Howarth Litchfield the award-winning architectural practice based in the heart of Durham has announced further new appointments as it continues with its sustainable growth plans.

The four new faces to join the expanding team are interior designers Emma Chapman and Jessica Bradley, architectural technician, James Dunn and senior architectural technician, Neil Brown.

Neil, a chartered architectural technologist, has extensive experience gained from working across a diverse range of sectors and building types as well as a broad knowledge BIM (Building Information Modelling).

Similarly, James brings with him immense technical experience developed while working on commercial projects, including industrial, sports and leisure as well as education schemes.

Meanwhile, Emma has joined Howarth Litchfield having honed her interior design skills while working both in the UK and abroad.  With a particular interest in applying BIM to interior design and more specifically, using her knowledge of REVIT, Emma is keen to create visually inspiring interiors which are authentic to their environment.

Finally, Jessica, has most recently worked on projects in the leisure and hospitality sector, designing for hotels, bars, restaurants and cafes. Her keen interest in crafting and shopping makes her well suited to sourcing interesting and unusual materials such as furniture and lighting which are key interior elements.

Including these latest positions, Howarth Litchfield has recently created six new jobs increasing its further. According to managing director Jonathan Yates, the foursome’s experience and particular specialisms have synergy with the existing team, adding further depth to the practice’s disciplines as it continues to see high demand for its services.  He said:

“Neil, James, Emma and Jessica are joining us at a very exciting time as we continue to win new work in the region and further afield. The skills and experience they bring with them are complementary to and work well with our established, talented team of architects, technicians, designers and admin support staff.

“Whilst much of our work is based in the North we are increasingly being presented with opportunities to work throughout the UK on both new build and refurbishment projects. To capitalise on this, it is essential that we appoint the right people with the right experience and skill set.  In return, those who join Howarth Litchfield reap their own rewards by having the opportunity to gain further experience of working on some interesting and varied schemes.

“I’m delighted to welcome Neil, James, Emma and Jessica and look forward to the positive contribution I’m confident that they will make to the business.”