Architecture, interiors, visualization, masterplanning and sustainability experts Rio Architects has recently made several appointments following exciting new project milestones and business growth.

The team recently welcomed Mahdi Boughanmi and graduates Charlotte Edwards and Ross O’Leary to Rio Architects. Together they will help provide continued first-rate creative, innovative and functional design to clients.

Over the past few months, Rio Architects has reached several major project milestones, achieving planning permission for multiple developments, including the ground-breaking Central Quay in Cardiff, Bryncelynnog Comprehensive School and the Abergavenny 3-19 School.

Mahdi joins Rio in his role as Architectural Technologist. With a B.Arch and M.Sc from IUAV University of Venice, he brings with him his knowledge and expertise from his previous experience as a 3D Pointcloud Surveyor, BIM Technician and Research Assistant at Cardiff University, where he helped deliver the outcomes of two publications.

Recently graduated from the University of the West of England, Charlotte joins as a part II Architectural Assistant. She has exceptional experience with complex and historic building projects and has dived straight into working on the conceptual stages of several residential projects with the Rio design team. 

Ross takes on his role as Architectural Technologist fresh out of Cardiff Metropolitan University after achieving a 1st class degree and receiving the CIAT Wales Outstanding Graduate Student in Architectural Technology Award.

Alongside strengthening its commitment to nurturing new talent, expanding the team will ensure that Rio Architects continue to be an award-winning practice, offering signature architecture in Cardiff and the rest of the UK.