The Team

The Team

The Team

Site visit with the team to a recently completed project – the conversion of a historic building, an old village school, into two seperate dwellings.

Peter Borchert – Senior Director

Sandy Borchert – Finance Director

James Cusick – Senior Architectural Designer

Liam Roblin – Architectural Assistant

JT – RIBA Part 2

Chelsea Borchert – PA

Peter Borchert

Peter Borchert
Senior Partner

The Classic Architecture Company, based in Salisbury, Wiltshire, was established by Peter in 1982. Peter is not a qualified Architect but an Engineering graduate, Peter’s career began in the aircraft industry as an engineering apprentice with Rolls Royce Aero Engines. But a passionate interest in house design and historic buildings led him into property development and building design.

Peter’s enthusiasm for historic buildings has always been a strong influence on the practice. Even early on, his designs represented careful studies of historic architecture. This permeates through today in his inspiring work that blends contemporary and classic traditions with notable success.

As well as innovative design for new build projects, Peter has considerable experience in building conservation and restoration, particularly when connected to the re-use of redundant buildings. Diverse conversion projects ranging from 16th-century barns to a 19th-century school have given him specialist knowledge in a wide range of materials and construction.

In 1998 his work restoring a Grade II-listed town house was followed in a TV documentary series ‘Kingsbury Square’. The fourteen half-hour programmes followed the progress of the project under Peter’s supervision, covering every aspect of the conservation work.

Renowned for his creative response to a brief, Peter has been instrumental in developing the practice’s reputation, which is recognised by thirteen Architectural awards, both at a local and national level.

Peter has kept a link with his first career in aviation. He has been a qualified pilot since 1982 and an air show pilot since 1999. Highly qualified to Advanced Level for aerobatic and formation flying, he is also a Rating Instructor and teaches advanced skills to qualified pilots. in 2012 he started an ambition to build an aircraft and in 2017 it was complete and took to the air for the first time. Have a look at www.superpitts.co.uk

Sandy Borchert

Sandy Borchert
Finance Director and Partner

Responsible for finance, management and marketing, Sandy heads up the business side of the Practice. As a founding partner, she’s integral to the company’s growth and reputation, and her expertise in structuring finance and managing works programmes is a major contributor to the practice’s success.

Equally at home with staff recruitment and management, Sandy’s vision and open, approachable style create an environment in which the Classic Architecture team can thrive and produce their best work. Please contact Sandy if you would like to join friendly team in Salisbury.

“Sandy Borchert makes the financial side of the Practice and complex project developments go like clockwork” – Tom Clay, former Bank Manager

James Cusick

James Cusick
Senior Architectural Designer

James brings a wealth of experience to Classic Architecture and is the Practice’s Senior Architectural Designer. He studied architecture at Bath University and spent his first years of work in the area of affordable housing, before then specialising in the Conservation of the Historic Environment. He has worked on numerous residential sites, with projects ranging from single item design to sites or around 50 bespoke houses, as well as projects across the construction sectors. Whilst working in Bath he progressed to be an Associate Director of a mid-sized company before joining Classic Architecture.

James’s work with listed buildings is broad. Although Bath-centric, his work spans across the South West and across a wide range of heritage assets. He undertakes research of properties and produces heritage statements that inform decision making and the design process. These statements are invaluable to securing permission and have resulted in consents at delegated decision level, committee and appeals. James also produces drawings from sketch design to technical details and can see a project through all RIBA work stages.

Outside of work, James is a musician and cyclist. He can often be found out around the hills where he lives either cycling or taking on long walks that most would find ‘excessive’.

Liam Roblin

Liam Roblin
Architectural Assistant

Liam completed his RIBA Part 1 Architecture degree, graduating with a Architecture BSc at the University of Coventry.

In his final year the CU Architecture society awarded him with the prize for ‘sensitivity to context’ for his project.  After graduating Liam joined us and works using CAD, Sketch Up and Photoshop and works on projects from concept through to detail design.

JT

JT
RIBA Part 2

JT is an RIBA Part 2 graduate, having completing his MArch studies at Cardiff University.

His design thesis work was a part of “Liveable Urbanism Kochi”, was shortlisted for the RIBA President’s Silver Medal award.  Following his BSc at Bath University he spent his first year in a Bath based practice, working on conservation and listed building works at both planning and technical stages.

Beyond work, JT is into fitness, an avid foodie and a self-confessed computer geek !