Due to an increase in the number and scale of exciting forthcoming projects, the architectural firm behind the masterplan of the pioneering Central Quay development in Cardiff, Rio Architects is delighted to announce it has expanded its Cardiff team with thirteen new appointments in the last twelve months. 

The company’s commitment to nurturing emerging talent continues with the employment of Libby Williams, Morgan Taylor, and Kieran Thomas following the completion of their Part 1 studies. Libby and Morgan recently graduated from The Welsh School of Architecture (WSA), while Kieran completed his studies at UWE.  Adam Wade also re-joins us following the completion of his Part II course at WSA.  Another recent graduate is Ryan Davies, who is the latest of several Cardiff Met graduates to join the company after completing his degree in Architectural Design and Technology. 

Llion Rhun joins as a Senior Architectural Technologist from Cardiff Council having gained significant experience and expertise working with listed and historic buildings and strengthening this sector and widening Rio’s offer.  Daniel Bees also joins as a Senior Architectural Technologist, Dan brings with him extensive BIM experience to augment our industry-leading team while Richard Davies joins us in a Senior Architect position.  Richard brings extensive skill and knowledge having designed and delivered many significant projects across the country.

Further additions to the technical team are Michael Spiller and Becki Dredge in Technologist and Senior technologist positions respectively. Michael joins us with experience of working on industrial and infrastructure projects and brings further Revit modelling expertise to the practice. Becki has specialised experience in MOD, commercial, retail, residential and conservation projects including an extensive background in the use of Revit. We also welcome Martyn Hurley in his role as a Senior Architect, Martyn has a keen interest in environmentally sustainable design and has delivered large-scale projects across multiple sectors.

To continue to provide support to the growing design team we have appointed Sarah Wason in the newly created Communication Manager role. An experienced and CIM-qualified marketer, Sarah has a demonstrated history of working in construction and will lead on the continued marketing of the business as we grow. We are delighted to welcome our new team members and wish them the best in their new roles with us.