We are a nimble, astute + smart chartered Architects practice that specialise in using a pragmatic design ‘Logic’ to extract optimum value & ROI for all our clients
We consciously don’t have a ‘house style’ or even a single specialism as evident in our diverse portfolio.
This is simply because we passionately believe our ‘Logical,’ commercially focused and efficient design approach is transferable to any commission. “Style is the icing on the cake, not the sole driver of what we can offer” Inevitably our form follows function approach tends to lend itself to a contemporary aesthetic but each on of our clients, sites and briefs are different and so is our portfolio
Architect | Managing Director | Co-Founder
BA Hons | MArch | PGDip | RIBA
A multi award winning architect, urban designer and entrepreneur with 25+ years experience post chartership. Mark is responsible for the design direction of the practice as the Managing Director, having co-founded Logic architecture with Patrick Barrett in 2014.
Having initially studied Naval Architecture Mark switched to Architecture and graduated from Newcastle University in 1999. Having worked at various North East practices Mark become an equity partner and director of an Architectural, Planning and Interior Design practice in 2007 at the age of 32.
Mark has predominantly worked in the commercial, housing and education sectors but it has been his unique logical design approach, possibly due to his initial career as an engineer that enables him to focus very quickly on producing logical design solutions that provide clients with optimum Returns On their Investment that add value, whether that be financial, social or aesthetic.
With excellent design and stakeholder consultation skills, Marks work has received ongoing recognition through various competition and award winning accolades such as with the RICS, LA design awards and a North East ‘architect under 40’ design competition.
Mark is also a panel member of Design North East – a design review & Enabling Service and a former chairman and representative of the RIBA Teesside region and more recently a member of the Entrepreneurs Forum.
When he’s not burning the midnight oil Mark relaxes by spending time with his wife and two daughters at music festivals or messing about with cars or bikes.
Senior Architectural Technologist | Associate
BA Hons | MCIAT
Mike is a Chartered architectural Technologist with 25+ years experience. Having worked for various private practices throughout the North East Mike has gained experience in the detailing and delivery of significant large scale projects in the Commercial, Industrial, Retail & Leisure sectors.
Mike is responsible for the technical detailing and specification of the practices larger commissions using REVIT & NBS including the 22 buildings that will form one of the regions highest profile developments – Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park.
Mike is also leading the practices ongoing commitment to achieving full Building Information Modelling (BIM) level 2 compliance for the delivery of projects and also the FM and asset management opportunities that BIM can provide clients.
BA Hons | DpArch | Conservation Registrant | ICOMOS | IHBC affiliate | RIBA
Joining us in 2021 from AECOM, Illan is an experienced architect with historic building conservation penchant, and an enviable portfolio in designing and managing multi-disciplinary teams in a BIM and hybrid environments to deliver significant large scale refurb, retrofit and conservation projects. Always with a holistic logic applied to the built environment.
In his spare time Illan can be found painting or sketching, whilst enjoying a glass of Rueda Verdejo.
BA Hons | MArch | PGDip | RIBA
A graduate from Northumbria University that specialised in 3D and Parametric Architectural design, Gavin was the winner of the 3DReid Student Prize and received a Special Award at the 150th NAA Excellence Awards for ‘Outstanding Achievements in Architecture’.
Prior to joining Logic, Gavin was the ‘in-house’ architect for a modular house builder who lead the conversion of bespoke architectural designs into manufacturable modules that could be built off-site, transported and re-erected on site. Previously Gavin became a Chartered Architect working on one-off residential, commercial, and cultural projects including the design of the UK’s first purpose-built Coastal Wildlife Observatory on the Lincolnshire coast.
Gavin strives to achieve a harmonious relationship between form and function in all his work which aligns perfectly with the Logic design ethos and our growing number of ‘off site’ MMC modular projects.
Outside of work, Gavin is a keen photographer and motorsport enthusiast who if not away skiing can be found locked away in his garage building a time-attack car.
Consultant Architect | Co-founder
BA Hons / March / PGDip RIBA
Patrick is an award winning architect and serial entrepreneur who co-founded Logic architecture Ltd. in 2014 with Mark Barlow alongside his own practice Barrett & Barrett Architects. With 30years+ experience Patrick was a founding partner of Ramsden Barrett architects in Leeds which he co directed for 18 years before moving into property development.
A tenacious fighter of the clients cause with a strong commercial awareness, Patrick has a reputation particularly in the Leeds area for securing planning permission on difficult infill, conservation and greenbelt sites including the building of several of his own award winning houses.
Having adjusted his work / life balance with an eye on retirement Patrick remains a consultant with Logic and still enjoys taking on difficult design challenges and the ever increasing complexity of the UK planning system.
