Profile

Our architects, designers and technicians

Our people are our most important resource. Our designers and architects work together with other specialist teams to create sustainable environments, buildings and spaces which we can all be proud of. 

Duncan Pyle (BA (Hons), Dip GVAD)

Duncan began his career at Building Design Partnership (BDP) in London, working with multi-disciplinary teams on large commercial and retail projects. He has extensive European experience having lived and worked in Paris for four years and been senior design consultant on projects in France, Belgium, Germany, Holland and the UK.  Whilst in Paris he was a key member of the teams developing innovative designs for office, retail and industrial projects including waste treatment plants for which he was twice credited in the French architectural publication "Le Moniteur".  He spent seven years in London as a project leader, senior designer and lead consultant with David Leon Partnership where he was primarily involved in the design of knowledge-based research environments. Many clients are household names in the nuclear, pharmaceutical, engineering, food and chemical industries.  He has spoken at The Royal Institution and The Royal Society on the key design factors in effective research environments. He set up O2i Design Consultants in 2001. 

Favourite design : His R1

Geoff Pyle BA(Hons), Dip Arch, MPhil(Cantab), RIBA

Geoff has nearly 30 years’ experience in architecture and first worked together with Duncan, his brother, in Geoff's practice Pyle Associates in London. He is a registered Architect with the ARB and a member of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and became an Associate at O2i Design in 2003. Geoff's expertise includes strategic design and master-planning as well as managing projects through to completion; he enjoys the 'long' view as well as using materials creatively and working closely with builders. His experience includes apartment buildings, offices and workspaces, hotels and resorts, schools and university buildings, cinemas and buildings for the performing arts. He has completed projects for private, local authority and institutional clients in the UK, France and South East Asia. He has been a visiting lecturer at a number of architectural schools. He has a MPhil in the History and Philosophy of Architecture and his prize-winning work has been exhibited at the RIBA and the Royal Academy. 

Favourite design : Phnom Penh's Sport Complex

Andrea Pyle

Andrea began her career with the architectural practices of A Epstein and Sons Inc, and Building Design Partnership (BDP) in London, designing within multi-disciplinary teams working on large commercial projects. When BDP expanded into Europe, Andrea relocated to Paris with BDP's joint venture, BDP-Groupe 6. In 1992, Andrea joined S'PACE (France) designing the interiors of public areas and offices in and around the capital for commercial and public sector clients. After returning to London, Andrea joined PA Consulting Group, a leading global management, systems and technology consulting firm, where she worked in a variety of roles in the UK and overseas for 12 years before joining O2i Design in June 2005. Andrea's resource and project management skills, together with her design and interiors expertise allow her to source unusual and beautiful products and finishes for our clients. Andrea has recently completed her Post Graduate qualification in Architecture and Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies.

Favorite design : Volvo P1800

Richard Bennett

Richard is O2i Design's senior Architectural Technician.  Educated in Somerset, at Stanchester Community School, he gained a BTEC National and a Higher National Certificate in Construction at Somerset College of Arts & Technology in Taunton and a BTEC First Diploma and National Diploma in Engineering from Yeovil College.  He has worked for a local Chartered Surveyor and various Somerset architectural practices, joining O2i Design Ltd in 2014.   Richard has a wealth of experienced in Building Regulation and Building Control requirements and has worked on domestic, commercial, industrial and education projects, preparing planning, building regulations, tendering, construction drawings and documents.

Favorite design : WIP

Our office dogs

We cannot leave out our most trusty companions Jack the Collie and Hendrix the Jack Russell. Both make up the meet and greet party. That is where they excel, but sadly their drafting skills leave something to be desired and they hate answering the telephone!