Charles Biss

Charles Biss

BA.Arch, Dip.Arch, RIBA – Director

Charles is a founding member of the practice. Having graduated from Oxford Polytechnic School of Architecture in 1981 he worked for a number of established architectural practices in London and the South East building up a wide area of expertise.
His background is mainly in the residential sector, particularly the mid to high-end market and has a lot of experience in assessing the viability of sites and existing buildings, in particular, properties that are in conservation areas and listed buildings. He also specialises in the feasibility and briefing stages of projects, has wide experience of the planning process.

Henryk Busiakiewicz

Henryk Busiakiewicz

BA.Arch, Dip.Arch, RIBA – Director

Henryk is a founding member of the practice and graduated from Oxford Polytechnic School of Architecture in 1981. He worked for a number of established architectural practices in London and the south east also building up a wide area of expertise.
Whilst his experience is also mainly in the residential sector, particularly the mid to high-end market; he has built up complimentary areas of experience in commercial office and industrial projects, including primary healthcare premises.


Whatever the commission, the Directors maintain a close and personal involvement with all their clients and projects from inception to completion.


Stephen Taylor

Stephen Taylor

BA (hons), Dip.Arch, RIBA – Director

Stephen studied architecture at the Oxford Polytechnic School of Architecture, graduated in 1988 and gained a post graduate diploma at Leeds Polytechnic School of Architecture in 1990.
Prior to joining BB Partnership in 1997 he worked for a number of practices in London.
His experience is mainly in the residential sector and ranges from one-off properties to multi-unit developments, including the refurbishment and adaption of listed buildings. He also has experience in commercial development and has been responsible for several embassy schemes in Central London.

Julian Williams

Julian Williams

BSc (hons), BArch, RIBA – Director

Julian studied at Cardiff University and qualified as an architect in 1999, the same year that he joined BB Partnership.
He has gained a lot of experience in residential sector developments, ranging from social housing to high-end properties and varying in scale from modest extensions and conversions to large one-off houses and multi-unit developments, including the refurbishment and adaption of listed buildings. He has also worked on projects in both the medical and commercial sectors.

The Team

Leonard Appleby

Leonard Appleby

• Senior Architect
• BSc DIP Arch RIBA
• Qualified: 1998
• Joined: 2010

Manuela Barale

Manuela Barale

• Senior Architect
• BA (Hons) Dip Arch Italy
• Qualified: 2006
• Joined: 2007

Mark Cairns

Mark Cairns

• Architect
• BScArch (hons); BArch (hons); RIBA
• Qualified: 2014
• Joined: 2015

James Coad

James Coad

• Architectural assistant
• BA(Hons), M.Arch(Hons)
• Joined: 2014

Neil Gaskell

Neil Gaskell

• Senior Architect
• BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA
• Qualified: 2008
• Joined: 2003

Thomas McCaughan

Thomas McCaughan

• Architect
• BA (Hons) Dip.Arch.
• Qualified: 2014
• Joined: 2011

Matthew McFerran

Matthew McFerran

• Architectural assistant
• BA, M.Arch, RIBA II
• Joined: 2015

Joe McGowan

Joe McGowan

• Architect
• (M.Arch), RIBA
• Joined: 2015

Ramesh Pari

Ramesh Pari

• B Arch Dip Arch RIBA
• Qualified: 2014
• Joined: 2016

Susan Price

Susan Price

• Senior Architect
• BA(Hons) Dip Arch, RIBA
• Qualified: 2003
• Joined: 2011