Esther joined CCD in March 2005 as a Project Architect. After graduating from the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology in 1987 with a BSc(Hons) in Architectural Studies, and completing her second architectural degree (B Arch) with distinction at the University of Wales College of Cardiff in 1989, she completed her professional qualifications and registered with the Architect’s Registration Board as a qualified architect in 1991.
As a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects she is a Chartered Architect. She sits on the Guernsey Environment Department’s Planning Forum and attends Architect’s Panels’ to consider the design of local planning applications where additional architectural input is considered appropriate.
Since qualifying Esther has worked on a broad range of project types including housing estates, health sector projects and church buildings and has also worked as an in-house Architect for a large local retail company.
Having worked on a broad range of projects, from the largest through to the smallest, she is able to turn her hand to the full range of projects undertaken by CCD.
Since joining the practice in 2005 Esther has been Project Architect on a range of projects across the CCD portfolio, including domestic extensions and conversions, projects involving conservation work on historic buildings, and large new-build houses as well as civic projects.
Esther brings professionalism and integrity to her work, and as a mother of three she also brings a practical influence to the design studio.
She is at heart a pragmatist and is a vocal critic of over design for the sake of gimmick. Within the office she plays a valuable and critical role in helping create the atmosphere of debate and critique from which any good architectural practice benefits.
She is incredibly conscientious and has a particular interest in the contractual and legal issues surrounding the practice of architecture, and contract administration in general. She is the RIBA CPD co-ordinator for the office and a key team player.