PMA have this week welcomed back a valued member of their team, as Dan Huxtable has rejoined the practice. Having started as an Apprentice Architectural Technician in 2016 he recalled. “Within my first few weeks at Barnstaple architects PMA it was immediately clear that I had chosen the right profession, it was all I hoped it would be, and so much more”.
Dan’s four-year apprenticeship saw his professional skills and experience develop, working on a mixture of commercial and residential projects. In parallel, he was studying at Exeter College, fully embracing his career opportunity. In 2019, having obtained a Distinction in his Level 3 BTEC in Construction and the Built Environment Dan’s hard work, excellent standards and consistent achievements were recognised, when he was awarded the Construction Apprentice of the Year at Exeter College.
With his apprenticeship completed, Dan then moved on to Solent University in Southampton, graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Architectural Design & Technology, whilst also working in a larger westcountry architectural practice. Here he achieved his goal of becoming a CIAT Chartered Architectural Technologist; all of his hard work and solid dedication had been rewarded.
Working on predominantly high-end, individual residential projects, Dan has focused his expertise on providing robust technical solutions that meet his clients unique and exciting ambitions.
“I’m excited to return to PMA, keen to develop my role within this ambitious practice, that I know so well. We are working on some great projects, illustrating our team’s diverse experience, architectural skills, creativity and enterprise. Our position as a design-led westcountry architectural practice is highlighted by a wealth of quality projects throughout the south west, around North Devon, East Devon, Plymouth, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and Hants. Recognising the importance of sustainability in architecture and the critical value of personal development, his studies continue.
When away from his desk, Dan’s boundless energy and enthusiasm enable him to pursue his love for F1, surfing, wild camping, gig rowing and he’s an enthusiastic member of his local pubs skittles team. Occasionally he can be found on the golf course, freely admitting however that this represents perhaps one of his greater challenges – but he loves it!
“It’s great to start 2024 with a fresh challenge” says Dan; we’ll catch-up with Dan Huxtable later in the year to hear his stories and progress.
Peregrine Mears Architects