Carl Croft Croft Architecture LtdCarl Croft

BA (Hons), Dip. Arch, RIBA

Managing Director

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Carl Croft is the founder and managing director of Croft Architecture and has a wide range of experience across many sectors. He previously worked for two well established Architectural practices in North Staffordshire before establishing Croft Architecture in January 2009.

Carl has had a passion for architecture from a very young age and it was sole ambition from his school days. His creativity and drive, along with a desire for continuous learning and self-improvement (not to mention a little hard work here and there!) has delivered the results.

He has nurtured and conscientiously grown the practice over the years, winning a commendation for Professional Services in the 2015 Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce Business Awards. Also for the Best Partnership Project & Best Education Building in the LABC Awards (Local Authority Building Control) and individually, Carl was runner up in The Sentinel Young Business Person of the Year Award 2014.

To ensure consistent performance, service and safety, he has implemented quality systems and procedures throughout the business and successfully achieved independent accreditation across four ISO Quality Standards.

Carl is committed to implementing continual best business practice for Croft Architecture. To drive forward his ambition he is a member of the Vistage business group, who regularly connect to provide valuable collaborative business support, strategy and coaching.

Carl has the honour of holding significant roles within the local business community. He is currently President of the Stafford Chamber of Commerce and he is also the Chairman and Treasurer of the Staffordshire Property and Construction Network.

Since the practice was founded Carl has developed the business, growing it from strength to strength. He’s assembled a strong team of talented, positive and pro-active, like-minded people and the practice continues to flourish.

 

Daniel Bendall Architect Croft Architecture Ltd

Daniel Bendall

BA (Hons), MArch, PgDip, RIBA

Architect

Dan joined our team as an Architect in March 2014 with extensive experience across a wide range of sectors including education, industrial, retail, hospitality, leisure, commercial and residential. Working part time in practice whilst studying has provided Dan with a wealth of experience on a variety of projects in many sectors of work.

His innovative design ideas and extensive experience from small scale works to multi-million pound developments through every stage of the design process, means that has the ability to deliver any project and has proven so since joining our team. Dan has an obvious interest and knowledge in all architectural styles and can call on the suitable design solutions for any brief.

 

Anthony Walker Architect Croft Architecture Ltd

Anthony Walker

BA (Hons), BArch, MA, RIBA

Architect

Anthony joined our team at Croft Architecture in February 2013 with a wealth of experience across numerous sectors including; education, commercial, residential, industrial, medical and town centre regeneration.

Working part time in practice whilst studying has allowed Anthony to be actively involved on a diverse range of projects within a variety of sectors, from small scale works to million pound developments. This scope of professional experience has provided Anthony with wide breadth of involvement through every stage of the design process from start to finish.

He has developed a broad knowledge and understanding which has not only facilitated his educational progress, but also his professional development in practice, where he has acquired a strong interest for environmental building design, construction and operation.

He has actively worked on numerous projects to achieve sustainable design solutions to obtain BREEAM rated accreditation, ensuring a minimal environmental impact through design, responsibly resourced materials, subtle integration of technologies and innovative construction techniques.

Anthony has also acquired a particular passion and strong expertise in 3D visualisation. He has the ability to transfer 2D drawings into realistic and compelling 3D visualisations that bring new spaces and places into a reality for people.

Since joining the team Anthony has proven he has the ability to deliver on any project and it was great to see him pass his RIBA Part 3 qualification to become a fully qualified architect in November 2016.

 

Evangelia Brazioti Architectural Assistant Croft Architecture LimitedEvangelia Brazioti

Dip Arch, MA

Architectural Assistant

Evi became part of our dynamic team here at Croft Architecture in 2017.

Born and growing up in Greece; she was surrounded by buildings with a unique style of architecture that is still copied today in major buildings and monuments throughout the world. Ancient Greek architects strove for the precision and excellence of workmanship that are the hallmarks of Greek art in general. The ancient Greek work ethics and her immediate environment instilled a passion for design and architecture in her from a young age. This inspired Evi to develop her skills and strive towards a career in architecture.

She commenced her architectural studies at the University of Thessaly, Greece and thereafter she travelled to the UK to continue her architectural education at Nottingham University. After achieving a Masters in Renewable Energy and Architecture, Evi returned to Greece where she completed her architectural course and qualified as an architect. 

Working part time in practice in Greece, whilst studying for her final qualification allowed Evi to be actively involved on a range of projects within a variety of sectors. During this time, she developed a particular passion for conservation, restoration and sustainable architecture.

Evi is excited to be joining the Croft Architecture team and is looking forward to sharing her experiences and expertise of working with historic buildings.

 

Jony Bedford Architectural Assistant Croft Architecture LtdJony Bedford

Architectural Assistant

Jony joined Croft Architecture in 2017 as an Architectural Assistant.

Having completed the first two years of his undergraduate degree at Liverpool John Moore’s University on a full-time basis, Jony decided to complete his architectural journey working part time practice with our team here at Croft Architecture to gain valuable work experience.

Joining us has provided Jony with an opportunity to develop his technical understanding as part of a small team and take on more responsibility as he completes his architectural training. 

He makes excellent use of AutoCAD and 3D visualisation packages to produce high-quality images that assist in the design process and are used in client consultations to explain complex proposals.

He is currently involved in running various residential and renovation projects under the direction the project architect, which give him the opportunity to hone his project management, design and presentation skills.

Since joining the team Jony has proven he conscientious, quick to learn and he has a keen eye for detail. We’re looking forward to supporting him as he takes to the next steps to become a fully qualified architect.

 

Croft Architecture Sarah Croft Digital Marketing AssistantSarah Croft

BA (Hons)

Marketing

Croft Architecture welcomes Sarah Croft to the team as our Digital Marketing Assistant. Sarah joined the Croft Architecture in June 2014 with an experienced sales and marketing background.

Studying Tourism Management at Staffordshire University, Sarah developed a strong interest in marketing and directed her studies to strengthen her knowledge and experience in this area. She has valuable experience as Marketing Assistant at a local Architects practice, as a Marketing Copywriter for an I.T sales and marketing company and thereafter, working for the The Co-operative Travel.

Sarah has a grown up with a passion and a strong interest in architecture from her father, who has since retired as an architect and she now shares her interest whilst working with her husband, Carl Croft, Managing Director of Croft Architecture.

Sarah is excited to join Croft Architecture and expand her marketing skills within the digital environment, building Croft Architecture’s brand awareness and extending its digital reach.