environments and leading the later stages of design and construction where her methodical and rigorous approach to coordination ensure design quality is maintained throughout.
Prior to joining Veretec Francesca worked on a number of complex medium and large scale mixed-use and residential schemes and has a Post Graduate Masters Degree in Architecture and Housing Design.
Mark is a Senior Architect with a wealth of experience leading commercial & leisure, residential and education projects from inception to completion.
He is client and contractor focussed and specialises in delivering elegant, functional and sustainable buildings that stand the test of time. As a graduate of the Bartlett School of Architecture Mark enjoys the creative and technical challenges brought delivering high quality architecture and mixed-use developments including low carbon and low energy building strategies.
Prior to joining Veretec Mark worked on a number of high profile projects at leading practices including Sheppard Robson and Scott Brownrigg.
Phill is committed to successful project delivery and his enthusiasm and passion for executive architecture is combined with his ability to interpret the aspirations of both clients and contractors.
He is recognised for design management expertise and has successfully led the design and delivery of many complex mixed-use developments. Prior to joining Veretec, Phill was a Director at Chapman Taylor and was responsible for project delivery within the residential, workplace, leisure, industrial and retail sectors in the UK and internationally and spent three years establishing an architectural and buildings studio in India for a large UK based multi-disciplinary practice.
Phill is a member of the Aukett Swanke Group UK Board and shares responsibility for leading the studio and its operations.
James is an experienced Architect with a passion for digital construction and experience leading teams on a variety high profile and complex projects in sectors including commercial, residential, mixed-use developments and government and civic buildings.
As a talented BIM specialist James is passionate about the relationship between digital technology and design, and how both can inform and empower each other to deliver more successful outcomes for the client and end user. In his role as BIM Lead James is responsible for the implementation and development of our internal BIM standards & protocols, Revit Forum, training, and BIM strategies across the studio.
Prior to joining Veretec worked in BIM leadership roles for a number of companies including MACE group and Fletcher Priest architects.
Jemma is an experienced and dedicated architect with experience in the successful delivery of large-scale retail, leisure and residential developments in the UK and abroad.
She is a positive communicator with strong leadership skills and enjoys interacting at all levels of the business to coordinate and consolidate design and delivery with a particular focus on providing pragmatic solutions to meet programme and budget.
Prior to joining Veretec, Jemma worked for a number of years at Benoy and more recently with contractors and developers on large residential schemes and has a proven track record in leading projects with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Jemma is part of the Leadership Team and has runs our training and development operations including staff mentoring, training and appraisals.
Ralph has a wealth of design and technical expertise with over 20 years working on a wide range of high-profile building typologies.
He has particular experience leading design teams from pre-tender through to completion and his technical expertise and strengths lie in design team coordination, where his pragmatic and collaborative approach ensure best practice is achieved from each discipline.
Prior to joining Veretec Ralph worked in senior roles at practices including Makower Architects, Pollard Thomas Edwards, Collado Collins and Life3A and he has been involved on a variety of projects ranging from office refurbishments to large mixed-use projects.
Ralph is a member of the Leadership Team and has responsibility for our technical guardianship including projects standards and quality.
Darren has over 15 years experience working in the UK across a wide range of sectors including education, science, health care and laboratory, residential, hospitality and commercial office.
He has particular experience on complex refurbishment and new build facilities through all stages of the design and has a thorough approach to co-ordination and client liaison, with a keen eye for detail combined with a sound technical knowledge.
Darren is a member of our Project Forum and as part of a team is responsible for project standards and quality.
Thomas is an experienced Senior Architect who greatly enjoys all aspects of construction and collaborative approaches to design, delivery and construction.
Earlier in his career, Thomas taught architecture at the Architectural Association School, the University of East London and The University of Dundee. Having lived and worked in Brasilia, Thomas writes and has talked on the BBC about the design and history of the city. He is a Geddes Fellow of Urban Design at the University of Dundee and an Associate of the Brazil Institute, King’s College London.
Prior to joining Veretec Thomas worked for many high profile practices in London, including John McAslan & Partners, on both the design and construction of large housing projects.
Rob has over 30 years’ experience leading large and complex projects at all stages both in the UK and internationally.
