People

The Team

Our team ranges from highly-skilled architects with decades of experience to new graduates who are blazing trails with new innovations as they begin their careers.

Directors

David Croft

Director & Co-founder

David Croft

Director & Co-founder

David is Croft Goode’s technical director and formed the business with Mick Goode over 20 years ago in 1994. Both David and Mick worked for the same architecture practice in the early 1990s.

Now that his two daughters are grown up, David has been able to revive his passion for hill-walking on the Lakeland Fells as well as in the Scottish Highlands which conveniently links with his love of real ale and scotch whisky.

Mick Goode

Director & Co-founder

Mick Goode

Director & Co-founder

Qualified as an architect since 1990, Practice Director Mick has been privileged to have worked on a great variety of building projects. He has gained a great deal of specialist experience, particularly in regeneration, housing, care and conservation sectors.

He is currently President of the North Lancashire and Fylde Branches of the RIBA, Vice Chair for the North West RIBA Region. He sits on the North West RIBA Practice Committee, is part of the RIBA/NBS BIM Expert Panel and the Architectural Studies Advisory Board at UCLan.

Community engagement plays a large part in his daily work and a Director role on the Winckley Square Community Interest Company in Preston allows him to take these skills to the heart of his home city.

As a dad of four, holiday breaks away with his wife Amanda and children are treasured. A keen runner, Mick blows the cobwebs away by pounding trails in the countryside around the Fylde.

Architectural Staff

Neil Anyon

Senior Architectural Technologist

Neil Anyon

Senior Architectural Technologist

Qualifying as the University of Central Lancashire’s highest graduating student back in 2005, Neil has grown in experience while working at Croft Goode. He has run and overseen many social housing developments over the last decade and now, as a senior technologist, has a vital role in the future of the practice.

In his spare time, when failing to keep up with his two very active boys, Neil can be seen gracing the banks of lakes in the UK and France targeting elusive and very large carp. Neil continues to try and land the praise of his (largely non-angling) colleagues through his collection of trophy pictures.

James Kelly

Architect

James Kelly

Architect

James is one of Croft Goode’s project architects with a huge passion for travel. This has been fulfilled through his career thanks to work placements in both Asia and South America as part of the British Council’s IAESTE programme.

James has also succeeded in rolling out a collaborative, design team “BIM ethos” on several contemporary design projects which he lead on within the office.

Having entered fatherhood with the birth of his daughter in 2014, James still seeks globetrotting experiences whenever possible while keeping up his other passions of rugby league and golf. He also has a reputation for being the first to crack jokes in the office.

Duncan Hammond

Associate Architect

Duncan Hammond

Associate Architect

A Chartered Architect since 2007, Duncan studied part-time for a decade to gain experience in real life projects and now boasts an extensive track record across many sectors, picking up several RIBA design awards in the process.

Duncan is passionate about good quality design for people; simple and elegant yet fit for purpose and an enjoyable space to live, work, learn or play. He joined Croft Goode after 11 years at Capita, working as a design associate covering the northern regions and supporting national projects.

Outside of work, Duncan and his wife Gabriela are currently planning a self-build house project in East Lancashire as a family home. He also enjoys different fitness pursuits, has a keen interest in ancient civilisations and is an avid follower of the electronic music scene.

Daniel Keppler

Senior Designer / Business Development

Daniel Keppler

Senior Designer / Business Development

After graduating from Middlesex University’s School of Architecture & Design, Daniel went on to work on several high profile projects within the leisure, commercial and high-end residential sector.

Daniel joined Croft Goode after 20 years of architectural practice and now plays a key role as a senior designer and also oversees the firm’s business development.

A family man outside of work, Daniel keeps fit thanks to his two young boys and is currently planning his next challenge: the Great North Swim. If he’s not in the water, Daniel also enjoys sailing on it having passed his yacht master exams.

Darren Kendrick

Senior Architectural Technician

Darren Kendrick

Senior Architectural Technician

Darren has certainly enjoyed a wide and varied career as an architectural technician so far. His 20 years experience within the construction industry has ranged from surveying RAF stations to delivering award-winning multi-million pound residential extra care schemes.

Outside of the office and attending to on-site meetings, Darren’s passions revolve around family life and sport. He even runs his own pilgrimages to Scotland every year for groups of around 30 people to partake in five days of playing golf and sampling whiskey (although not always in that order).

Steven Wharton

Architectural Design Technician

Steven Wharton

Architectural Design Technician

Design technician Steven is known by all at Croft Goode as the David Beckham of the architectural world: he’s speedy, versatile, and also goes by the name Golden Balls.

At 6’5 and with vigorous effort being put into every design, Steven is also Blackpool’s original “Tower of Power”.

He lives with his fiancée Lisa and their two children and if he’s not got his head down after a bad round of golf, it’s likely to be down anyway watching his beloved Blackpool FC.

Bill Cook

Architectural Technician

Bill Cook

Architectural Technician

Bill first started his working life in the drawing office of a shopfitting company in 1970, surveying buildings, setting down the surveys and producing scale and full size working drawings while regularly acquiring quotes, placing contract orders and attending site visits.

He then progressed into architectural practices, continuing his passion of producing detailed construction drawings and deliberating how an architect’s designs can best be put into practice.

