Jonathan never wanted to be anything else other than an architect for as long as he can remember. Born in Sevenoaks, Kent, he qualified as a Chartered Architect in 1988 and has spent the last 12 years here at Reed Holland as Director. He was once complimented by a judge in the London High Court (Technology and Construction) for being a well-organised and knowledgeable expert witness – qualities we benefit from in the studio every day! Jonathan’s job management and contract administration skills are second to none, and the best part of his job is getting to meet new people and discovering the wealth and diversity of business we have both here in Somerset and Devon and further afield.
Jonathan is married to Margaret, a professional portrait artist, and they have twin daughters who are completing their education in Leeds and at Loughborough.
Jonathan seldom leaves the office… but on those rare occasions when he’s let out, he likes to go swimming or walking, and might round the day off with a pasta dish and a glass of red. Delizioso!
Hailing from Scotland, David graduated from Glasgow in 1991 and went on to complete a further postgraduate qualification in Dundee. After working for local practices in Scotland, he joined Albert Speer and Partners based in Frankfurt, Germany and worked on a variety of industrial and commercial office buildings.
Returning to the UK ten years later, David joined Foster + Partners, working on the Gibraltar Masterplan and the Aldwych Hotel in London. Before joining Reed Holland in 2012, he led the Hinkley Point C Nuclear project in Somerset, drawing on his experience gained over 25 years of working in the UK and Europe.
David lives in a picturesque Dorset village with his family.
Shane grew up and still lives in the seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare, now with his wife and three young daughters. From a young age he has been practically glued to a bike saddle, but when he could tear himself away he studied hard for his other passion; architecture. He holds ONC and HNC qualifications as well as being an associate member of the CIAT, and has over twenty years’ experience working on projects at all stages, particularly in the residential sector. Shane is exceptional at detailing, and enjoys coming up with cost-effective solutions for our clients to solve technical problems in order to progress a design or a build on site.
Shane cites the hardest challenge of his life as coping with sleep deprivation in the early stages after bringing home his twin girls. The relentless night-time crying, bottle-feeding and changing nappies – and then heading off to work in the morning – nearly killed him, but he lived to tell the tale and wouldn’t change it for the world!
Craig spent much of his childhood dreaming of becoming a bin man, but he did also go through a phase of telling people he wanted to be an architect (phew!). Luckily for us, he pursued the latter career choice and gained an HNC in Construction as well as becoming an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology.
Along with the good coffee available in the office, he enjoys the design critique sessions that regularly take place at Reed Holland, whether formally arranged or more impromptu discussions. Craig says these are a great opportunity to throw ideas around and find a new perspective or solution to something that you may not have come upon yourself. He finds that everyone is very open to suggestions which helps create a good atmosphere.
Outside of the office, Craig is most at home on a bike or a pair of skis, and would love to do a tour around northern Italy, taking in the lakes, mountains, culture, and food – and, of course, tackle some of the most iconic climbs in Europe on two wheels.
A native member of the Summer Set, Helena has been fascinated by architecture since she was a teenager. Helena’s childhood home was designed by none other than founding partner of Reed Holland Richard Holland, so you could say her passion for design within the built environment was inspired by the very studio she now works for! The best piece of advice Helena ever received was to choose academic subjects she enjoyed so that she could get a job she loved and never dread Mondays.
She took this to heart and went on to get her BA in Interior Architecture at Cardiff and has demonstrated her flair for interior design since joining RH in 2011. What Helena loves most about her role is working on such varied projects and seeing buildings come to life on site.
At the weekend Helena can be found chilling out with a G&T in hand, planning her next holiday – a trip to see the architecture of Japan is currently top of the agenda.
Hazel grew up in a small village on the Blackdown Hills and stayed in the south west to complete her degree in Architecture at Plymouth, and more recently her masters at UWE, Bristol. She joined us in 2018 and loves working in her home county and near family. Her favourite thing about working at Reed Holland is the variety of different projects, which also means she gets to work with all members of the team.
Hazel is a keen surfer, although she admits she only surfs in the summer in Britain, seeking warmer weather abroad the rest of the year! Travel goals apart from surfing include, at the top of the list, visiting Machu Picchu to see the alpacas. Closer to home, Hazel enjoys discovering new music and during the last weekend in June, you will probably find her at Glastonbury Festival.