Meet the talented team at CAD Architects.

ImageMark DawesManaging DirectorMark is a founding Director (along with Steve Hooper, Roger Hocking and the late Paul Newton) of Cornwall Architectural Design Ltd. The company was incorporated in November 2000 and subsequently became CAD Architects Ltd in November 2003. Mark wanted to create a practice which would compete with the larger firms outside of Cornwall. With the later addition of Christopher Hendra and Peter Bayly, CAD Architects Ltd has achieved that aim.

Mark is experienced in all aspects of design, construction and development economics. Having run a building company in the early 1990’s and having worked in property development, Mark understands the imperatives when considering any new project. In running a large practice, Mark has instilled an ethos of delivery within the team, which is evidenced by the many buildings and planning approvals achieved by CAD Architects Ltd.
ImageRoger Hocking RIBAArchitect - DirectorRoger Hocking is a founding Director (along with Mark Dawes, Steve Hooper and the late Paul Newton) of Cornwall Architectural Design Ltd. The company was incorporated in November 2000 and subsequently became CAD Architects Ltd in November 2003. Like Mark and Paul, Roger had worked for regional firms (such as MWT Architects) and wanted to create a practice that would compete with the larger firms based outside of Cornwall.

Roger is a vastly experienced contract administrator and technically competent architect who revels in the detail of a project. Roger was the architect for The Hall for Cornwall and for Pydar House (Cornwall Council’s new offices in Truro).
ImageRoss Edwards RIBAArchitect - DirectorRoss joined CAD Architects Ltd with Christopher Hendra and was appointed as a Director in 2003. Having worked in London following his qualification, Ross has a strong commercial background in office and retail. Whilst working with Chris Hendra he used those skills to great effect in designing and delivering Lemon Street Market, an award-winning retail project.

Ross continues to apply his commercial skills on hotel, office and developer housing projects, and has also built a reputation for delivering high quality individual dwellings.
ImageJeremy Bradley RIBAArchitect - DirectorJeremy is an Australian/British architect, who has lived in Cornwall since 2003. Jeremy previously worked in other local practices and then went on to run his own firm, JFB Architecture, based in St. Agnes. Jeremy joined CAD Architects as a Director in January 2014.

Living on the rugged but beautiful north Cornish coast has given Jeremy a taste for designing contextual coastal dwellings. Working with self-builders and developers, Jeremy has delivered outstanding houses and housing schemes across Cornwall.
ImageSteve HooperArchitectural DirectorSteve is a founding Director (along with Mark Dawes, Roger Hocking and the late Paul Newton) of Cornwall Architectural Design Ltd. The company was incorporated in November 2000 and subsequently became CAD Architects Ltd in November 2003. Steve wanted to create a platform to deliver a high quality, delivery focused service to the Roseland area. The number of successful projects completed in St Mawes and around the Roseland Peninsula since 2000 is testament to that aim being achieved.

Steve’s background in quantity surveying and building surveying make him an ideal project coordinator and contract administrator. His attention to detail and pursuit of quality shine through in his completed projects and in his clients’ testimonials.
ImageSam MayouHeritage DirectorSam joined CAD Architects Ltd in 2002 as a junior architectural technician. During his time with CAD he has studied and gained a number of qualifications, culminating in a post graduate diploma in Building Conservation. Sam’s application of his Conservation qualification is demonstrated in the quality of his work, his professionalism and his ability to win work and reassure clients. These talents led to Sam being appointed a Director in January 2017.

Sam has a passion for the historic built environment and expresses that passion through the careful and thoughtful application of design, in order to deliver restored or altered buildings that are relevant to the 21st Century and to their intended use.

Both residential and commercial clients own or buy Listed Buildings, often without a full awareness of the implications. This is where Sam can assist in pre or post purchase advice. Understanding the building and its history can often unlock a scheme that would otherwise be paralysed by red tape.
ImagePeter LapinConsulting Engineer - AssociatePeter is a qualified structural and civil engineer as well as being qualified in Construction Health & Safety. Peter performs an essential role in the practice in relation to our responsibilities as Principal Designers. In this role, Peter is involved in every current project at CAD.

In his role as engineer, Peter is able to give early advice on projects in respect of utilities, structure and infrastructure. On larger projects, we collaborate with other engineers to deliver structural or civil engineering packages.

