Our success is down to our fabulous team, their passion, experience and the relationships they build with our clients.

Natalie Garside

Director, Architect

Natalie started working at A+DP in 1999 while studying at Leeds Metropolitan University. Graduating with a first class honours, she then became a full time Architectural Assistant before qualifying as an Architect in 2004, and becoming a partner in the business in 2011.

Natalie plays a key role as lead architect and manages a large proportion of the practice’s new business and residential projects. As a result, Natalie’s time is split between managing the practice, managing projects, and travelling in and around Yorkshire and Lancashire, visiting contractors, builders and of course clients on-site.

When she’s not at work, Natalie has the challenges of managing her family (with two young teenagers it’s quite a task!), but when she does find time for herself, she enjoys swimming, keeping fit and catching up with her friends and family.

Tony Stead

Director

With almost 40 years, experience as an Architectural Technologist, Tony became a partner of A+DP in 2011. As well as managing the running of the business with Natalie, Tony plays a particularly important role in training the staff on the technical side of architecture.

Although Tony has a wide range of architectural experience covering residential properties, industrial, offices and retail, he also has extensive knowledge and experience in the specialist design and construction of buildings & site infrastructure for the petroleum forecourt industry.

When Tony isn’t busy at work he’s likely to be down at the John Smiths Stadium supporting his beloved Huddersfield Town or out walking the dogs, often en-route to his favourite local!

Rachel Dunkerley

Practice Manager

Whether phoning or visiting our offices Rachel is our outgoing, friendly Practice Manager and your first point of call!

With an interior design background and a very organised nature (she needs it at home and work!), Rachel is responsible for the overall day to day running of the practice. Although still relatively new to the team, she’s already proving to be a great support to us all!

When she’s not looking after us or her family at home, Rachel loves to spend time with family and friends, whether it be walking and exploring the great outdoors or spending some quality time at home in the garden (with a G&T or two, of course!).

Pamela McAllister

Interior Designer

As in-house interior designer, Pam loves nothing more than (well, other than the odd Marvel film!) working on the renovation of her client’s homes and businesses finding out what her client’s like, their needs and aspirations and then visualising and delivering these to make the best use of their space and surroundings.

Working with our clients and liaising with local businesses and suppliers, where possible, Pam will design and source everything from bespoke furniture to fully fitted kitchens and installations, floor to wall finishes, light fittings, in fact… all the finishing touches!

Bubbly and outgoing Pam is a great asset to our team and when she’s not at A+DP, is extremely busy working on her own home and garden renovation project!

Russell Earnshaw

Consultant Architect

Although officially retired now, as one of the founding partners of A+DP, Russell’s 50-year commitment, and love of architecture means he’ll never fully abandon his drawing board, or more correctly these days computer aided design applications.

Today, Russell enjoys a more flexible life-work balance as a consultant architect, with a particular interest in cutting edge low energy contemporary design and the conservation of historic buildings, Russell continues to add valuable input and advice on some of the practice’s on-going projects.

When he’s not consulting, his time is taken up with his lifelong involvement in Historic Motorsport but for quieter relaxation also enjoys gardening, in particular propagating his own plants, and whether at work or home finds satisfaction in ticking off things on his never-ending list of things to do!

Luke Heavens

Architectural Assistant

Originally working at A+DP for a short period as an undergraduate, Luke has recently returned (after working with a team of conservation architects in the Peak District) to work with us whilst completing his architectural studies at Huddersfield University.

Whether it be surveying, drawing plans on CAD or 3D modelling, Luke brings our clients designs and aspirations to life and loves the variety of work he gets involved in. As well as being back with the A+DP team!

When he’s not at work, Luke loves exploring the Peak District and playing football for his local team. He is also kept very busy taking care of his Giant Schnauzer, Dougie, who attracts attention wherever he goes and has become a bit of a local celebrity!

Eloise Bray

Architectural Assistant

Huddersfield born and bred, Eloise has work at A+DP for a few years now, more recently part time while studying for her Masters Degree at Huddersfield University and will return to full time employment at the practice on graduating this year.

Eloise supports the team on a number of projects and particularly enjoys working on the conservation and renovation projects, where she has been involved in assisting to develop architects designs and seeing projects through to fruition.

Excited about her future career at A+DP, Eloise is keen to fulfil her ambitions, however when she’s not focusing on her career, Eloise loves to explore the great outdoors and is busy looking after her menage of animals including dogs, cats, a tortoise and snakes!

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