Meet the team!
Hannah is the principal architect, having established the practice in 2020 following ARB & RIBA accreditation. The Studio specialises in residential architecture ranging from the smallest domestic extension to large scale residential schemes.
Previously Hannah studied Computational Architecture at Masters level, which led to working around the world in London, Germany, Denmark and Portugal. Hannah is a nominee and winner of several Business Awards in 2023.
Her studies, work and experience in her busy Studio have led Hannah to be particularly interested in how natural materials can be used to create beautiful, sustainable architecture that meets the changing needs of families and businesses alike.
Amanda has always had a particular interest in architectural design, having overseen numerous house builds, reconfigurations & renovations over the last 30 years.
With her creative eye for detail, Amanda has also designed many residential and commercial interior schemes, and as a keen horticulturist she also brings her flair for landscape and planting design to the team.
The combination of these varied creative skills coupled with her years of experience make Amanda’s design input invaluable to the practice.
Alongside design, Amanda also brings an accounting and administrative skill set enabling her to manage the day to day running of the studio.
Emily studied for six years at the Arts University Bournemouth where she established an interest in the psychology of space. Having project managed an installation at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018, she went on to research child psychology and the role of the unconscious mind. Her research diversified into the role of the family home and its evolution in the last century. In practice she has a passion for inclusive spaces and has actively engaged in projects that reunite the older and younger generations, working to rebuild the family unit with modern day life in mind. Alongside her role at Studio Arkell, Emily is studying her Final Examination in Professional Practice (Part 3) at the University of Portsmouth. Through her studies she is conducting research into the effectiveness of Government Policy in enforcing sustainable practices within architecture.
Nicole studied both Fine Arts and Architecture at the Arts University Bournemouth.
She has over 15 years of experience working with Dorset based Architectural Practices across all scales of residential design, has a wealth of knowledge in local planning issues and enjoys the process of maximising a site’s potential.
Nicole is also interested in how design impacts our mental wellbeing and likes nothing more than helping clients create their happy places. To aid this, Nicole uses 3d design to give our clients an insight into how their spaces could look and feel.
Olivia is currently studying Interior Architecture and Design at Arts University Bournemouth. She has a strong passion for, and life-long interest in all areas of art, design and architecture. Over the course of her university studies, Olivia has approached a wide variety of projects, each time aiming to create innovative solutions to topical issues. She is enthusiastic about creating socially conscious spaces that enhance users lives, placing a strong emphasis on future considerations, harnessing developments in new technologies and material innovations sustainably.
Olivia works in the Studio assisting in undertaking site surveys and using her software skills to accurately draw them, as well as engaging her design creativity by inputting her ideas for interior schemes.