coombes:everitt has grown its team of architects as the firm continues to expand its work within Gloucestershire’s commercial and residential sectors.
The Cheltenham-based architectural practice recently appointed Kevin Truss as a Senior Architectural Technician, while former Architectural Assistant Johnny Carter has now achieved his RIBA Chartered Architect status.
John Everitt, Director at coombes:everitt, said, “Kevin comes to us with over seventeen years of architectural experience and specialises in commercial, education and healthcare projects. We have an increasing number of clients in each of these sectors, and Kevin’s appointment has further strengthened our technical team with more capacity, ability and expertise in areas such as BIM.”
With over ten years’ involvement in fully collaborative BIM projects, Kevin has worked with federated architectural, structural and MEP models ranging from offices, community centres, industrial warehouses and GP surgeries. This has involved supporting BIM for clients, contractors, sub-contractors and even manufacturers.
“In addition to welcoming Kevin into the company, we also celebrated earlier this year when Johnny became a chartered architect with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) after seven years of hard study. And Johnny’s success doesn’t stop there, as he has also become a Certified Passive House Designer, furthering adding to the sustainability knowledge within the practice.” Added Toby Coombes
Known in Europe as Passivehaus, Passive House is a design standard used to create truly energy efficient, comfortable and affordable home. The certification further adds to coombes:everitt’s capabilities and clients can now benefit from this Passive House knowledge to achieve homes with a small carbon footprint, requiring minimal heating systems to maintain temperature levels.
Now employing 14 staff at their Bath Road offices, the award-winning practice is one of the largest independent architects in Cheltenham and has won local recognition for recent projects at National Star and Crest Nicholson’s Leckhampton Place development.
The practice is now looking forward to a busy 2019. With over 100 residential properties currently on site and a number of commercial developments in the pipeline, the practice is well placed to continue its growth in the region.