He has successfully delivered numerous award-winning projects for public and private clients and most recently has lead a number of design and compliance audits for complex mixed use office, residential and cultural projects.
Prior to joining Veretec Rob was a Director at Steffian Bradley Architects, and an Associate Principal for Swanke Hayden Connell Architects.
Rolando has extensive experience in the design and delivery of major construction projects including Residential, Defence, Education, Housing and Healthcare developments.
He has a multi-disciplinary background working in Architectural, Civil and Structural consultancy roles, which has given him a highly detailed understanding of construction across a variety of projects in BIM level 2 environments.
As a Senior Architectural Technician Rolando plays a key role in technical learning and development in the studio and is responsible for our CPD programme.
Viqui is an Associate with over 15 years experience delivering projects across a variety of sectors including residential and co-living, education and heritage.
She is client and contractor focussed and excels at project and design team leadership, BIM collaboration and on-site support where her attention to design quality and detailing are key. A graduate of the University of Seville Viqui has develop an interest in multidisciplinary collaboration with emphasis on client care, project performance and building occupancy evaluation and outcomes.
As a member of Project Forum Viqui is involved in mentoring architects in the studio and provides support to our BIM Group.
Anna is creative, intuitive, naturally inquisitive and applies strategic planning in her role as an Associate.
She has experience in complex and prestigious projects including commercial and high-end residential, listed buildings and new build including external envelope and fit-out projects.
Anna has a passion for all things design, with a keen eye for detail and considerable experience in design team coordination combined with extensive on-site experience and applying her practical approach to the building process
Prior to joining Veretec, Anna worked for design-led London architectural practices, including Dixon Jones and Sheppard Robson, and as a Design Manager for some of the UK’s top contractors.
Stephen has extensive experience working within the construction industry alongside architects, consultants and contractors.
He specialises in the design of external envelopes having worked with façade subcontractors and has completed multiple external envelope packages across variety of projects.
He also has a strong background in BIM, with over 15 years experience using Revit and delivering projects compliant with Level 2 requirements. Stephen has operated as a BIM coordinator for Jacobs Engineering and BDP and sits on the Veretec BIM forum.
Stephen was recently offered a placement at Bristol University where he will be undertaking his Masters degree in Façade Engineering on a part time basis.
Adam has a wealth of technical knowledge and experience on all aspects of building design and construction.
He has particular expertise in developer led large and complex residential and commercial office projects and his strengths lie in design team coordination where his pragmatic and collaborative approach ensure best practice is achieved from each discipline.
Adam plays a key role in our projects standards and quality and is responsible for our internal CAD standards & protocols, CAD training and inductions.
Frank leads Veretec financial matters and is instrumental in our management reporting, forecasting and project control.
He works closely alongside the Directors, Management Team and Group Finance Director and is integral to our operational strategies including HR, IT and studio development initiatives.
Frank relocated to the UK from Germany in 2008 and originally joined the Aukett Swanke Group to support overseas investments with budgeting, financial planning, annual audits and reporting.
Gordon has led multi-disciplinary teams on complex mixed-use developments for a number of high-quality UK and international projects and has particular experience in commercial office design. Prior to joining Veretec, Gordon spent several years in Hong Kong and is very familiar working in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment.
At Veretec Gordon shares overall responsibility for the studio and Leadership Team as well as managing all strategic business planning, development and implementation. Gordon is also responsible for Veretec’s sustainability strategy, which includes achieving ISO 14001 certification and Carbon Neutral certification and he also represents the company on the RIBA Student Mentoring Programme, for students in the final year of their Part One studies and has in addition contributed to the British Council of Offices specifications.
Gordon sits on the Aukett Swanke Group UK Board.
Freddie has overall responsibility for IT strategy and innovation. He is responsible for investigating growth and expansion opportunities and their subsequent integration between Veretec operations and the Aukett Swanke Group environment.
Freddie also has a keen focus on exploring how technology can drive innovation, collaboration and excellence throughout every aspect of our Studio.
James is passionate about buildings and design and combines his leadership role with a commitment towards collaboration and innovation to ensure projects are successfully realised.
He has a successful track record in delivering large, complex and multi-phased projects including residential, commercial office, mixed-use, retail, leisure and transport schemes both in the UK and abroad and is primarily engaged in establishing and maintaining client and consultant relationships.
