Heather Shepherd RIBA - Director
MA (Cantab), DipArch, DipCons
Heather qualified as an RIBA chartered architect in 2001. She has a special interest in working with historic buildings and is experienced in delivery of high quality, design-led education and residential projects.
As a design architect Heather enjoys working on residential, academic, retail, ecclesiastical and arts projects. Heather is qualified and experienced in conservation work and she is able to work constructively with planners to get permission for challenging sites. She uses a sensitive, client focused approach, to design beautiful buildings that are sympathetic to their setting and work for their users.
Heather studied at Cambridge from 1994 to 2000 and worked at Marcus Beale Architects in Wimbledon for fifteen years. She also has a Diploma in Conservation of the Historic Environment.
m: 07713 879514
James Donlon RIBA - Director
BA(Hons), DipArch, MArch
James qualified as an RIBA chartered architect in 2005 and is experienced in design and delivery of high quality residential and instititutional projects, centred around core principles of conservation and sustainability.
As an architect James has a strong design and technical background and enjoys working with individuals and institutions to understand and prioritise their requirements, develop responsive designs and ultimately deliver successful, cherished built projects.
James worked at Associate level at Marcus Beale Architects in Wimbledon for eight years and as Production Manager for St James Group, on prime London regeneration projects.
James was awarded commendations from the University of Sheffield and University College London. He also has a Masters degree in Architectural Studies, for his study of US urbanism, in liaison with UCLA.
m: 07713 626253
Heather Sheridan RIBA - Director
BA(Hons), DipArch, RIBA CA
Heather qualified as an RIBA chartered architect in 2008 and gained RIBA Conservation Architect accreditation in 2019. She has experience working within historic environments from small scale residential to large scale public heritage projects. Heather joined Weyside Architects in Feb 2022.
As an architect Heather is skilled in understanding the client’s brief and developing it in collaboration with them. With an adaptable and communicative approach, the unique opportunities and challenges of each project is managed to produce well designed and newly useful buildings. Thorough research, planning, attention to detail, appropriate and proportionate design and technical solutions are the key.
Heather has worked recently as part of the multi-disciplinary design team at BDP Ltd. on the Restoration and Renewal Programme for the Houses of Parliament.
m: 07989 812861
Weyside Architects designs are informed by conservation principles, by understanding the site and the existing building before creating new, appropriate and intelligent interventions.
We believe that good architecture is the result of more than one designer, that collaboration with planners, consultants, builders and clients is the key to a well thought out, beautiful building.
We take time to understand your priorities so we can deliver successful projects that respond to your interests and needs at work, rest or play.
From tactile detail to urban scale, we will work with you to create humane places that are sympathetic to their context - in scale, proportion and material.