Allan Corfield |
Director & Chartered Architect
Allan worked on a number of key projects from one off homes to large Military Facilities for the MOD, before being made redundant during the recession in 2009.
This was a turning point in Allan’s career as he went on to set up ACA from his home in Dunfermline. For the next 2 years Allan worked tirelessly to network and make local contact, giving him small domestic extensions and conversions.
During 2012 ACA secured a number of one-off home commissions and commercial projects, which allowed ACA to move into new offices. Over the coming years Allan oversaw the growth of ACA to 7 staff working on high-end projects throughout the UK.
Over the past 7 years, Allan has led the way in the architectural side of the Self Build sector, delivering seminars throughout the UK and giving key note talks at the Homebuilding & Renovating shows. Allan has recently become an expert contributor to Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine, with a regular blog spot on the magazines website. Allan oversees all design work at ACA and leads a number of key projects through all stages of the build.
Allan married his partner Emma in 2014, and their first child – Flynn, was born in 2015. However, Emma and Allan almost see their 4 year old chocolate labrador, ‘Alfiedog’, as their first born child. Allan enjoys travelling either on business or for pleasure, and when not working, enjoys motorsport and following football.
Robin Gray |
Robin has a proven track record in excess of 30 years and trained with Shearer and Annand Architects in Dunfermline. During that time he was involved in many notable buildings – including the Visitors Centre at WM Grant Distillers, Dufftown, and the refurbishment of Dunfermline Abbey Church.
Subsequently, Robin joined Watson Burnett Architects in Dunfermline, and had responsibility for major projects, such as: The Conference Centre at Carnegie College, as well as both a Firearms Training Centre, and an Incident Command and Control Centre, at HMNB Clyde, Faslane.
Joining ACA in 2012 as Technical Director, Robin’s interest in the technological advances in energy efficient building construction – particularly SIPs Construction – has grown.
He has developed a specialism in Log Construction, and is currently managing the design and construction of five bespoke log homes, one of which is due to feature in Homebuilding & Renovating magazine shortly.
In his spare time, Robin is a keen motorsport enthusiast, traveller, photographer and fan of the arts.
John Møller Hansen |
John Hansen studied at the Technical Building College in Copenhagen and obtained his Masters degree in architecture from The School of Architecture in Aarhus, Denmark.
John has worked on high specification houses in Denmark and Ireland, and has worked in London designing showrooms.
He has also designed office interiors for leading car and motorcycle manufacturers. John has worked as project architect on highend residential homes for Miller Homes, and has also taken this role on during commercial projects for Marks and Spencer.
Joining ACA in 2013, John brings with him a long technical background, and has specialised in low energy dwellings – recently becoming an Approved Certifier of Design, and Energy Assessor for new build dwellings.
In his spare time, John likes to travel and spend time with his family, and he is also a keen photographer.
David MacFarlane |
After graduating as an Interior Architect at Napier University in Edinburgh – David moved on to work for Yeoman McAllister Architects, where he was an invaluable member of the team. David’s excellent CAD skills played a huge part when helping to introduce and develop 3D-modelling and BIM into the practice.
Since joining ACA in 2014, David has gained extensive knowledge in further construction methods, and manages both small and large-scale projects. His technical knowledge and understanding of building elements is ever expanding, and he enjoys the challenges involved in the gaining of high energy-efficiency in homes.
In his spare time David enjoys cooking, photography, and spending time with his family. With a keen interest in DIY, he can pretty much turn his hand to anything – especially a good cider.
Kim McIntosh |
Kim joined ACA as our Office Manager in 2013, and has become a key member of our team. Kim deals with the day to day running of the practice, as well as ACA client accounts. Kim has built up a wide range of experience, working in a variety of companies and positions.
Following experience as a secretary and personal assistant, she became project administrator in the UK product development group of Foxboro, an engineering company originating in the Massachusetts town of that name.
After a career-break while her children were young, Kim has worked for a number of small businesses, maintaining accounts and bookkeeping, whilst gaining experience in all aspects of supporting a small company.
In her spare time, Kim is interested in genealogy, dressmaking and embroidery.
Iga Panczyna |
Iga Panczyna studied at the Poznan Polytechnic in Poland, gaining a degree in Architecture and Urban Planning. She then went on to achieve a Masters degree in Architecture, from Glasgow School of Art.
Iga subsequently joined Future Plans Architects & Planners in Moray where she worked her way up to qualify as an Architect and practice Associate. Iga has experience from a number of bespoke houses and listed buildings such as refurbishment works to the A-listed Gordon Chapel in Fochabers, and commercial projects such as a distillery complex in Ireland.
As part of the ACA team, Iga is specialising in the design and overseeing of energy efficient bespoke homes.
In her spare time, Iga enjoys travel, photography, watching Keith Floyd, cooking, as well as spending time with her partner, and the cat – Sparky. With a keen interest in the arts, she is currently trying her hand at silversmithing.
Sean Hynds |
Sean studied Architecture at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, graduating in 2009 with a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Architectural Design. After being made redundant during the recession, Sean went back to University to study Quantity Surveying, graduating in 2015.
Angus Morrison |
Angus graduated from the University of Dundee in 2008 with a Master’s Degree in Architecture. Having previously worked with Michael Laird Architects during his time at University, he looked to broaden his horizons within the construction sector and moved to Canada with his wife where he worked with a small construction firm who specialised in timber framing and concrete forming.
Upon return to Scotland Angus worked with BDG architecture + design for several years, during which he played a pivotal role in the delivery of EDF Energy’s UK training headquarters. Angus joins ACA from Scott Brownrigg one of the UK’s leading architectural practices, where he has been working on a mixture of large commercial, residential and education projects across the length of the country.
In his spare time, Angus like constructing “things” and always a project on the go. Currently he is finishing a summerhouse/poolroom at the end of the garden, which could quickly become a playroom for he and his wife’s first child which is due in July. When relaxing at the weekend he likes to find a medium between getting out the house and climbing Munroe’s and watching Liverpool play football.
Steff Bell |
Technologist & Passive House Designer
Steff Bell from Edinburgh, Scotland is an Architectural technologist and certified Passive House designer who gained his degree whilst studying at the Scott Sutherland School of architecture at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.
He was introduced to the Passive House standard while working in Germany with Herz & Lang GmbH, a company renowned in the Passive House community for their expertise and attention to detail. He obtained his Passive House qualification through the Certified European Passive House Designer Course (CEPH) at the Energieinstitut Vorarlberg in Austria.
Since his return to Scotland he has been working in the Passive House and Low Energy sector and helping to implement the Passive House standard in the U.K.
Outside of work Steff enjoys spending time in his workshop practicing woodworking and making things for his house and garden. Other interests include all things technology based, watching TV/movies and spending time outside.
Przemek Bryniak | Marketing
Przemek recently joined the team in September, to continue implementing content marketing and social media strategies.
Having recently graduated from Queen Margaret University with a degree in Public Relations and Marketing he welcomed the opportunity to work with ACA and contribute his fresh and creative ideas to a young and dynamically evolving company.
Przemek strives to continue to develop his content creation skills and progress in the field of content marketing and take ACA’s marketing presence to the next level.
When outside of work, Przemek enjoys football, gym, travelling and exercising his love of Scottish single malts.
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