North Yorkshire architects’ practice Bramhall Blenkharn Leonard has made three senior appointments.
Architect Issa Bensalem has been appointed as director, with Dr Matthew Brooke-Peat and David Gilhooey joining as senior architectural technologists.
For the past few years Bensalem has successfully run his own bespoke residential practice, splitting his time between projects in North Yorkshire and North London.
Brooke-Peat has joined the Malton-based practice from Leeds Beckett University where he was course director for the Architectural Technology suite of courses.
Gilhooey has been appointed as senior architectural technologist to help manage from detailed design through to completion. He has worked on several major projects for architects Sir Terry Farrell and Craig Hamilton.
Bramhall Blenkharn Leonard director Oliver Leonard said: “I am delighted to welcome Issa to the practice, Issa and I worked together many years ago in private practice and I am thrilled that we now have the opportunity to forge a long-term creative partnership. Issa will play an integral role in the development of the studio and I am excited about the creative skills he will bring to our award-winning team.
“Matthew will bring his extensive knowledge of building performance specification and design, as the practice moves towards the delivery of net zero buildings. I am delighted to be working with Matthew to push the boundaries in building performance across our entire portfolio and provide clients with critical information about the energy performance of their project from an early stage.
“David complements our existing senior team and will be a driving force in the delivery of a series of large bespoke dwellings over the next few years. As a someone with over 40 years’ experience in architectural practice, David will be a key part of the team as we look to build on our reputation for excellence in the design and construction of bespoke residential architecture.”