Natalie Hewitt BA(Hons) BArch(Hons) ARB RIBA/Architect

Natalie Hewitt
Natalie is a creative and experienced architect with eight years training together with six years spent working in a busy Stoke-on-Trent based Architectural practice. She gained her BA (Hons) in Architectural Design and Management from Northumbria University in 2005, before studying towards her BArch (Hons) at De Montfort University, Leicester. She qualified as an architect with RIBA accreditation in April 2011.

Her creative design flair and knowledge of computer software has enabled her to bring modern architecture and graphic presentation to the forefront of her work, and helped in securing some complex planning approvals.

She has worked on a wide variety of projects across a range of sectors, from residential and commercial to leisure and healthcare. Her work locally in Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent, most notably on a multi-million-pound mixed-use regeneration projects, was received by clients, residents and local authorities alike.

Likes: Cartoons
Dislikes: Thunderstorms
Likely thing to say: Is everybody happy?
Favourite building: The Pantheon

Career History

2011 – Present Hewitt & Carr Architects
2005 – 2011 Hulme Upright Ltd.
Summer 2003 RyderHKS International

Mark Carr MCIAT/Senior Architectural Technologist

Mark Carr
Mark gained his MCIAT in 2009 following a valuable 22 years experience working for a busy Stoke-on-Trent based architectural practice.

During this time he obtained extensive experience in a multitude of areas, from domestic projects, extensions, new build and housing developments to the commercial sector, hotels, hospitals and offices.

Born and raised in the market town of Cheadle, Staffordshire, Mark is a family man whose work locally in the Staffordshire Moorlands and surrounding districts, especially in the residential sector, has earned Mark an excellent reputation for a high quality and reliable architectural service.

Likes: Cars
Dislikes: Spiders
Likely thing to say: Could you just.
Favourite building: The Shard

Career History

2011 – Present Hewitt & Carr Architects
1989 – 2011 Hulme Upright Ltd.

Kate Walker BA(Hons) MArch RIBA CR /Architect

Kate Walker
Kate studied architecture at Manchester & LJMU, and has since gained a variety of experience working for practices in the North Staffordshire area. In 2013 she decided to return to university to study towards a conservation degree, before joining HCA in October 2015. She currently works primarily on the practice’s residential and historic building projects.

Kate qualified as an architect in 2017, and is now looking to add to her RIBA conservation registration with full AABC and IHBC accreditation in the coming years.

Likes: Snowboarding
Dislikes: uPVC Windows
Favourite building: St. Pancras Chambers

Stevan Meisler MCIAT / Senior Architectural Technologist

Stevan Meisler
Stevan has joined Hewitt & Carr Architects to head up the small works and residential team, having clocked up 37 years’ experience working for busy architectural practices in Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester.

Likes: Port Vale
Likely thing to say: You can only do, what you can only do.
Favourite building: John Hancock Centre (Chicago)

Andrew Baines-Davies ACIAT/ Senior Architectural Technician


Andrew gained 23 years’ valuable experience working for a busy Stoke-on-Trent based architectural practice before joining Hewitt & Carr Architects in January 2013. His area of expertise is in the multi-unit residential sector.

Likes: Running
Dislikes: Laziness
Most Unlikely thing to say: That’s never going to work.

David Deakin MCIAT/ Senior Architectural Technologist

David Deakin
David studied Construction Management at Cauldon College, Stoke-on-Trent in the eighties and joined HCA in April 2017. He has gained 36 years’ experience working for practices in Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester, involved mainly on commercial, leisure and healthcare. Over the last 17 years he has specialised in Listed Church work for a large local diocese.

Likes: Marvel Superhero’s
Likely to say: Make it so number one (very rarely)
Favourite building: Gaudi`s Casa Batilo – Barcelona

Simon Goldstraw ACIAT/ Architectural Technician

Simon Goldstraw
Simon joined Hewitt & Carr Architects in June 2012 after completing a period of work experience while studying for his Foundation Degree in Construction at Stoke-on-Trent College.

Likes: Following Sport
Dislikes: Shopping
Favourite building: Casa Batilo

Emma Morris / Office Manager

Emma Morris
Emma started her career in 2003 in a busy Stoke-on-Trent based Solicitors as an office Junior, and through hard work and experience she worked to become a Case Manager in the Conveyancing Department.

In 2011 Emma took time out of work to bring up her children before returning to work in 2015, when she began her new journey here at Hewitt & Carr Architects as an Administration Assistant. Since working for Hewitt & Carr Architects Emma has gained her NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration and level 2 Diploma in IT user skills.

Likes: Family Holidays in the Sun
Dislikes: Enclosed Places
Favourite Building: York Minster

Billie Chell BArch(Hons) / Part One Architectural Assistant

Billie Chell BW
Billie studied Architecture at the University of Lincoln and joined HCA in August 2016. She is expanding her experience of the profession and studying for her part 2 qualification part time.

Likes: 80s Music, Toto and Flamingos
Dislikes: Musicals
Favourite Building: The Guggenheim Museum, New York

Hannah Mountford / Trainee Architectural Technician

Hannah Mountford
Hannah studied construction in the built environment at Derby college whilst completing her NVQ and BTEC level 3 diploma whilst working for an architectural practice in leek for 2 years before joining HCA in March 2018 gaining important work experience towards her degree which she is studying part time at the University of Derby to become a qualified Architectural Technologist.

Likes: Online Shopping
Dislikes: Frogs
Favourite Building: Guggenheim Museum

John Sambrook DipArch RIBA / Architectural Consultant

John Sambrook
John qualified as an Architect in 1965 and has since worked at four prominent Staffordshire practices. His most recent appointment was in 1982 when he joined Hulme, Upright and Partners in Stoke-on-Trent, where he remained until his retirement, as a partner, in 2008. he continued as a senior consultant for the company until April 2010.

During his career John has been responsible for many large teams of architects and technicians, carrying out numerous projects for Staffordshire and Keele Universities, various Local Health Authorities and several theatres, the Gatehouse Theatre in Stafford and most notable the New Victoria Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Since leaving Hulme, Upright and Partners John has retained many local connections and continues to seek commissions and provide architectural services in the area.

Career History

2011 – Present – Hewitt & Carr Architects
1988 – 2010 – Hulme Upright Ltd.
1982 – 1988 – Hollins, Jones and Oldacre
1972 – 1982 – Horsley, Currall & Associates
1965 – 1972 – Wood, Goldstraw and Yorath

Likes: Cricket
Dislikes: Beetroot
Favourite building: Royal College of Surgeons