MEET THE COLLABORATORS 

Co-Arch is collective of like minded creatives.

Our community of individuals dissolve practice hierarchies and challenge conventional construction processes.

Ashley Waitt

Founder of CO-ARCH

Architecture is Ashley's passion and combining this with property development, philosophy, literature and art he utilises his eclectic skillset to produce thought provocative design.

Having both theoretical and practical projects published, he is an international design competition finalist and achieves design solutions to problems through process led design.

He is a chartered and registered architect who founded Co-Arch in 2019.

Fatmanur Toy

Architectural Designer

Currently a Part II Architectural Designer, Fatmanur plays an integral role within Co-Arch. Having three years architectural experience in Turkey, a year in Germany and now three years in the UK, she has had an international level of architectural exposure.

She is an architectural designer who experienced different cultures and backgrounds throughout years and now ready to combine this experience and education to design and create better environments for everyone.

Alex Reading

Graphic Designer

Alex studied Graphic Design at the University of Portsmouth, and through now having worked in the industry for three years, she has gained a love for the power of good design.

She is creative at heart, which leads to interests such as painting, embroidery and guitar. She also has an unwavering love of typography.

Shayne Nhidza

Quantity Surveyor

Shayne has over 10 years experience dealing with people from all walks of life through the shear aspect of business. His love for numerical integration began from the age of 16; fascinated by how the methods and terms gave you an answer to solve problems. His love of the business and numbers needed to be implemented in his journey that he calls life.

Shayne studied in Shieffield with work experience at Faithful & Gould enabling his transition from student to professional.

Katie Dark

Social Media Manager

Katie is a focused student studying Media and Communications at Birmingham City University. Focusing primarily on PR and Graphic Design. She has a background in creative writing skills which allows her to have excellent written communication skills. Katie uses these skills efficiently when creating posts for Co-Arch’s socials.

Geoff Mitchell

Architect

Geoff Mitchell is a chartered and registered architect with over 30+ years architectural experience. He challenges conventional design through his love through architecture.

He was a previous partner of Clague Architects in Kent and London, Geoff brings a wealth of knowledge and experience essential for future projects.

His passion and enthusiasm for architecture is something that many aspire to achieve.

Richard Ford

Architectural Designer

Richard is a meticulous and thoughtful designer, and strives to use his creativity to solve problems at all scales, believing in finding a way where a solution may not be obvious. Through his studies and professional experience, he has been exposed to design within various challenging urban, rural and social conditions, and greatly appreciates how the process of research and understanding of a unique context is the key to produce a strong design outcome. He possess a keen attention to detail, and enjoys the craft of building, within which he believes the joy in Architecture lies.

He currently works as a freelance Architectural Designer, where he has accumulated experience in a range of residential projects, from concept design and planning through to technical design and tender.

Thomas Goldfinch

Quantity Surveyor

Tom has been working in the Construction industry for 11 years in a variety of capacities. He began working on site, progressing through the ranks and used his practical skills and knowledge in order to earn a degree at South Bank University studying surveying.

Tom graduated in 2019 and entered straight into the workforce, working as a Quantity Surveyor in Central London o a wide variety of projects. Working both in and out of London has lead to a varied experience path which he applies to all projects. 

Chris Sanger

Social Media Manager & Website Designer

Chris takes care of the website design for Co-Arch as well as some background admin activities.
Chris's career began with his study of IT, with a focus on web design. However, wishing to pursue a more creative profession, he began studying Media and Communications at Birmingham City University. He has been freelancing as a music visualiser for the past year and a half, creating content mainly for music producers and small buisnesses.

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