JDA hires for growth

JDA Architects has expanded its teams Liverpool and Manchester with two new appointments and a managerial restructure, in response to a series of contract wins in the social housing and extra care sectors.

Architectural technologist Dan Duke has joined the Manchester office from Buttress, where he worked for the past eight years. Duke is experienced in 3D models, technical detailing, and building designs on a range of education, museum and housing projects.

Tom Barlow, a final year architecture student from Liverpool John Moores University has also joined the Manchester office and is looking to gain practical experience while completing his studies.

The new hires in Manchester follow the appointment earlier this year of Phil Jones as architectural technician in the Liverpool office. Jones previously worked at Redrow Homes and Fairclough Homes.

The Liverpool office is led by Karen O’Reilly, who as part of the managerial changes was recently promoted to associate, alongside Rob Baines who was made technical manager.

O’Reilly established the Liverpool branch of JDA 18 months ago. It employs four architects and technicians, with plans to hire a part 2 architectural student.

Recent project wins for JDA include a 60-bed extra care scheme for Six Town Housing; an 80-bed care village for ForViva; an 85-bed extra care scheme on site for Wrekin Housing Trust, and a 50-home social housing scheme for New Charter.

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