tel: (441) 824 7983    email: info@gpa.bm

Our belief at Geoff Parker Architect is in creating trust by ensuring that the focus is always on a solution that is derived from the client, not the ego of the architect. Established in 2009, the practice is deliberately maintained at a small size allowing the principal to be involved in all aspects of the design from concept sketches to construction detailing. This ensures that the design intent is carried throughout the complete project keeping costs down without sacrificing quality.


 

Geoff Parker

B. Arch, M.A. MIBA ARB

Principal

 

T: (441) 504 7983

E: geoffparkerarchitect@gmail.com

 

Bio

A native Bermudian Geoff received his architectural education in both the United States and the UK. Working for eight years in London, Geoff’s experience at that time involved working on projects for the London Underground subway and also encompassed large urban projects of both commercial and luxury residential architecture working primarily in London’s prestigious Kensington & Chelsea district. In 2003 Geoff returned to Bermuda wherein he later opened the doors to Geoff Parker Architect in April of 2009.

 

Geoff’s interest still involves large urban projects as well as traditional Bermuda heritage architecture. His urban work is best seen in Geoff Parker Architect’s flagship project of at Victoria Place Plaza on Victoria Street in Hamilton. He also continues to have a passion for Bermuda’s traditional architectural heritage and the practice has won several awards from The Bermuda National Trust for sensitive additions and restorations to historic buildings.

 

Geoff also enjoys spending time with his wife and son as well as developing his team at Geoff Parker Architect and has a continual love for craftsmanship as an amateur woodworker.

 

Geoff is a registered architect in both the United Kingdom and Bermuda.

 

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Akilah Swan

B. Arch, AIA Assoc.

Architectural Project Manager 

 

T: (441) 824 7983 ext.3

E: aswan.gpa@gmail.com

 

Bio

A native Bermudian Akilah received her architectural education in both Canada and the USA. Working for seven years in Boston Massachusetts, Akilah’s experience includes large healthcare facilities, civic projects, historic preservation and residential design.  In 2012 Akilah returned home to Bermuda working on residential and commercial projects and in 2017 joined the project team of Geoff Parker Architect.

 

Akilah’s interests are the continuing exploration and understanding of how vernacular architecture can further evolve to respond to a changing social culture while still reflecting the landscape and environment that it is built in.

 

Akilah also enjoys investing in her local church community, mentoring young girls and is an avid creative artist, writer and set designer.

 

Akilah is an NCARB Candidate for Architectural Licensure and an AIA Associate.

 

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Nick Strong

BA (Hons)

Senior Architectural Technologist

 

T: (441) 824 7983 ext.2

E: nstrong.gpa@gmail.com

 

Bio

Nick is a Bermudian and received his design education in the UK, obtaining a BA (Hons) degree in Product & Furniture Design from Kingston University in 1998. For the next four years Nick worked in London, gaining experience firstly under the tutelage of a furniture designer; then a product designer; before founding a 3-D design studio that undertook retail and restaurant projects in both London and Amsterdam.

 

In 2002 Nick returned home to Bermuda and spent the following twelve years working for Chartered Architects, initially in the capacity of a Designer and Project Coordinator for Commercial and Retail Interior projects. During this time he also oversaw the company’s graphic design presentations, working on the award winning presentation for the Hamilton Waterfront Redevelopment project. Later his focus shifted to Residential, Commercial and Hospitality Architectural projects and he developed as an Architectural Technologist.

 

Nick joined the team at Geoff Parker Architect in 2014 and oversees large scale Residential and Hospitality projects. He sees projects through from initial concept design to completion of construction, coordinating with Contractors on site and handling the Contract administration in the process. Over the years he has developed relationships with the Department of Planning and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, which helps make navigating the Planning process a little easier.

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Chiara Lombardi

BA (Hons)

Architectural Assistant

 

T: (441) 824 7983 ext.4

E: clombardi.gpa@gmail.com

 

Bio

Bermudian Chiara received her architectural education in the United Kingdom at De Montfort University. Chiara originally started working as an intern with Geoff Parker Architect in 2012 before moving to London for two years being involved in luxury contemporary residential architecture in London’s Kensington & Chelsea Borough. In 2016 Chiara returned back to Bermuda working on residential and commercial projects before making her return to Geoff Parker Architect in 2018.

 

Chiara’s interests are industrial and furniture design; when given the time, she enjoys exploring these ideas with personal projects. Chiara also enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.