We believe that good design enhances people’s lives.

We understand that appointing a Chartered Architect can be daunting but an informal meeting with us will allow you to see the potential of your project. From small renovations to new builds, we are enthusiastic about improving Guernsey’s built environment and designing schemes that really work for the way you live.

We harness the latest technology, not only in construction but also in the way we communicate with you and help you to understand how a design will work in reality.

We are keen on optimising energy efficiency and minimising environmental impact, so this will always be at the forefront of our minds.

Create was founded by James Barker and Ricky Mahy in 2004. Since then the practice has evolved and grown, our work now encompassing the public and private sectors, including historic buildings, public amenities, accessibility auditing, private homes and social housing developments. We have worked in Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, the United Kingdom and South America.

From your initial contact with us, right through to the completion of your project, you can be assured that our friendly, professional team will keep you informed and put you at the heart of what we do.

James Barker

Design Director & Chartered Architect

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Ricky J. Mahy

Technical Director/ Chartered Architect/ Chartered Surveyor

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Sarah Saunders

Personal Assistant to Directors

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Laura Sebire

Chartered Architect

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Oliver Muston

Senior Chartered Architectural Technologist

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Josh Tulie

Trainee Architectural Technologist

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Monique Michel

Trainee Architectural Technologist

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Tracie O’Regan

Clerical & Accounts Assistant

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James Barker

BA (Hons), Dip.Arch (Leics), Dip. Arch. PRAC., RIBA

Design Director & Chartered Architect

With a dream of being an architect from an early age, James studied at De Montfort University and has over 20 years' experience in the industry. After graduating, James moved to Guernsey, setting up Create in 2004. With a passion for pushing the boundaries of design, he is able to get the most out of a client’s brief, in turn building on the success of the company.

Ricky J. Mahy

BSc (Hons), Dip Arch, RIBA, MRICS.

Technical Director/ Chartered Architect/ Chartered Surveyor

The co-founder of Create, Ricky has over 30 years of experience under his belt. Having attained an Honours degree in Building, he went on to achieve qualifications as a Building Control Officer and a Chartered Surveyor. Ricky then decided to fulfill his passion, achieving a diploma in Architecture and attaining chartered membership of the RIBA.

Sarah Saunders

Personal Assistant to Directors

With over 35 years' experience working in the finance industry and the property/building sector, Sarah is vital to the smooth running of the practice. She combines knowledge and excellent organisational and problem-solving skills with a can-do attitude and a driven approach. Sarah will be your first point of contact when you get in touch with Create and will be pleased to assist you with your enquiries. In her spare time Sarah loves spending time upcycling furniture finds, art projects and listening to music.

Laura Sebire

BSc (Hons) MArch RIBA DipCert, RIBA

Chartered Architect

Laura is an experienced Chartered Architect with 15 years’ experience, including 10 years working in a Bath practice specialising in historic properties. Laura has experience on a wide variety of projects and loves all aspects of design from the early concept states through to detailing the finishes, joinery and interiors. Equally Laura loves getting out on site and the buzz of the construction phase of a project. When she’s not in the office Laura enjoys running, open water swimming and outdoor adventures with her young children.

Oliver Muston

MCIAT

Senior Chartered Architectural Technologist

Ollie brings over 19 years of experience to the team and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and also an Interview Assessor for the Institute following an invitation to join in 2015. Ollie looks forward to covering all aspects of a project from inception through to final handover and enjoys the in-office and on-site challenges of making a design reality for each very different project. In his spare time Ollie enjoys photography, DIY and spending quality time out and about with his young family.

Josh Tulie

BA (Hons)

Trainee Architectural Technologist

Having grown up in Guernsey, Josh graduated with a degree in Media Production & Media Studies, BA (Hons) and has recently joined Create as a Trainee Architectural Technologist. He will be studying and furthering his career through the Guernsey Apprenticeship Scheme, whilst gaining experience in the practice.

Monique Michel

Trainee Architectural Technologist

Monique joined the team in February 2018 as a Trainee Architectural Technologist and is studying and furthering her career through the Guernsey Apprenticeship Scheme. Monique particularly enjoys the challenge of creating functional interior spaces to achieve a safe and more aesthetically pleasing environment. Monique is also in her second year of Open University, studying BA Hons Interior Design with The National Design Academy. Monique has also recently become a student member of CIAT.

Tracie O’Regan

Clerical & Accounts Assistant

Tracie joined the team in February 2019 as part-time Clerical & Accounts Assistant, having worked in the finance & private sector before taking a short career break. As well as spending time with her family, Tracie enjoys travel and keeping fit.

Why appoint a Chartered Architect?

 

Uniquely within Europe, the title ‘Architect’ is not protected by law in Guernsey meaning any person (qualified or otherwise) may choose to use it.

 

Create is a Chartered Architectural and Surveying practice employing both Chartered Architects and Surveyors, together with Architectural Technologists in order to provide you with the best possible professional service. As a Chartered Practice we seek to bring your project out of the ordinary through good design whilst giving you peace of mind that your project is being overseen by dedicated and competent professionals.

 

Create is registered with the Architects Registration Board, and are also members of the local branches of RIBA (Guernsey Society of Architects) and RICS Guernsey Group.

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RIBA Plan of Work 2013

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