At Veretec, James shares overall responsibility for the studio and Leadership Team, as well as managing all strategic business planning, development and implementation.
James is member of the Aukett Swanke Group UK Board.
James is a passionate design professional with a proven track record in coordinating and delivering large and complex commercial office, residential and educational projects.
He approaches projects with creativity and enjoys applying his technical knowledge within the BIM environment and as a good communicator is ideally suited to leading our collaborative approach to project delivery.
Prior to joining Veretec James worked in America on large scale commercial office buildings including Pinnacle at Symphony Place in Nashville, Tennessee and BG Group Place in Houston, Texas.
Joe has experience in a wide variety of projects and sectors, having previously delivered high profile developments in both the UK & Australia.
Joe is passionate about resolving complicated and intricate details and developed his research-based design approach whilst leading the unique EXPO Pavilion 2020 project, which features cross laminated timber blades, set out radially to create a slanting circular façade and featuring innovative algorithm-driven LED displays.
He is an excellent communicator and builds quality relationships with all members of the project team through collaborative design principles.
Keith is Chairman of Veretec having spent over 30 years delivering complex projects across a wide range of sectors both in the UK and abroad.
He now has a particular focus on business development and nurturing new and long-term relationships with our clients, contractors and consultants.
Keith is part of the Aukett Swanke Group UK Board, and after many years as Quality Director helps to support our studio QA and best practice initiatives.
Monique has a broad range of technical knowledge and her experience is varied including a substantial mixed-use residential development, a high-end later living scheme of luxury apartments and extra-care facilities and a number of commercial developments across London.
She has a keen interest in sustainable and eco-friendly architecture and as an Senior Architectural Technician has a fastidious approach to coordination and collaboration across our projects.
Monique also has an active involvement in training and inductions for our teams and helps to support across a variety of our QA procedures.
Opas has worked on projects across a number of sectors including education, commercial, civic, sports, residential, renovation and mixed-use.
He runs our Revit Forum having worked on BIM projects since 2007, building up extensive experience working on complex projects in 3D. Opas has a passion for digital design and collaborative working whilst leading project teams to achieve well detailed and coordinated buildings.
Prior to joining Veretec he worked as BIM Co-ordinator on several iconic buildings including St Antony’s College in Oxford and Al Wakrah FIFA World Cup stadium in Qatar.
Paula is an experienced Architect with extensive knowledge of a variety of building types, principally in the residential and office sectors.
Her core skills include both design and delivery and she is dedicated to producing excellent architecture whilst nurturing positive relationships with both clients and contractors.
Paula is a collaborative team member and enjoys sharing her natural enthusiasm and commitment to problem solving.
Robin has extensive experience in the design and delivery of major projects in the UK and Europe.
In a diverse career he has worked on both new build and refurbishment projects across a variety of sectors including offices, residential and retail.
As an associate Robin combines excellent organisational and coordination skills with a collaborative attitude. He adopts a measured approach to problem solving and always seeks to balance good design with appropriate technical solutions.
Sandra joined in 2015 and brings a wealth of experience, pragmatism and aptitude to ensure the smooth running of Veretec and our teams.
She oversees and orchestrates a range of business and studio operations including Veretec documents and protocols, event management, graphics, awards submissions and our social media & web content.
Sandra has a passion for design and communication and forms an integral part of the Marketing Team. Prior to Veretec, she worked within the creative industries, following a degree in Interior Architecture.
Tony has been with Veretec as Finance Director since 2019 and is also the Group Finance Director of Aukett Swanke Group PLC. As a Chartered Accountant Tony has extensive experience and knowledge on all matters of financial reporting and systems as well as technical accounting.
Previously Tony worked at Advanced Power UK Ltd, as Financial Controller, where he concentrated on management of European and Group Finance functions, including statutory audits, budgeting, year-end accounting and tax reporting.
Yvonne is responsible for HR strategy across the practice alongside wide-ranging employee engagement initiatives. As a key member of the supporting team she develops the HR approach in response to Veretec’s wider organisational needs.
Having worked in HR professional services for over 30 years Yvonne has had experience in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, financial, retail and property development.