About us – Architects in Wakefield
If you are looking for architects in Wakefield we are situated in Holmfirth on the outskirts of Wakefield, Yorkshire. We are an experienced and committed team of architects, architectural technologists and designers. We believe that good architecture derives from a thorough understanding of buildings and their construction, combined with an appreciation of the role architecture plays in forming distinctive urban places and characteristic, regional landscapes.
Taking the best from what has gone before and the properties of traditional and natural building materials, we seek wherever possible to use these in a creative and innovative manner to fulfil todays needs and aspirations.
“The personal service we give every client is the foundation on which our business and success is built”
We provide designs with a sense of place and a strong regional character, that will both age gracefully and have minimal impact on our environment.
Fundamental, however to our success, is the strength of our client relationships. We pride ourselves on the quality of service we offer to each and every client and this is often reflected in the level of repeat business we receive.
Architects working in Wakefield – A+DP team
Our team of architects covering Wakefield provide a full range of services, including architecture, planning, project management, Principle Design, interior architecture, surveying and multi-disciplinary services.
Russell Earnshaw DipI Arch MCSD RIBA
Russell has over 40 years professional experience as an architect and interior designer and founded A+DP in 1978 with Steven Greaves.
Russell has a particular interest in the conservation of historic buildings. He is responsible for many of the practices heritage projects. He also has experience and skills in educational buildings and has acted in the past as project architect for a series of comprehensive school projects in the UK, the Middle East, Italy and Saudi Arabia.
Russell held the post of Tutor and Examiner in Construction and Materials at Huddersfield School of Architecture and also contributed to the lecture programme at York University, Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies. He acts as a member of the design review panel at Huddersfield University, School of Architecture advising final year students on their design thesis.
Registered Architect, 1971. Nr: 041160D
Corporate member Royal Institute of British Architects, 1971 Nr: 03029407
Member of the Chartered Society of Designers, MCSD, 1978 Nr: 19186
And when he’s not designing buildings… Russell likes to continue his lifelong involvement with motorsport by participating in historic racing!
Natalie Garside BA (Hons) Grad DipI Arch RIBA
Natalie studied at Leeds Metropolitan University School of Architecture and graduated with a first class honors, as well as being awarded the Ibstock Brick Award for the best performance in her first year. She then went on to receive her University Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture and a Post Graduate Diploma in Architectural Professional Studies.
She worked at A+DP throughout her studies but officially became a full time Architectural Assistant in 2001, progressing to an Associate and then a partner in 2011, working alongside Russell and Tony.
Natalie participates fully in the management of the company, taking an interest in the development of management systems, financial management and marketing.
Registered Architect, Feb 2004. Nr: 068443K
Corporate member Royal Institute of British Architects, Feb 2004 Nr: 10660785
And when Natalie isn’t at work she has the logistical challenge of looking after her family!
Tony Stead HND
Tony first joined A+DP part-time whilst studying at Huddersfield Polytechnic in 1983, where he was awarded a Higher National Diploma (Architectural Technician). Further to this he took on a permanent Architectural Technician role, he was then promoted to the position of Associate before accepting the invitation to join as a partner in 2011, with Natalie.
Tony has a wide range of architectural experience covering residential property, industrial, offices and retail. He has also acquired extensive specialist knowledge and experience in the design and construction of buildings and site infrastructure for the petroleum forecourt industry.
Tony is also highly involved in the management of the business and is responsible for the training and development of junior technical staff.
And when Tony isn’t busy at work he loves to walk his dog and is an avid supporter of Huddersfield Town!