Business growth leads to new year promotions at Nash Partnership

By Nick Batten on 6 January, 2022

Planning, Architecture, Heritage and Placemaking consultancy Nash Partnership, headquartered in Bath, has promoted two of its team members to Associate.

Architects Laura Mitchell and Richard Mather-Jones have been with the practice since 2012 and 2016, respectively. Their promotions to Associate Architect reflect the practice’s growing portfolio of national and local Bath-based work as well as its continued focus on quality management and commitment to providing opportunities for upskilling.

Richard Mather-Jones has extensive knowledge of 3D modelling, particularly using Revit software and BIM methodology in the construction industry. As well as working on schemes across all RIBA work stages, Richard is a design team Model Manager for the practice, helping to manage the quality of drawing outputs at Nash Partnership and sharing best practice. He is also a key member of the practice’s Professional Operations team which ensures professional standards and quality control.

Richard Mather-Jones, Associate Architect for Nash Partnership

Many of the projects Richard has worked on are in sites of historic sensitivity. This led to Richard’s design work becoming characterised by both contemporary and contextual architecture. Projects include:

  • Riverview Court at Onega Place, Bath. 44 contemporary apartments, café and public realm enhancement at a site overlooking the River Avon and adjoining Bath’s Grade II* listed Victoria Bridge.
  • Sustainable house, Lansdown. A sustainable, highly bespoke one-off home clad in charred Shou Sugi Ban timber replacing a low-quality dwelling, in a sensitive part of Bath.

Laura Mitchell is a project design mentor who works across the practice’s heritage and placemaking teams. Laura’s experience includes working for public bodies, local authorities, private developers, and individual homeowners. Her project work ranges from large-scale housing developments and mixed-use masterplans to domestic heritage projects.

Laura has worked on projects including:

  • MOD Ensleigh, Bath. A phased regeneration masterplan for 240 homes, a neighbourhood retail store, 60-unit extra care facility and a primary school on the former MOD site at Ensleigh in Lansdown, Bath for Linden Homes Western, Bloor Homes and Spitfire Homes.
  • Priorswood, Taunton. The £49m estate regeneration scheme which included an option appraisal process and extensive community engagement to address the structural issues with 212 Woolaway properties for Somerset West & Taunton Council. The project was a finalist at the 2019 RTPI SW Awards.

Commenting on the promotions, Daniel Lugsden, Partner,  said, “Our practice – and our design service in particular – continues to grow in both the scale of projects we’re working on and the depth of knowledge we bring to ensure their success. The promotions of Laura and Richard to Associate Architect will help to ensure we have the right skills at the right levels to resource the range of services we offer.

“We’re committed to developing our people by providing opportunities to upskill and growing the practice organically. We’ve no doubt Richard and Laura will continue to be successful as part of the Nash team and in helping to drive our success through their motivation and passion.”

Pictured: (Top of Page) Laura Mitchell, Associate Architect for Nash Partnership