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Our Team

John A O'Neill

Managing Director

John has worked with John Hill Associates Ltd since 2003.  John is a Chartered Architectural Technologist MCIAT and is also a registered member of the Association of Project Safety.

John is the Managing Director of the Practice and the Principal Designer for John Hill Associates Ltd.  John has extensive design experience in large commercial and industrial schemes, together with office and clerical buildings, conservation, social housing, and private residential projects. 

John has worked on a wide range of both private and public sector assignments from concept to completion. John has extensive experience in procuring works via various traditional and modern methods and has managed projects, from minor developments to major multi-million pound new build and refurbishment schemes. 

John has a passion for sustainability and construction technology forming the link between initial concept and completion of projects.

Matthew M Stables


Matthew has worked with the practice since 2010, and is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

Since qualifying as an Architectural Technologist in 2014, with a BSc(Hons) Degree in Architectural Technology, his experience as a Design Team Leader and Contract Administrator, delivering high quality construction projects, with particular focus on commercial, healthcare, disability, industrial and commercial developments has grown. Matthew deals with projects from initial briefing through to completion on site.

As a Chartered Architectural Technologist, Matthew is familiar with JCT contracts and undertakes Contract Administrator duties on projects, ensuring continual compliance with design through to project completion.

His skills range from developing designs at concept stage, to managing projects jobs on site and liaising with regulatory authorities and all members of the client, design and construction teams.


Christopher A Davie


Christopher joined the practice in June 2019 as a Chartered RIBA Architect.

Since qualifying as an Architect in 2014 Christopher has gained extensive experience in the Education and Healthcare sectors, for both public and private clients.

Being a RIBA Chartered Project Architect Christopher takes an interest in modern architecture and technologies and has a passion to realise design into functional form, working in both 2d & 3d BIM environments. His involvement in a variety of projects, at both large and small scale, have enabled him to develop a wide ranging skillset he can apply to any scheme.


David J Taylor

Senior Chartered Architectural Technologist

David has worked for the practice since 2005 and has extensive experience as Design Team Leader and Contract Administrator for a wide range of construction projects including healthcare, education, and commercial developments, and particularly specialises in large scale adaptation and new build properties to meet the requirements of people with special needs. 

David is also a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

As a lead designer he manages and develops construction projects from inception to completion, assessing the needs of the client, co-ordinating associated professionals in the production of design information, and ensuring continual compliance with design/environmental/statutory/professional requirements through to project completion. As a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, David specialises in the application of building science and technology to architectural projects and in the use of technical knowledge to provide innovative design solutions.

Brendan R Foster

Senior Architectural Technician

Brendan joined JHA Ltd in June 2015 as a Trainee Architectural Technician to provide support to senior members of staff.

Brendan has since progressed through 4 years of college achieving his HNC in Construction and the Built Environment, together with becoming an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

Brendan has worked on a wide range of both private and public sector projects from concept to completion.

As a senior architectural technician, Brendan works closely with younger members of the team mentoring and sharing his unigue skillset. He shares a passion for architectural design of a modern style and is enjoying learning / developing new skills and techniques.

Peter Allen

Part I Architectural Assistant

Pete joined the practice in summer 2021 as an Part I Architect.

He has a background in Construction being previously employed as a CAD Technician at a Practice in Nottingham giving him experience using CAD and BIM software’s. Pete began his career as a Goldsmith and then went on to complete a construction management extended diploma at college and his Ba (Hon) in Architecture at Nottingham Trent University.

Pete has an appetite for architecture and aims to gain lots of experience within the practice, working closely alongside Christopher Davie.

Peter hopes to complete his masters in architecture and become a Chartered Architect in the future.

Jack O'Hara

Architectural Technologist

Jack Joined the JHA team in Autumn 2020. Jack graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a First Class Honour Degree in Architectural Technology.

Jack is ACIAT accredited and is working closely with senior members of staff to expand his knowledge in all areas of construction and the built environment, and to gain valuable experience of working in a busy professional practise.

Jack is AutoCAD accredited and is profficient in using the latest BIM and 3D Rendering softwares.

Ed Burks

Architectural Technologist

Ed joined the JHA team in Winter 2021. Ed graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a 2:1 in Architectural Technology. He is working closely with senior members of staff to expand his knowledge in all areas of construction and the built environment, and to gain valuable experience of working in a busy proffessional practice and the AEC sector.

Ed recently won the Kopenhagen Tri Varsisty Project with his group working in an interdisciplinary fashion, utilising the latest BIM softwares and programmes - an accalade to be proud of!

Ed has a ongoing passion for conservation work and plays an active role in JHA's heritage projects.

Cai Thomas

Architectural Assistant

Cai joined the team as an apprentice to our senior Architects in 2021. Since then he has come on as an Architectural Assistant playing an active role in the day to day running and management of projects under senior members of the team.

He has a passion for Architecture currently studying his Part I in Architecture at university. Cai has a working knowledge of CAD and BIM software’s utilising Revit and Enscape to achieve incredible renders. 

Cai has an appetite for architecture and aims to gain lots of experience within the practice, working closely alongside our resident Architects, Pete Allen and Christopher Davie.

Tom Beckett

Architectural Assistant

Thomas joined the team in 2022 as an intern and understudy to some of the more senior members of staff. Tom is currently studying Architecture at Sheffield Hallam having completed his second year. 

Tom has an ongoing contribution with multiple live projects gaining invaluable experience and skills. He has an avid interest in sustainable architecture, a flare which he applies to all projects he works on.

Chris Wheater

Trainee Architectural Technician

Chris recently joined JHA in Summer 2020 and is currently studying at Doncaster College and gaining experience working with quailified individuals. Chris's daily tasks alongside his ongoing learning include drawing work and technical assistance to senior members of the team. 

Carol Stone

Accounts Manager

Carol is John Hill Associates Accounts manager, Carols responsibilities include general financial management for the practice. Carol is proficient in utilising the latest in accounting software such as sage and access.


Lydia Jones

PA /Office Administrator

Lydia is responsible for general office management duties and works closely with the Technical Office to produce comprehensive clerical documents having joined the team in 2022. Lydia is responsible for general secretarial outputs, marketing, and health and safety monitoring for the business.

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