Meet The Team

James Moran RIBA

Director

James grew up in St Ives and has over 20 years experience in practice in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset  with Lilly Lewarne Architects. James’s experience of project types and scale is broad and layered – from award winning private housing and flagship  commercial offices, to community projects, affordable housing, education and healthcare – with  a simple  underlying philosophy of design-led solutions fitting and appropriate to their context. James has a particular interest in regeneration – adapting and rejuvenating redundant and derelict sites and buildings to bring them back into viable contemporary use – and retains a hands on approach with all conceptual design work at the practice.

Gill Moran

Gill Moran

Director

With over 20 years of office and business managerial experience in the finance industry, Gill joined Lilly Lewarne Architects in March 2012 as accounts manager, developing her knowledge on the running of an architectural practice. In 2016, and along side James Moran, Gill became a practice Director, working closely with the office manager to ensure the smooth running of the Lilly Lewarne office.

Mark Duston RIBA

Senior Associate

Mark originates from Cornwall and studied Architecture at Canterbury College of Art (latterly the Kent Institute of Art and Design), registering as an Architect in 1992. He has worked in various practices in the UK and abroad, gaining a broad level of experience with most building types, construction methods and procurement. Mark joined Lilly Lewarne Architects in 1998.

Charlotte Williams

Charlotte Williams

Office Manager

After relocating to Cornwall from London in 1997, Charlotte joined Lilly Lewarne Architects as P.A. to the practice founders Mike Lilly & Davide Lewarne, having had many years of professional administration experience. Having left the practice in 2001 to start a family, Charlotte re-joined the LLA team in 2010 as the practice manager, becoming a fundamental part of the day to day running of the Lilly Lewarne offices.

Rob Simmons

Rob Simmonds

Associate Architect

Rob studied at Plymouth University between 2004 and 2010 and completed his architectural professional studies becoming qualified in 2013. Rob had previously worked in Melbourne , Australia and for Robert Rowett Architectural Services, Lostwithiel before joining the Lilly Lewarne team in 2011. Rob has experience in both the Commercial and domestic realms ranging from contemporary one off dwellings to affordable housing schemes taking jobs from inception through to completion.

Patrick Clark

Patrick Clark

Associate Architect

Having worked in Architectural practice throughout the South West Patrick joined Lilly Lewarne in 2011, with particular interests in regeneration projects and historic buildings. He completed his professional studies at The University of Bath becoming ARB registered in 2013. Patrick has experience in a range of project types including, healthcare, regeneration, commercial, large scale residential, listed buildings and contemporary one-off housing and can administer jobs from inception through to completion.

Neil Dolley

Neil Dolley

Chartered Architectural Technologist

Graduating in 1997 with a BA Hons degree in 3D Design, Neil worked for a Jersey practice before joining Lilly Lewarne in 2005, where he has developed extensive skill and experience in technical design – working across a broad variety of project sectors from project inception through to completion. Neil became a Member of the Chartered Architectural Technologists (MCIAT) in June 2013, and now mentors junior and trainee technologists at the practice.

Dan Sherriff

Dan Sherriff

Chartered Architectural Technologist

Joining Lilly Lewarne in 2013 Dan has gained huge experience assisting across a range of projects including one off high-end houses, mixed use schemes including Passivhaus certified housing, house extensions, commercial and healthcare projects. Dan is involved with projects from inception through to completion, gaining his professional qualification with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists in 2016 (TCIAT), and became a Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT) in 2019.

Simon Boulton

Simon Boulton

Architectural Assistant

Simon graduated from Plymouth University in 2007 with a BA (Hons) degree in Architecture. Simon previously worked for a Cornish Architect as an Architectural Assistant and the Local Authority as a Highway Design Technican before joining Lilly Lewarne in 2014. Simon has experience in a variety of schemes and is involved in the production of drawings and visualisations for both the planning and technical stages working closely with Project Architects, clients and consultants.

Rhiannon Thomas

Architectural Assistant

Graduating from Cardiff University in 2018 with her RIBA Part 1, Rhiannon chose to relocate to Cornwall for the first time and continue her architectural education, by obtaining experience in professional practice. Joining Lilly Lewarne in 2018, Rhiannon has been able to build on her degree knowledge and has developed valuable real-world experience of the industry. Rhiannon is primarily involved with successfully obtaining Planning & Building Regulations approvals for residential projects, whilst also assisting on larger commercial projects.