Airedale Architects was established September 2012, bringing together Mark Larham Architect and Architectural Drawing Solutions.
We are a small team of friendly, dedicated and skilled professionals with decades of experience. Our expertise spans across education, retail, social housing, industrial and community sectors of the construction industry as well as private housing. Projects range from new build and extensions to internal alterations and fitouts to technical upgrades of buildings.
Our specialist knowledge negotiates ever evolving planning legislation, sustainability and environmental issues and increasingly technical building regulations. Our skills are supplemented by professional consultants including structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, building and quantity surveyors, energy, environmental and ecological consultants and CDM co-ordinators. We also work regularly with several building contractors to ensure our drawings are turned into reality and built to the highest standards.
Mark Larham: Architect RIBA
RIBA Registration No. 9222469. ARB Registration No. 065470A
Mark is a qualified architect with over 25 years’ experience. He has worked in private practice and local authority, gaining experience in a range of industry sectors. Before forming Airedale, Mark had his own practice, Mark Larham Architect Ltd for four years. He specialises in our education, commercial and industrial projects.
Mark is an active member of the West Yorkshire Society of Architects, currently serving as honorary secretary. He is a past chairman of the Leeds Society of Architects and past treasurer of RIBA Yorkshire which meant he was fortunate to judge local and regional architectural awards.
Mumtaz Alavi: Architectural Technologist
CIAT Registration No. 017907
Mumtaz is a dedicated architectural technologist with over 15 years’ experience. He has comprehensive and diverse experience through working on a broad spectrum of projects. Mumtaz was a sole practitioner at Architectural Drawing Solutions for three years prior to forming Airedale. He specialises in our retail, social housing and residential projects.
Outside of work Mumtaz is a dedicated family man who enjoys spending time with his wife and children. When he can he plays squash and enjoys snowboarding.
George Whitley: Building Surveyor & Fire Engineer
BSc (Hons), MRICS, MI Fire E
George has a wealth of knowledge with over 40 years’ working as a building surveyor and fire engineer. He has worked in both local authority and private practice as a building inspector. He now provides Airedale Architects with technical support as well as developing the domestic projects.
When not in the office George is a keen motorcyclist and loves travelling Europe. When not on his bike he loves spending time with his grandchildren or sampling real ale.