Meet the CR Design team

The professional and skilled team at CR Design Services includes architects, engineers, technologists and support staff with decades' worth of experience and industry knowledge. As a company, we pride ourselves on delivering projects on time and within budget, ensuring client satisfaction.

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Chris Richards

Technical Director

Chris graduated from Northumbria University and went on to gain over 15 years of experience within the construction and engineering industry. He is a professional member of the Engineering Council and a technical member of the Institute of Civil Engineers. Chris acts as Design Coordinator and runs the day-to-day operating of the business. In his spare time, Chris enjoys sailing, cooking and spending time with his two children.

Working with us - our team member Kevin H, Systems Director at CR Design Services

Kevin H

Systems Director

Kevin completed his undergraduate studies at Newcastle University and then studied at Durham University postgrad. From a computer science background, Kevin looks after the behind the scenes aspects of the business, including maintaining systems, the website and looking after financial aspects. Kevin is passionate about retro computing and is an avid reader.

Working with us - our team member Laura, Architectural Technologist


Design Team Lead

Laura graduated with a degree in Interior Architecture at Northumbria University. In the following year, she gained experience working in the kitchen design industry on renovation projects. When not working, Laura enjoys rock climbing and travelling.

Working with us - our team member Caroline, Project Administrator at CR Design Services


Project Administrator

Caroline graduated from Sunderland University with a degree in Media Studies with Marketing. She has 14 years of extensive experience working in marketing administration and a wealth of knowledge in the construction industry from growing up with the family business. Outside of work, Caroline's time is mostly spent with her two children. They enjoy their family trips to the Lake District and holiday adventures.

Working with us - our team member Asal, Architectural Technologist


Project Manager

Asal earned a BSc(Hons) in Architectural Technology from Robert Gordon University, where he gained great experience preparing planning permission and building warrant drawings. He is passionate about design and is proficient in AutoCAD and Revit. Outside of work, Asal loves going to the gym and spending time friends and family.

Working with us - our team member Joe, Architectural Technologist


Project Manager

Joe graduated from Teesside University with a HNC in Civil Engineering whilst gaining valuable industry experience in AutoCAD and Revit. With a strong eye for detail, Joe loves the design and creativity aspect of his job. In his spare time Joe loves to experiment with cooking, enjoys travelling and exploring new places. 

Working with us - our team member Ambrose, Senior Structural Engineer


Senior Structural Engineer

Ambrose graduated from Newcastle University and went on to gain over 35 years of experience as a structural engineer working on a wide range of projects from bridge design to low-rise housing design. Whilst working for a local council, Ambrose would check building control calculations. This has positioned him well for his current role, he now prepares the calculations for building control submissions.

Working with us - our team member Mike, Structural Engineer


Structural Engineer

Mike graduated from The University of Liverpool with a B.Eng degree in Civil Engineering, he then went on to to gain an M.Sc degree in Civil & Structural Engineering. Mike has experience carrying out design work for a wide range of construction projects from new build structures to conversions, alterations, extensions and remedial work to existing structures. Outside work, Mike enjoys urban exploration and photography, he also appreciates a good film and frequents the cinema.

Working with us - our team member Kevin S, Senior Architect at CR Design Services

Kevin S

Senior Architect

An ARB registered architect for 20 years, and a RIBA member, Kevin has worked in the profession for 40 years in private practice and local authorities; designing housing, schools, public buildings, and commercial projects from inception to completion, as well as leading on some interesting conservation projects. Kevin enjoys reading history, listening to music. He also has a love of nature and often goes on family walks.

Tara, part II architectural assistant


Part II Architectural Assistant

Tara graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a BA(Hons) in Architecture and has experience in the private residential sector. She is currently studying to obtain her Master of Architecture degree whilst working part-time. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, reading and painting.

Eleanor, architectural assistant


Architectural Assistant

Eleanor graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in Interior Architecture and has since gained experience predominantly in the residential sector. In Eleanor's spare time, she enjoys painting, reading and exploring local cafes.

Working with us - our team member Jo, Architectural Technologist


Architectural Technologist

Jo Graduated from Edinburgh Napier university with a first class honors degree in Architectural Technologies. Jo has experience preparing planning and building regulation applications for residential and commercial projects. When not working, Jo is an avid surfer and loves to travel.

Connor McGregor, architectural technologist at CR Design Services


Part II Architectural Assistant

Connor graduated in Architecture at Leeds Beckett University. He has experience working on private domestic projects and the private care sector. Currently, he is studying for his Architectural Masters degree part-time whilst he works with us. In his spare time, Connor loves travelling, Astrophotography, go karting and spending time with his friends and family. 

Lydia Dunn, architectural assistant with CR Design Services


Architectural Assistant

Lydia graduated with a degree in BA Hons Interior Design from Northumbria University, where she gained valuable experience and skills, working in a range of design software such as AutoCAD, producing contractual drawing packs for proposed design projects. Outside of work, she enjoys being active outdoors and travelling with friends and family. 

Louis CAD technician at CR Design


CAD Technician

Louis graduated Northumbria University with a degree in Interior Architecture. He has worked on a range of projects including landscaping designs and domestic renovation projects. He has experience in producing technical layouts and visual schemes. Outside of work, Louis enjoys playing rugby for Stocktonians RFC, photography and travelling. 

Preston, Architectural Design Intern


Architectural Design Intern

Preston has joined us as an Architectural Design Intern and will be learning about the industry whilst studying surveying, planning and design at college. In Preston's free time he really enjoys fitness, travelling, and socialising with friends.

Jess, Architectural Design Intern at CR Design


Architectural Design Intern

Jess joins us as an Architectural Design Intern, learning about the industry whilst also studying at college. Jess has a passion for cooking, woodwork, upcycling and motorsports. 

Ethan, architectural design intern at CR Design


Architectural Design Intern

Ethan will be working with us to learn about the industry whilst studying at college. Ethan enjoys sports such as football, running, fencing and karate. He is also a keen gamer.

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