Buttress promotes seven within its Manchester and Leeds studios

Buttress has announced a number of key promotions to its Manchester and Leeds based teams. 

James Lewis, based in Leeds, has been promoted to associate to spearhead additional projects and growth in Yorkshire. Senior heritage consultant Jenna Johnston will also be made associate and continue to grow the heritage consultancy sector, providing clients with the resources and specialist knowledge to better understand their heritage assets.  Senior technologist Alex Scrimshaw has been promoted to associate and will continue to work within the practice’s historic buildings team. 

Two people will be promoted to associate director. Ben Tabineran architect and regeneration specialist who works in the design and delivery of projects across a range of sectors, including award-winning residential, community and educational schemes.  Edward Kepczyk who specialises in the conservation informed repair, and creative reuse of secular and ecclesiastical buildings, including some of the country’s most significant historic sites.

seven people in front of a tiled wall
L-R, James Lewis, Chithra Marsh (front), Matthew Burl, Edward Kepczyk, Alex Scrimshaw, Jenna Johnston and Ben Tabiner

Chithra Marsh and Matthew Burl have each been promoted to directors.  Alongside her architectural role, Chithra is responsible for coordinating and strengthening Buttress’ social value initiatives, as well as championing cultural diversity within the practice and leading its health and wellbeing initiatives.  She has recently been appointed as National Chair for Women in Property. Matthew Burl is an experienced architect who has led the successful delivery of numerous new build and refurbishment projects across a range of cultural, academic and community-led sectors.  Matthew also led on Buttress’ recent B Corp certification which is a commitment to continuing improvement to a triple-bottom-line approach balancing profit, people, and the planet. 

Commenting on the promotions, Buttress MD Gavin Sorby said:

“We have a fantastic team of people in Manchester and Leeds who work across all sectors.   This year, Buttress gained B Corp status which illustrates how we are fully dedicated to placing people first.  All our work starts with our people, they are the key to our success, so we are fully committed to investing in everyone at Buttress enabling them to feel valued and work to their potential.  

I would like to congratulate, James, Jenna, Alex, Ben, Ed, Chithra and Matt on their very well-deserved promotions and I look forward to seeing them develop in their new roles.”