Outside of work, Bill has an interest in railways and canals, both the operation and architecture.

Gayle Barber

Architectural Technologist

Gayle Barber

Architectural Technologist

In 2008 and fresh from college with a love of design, Gayle began her architecture journey with Croft Goode.

Six years later she is now a qualified architectural technologist and has discovered a passion for conservation projects, most recently working on a listed hotel in lovely Llandudno on the Welsh coast.

A perfect day for Gayle would be discovering a new city or waking up in Ibiza. She enjoys the simple things in life like her mum’s Sunday roast, spending time with friends and family and dancing (after a few Proseccos!).

Richard Edge

Part II Architectural Assistant

Richard Edge

Part II Architectural Assistant

After finishing his studies at the Manchester School of Architecture, Richard is entering the final stages of qualification and is preparing to sit his RIBA Part III examinations having completed the first two over the last few years.

When he’s not at work, Richard’s main passions are watching live music and leaving the country to explore abroad.

He also has the unfortunate habit of following Blackpool FC up and down the country, clocking up many miserable miles on the motorway in the process.

Aimie Griffiths

Part II Architectural Assistant

Aimie Griffiths

Part II Architectural Assistant

A new member of the Croft Goode team, Aimie recently completed her MArch (Master of Architecture) at Liverpool John Moores University, and is now looking forward to completing her Part III in the near future as the final stage in qualifying as an architect.

In her spare time, Aimie enjoys attending festivals, watching live music and socialising with friends.

She also enjoys restoring vintage furniture, particularly Scandinavian pieces, which she then uses to decorate the house she shares with her sister.

Dan Bishop

Part II Architectural Assistant

Dan Bishop

Part II Architectural Assistant

After studying at the Manchester School of Architecture and completing his RIBA Part II degree, Dan recently joined the Croft Goode team and is now looking to gain experience and complete the Part III examinations.

With a particular interest in contextualism and the re-use of existing buildings, he is hoping to learn from his Croft Goode experience and continue his personal development.

Outside Croft Goode, Dan is a keen sportsman, enjoying both football and rugby, and is currently undertaking a full restoration of his beloved Mini Cooper.

Stephen Peploe

Part I Architectural Assistant

Stephen Peploe

Part I Architectural Assistant

Stephen completed Part I of his architect qualifications in 2014 at the Liverpool School of Architecture and joined the Croft Goode team soon after as an architectural assistant.

He entered education as a mature student after time spent seeing the world and working in various sectors. After marrying and becoming a father, his vision to become an architect then became set.

Outside of work, Stephen enjoys family time and visits southern Spain as much as possible. He also has a strong passion for mountain biking, fearlessly throwing himself at speed down hills and through forests all over the UK.

Luke Jones

Part I Architectural Assistant

Luke Jones

Part I Architectural Assistant

Luke recently completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Central Lancashire’s Grenfell-Baines School of Architecture and re-joined the Croft Goode team following several successful summer internships.

He is currently undertaking his Part I professional placement and is enjoying gaining practical experience in a stimulating environment.

As a runner-up in the Young Engineers for Britain competition, Luke is always seeking out a challenge both professionally and personally through cycling, squash and a number of adventure sports.

Matthew Schofield

Apprentice Design Assistant

Matthew Schofield

Apprentice Design Assistant

Matthew is Croft Goode’s design apprentice and does a number of different jobs to assist the design team as part of his learning process.

He joined the practice following his Work on Wesnesdays (WOW) placement scheme with Croft Goode that he undertook and completed while at high school.

Outside of architecture and design, Matthew has found his freedom on the open road having recently bought a Yamaha YZF- R125 motorbike so he’ll be sure to rack up the road miles in the coming months.

Office & Administration Staff

Caroline Mears

Office Manager

Caroline Mears

Office Manager

Caroline keeps the place together in her role as Office Manager.

She enjoys mountain bike rides (especially when she manages to stay on for the whole journey) and spending time with family, friends and a large glass of wine!

Caroline lives with her husband, Chris, and their two baby bunnies, Walter and Lilly (anyone notice the Disney connection?). They spend their holidays travelling the world and adding pins to their map.

Hannah Dewhurst

Office & Finance Administrator

Hannah Dewhurst

Office & Finance Administrator

Hannah is the one who makes sure all the numbers in the office add up in her role as office and finance administrator.

She has two children that she dotes on and spoils rotten and a cheeky puppy who causes havoc at home. The pup’s latest endeavour includes reducing Hannah’s prized blueberry tree to no more than a stump!

Hannah also enjoys the occasional glass of wine, having been trained by the wine master  herself, Caroline.

Danielle Woodhouse

Office Administrator

Danielle Woodhouse

Office Administrator

Danielle’s is the resplendent voice you’ll first hear when calling Croft Goode.

You can often hear her singing away in reception and she is regularly caught trying to convince the staff to start a Croft Goode choir. She’s a true performer who, when not showcasing her talent on stage, is practising her steps under the desk.

She performs regularly with her dance school and two theatre companies and is also involved with Blackpool & Fylde Children’s Pantomime. Danielle lives with her boyfriend Neil and their two dogs: a small, fluffy Bichon-Frise and a big, bouncy Labrador.