Whilst undertaking his college studies, Chris Wilkinson’s tutors tried to discourage a career in architecture. After a further year at art college, instinct kicked in, and Chris overlooked his teachers’ deterrent, treading the architectural career path. Today, he sits at the helm of Jo Cowen Architects (JCA). In this Q&A, we talk to Chris and follow his route to landing several positions at some of the country’s most notable architecture firms.

When forming window and door openings through a cavity wall, one of the most frequent errors is in the choice of DPC. Polythene DPC to BS 6515 is supplied in rolls and used in numerous applications on site.

Door Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, is calling for higher standards of fire door inspections in rail environments to ensure life safety and protect national infrastructure.

National Ventilation, a leading UK-based ventilation manufacturer and supplier, has launched a new whole-house ventilation design service for design and build projects, with a dedicated new specification team.

Daniel Collins established PolkeyCollins Associates with Clive Polkey in 2012, after working together at a national commercial practice. During this time, he worked as a respected Architect to lead various projects across several sectors. Here, FC&A talks to Daniel to learn more about his industry experience and path to forming the Lincoln-based architecture practice.

Chris White has been with CPMG Architects for the past 18 years and became an Owner and Board Director in 2016. As the lead for CPMG’s London studio, he is delivering the strategic vision for growth, with a key focus on residential, commercial and aviation projects.

Ben McKenna started out studying interior architecture at Brighton. From there, he joined a small practice that worked in sensitive locations in rural Kent and Sussex. Ben’s work here was focused on listed building alterations and rural housing. With a desire to expand on what he’d learnt working at a small practice, Ben joined Conran and Partners to work largely on estate regeneration and residential projects in London and the South East. Having recently joined DMWR Architects, Ben talks to us about his time at Conran and Partners and runs through a few of his favourite designs.

Located in the foothills of the Franklin Mountains in El Paso in Texas, Camp Cohen is one of three new waterparks designed to celebrate the culture of the city’s diverse communities.

Yewdale, the leading commercial shading and privacy solutions specialist, will be launching their new CPD ‘Specifying Shading to Enhance Wellbeing’ at the Education Estates exhibition on the 12th and 13th October 2021 at Manchester Central. The new CPD supports Education Estates’ aim to transform learning spaces into adaptable and inspiring environments.

Original Crittall windows have been replaced and upgraded on the main street frontage of one of Leeds’ most historic quarters.

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