Archiphonic adds five after strong 2020 

The Liverpool-based architecture firm has taken its headcount from six to 11 with the appointments of three architects, an architectural assistant, and a business development manager, following a 30% year-on-year increase in instructions. 

The firm grew during 2020 despite the uncertainty of the pandemic, winning 90 instructions compared to 60 in 2019.

ArchiPhonic co-director Adam Mokhtar said: “We have been fortunate to experience growth over the past 12 months and be in a position to expand our team so significantly.

“There is no doubt that last year was a challenging one for our business and the sector as a whole. However, as a team we approached working through the pandemic with an attitude of positivity in the face of adversity, which has worked out very well.”

Harriet Powell-Hall is one of three architects to join Archiphonic, having previously worked for Mersey Design Group, while Tom Gregory was hired having most recently worked for KKA Architecture. 

The third architect to join the firm was Eve Greenall, whose previous employment includes seven years at Wirral-based Paddock Johnson. 

Luke Rumney has joined from signage firm IsGroup, where he worked as a sales consultant, and will take on the role of business development manager for Archiphonic. 

Hannah Faulkner has been appointed as an architectural assistant having completed her Masters in architecture at Liverpool John Moores University. 

Archiphonic co-director David Banister said: “We are starting the year in this privileged position thanks to the hard work, commitment and flexibility of our team and the vision and positive attitudes of the clients who have instructed us on new projects.” 

The firm is working on the conversion of the Imperial Warehouses into apartments, as well as the redevelopment of Agnes Jones House on Catharine Street into 105 student flats. Both projects are in Liverpool city centre. 

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