People

Ian Walker and Adam Dennes lead a deliberately small and close-knit team of architects who share a passion for delivering beautifully designed, bespoke, sustainable buildings. We believe that great architecture is built through great relationships. Our highly-skilled and friendly team are committed to each project emerging as an extended conversation with the client, applying our expertise, experience and creative spark to create architecture that enriches everyday life.

Meet us below, or better still, come meet us in person.

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Ian Walker

Director
RIBA ARB DipArch BA Hons

Trained at Bristol and Edinburgh Universities and graduated in 1986.

Ian was based in Edinburgh for 18 years, working on a wide range of types and sizes of projects before moving to Bath and forming CaSA Architects with Adam Dennes. During his career he has developed a profound commitment to designing buildings in a sustainable way, believing that architecture has an important part to play in the collective stewardship of the planet. Ian aims to create buildings and places that integrate environmental sustainability with innovation and beauty; touching hearts and souls deeply whilst touching the earth lightly.

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Adam Dennes

Director
DipArch Hons BSc

Trained at the University of Bath, Adam brings over 25 years of experience to professional practice.

He has an enduring passion for well-considered contemporary design. His commitment stretches to even the most sensitive projects offering bespoke contemporary solutions that deliver quality, subtlety and elegance.

Residential architecture has become his specialty, driven by working closely with private clients on very personal, often life changing commissions. This often involves applying thoughtful and inventive attention to detail, crafting each and every part of a building through to the interiors, where his skills in bespoke furniture design and specialist lighting are used to maximum effect. He believes strongly that everyone should benefit from great design, whatever the budget.

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Adrian Biles-Wood

Technical Director 

Trained at the University of Cardiff and Birmingham City University and graduated in 2006. 

Adrian is passionate about the detail and brings great technical experience to the practice. His tenacity and precision from the post-planning stages through to administering contracts on site has resulted in a raft of award-winning buildings for the practice, including the RIBA award-winning home, Beacon Edge, Bath, and  two highly prized RIBA award-winning craft workshops at The Lantern Community in Ringwood.

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Jerram Bird

Architect & Certified Passivhaus Designer

Jerram joined CaSA in August 2012 and gained his status as an architect after a few years gaining experience with us. He is also a certified Passivhaus Designer and as such his specialties lie in low energy building design. His outlook is that sustainable principles can be applied to add value to a project of any budget, and can therefore be applied whether a looking for full Passivhaus certification or simply wanting to achieve a wonderfully comfortable home with minimal energy bills. Jerram is also a regular tutor at the University of Bath.

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Ian Darlington

Architect

After training at the University of Manchester and the University of Bath, Ian worked for a number of years for renowned London firm Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects. He gained a range of expertise in large scale housing projects before moving to Bath and joining CaSA in 2015. Ian brings strong conceptual approach to his design work and is currently working on NPPF 55 planning applications as well as designs for a varied range of house types and styles.

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Matt Hanna

Architect

Matt joined CaSA back in 2009. He previously worked with a sole practitioner designing low to zero carbon buildings including an Earth Science Centre through which he gained valuable knowledge in sustainable design. Matt’s experience has made him well versed in Technical Design and Contract Administration and he was the project architect for notable CaSA projects such as Priors Dean and Junction Road. In addition, he is the linchpin player of weekly inter-office Football matches. 

 

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Jessica Heal

Architect

Jessica studied at The University of Manchester and The University of Hong Kong. She brings experience working at vastly contrasting scales; from higher education and health care architecture to intricate little extensions. Jessica joined CaSA in 2015 and couples being in the CaSA office with regular tutoring for the first year students at the University of Bath.

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George Oliver

Assistant Architect

George originally started at as CaSA as a placement student whilst studying at The University of Bath. Now that he has finished his MArch degree he is back at CaSA full time working on a range of projects from small extensions to multi-dwelling barn conversions whilst he builds up more experience to work towards full certification.

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