Profile of our Architects

Llewelyn Lewis Sennik is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects Chartered Practices. Chartered status is awarded to registered architects practices that comply with strict criteria in an accreditation scheme that assures clients a high level of service. Choosing a RIBA Chartered Practice clients can expect a certain level of excellence in design and service.

The scheme has been developed by RIBA following client and government feedback. It ensures that all accredited members work to a common set of standards and have in place:

  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Quality Management Systems ISO 9001: 2000 compliant
  • A practice Health and Safety policy
  • Employment policy conforming to RIBA requirements
  • Continuing professional development for staff
  • A formal Environmental Management policy

The design function of the business is fully computerised offering design service for a range of building types and sizes. Key tenets of the business are those of:

  • Attaining accurate project briefings
  • Coordination of project teams and the design disciplines
  • Thorough preparation of drawings and specifications
  • Endeavouring to attain good value and quality construction
  • Managing and programming the construction process

Sustainable design and low energy/low carbon solutions are an integral part of our design process, whilst our project management experience includes both building and civil engineering works.

The practice is managed by two directors, Gareth Llewelyn Lewis and Anita Sennik-Lewis. CVs of both principals are shown below.

Gareth

GARETH LLEWELYN LEWIS B.SC. DIP ARCH (HONS) RIBA

Career History:

Date Company Position
1983 to date Llewelyn Lewis Sennik, Carms Director/Principal
1974 to 1983 Davis Llewelyn Partnership, Cardiff Senior Architect
1964 to 1970 Bartlett School of Architecture University College London
Honours degree course
Work experience at the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works in London and at Alex Gordon and Partners, Cardiff

Work Experience in brief

Over 25 year' experience as a construction industry professional, working predominantly in private practices for both public and private sector clients.

Architectural experience has ranged from medium to large public sector housing and public sector hospital projects to a range of public and private sector commercial projects.

Commercial projects have included hotels, buildings for the leisure industry, and many industrial and office buildings.

Numerous projects for the Welsh Development Agency have ranged from speculative factories, to successful architect led design and build competitions over a period of 15 years.

Project Management experience includes consultative work for the Welsh Development Agency at Calsonic Llanelli (Technology Centre), the LG development in Newport and the Cardiff International Rail Freight Terminal at Wentloog Cardiff.

Working with clients and contractors developing non-adversarial forms of procurement, particularly partnering and target cost procurement, in the wake of the Latham and Egan reports on the construction industry A schedule of project-by-project experience can be provides as required.

Gareth Lewis has won a number of good design awards including gold medals both for housing and commercial buildings.

Anita

ANITA SENNIK LEWIS B.SC. ARCH, B.ARCH.(DIST), RIBA

Professional Qualifications:

University
Welsh School of Architecture Cardiff, Wales
B. Sc. Architecture 1977
B. Arch. (Distinction) 1979 RIBA Part (III) examinations 1981
Professional Bodies
Member of ARCUK 1981
Member of RIBA 1996
CDM Coordinator Member of Association of Planning Supervisors 1995

Career History:

Practice Type of Work Period
Llewelyn Lewis Sennik
Carmarthen, Wales
Partner and Project Architect
Commercial and Industrial Projects
1989 onwards
Davies Llewelyn Partnership
Carmarthen, Wales
Senior Architect Assistant Carmarthen, Wales to Partner on Public housing and Commercial projects 1987 - 89
Davies Llewelyn Partnership
Carmarthen, Wales
Member of Design Team
Successful competition entry for The Celtic Manor Hotel Newport Upgrading and major extension works
1983 - 87
Percy Thomas Partnership
Cardiff, Wales
Member of Design Team
Limited competition entry for Mosque in Iraq
1981 - 82
Chapman Taylor Associates
Bromley, Kent
Project Architect
Large residential scheme Regents Park, London. Comprised upgrading and extending listed existing terraced properties and new town houses.
1979 - 81
David Preece Associates
Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan
Architectural Assistant to Partner
Civic Centre, Barry, Wales a palace and Commercial projects Saudi Arabia
1977-78