Crowther Architects Associates

Our People

The architectural practice is headed by three partners and a team of staff and consultants who have a wealth of knowledge and experience of the design and delivery of architectural projects in a wide range of property sectors.

Gary Thompson

BA (Hons)  Dip Arch (Birm) RIBA

Gary has been involved in the practice of architecture for over 30 years, and has vast experience of all types of projects and practice management. The knowledge accumulated over many years enables him to provide leadership on schemes of varying type, size and complexity, while integrating the input of others involved in the design and construction process.

Richard Mason

ONC/HNC Building Studies

Richard has 30 years experience as an Architectural Technician working mostly in the technical design and on site stages of construction projects. During employment for various national practices he has delivered a wide spectrum of building projects including Healthcare, Hotels, Residential, large leisure and retail projects.

Jay Johnson

BA (Hons)  Dip Arch (B’ton)

Jay is primarily involved with the design of both new build and refurbishment work on a variety of building types, bringing design flair with a practical base that allows ease of project delivery through the detailed design and site stages where he also has complementary skills. Jay also leads the 3D design team and the practices IT strategy.

Mike Crowther


Mike founded Crowther Associates Architects in 2003 after retiring as a director of CDA following their acquisition of the APP Partnership in 2000. Now a consultant for the company, Mike continues to have an input in to the practice and has a particular expertise in early stage planning, design and strategy to enable quick and effective project evaluation.

Julie Mason-Goodrick

Office Manager

Julie has over 30 years experience working in administration at architectural practices and oversees the management of admin and accounts at our practice.

Dr Richard Kulczak-Dawkins


With over 30 years’ experience across many property sectors, Richard has worked with several internationally-renowned practices, designing and managing prestigious award-winning buildings. Joining CAA in 2013, Richard has a PhD in design management for sustainability, two higher and two further qualifications.

Stuart Hoyle

BA (Hons) MA RCA

Martin Navarro

BArch MArch (ETSAV Valencia) ARB

Studied at , ETSAV Technological University of Valencia since 2008, Master of Structural Buildings ETSAM Technological University of Madrid in 2010, and ARB registered in the UK in 2015. Experienced as technologist and designer in several different countries  on a large range of project types, specialising in residential and master planning. Working in BIM environments for the past 10 years in various international practices.

Anthony Hobbs

BA (Hons) MArch PGCert ARB

Anthony is a creative Architect with over 10 years experience across a variety of sectors including education, residential and historic building restoration projects. Anthony joined CAA in 2019, bringing design flair from conceptual stages of a project, through to on-site delivery. Anthony studied architecture at University of Plymouth, where he was awarded the RIBA Silver Medal Nomination in 2011, for best design work.

Ceri Wright

Architectural Assistant
Dip Arch  BA (Hons) Interior Architecture

Smita Khatri

Architectural Technologist
B Arch(Hons) India   BSC (Hons) Arch Technology

Chris Jennings

Architectural Assistant
BSc Hons Architecture

Chris Studied Architecture at the SSSA in Aberdeen and, since relocating to the south east, has worked within a variety of sectors including high end residential, luxury retail and small scale residential projects in Brighton and in London.

Peter Trust

Architectural Assistant
Dip Arch   BA (Hons)

Hannah Cowley

Architectural Assistant
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture

Elizabeth Appleton

Architectural Assistant
 BA (Hons) Part 1

Alan Bowry


Alan has over 30 years experience in the design and management of large and complex projects. He has expertise in all aspects of a design, and heading project teams to produce information to programme. Now acting in a consultancy role, Alan continues to add his extensive experience in commercial projects to support the practice.

Richard Hines

BSc (Hons)  Dip Arch RIBA FRSA

Richard Hines has worked with the current partners of Crowther Associates Architects both as a director of CDA and a partner at the APP Partnership. He has specialised over the years in major projects for a wide range of loyal blue chip clients in many development sectors. Richard has now joined Crowther Associates Architects as a consultant.