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In all our work, we design for people – from children and young adults to the wellbeing and care of older citizens.

We are also passionate about developing the next generation of architects and technologists.

Over the years, we have sponsored many people on our current staff in furthering their education and qualifications while working with us.

Helping these people to become fully qualified architects and technologists, while developing their skills and experience in real-world situations, benefits the individuals, our practice, and the industry as a whole.

People - Andy Wiggins

Managing Director

Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson


Ed Keelaghan


Ian Hurlstone

Finance Director

Andy is one of our Managing Directors and is responsible for all aspects relating to developing the practice digital strategy.

Andy is heavily involved in the Information Management delivery within the office and is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the management of information processes within a BIM environment on all projects across the practice.

Matt is one of our Managing Directors and is responsible for all aspects relating to developing the practice commercially.

Matt’s role within the practice centres on our architecture and new projects. Matt’s experience on major projects and competitive bidding environments continually builds the practice’s profile in all sectors.

Daniel’s involvement across the business centres on the production of technical packages & specifications against relevant standards as well as providing on-site support role to contractors on site.

He also leads our technologists within the business, providing support and knowledge from the schemes he has been involved in. Daniel is also our Director responsible for H&S within the practice.

Chris is one of our Directors and is responsible for all aspects relating to the Cladding and Remediation sector within the practice.

Chris works closely with the Department for Levelling Up across many major cities in the UK with works that include large-scale internal and external remediation and refurbishment of residential and student housing blocks.

Giancarlo is our Design Director and is responsible for developing and implementing the design ethos and strategy across the practice.

Giancarlo has recently overseen the completion on a number of Noviun’s major projects including Livingstone Academy in Bournemouth and Barton Manor School in Canterbury.

Shena is our Practice Director and her focus and responsibility is around the financial aspects of management and operation of the practice. 

Shena’s responsibilities include the oversight, management and forecasting of the practice and individual projects financial position, working closely with the MD’s and FD to achieve this. 

As the practice’s Technical Director, Alastair retains an involvement in all of our production information packages, in addition to being responsible for in-house technical training and developing our standard details and specification.

Alastair is also heavily involved in the practice CPD coordination, ensuring the members of Noviun are continually up to date with latest updates in the construction industry.

Zane is our SEND Director and leads the SEND sector within Noviun, overseeing and guiding the practice in our approach and continued research. 

She is part of a number of SEND steering groups and regularly presents at conferences of the challenges and developing approach to the sector.

Dan is Noviun’s Digital Lead, overseeing our digital agenda across all aspects of the business.

As well as developing the digital side of the business Dan is also heavily involved in the practice CGI production on all of our projects including still images and animations.

Fiona joined Noviun in 2021 as a Senior Architect with extensive experience across the education sector. Since then she has worked on a number of projects ranging from Primary to Secondary schools as well as complex SEN provision. 

Prior to joining Noviun, Fiona led the extensive refurbishment and extension design of new student social and teaching facilities at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh, whilst employed at Stride Treglown. She is a talented architect with strong design skills and comfortable working with challenging sites and budgets.

Francesca joined Noviun in April of 2015 as an Architectural Assistant. Since then she has worked on a number of projects ranging from Primary to Secondary as well as SEN.

Francesca is one of Noviun’s Passivhaus Certified Designers, bringing extensive knowledge and expertise to our sustainable design strategy.

Since joining Noviun in 2022, as our Sustainability Lead Mike has created our Noviun One World (NOW) Initiative and Sustainability Toolkit. He also runs our Work Experience and Office Mentoring programmes and is enjoying his second year as an RIBA Mentor at Arts University Bournemouth.

Simon joined the practice in 2004 and has developed into one of our key technologists.

He has completed a large range of project sizes over the years, predominantly in the education and residential sectors and has also been the Lead Technologist on many of our recent larger scale schools projects, including Hoe Valley School, Woking Sports Box and the Mayfield School, Portsmouth.