Peter is also involved as an internal project manager, assisting the architectural teams in coordinating the other complimentary consultants that may be involved in a project.
ImageGareth Ellis ARBArchitectWith a BA in Architecture & Planning and an MA in Architecture, Gareth joined us in 2017 from Nash Partnership, an architectural practice based in Bath, Somerset.
Gareth has extensive experience within the residential sector. He has worked on projects ranging from large scale developments to one-off high end houses, acting as project lead. Gareth also has detailed experience of heritage, educational and cultural building projects. Gareth’s dual qualification gives him an excellent understanding of the planning system.
Gareth has strong ties to Cornwall and is delighted to be based in the county and able to work on leading local architectural projects.
ImageSteve WhomersleySenior Technician - AssociateSteve joined CAD from another local practice as an architectural technician. Steve very quickly established himself as a highly competent construction technician and has continued to develop those skills.

As recognition of Steve’s skills and commitment he was made an Associate Director in 2014.

Steve is now responsible for the delivery of a wide range of technical packages, for projects ranging from single high spec dwellings to multi-house developer schemes.
ImageSally JonesArchitectural AssociateSally joined CAD along with Jeremy, having worked with Jeremy in his own practice. Sally is a Part 1 architectural assistant. She is currently studying part time for her Part 2 qualification.

Working with Jeremy, Sally has developed good technical skills, but she has also proved throughout her time at CAD to be a very competent designer. Sally has been responsible for a number of housing schemes, including a scheme for 85 dwellings at Trispen and a 2,000 bed student village.
ImageCraig CoadeArchitectural AssistantCraig first arrived at CAD as a junior technician in 2007, before achieving a first-class degree in Architecture at Birmingham City University. Following his studies, Craig returned to join the firm as a Part 1 architectural assistant.

Since returning, Craig has proved that he has a full understanding of construction, while his natural organisation and coordination skills make him a good contract administrator. Most notably, Craig completed and helped our client deliver the Stable Bar & Restaurant in Exeter’s Guild Hall. This was a complex commercial project within an even larger commercial project. Coordinating the client’s information, whilst keeping abreast of the Landlord’s information requirements, was no small task.
ImageMatt Laity ACIATArchitectural Technologist - AssociateMatt first arrived at CAD as a placement student from a degree in Architectural Technology and Design at University of the West of England in Bristol. Following a successful year and after completing his studies, he returned to join the firm as an architectural technologist and designer.

Matt has a good understanding of construction technology and has been successfully developing his skills as a contract administrator, most notably through a contemporary new dwelling in St. Mawes with a contract value of £1,500,000.
ImageKyran HooperArchitectural TechnicianKyran started working at CAD Architects as a Junior Trainee and completed his ONC and HNC studies to become a qualified Architectural Technician.

He has a strong understanding of Construction Technology and continues to develop his skills in this field whilst carrying out measured Building Surveys and initial Concept Design work.
ImageTanya CathrowOffice managerAs office manager, Tanya is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of our office. Without Tanya there would be chaos! Her charming yet insistent nagging means that we always remember our appointments or to return phone calls.

The whole office is Tanya’s domain and she rules it with a rod of iron wrapped in cotton wool.

Having been Miss Barbados 1989, her cheerful disposition pervades the whole office and ensures that even the grumpiest members of staff raise at least the occasional smile.
ImageSimon BrayAccounts ManagerCornish born and bred, Simon has been with CAD Architects since the start in 2000 and is proud of the company that it’s become.

He passed the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants exams in 1993. He loves to play golf, handicap of 5 and is the recent captain of Truro Golf Club.

As well as his role at CAD Architects, he is the Finance manager for a local brewery. What more could a bloke ask for?
ImageFrancesca ClarkeArchitectural AssistantFran is a Part 2 Architectural Assistant at CAD Architects. After completing her degrees at the University of Portsmouth and the University of West England, Fran started as an Architectural Assistant within our CAD Heritage division. We are pleased to have her as a part of our growing Heritage Team. ImageTom LeaArchitectural AssistantTom is a Part 2 Architectural Assistant having completed his Degree at the University of Falmouth. Being local to the area, he is enthusiastic about Sustainable and Contextual Architecture.

ImageTony MartinConsulting Architect ImageJonny PascoeArchitectural Assistant ImageJo JansenHeritage Team Assistant ImageBecky Orchard ImageDan WilsonLandscape Designer & Architectural Visualiser ImageLaura PottsPlanning Consultant ImageNikki Walker ImageBen Hick