Meet the CODA Team.

CODA Architecture ↓


Name: David Cross
Position: Managing Director
Qualifications: BA(Hons).DipArch.DipArchPrac.RIBA

Concept Architect specialising in delivering residential, mixed use and conservation projects with an emphasis on viability. Lover of all things urban.


Name: Paul Hind
Position: Associate Director
Qualifications: BA(Hons) DipTP MRTPI

Paul is a team leader with over 30 years’ experience in all construction design stages. He provides technical Architectural co-ordination, integrating detail design from inception to completion of projects. He is continuously researching innovative construction methods, techniques and materials to add value and reduce the costs to clients on their projects.


Name: Matt Bowker
Position: Director
Qualification: BA(Hons) Interior Design, MA Urban Design (dist)

Matt is a qualified urban designer and oversees most of CODA Architectures large residential projects, urban regeneration and master planning work. He specialises in delivering new build residential and mixed use projects on brownfield sites and is passionate about the rebuilding and regeneration of urban centres.


Name: Jamie Hanson
Position: Associate Director
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Pg Dip Arch RIBA

Jamie joined CODA in 2005 and was promoted to Associate Director in 2015. Since joining the practice as an apprentice technician, he has been involved with a wide variety of projects from inception to completion, including many city centre residential projects. He now heads up the Manchester studio of CODA Studios focusing on city centre residential schemes and regeneration projects across Greater Manchester and the North West.


Name: Ryan Millar
Position: Architectural Assistant
Qualifications: BA(Hons) Architecture

Ryan has recently completed Part 1 of his architectural degree and supports the CODA team on a wide variety of projects. He is proficient on AutoCad, Photoshop and Sketchup.


Name: Kyle Emmerson
Position: Architectural Assistant
Qualifications: BSc(Hons) Pg DipArch

Kyle joined CODA fresh from university in 2014 and has since proven himself to be a very talented designer. His role is centred on building design, from early concept through to detailed design and is focused on large scale urban residential projects across the UK.


Name: Andrew Chetwynd
Position: Architect
Qualifications: BA(Hons). BArch

Worked in both Sheffield and London, with a background in the implementation of large residential projects. Part of the super residential team, tasked with implementing design and build residential projects.


Name: Josh Campbell
Position: BIM Manager
Qualifications: Bsc (Hons) Architectural Technology

Josh is a qualified Architectural Technologist & Certified Autodesk Professional with 4 years’ experience, after taking an immediate interest into the emerging BIM environment, he is now responsible for managing the company’s approach to delivering projects within the office to a BIM Level 2 standard, as well as staying up to date with emerging technologies to benefit both CODA and our clients.

Name: Ross Williams
Position: Junior Architectural Technician
Qualifications: Studying towards BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology

Studying Architectural Technology at Sheffield Hallam University, Ross joined CODA in September 2017. Ross assists the team on a variety of different projects, ranging from house extensions to larger residential developments. 


Name: Emma Ibbotson
Position: Part II Architectural Assistant
Qualifications: M.Arch, BA (Hons) Architecture

Emma has recently finished her RIBA Part II, Masters in Architecture and is working towards gaining her RIBA Part III qualification while being involved in a number of projects covering all stages of the RIBA plan of works; from small scale bespoke residential projects to large scale commercial projects.

Name: Michael Houldsworth 
Position: Architectural Designer
Qualifications: HNC ONC Construction and the Built Environment 

Michael was CODA’s first recruit back in 2005. Starting on small bespoke projects in the early days, Michael now plays a crucial role in CODAs front end design team. Specialising in BIM he has played a major part in designing some of CODAs most recent multi million pound residential, and commercial schemes.

CODA Planning ↓


Name: Adam Murray
Position: Director of CODA Planning
Qualifications: BA(Hons) DipTP MRTPI

Adam is the founder of CODA Planning and delivers design led rather than policy driven solutions. He leads on all projects nationwide providing a full service, from identification of possible development opportunities and strategic land promotion, through to the submission of planning applications and appeals. He has a successful history in delivering allocations and consents across the country, particularly in the residential, commercial and retail sectors.


Name: Charles Dunn
Position: Senior Planner
Qualifications: Master in Planning (MPlan)

Charles leads on a wide variety of projects, from conception to the delivery of planning permissions and beyond. Since joining CODA Planning he has taken on and delivered a wide range of exciting projects in Sheffield and nationwide. By occupying a central position in these schemes and project managing the planning stages, Charles is able to provide a more efficient and commercially-aware service that will always protect and advance the priorities of clients.


Name: William Marshall
Position: Planner
Qualifications: Master in Planning (MPlan)

William joined CODA Planning in August 2015 following his graduation from the University of Sheffield. He is currently working on a range of schemes, from housing extensions and multi-dwelling schemes across Sheffield and further afield, liaising with Local Planning Authorities and helping to gain planning permission for clients.


Name: Owen Weaver

Details to follow.


Name: Benjamin Dakin
Position: Assistant Planner

Benjamin assists the team on a wide array of projects across the United Kingdom. He is currently assisting Adam on a variety of schemes, ranging from small-scale residential schemes to larger, mixed use, office and residential schemes. Benjamin assists at all stages of the planning process, from liaising with clients and councils, to putting together planning documents. (photo P1390700)

CODA Bespoke ↓


Name: Abel Hinchliffe
Position: Associate Director

With nearly 10 years’ experience Abel heads up CODA Bespoke, specialising in luxury residential developments both large and small. Recently entrusted with the responsibility of also heading up Studio 4 which is currently delivering numerous office to residential developments.


Name: Lisa Cowley
Position: Architectural Technologist
Qualifications: Bsc (Hons) Architectural Technology

Lisa is a qualified Architectural Technologist with 7 years’ experience at CODA. Now specialising in boutique housing schemes, office to residential conversions and takes great pride in her role in conservation and listed building works.

Name: Tom Holmes
Position: Assistant Architectural Technician
Qualifications: Currently Studying Architectural Technology at Sheffield Hallam University
Tom plays a vital part in the CODA Bespoke technical delivery team, focusing on the detailed design, moving projects through building regulations and onto the tender stage.

CODA Structures ↓

Name: Henry Freeman
Position: Structural Engineer
Qualifications: BEng Hons AMIStructE

Since graduating in 2007 I have gained valuable experience working on projects in a various sectors for consultancies throughout the UK. I starting work in Sheffield on mixed use residential schemes, then moved on to Birmingham to work on large scale energy from waste facilities. CODA Structures was set up in 2015 and provides integrated structural design to our client’s projects. Early involvement in the design process streamlines workflow and allows us to quickly deliver solutions to projects in house.

Admin/Support ↓


Name: Toni Cross
Position: Accounts Department/Office Manager
Qualifications: Level 4 in Business Administrations

Toni deals with the accounts side of CODA but also helps to oversee HR and the running of the office with Samantha.

Name: Louise Bennett
Position: Accounts Manager
Qualifications: A Level in Business Studies & Commerce

Louise manages the accounts of the various businesses within CODA Studios and helps to manage and oversee the running of the Sheffield office.

Name: Julie Holland
Position: Office Administrator
Qualifications: L3 Diploma in Business.

Julie provides a warm welcome to both visitors and staff and oversees the day to day needs of the business in her multi functional role.


CODA Sheffield
70-71 Cornish Place, Cornish Street,
Sheffield S6 3AF
T: 0114 279 6003

CODA Manchester
Lloyd House, 18 Lloyd Street,
Manchester M2 5WA.

CODA Leeds
Cloth Hall Court, Quebec Street,
Leeds LS1 2HA
T: 0113 3476003

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