Derek Gilbert

Managing Director, Chartered Quantity Surveyor

In addition to the joy of numbers and contracts, a passionate community volunteer and supporter with a number of out of hours' hats.  Cricket fan and occasional player, football fan and TFC season ticket holder.

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Meet some of the people behind the designs.

A big part of our talent and success is down to our dedicated staff. Our passionate team enjoys delivering a great service and great architecture to our clients. We care about those we work with and the work we provide.

Ian Harding

Director, Chartered Architect

Capable creative, in an industry where the pace of versatility is extreme. Fountain pen user with a purple belt in traditional Jujutsu. Does a bit of photography and draws a few things.

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Oliver Cartwright

Associate, Chartered Architect

Enjoys tackling complex design challenges and sharing ideas through mixed media and photorealistic visualisations. Sunday driver on the road but a bit of a madman on the go-kart track.

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Patrick Rayson

Director, Chartered Architectural Technologist

Longest serving member of the BDG team. Bagged a first class honours degree and won a few university awards. Partial to the odd real ale tour (or two). Enjoys making a difficult project a reality.

Building Design Group - more than the sum of its parts

Our combination of architectural technicians and technologists, architects and assistants, project managers and quantity surveyors, produces a varied and strong skill set. We employ people with character, potential and life experience as well as ability and attitude.

We like solving problems and helping people. Our combined knowledge and experience enables us to take on a broad range of projects and new challenges.

Sandip Kalia

Architectural Technologist

A lifelong interest in architecture and seeing how ideas and drawings come to life. Has a fondness for retro music. Not only draws things but builds things too.

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Rhiannon Taylor


We have a young, vibrant and multi-cultural team here and it's great to be a part of it, being a familiar voice to many of our long-standing clients and a welcoming presence to visitors!

Chris Robinson

Architectural Assistant

Has a passion for both the practical and artistic endeavours of architectural design, enjoys exploring projects through a variety of mediums to achieve the optimum design solution. When not at work tries to spend as many hours in the gym as possible.

Jon Pegg

Architectural Assistant

Enjoys the process and opportunity design brings. Continuously developing an understanding and appreciation of architecture. Away from the office, a keen mountain walker, gym goer and heavy metal music fan.

Together we have worked on an astonishing variety of projects in the UK and abroad.

This includes luxury residential, renewable energy production, offices, heritage buildings, factories, new villages, show rooms, religious temples, retail, further education, conservation schemes, low energy and sustainable projects, bespoke houses.