Who We Are
“Our approach is to ‘add value’ whether it be via the quality of the space we create, the efficiency of the process within, or optimise the return on investment it achieves.”
We are fanatical about helping our clients extract maximum efficiency from their assets and development opportunities. Public or private, commercial or domestic, if people in the UK were smarter and more efficient in their use of space, we could all benefit from an improved and optimized environment that will cost less to create, maintain and use.
Having historically designed and delivered some of the most affordable award winning buildings in the UK, the Logic team have proven skills to ensure optimum value for money. We also pride ourselves on delivering projects on time and on budget, in fact we guarantee that good Logical design doesn’t cost more it invariably costs less.
Managing Director / Co-Founder / Architect
A multi award winning architect, urban designer and entrepeneur with 20+ 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, graduating from Newcastle University in 1999 and working at various North East practices before becoming equity partner and director of an Architectural, Planning and Interior Design practice in 2007.
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 choice as an engineer that enables him to focus on producing logical design solutions that consequently offer clients the very best Return On their Investment and Added Value, whether it be financial, social or aesthetic.
With excellent design and stakeholder consultation skills Marks work has received recognition through various competition and award winning accolades such as with 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 become 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 or messing about with cars or bikes.
Senior Architectural Technologist | Commercial Technical Leader
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.
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 Technician | Technical Housing leader
Graduating from Northumbria University in 2007 with a degree in architectural Technology David has worked for various North East house builders including Sanderson Weatherall / Avant Homes before leading a small team at Ergo Projects as technical Manager where he introduced Revit.
Joining Logic mid 2020 as Housing team Leader David is now managing the technical output of the practice for all medium and large scale housing projects.
Arron is a RIBA Part 2 graduate from Northumbria University who joined Logic in 2020 to study for his Part 3. Arron is particularly passionate about residential design, particularly in the affordable housing sector and in addition to leading on the design of several housing schemes is also working in partnership with Teesside University to review existing social housing and residents feedback in order to create new typologies that focus on providing what residents really want,
RIBA Conservation Architect
Relocating back to North Yorkshire from London where he has worked on some of the UKs most significant historic and period buildings, Colin is an RIBA accredited Conservation Architect with a passion for breathing new life in historic buildings.
Colins 20+ years of experience and qualifications enables Logic to work on listed buildings and structures in close collaboration with Historic England and satisfy the requirements of Heritage lottery funding.
Co-Founder / Consultant Architect
An award winning Architect and entrepreneur with 30+ years post qualification experience, Patrick was the founding partner of Ramsden Barrett architects a medium sized Leeds based architectural practice which he managed for 18 years with multiple UK offices and international commissions. In 2007 Patrick moved into commercial and residential development of his own whilst also establishing Barrett & Barrett Architects based in Leeds and then co-founding Logic architecture with his fellow director Mark Barlow.
Patrick is regarded as a tenacious fighter of the client’s cause, and has gained an enviable reputation in the Leeds area for overcoming planning issues and Green Belt restrictions combined with a commercial pragmatism that identifies the best Return On Investment for clients.
Patricks work has received extensive PR and TV coverage particularly in respect of one his own domestic self build grand designs and enjoys designing individual homes that don’t bust the budget coupled with commercial acumen.
Practice Manager / Business Development
Hannah is a first class graduate from Liverpool Hope University. Having worked initially as a Creative Stylist in Liverpool, Hannah’s skills in and personal interest in textiles and interiors has lead her now led her into interior architecture which she heads up and leads all of the practices interior design work.
Working either alongside her design and technical colleagues or managing her own interior commissions Hannah keeps abreast of current trends and can always be relied upon to source a client the most appropriate textile, furnishing irrespective of budget.
Having just purchased her first home Hannah is busy out of work practicing what she preaches in updating her modelling her new home.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or if you just want an informal chat contact email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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.
Junior Architectural Technician
A first class honours Interior Architecture graduate from Teesside University, Callum initially joined as an intern before impressing us to be offered full time employment. With an eye for detail Callum is enjoying working on various off site modular residential projects whilst also working as part of a larger team undertaking an ambitious and complex project to transform 300+ houses in a 1980’s Radburn housing estate.