PEOPLE - WORK / LIFE BALANCE
BA (Hons) DipArch RIBA
Andrew Ledbetter formed Globe Architects in 1993. Andrew is a Chartered Architect and a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. As Managing Director of the company Andrew is involved in all aspects of company life ranging from management of all company systems, principal company interior architectural and landscape design, involvement in all aspects of project development from inception through to completion.
Following professional training at Sheffield University, Andrew has worked extensively within the healthcare, education, transport and environmental design architectural sectors. In all instances, working closely with the client, Globe Architects always strive to fulfil their clients aspirations and often exceed their best expectations. Particularly within the healthcare market, Andrew has been involved in many healthcare projects incorporating the latest technological developments in diagnostic and treatment suites. Globe Architects have enjoyed many repeat commissions from satisfied clients.
Andrew enjoys and successfully combines his duties as Principal Company Designer and Project Manager, balancing these duties with the successful day to day running of the business.
LIFE: Andrew enjoys winter sports activities and making music with friends. However, the day job is safe.
BSc (hons) Architecture & Environmental Design
BSc (hons) Computing (Visualisation)
Post Grad. Certificate Japanese Studies
WORK:Since completing her part 1 degree 4 years ago, Laura has worked in several small architect practices within Sheffield before joining Globe Architects. She has a wide range of skills and experiences within the design process, using various computing software. Laura undertakes the role of BIM management Co-ordinwhere required on Globe
Laura has a particular passion for residential design and would like to eventually design and build affordable homes for those in need.
LIFE: With a passion for animals she has two cats and recently moved into her first own home. She enjoys reading and meeting friends for meals, coffee and movies. For activities Laura enjoys swimming and going for walks, especially in the Peaks during long summer days.
Sian Smith is an Architect in the making.
WORK: Sian has graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a BSc Honours degree in Architecture and has always had a keen eye for design. A skilled artist whose passion for Architecture has developed from her love for fine art and creating. The artistic skills she has developed from an early age and studying fine art A level have helped her establish an effective creative process to develop ideas which has added to her growing architectural capabilities. Other A levels Sian has completed are English Language and English Literature which allow her to communicate ideas effectively.
Sian's architectural aims are to improve and create better and stronger communities and quality of life, as well as being committed to reducing environmental impact through design.
LIFE: Sian enjoys cooking, painting and going to the gym.
Kira Atkin is training to be an Architectural Technologist.
WORK: Kira is working through a four-year degree course at Sheffield Hallam University, presently with Globe Architects working as an Assistant Architectural Technician.
She found her passion for architecture at the age of ten – thanks to Channel 4’s property series Grand Designs. Kira wanted to be involved in creating beautiful buildings that enhance their owners’ lives. She decided to specialise in the technical side of architecture. At Sheffield Hallam she is also studying modules in history and conservation and is developing a passion for the conservation of older buildings and keeping tradition alive and environmental issues.
DREAM PROJECT: To one day build an eco-home for myself and future family to live in.
LIFE: I enjoy visiting new places and seeing the sights, I love trying new food and going shopping.