Scotland and Manchester Winter Promotions 2022

Please join us in celebrating the promotions of our Scotland and Manchester team members. Find out about what they are most proud of and what they are most looking forward to in 2023.

Joseph Lazell – Director

The project that I am most proud of is Eden New Bailey. The brief from English Cities Fund (ECF) and Muse was to create a Grade A, speculative office building that truly pushed the boundaries of sustainability and could be considered best in practice from both a regional and national perspective. This encouraged creative thinking within the design team and enabled us to question new ways of engineering at every level of the design. The end result is a dynamic and exciting building that is targeting Nabers 5.5*, BREEAM Outstanding, Wiredscore Platinum and UKGBC NZC, with the biggest green wall in Europe supplied by a rainwater harvesting system.

Looking forward to 2023, I am excited about relocating to a new, larger office. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working our upcoming office move, which is due to take place in January 2023. Amazon House is a Grade II Listed building, with an abundance of character and original features, whilst also providing us with more room for expansion. The office fit-out is currently progressing well and I’m very much looking forward to joining the rest of our Manchester team in this great space.

Alan Stuart – Associate

The project that I am most proud of working on is the Burrell Collection. For a project which I worked on as a Graduate from Day One at Atelier Ten it was a great sense of achievement after 5.5 years to see it completed.

For the future I would have said that I am looking to get chartered however just found out today I have been successful! So, I want to develop the integration of smart technology solutions with the view to make a more seamless transition from design through to being In-use.

Alan Urquhart – Associate

I am very fortunate to have worked on a project with such significance as the refurbishment of the Burrell Collection. I enjoyed the challenges and complexities of working on a grade A listed museum and overcoming the associated constraints to provide a highly performing and sustainable building.

In 2023, I’m particularly excited to continue and conclude my work on Perth Museum which, once opened, will be the new home of the Stone of Destiny!

Gabriel Connor – Senior Operational Manager

It has been a whirlwind 2 years since I started with Atelier Ten and coming from a retail background, a bit of a steep learning curve. The part of my job that I enjoy the most is meeting new recruits on their first day and helping them settle into their jobs. I am looking forward to another successful and busy year for 2023.

John McKenna – Associate

I would say the project I am most proud of would be Marischal Square.  At the time, this was by far our biggest ever project.  It wasn’t only daunting in terms of the sheer scale of it, but it was also our first BIM project. We learned some tough lessons throughout the process of producing the BIM model, but these lessons really helped us build some solid foundations in to the all-encompassing world that BIM has become.

For the coming year, we have various new BIM projects where I am keen to increase our use of the MagiCAD software. This will help us to work more efficiently in both the design and modelling stages.

Kasia Kozlowska – Senior Sustainability Consultant

Carl Elefante said that ‘The greenest building is the one already built’. While challenging and complex, retrofit and refurbishment projects are also the most interesting! I have enjoyed working on the embodied carbon assessment and advising the project team on potential embodied carbon reduction measures for Edinburgh One, which is an office development in Edinburgh.

Following circular economy principles, large proportion of the existing foundations and the structural frame will be retained. This is the driving factor is minimising the embodied carbon and the project resulting in less than half of the carbon emissions in comparison with a new build office. The re-use and recycling of materials are at the heart of the proposal – the stone façade elements will be re-used, glazing recycled and raised access flooring panels refurbished for potential re-use. To achieve further reductions, low carbon steel and concrete with cement replacement are also considered. The project is targeting Net Zero Carbon in Construction and Operation in line with UKGBC Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework.

I am very excited about diving deeper into the resource use, holistic LCA and circular economy next year to combine my interests in building materials and health and wellbeing. I am planning to learn more about the impact of buildings on our health by looking into WELL Standard and taking the WELL AP exam. I cannot wait to explore the opportunities for using natural material and assessing their life cycle impact not only to minimise the embodied carbon, but also to have a positive impact on health and wellbeing. We all feel better surrounded by nature, so promoting biophilic design and the use of natural materials should be the priority when reaching beyond zero carbon and moving towards regenerative architecture.

Mary Jo Daly – Senior Graphic Designer

I love that Atelier Ten recognise the power of graphic design to really set us apart from our competitors. I particularly enjoy the challenge of enlivening and simplifying potentially tedious or intangible topics, enabling design teams and clients to better understand and collaborate on complicated design proposals.

Going in to 2023, I will continue to develop my graphic design skills. I also hope to use animation more to further bring ideas to life.

Pafs Vissariou – Associate

During my time at Atelier Ten I have been involved in many diverse projects. One of those that I am most proud of is the new Faifley Campus project for West Dunbartonshire Council. From the very early stages of design, I have been working closely with the design team to deliver a high-quality school, designed to Passivhaus standards and focused on achieving low embodied and operational carbon emissions during its lifetime. I look forward to working more with this enthusiastic team as we move into the detailed design stage.

Another aspect I am looking forward to is developing my NABERS UK assessor role within the team. NABERS UK is a new energy efficiency rating scheme for office buildings across the UK, focusing on their actual energy use and identifying areas for savings and improvements. Atelier Ten are designing several high-profile office projects in Scotland and the Midlands which are targeting a NABERS UK Rating. I have been involved as a NABERS UK assessor in their early stages of design and will be monitoring their progress as they move into detailed design, construction, and operation, providing feedback to the client and the design team.

Scott Clark – Associate

During my time at Atelier Ten, I have been involved in a variety of projects expanding across a diverse portfolio of sectors. I am proud to have become one of the UK’s first WiredScore and SmartScore Accredited Practitioners. This certification aligns with Atelier Ten’s goals to meet the technological ambitions of future-looking clients. However, it is our work on our Beatlie ASN project that I am most proud of. During the challenges faced with the pandemic and lockdown, Atelier Ten and our clients were able to collaborate and specify smart-building solutions that will greatly benefit the pupils in attendance to this school. The integration of an iBMS system into the client’s portfolio will not only benefit the understanding of building energy demands but it will also prompt AI messages to the facilities teams for building optimisation. Through our research, we have developed a system capable of communicating to multi-sensory technologies within the school by the utilisation of assistive switches and mobile devices to improve the pupil’s experiences within the school environment. It has been a fantastic project with an innovative client, and we can’t wait to see this one to completion.

Looking to the future, I am excited to expand my knowledge on smart-building solutions and providing innovative solutions to our clients for accreditation and to optimise their building users, visitors and operators experiences with their assets.