About Archiphonic

When it comes to working with contractors, developers and property professionals, we understand the challenges they face.

We also believe in delivering positive change and long-term functionality through architectural design.

Managing restrictive budgets, complex sites, constrained environments and high client expectations is what we do best. We know the best solutions don’t always come easily and we take on that challenge on, so that you don’t have to.

As professional problem solvers, we work with our clients to make sure the designs we create are buildable, sustainable and profitable, satisfying their business and their clients.


Adam Mokhtar
An experienced partner with a first class BA and Merit Masters in Architecture from LJMU, where Adam was nominated for the President’s Medal Awards and has extensive experience in the architecture and planning. He is committed to ArchiPhonic’s mission to create future-proofed residential spaces, which offer long term functionality as well as innovative style. Adam is the lead in conceptual design at the practice and a specialist in construction design and coordination of all disciplines.
David Banister
As well as his Bachelor’s degree and Masters in Architecture from LJMU, David also has extensive on-site experience and a HNC/HND in Building Technology. From a family of building contractors, David’s technical knowledge and understanding means that we will always provide clients with realistic, accurate recommendations - even if our evaluation of a site leads to the conclusion not to build or an alternative option that you may not have considered. David’s straightforward and transparent approach combined with his business management skills fosters trust and confidence with clients and our network of suppliers alike.
Grace Costello
Office Administrator
Grace Costello is ArchiPhonic’s COO (chief office organiser) keeping the team on track and being a friendly and knowledgeable first point of contact for new clients. She is also a familiar face to existing clients, as she keeps them up to speed on project progress, particularly around planning requests. A first class graduate from the University of Liverpool, Grace studied Modern History and Politics and developed a love of architecture when writing her dissertation on Modernist architecture in Liverpool in a political context.
Allan Yeates
Architectural Designer
Architectural Designer Allan has more than a decade’s experience in the industry. Graduating from the University of Huddersfield in 2004 with a BA in Architectural Design, he went on work in a series of small practices focused on residential projects, including listed buildings and conservation sites, before moving to renowned international practice, Benoy. As well as his residential experience, Allan has worked on large scale mixed-use projects and commercial design for the food and catering industries.
Ioanna Tsakanika
Qualified Architect Ioanna completed her Masters in Architecture in AUTH in Greece, before coming to the UK for Postgraduate studies in Architectural & Urban Design at the University of Edinburgh. Ioanna works with the ArchiPhonic team to design and deliver on projects in a range of sectors, with a special interest in housing typologies. She also has expertise in urban design having achieved awards in architectural design competitions for communal and public spaces.
Rachel Cummings
Architectural Designer
Architectural Designer Rachel graduated from Newcastle University with a 2:1 in 2018 and joined the ArchiPhonic team in July 2019. She specialises in domestic projects such as extensions and loft conversions, completing drawings for planning applications and creating concept documents for private domestic clients. Rachel also works alongside the rest of the team on larger scale domestic and commercial projects, working on planning applications and feeding into design reviews, seeing projects through from concept to completion. Additionally, Rachel is a RIBA Architecture Ambassador, engaging both university students and primary school pupils to highlight career opportunities in the sector. Like her colleagues, Rachel has a flair for music and in her spare time she plays the cornet in Hesketh Bank Silver Band.
Hannah Faulkner
Architectural Assistant
Architectural Assistant Hannah applies her expertise in structural knowledge, concept development and the creation of CGI visuals to ArchiPhonic’s live commercial and residential work, supporting the team from concept to handover. A specialist in residential and urban design, with additional experience in commercial projects, Hannah completed her Part I at a chartered practice in Cheshire specialising in high end residential projects. She then spent several months developing her technical knowledge working in a structural engineer’s practice before joining Liverpool John Moores University in 2018 to begin her Masters degree, for which she received a distinction. Hannah was awarded the Liverpool Architecture Society prize from LJMU and was selected as a postgraduate nominee to represent the University for the AJ Student Prize 2020. Her work was published in the 2020 AJ student special. Outside of work, Hannah is also a gymnastics coach. She trained as an elite gymnast for 10 years, competing internationally and representing both Lancashire and the North West in competitions.
Tom Gregory
Architect Tom has significant expertise in delivering large-scale commercial projects, garnered during more than four years working for a Liverpool-based chartered practice. His project management experience spans the hospitality, leisure and residential sector, with a number of high profile hotel and student accommodation projects to his name. A hands-on professional who thrives on learning how things work, Tom also brings a wealth of technical design knowledge to the team and works across a wide range of ArchiPhonic projects at all stages in the process - from concept design through to project management and delivery. A member of the Liverpool Architectural Society council, Tom was invited to be part of the review panel for its 2020 LJMU prize. One of the projects he put forward for the prize was the work of Hannah Faulkner - now a fellow ArchiPhonic colleague.
Harriet Powell-Hall
After completing her Masters at LJMU, Harriet worked at a practice specialising in healthcare, housing and transport. During her years as an Architectural Assistant, she gained experience working in residential, heritage and educational projects. She has extensive experience in concept design, feasibility studies and masterplanning, as well as a focus on interior design and sustainability. Harriet completed the RIBA Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice in Architecture (Part 3) and qualified as an Architect in 2020, shortly before joining ArchiPhonic. Now working across a range of ArchiPhonic’s projects, Harriet specialises in residential schemes and the refurbishment of existing buildings. She also has a passion for sketching and expressing her ideas and concepts visually, as a way of bringing them to life and helping those outside the profession to understand Architecture. In her spare time she enjoys practising yoga, hosting film nights and cooking for friends. A lapsed pianist and violinist, Harriet has been inspired by the ArchiPhonic team’s musical talent and plans to pick up a new instrument in the coming months.
Luke Rumney
Business Development Manager
A specialist in commercial client acquisition, Luke gained much of his experience working with blue chip clients such as The Peel Group, Bruntwood and Morgan Sindall. He combines his knowledge and experience of the manufacturing, property and construction sectors, with a personal approach to business development that reflects ArchiPhonic’s ethos. Responsible for building relationships with existing and potential commercial and domestic clients, particularly construction companies and property developers, Luke’s previous role as a construction site manager also enables him to better understand prospective clients’ pain points and communicate those to the ArchiPhonic team. Unlike most of his ArchiPhonic colleagues, music isn’t in his blood, but he’s not without exciting hobbies, spending his weekends scuba diving in quarries or the sea, and hiking in Snowdonia.
Ryan Joinson
Architectural Technician
Architectural Technician, Ryan, completed his BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology at LJMU and specialises in commercial projects. He has an exceptional eye for detail and supports ArchiPhonic’s design team, providing technical drawings across a wide range of projects. While still completing his degree Ryan joined a city centre architectural practice and started work on his first ever project, the third stage of the award-winning refurbishment of Liverpool’s Hope Street Hotel, which comprised a new build and a conversion in a listed building. Ryan’s technical ability and attention to detail, honed on high-profile and complex commercial projects, is applied across ArchiPhonic projects as he supports the rest of the team. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys an active lifestyle, mountain walking, playing football and participating in other outdoor sports.
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