What our Senior Architectural Technician can do for you…

Our Senior Architectural Technician and Denbigh Office Manager Osian Parry Jones describes life as an architect and how he brings value to projects across North Wales. I have been working for the company for 13 years now and worked my way up from a junior to a senior architectural technician. When I started in 2000 we worked on drawings boards and all plans were drawn on tracing paper – pencil lines first, then running over the lines in ink. It’s unbelievable really when you think how a simple click on the mouse these days gets rid of a line when in those days we used to take ages to scratch the tracing paper with a sharp blade to get rid of the ink lines! I’ve seen many changes in the industry, too, especially in the building regulations. I design new builds, conversions and extensions, along with completing planning and building regulation drawings and detailed specifications. As well as the drawing work I run the Denbigh Office which opened back in 2006. I work over in Denbigh up to 3 days a week where I visit new jobs and take care of the daily duties of running a small office. I think one skill I have is creativity when designing conversions. I enjoy the challenge of getting an existing building layout to work, whether it’s a barn, an old mill or a chapel. Getting these types of buildings to work as a home for a 21st century family brings many challenges and seeing it come together at the end is a great feeling. I never get tired of designing an...