A graduate of Newcastle University Lea joined Logic to undertake her first ‘year out’ before continuing with her second degree. Having impressed us all with her enthusiasm and natural logical design flair Lea is now being sponsored by Logic to complete her studies on Newcastle Universities graduate apprentice scheme.
Outside of work Lea, originally from Romania enjoys visiting the gym.
Conservation Architect Consultant
BA RIBA CA
RIBA Conservation Architect
Colin is a RIBA Conservation Architect and works as a consultant to Logic providing expert conservation expertise on our larger conservation projects where an accredited Conservation Architect is required.
The majority of his experience and reputation has been built having worked on large new or period country houses across the UK and Ireland for private clients, creating new dwellings or undertaking sympathetic alterations and extensions to historic protected buildings.
Join the Team
The Logic brand represents a fresh, intelligent and pragmatic design approach that builds on architects Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wrights “Form follows function” approach and uses it to cut to the chase and deliver architectural solutions that add value, whether that be Economic, Social or Aesthetic.
If you share our ethos and fancy joining our young, friendly team to help us add value to our clients, drop us a line to let us know, as we are always looking ahead as to how our business might evolve and continue to grow.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from enthusiastic, committed and ambitious people from all diverse walks of life to work predominantly in the North of England but with national commitments also on a diverse range of project types,
Ideally we are looking for experienced architects and architectural technicians with experience of Revit ideally to BIM Level 2 (although we may consider, train & invest in less experienced but committed candidates).
You must be able to work as part of a busy team on larger projects but also enjoy taking responsibility to work under your own initiative on your own smaller projects. In return we offer a competitive salary, profit share, flexible working & a unique and rare opportunity to join one of the newest and most ambitious architectural practices in the region.
Please send your cv, examples of your work and salary expectations to email@example.com or if you just want an informal chat contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work Experience Applications
We are committed to offer work experience places to committed students keen to explore the prospect of a career in architecture, but have to limit the number of people we can help each year. If you are interested in a work experience placement please email us at email@example.com and include a short statement about why you are considering a career in architecture. This helps us help the most committed students and give you the support you deserve.
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Senior Architectural Technologist | Associate Technical Director
Lee joined Logic in 2015 and has played a key role in the practices continual growth in respect of the increasing scale of and broad range of project types. An Architectural Technologist and Contract Administrator with 20+ years experience, Lee has worked in both the public & private sector where he has gained experience in the delivery of a wide range of building types including Education, commercial & specialist residential projects in addition to delivering various bespoke self builds.
Lee is responsible for the day to day management of the practices Technical Output, Contract Administration and Quality Assurance whilst keeping abreast of the very latest trends and opportunities that Modern Methods of Construction is bringing to the industry including the use of SIPS and Offsite construction techniques.
Architect | Associate
BA Hons | MArch | PGDip | RIBA
An architectural graduate from Northumbria University Kevin was previously an associate at the international renowned Squire & Partners in London working on some of the capitals most prestigious building projects before returning to the North East to join Logic in 2017.
Having passed his Part 3 qualification in 2019 Kevin works on the conceptual design of a diverse range of building and contract types whilst also managing the practices growing reputation for preparing high quality CGI visualisations in house.
As a talented artist and illustrator Kevin leads the practices visualisation and graphics. In his spare time Kev is renovating his own house and filling it with his own unique artwork or taking commissions for one of his detailed pen and ink masterpieces
Senior Architectural Technologist | Residential Team Leader
Joining Logic in 2021, Lee is a Chartered Architectural Technologist with 25+ years of experience. Lee’s broad technical knowledge has grown across both the private and public sectors. Whilst a specialist in residential, he also has notable experience delivering commercial projects. As ‘Residential Team Leader’, Lee’s expertise is directed to projects from small conversion through to larger scale, new build developments.
In his spare time, Lee can be found watching motorsport or taking in the North Yorkshire views whilst cycling along the local country roads.
BA Hons | MArch | PGDip | ARB
An ambitious first-class graduate from Newcastle University, Elle joined Logic in 2021 to complete her studies and undertake her final Part III professional examination to become a Chartered Architect qualifying in 2022.
Elle’s academic work followed a creative, artistic, and logical design ethos. With a particular emphasis on detailed design, sustainability, and materiality, this aligned perfectly with the Logic ethos and future direction of the practice.
In addition to providing conceptual input on new projects across various sectors, Elle is developing her personal interest and experience with SEN, educational and residential projects in the North of England.
When Elle gets a break from her professional studies, she enjoys creating bespoke mixed media drawings for her friends and family or kicking back playing computer games.