ADG Architects

John Bell

Managing Director

BA (Hons), B(Arch), MSc International Construction Management, RIBA Chartered Architect

John joined ADG Architects in 2003 and became a partner in 2006. He leads the practice in the care home and education sectors, designing and managing projects up to £20 million from inception to completion using an array of contract types.

John is a Chartered Architect and holds a MSc in International Construction Management from Bath University.

Paul Jakuc


BA (Hons) Architecture

Paul joined ADG Architects in 2021, with over 20 years in the construction industry he’s a result driven accomplished Construction Professional. A wealth of knowledge and experience from all areas of the industry with specialism in Mix Use Development, Purposed Built Student Accommodation and the Education Sector.

Ellis Simmons


HNC Building Studies

Ellis joined ADG Architects in December 2017. Ellis specialises in presenting building designs using AutoCAD and Revit together with providing technical guidance to clients. Liaising with construction design teams to bring new structures to life from start to completion.

Carolyn Mace

Senior Architectural Designer

BA (Hons) Interior Design

Carolyn joined ADG Architects in January 2019. As Architectural Technician Carolyn is involved in the design of the project together with preparing and presenting design proposals. Working closely with the Directors to help develop building models ahead of construction taking place. 

Chloe Furness Fisher

Architectural Technician

BA (Hons) Interior Design, MSc Advanced Home Futures

Chloe joined ADG in January 2021 after completing a degree in Interior Design. Chloe has now also completed a Master's of Science in Advanced Home Futures.

Samantha Lowdon

Marketing Executive

BA (Hons) Interior Design

Samantha joined ADG Architects in November 2015. As Marketing Executive she works closely with the partners and associates on all marketing and business administration matters.

Samantha is also an experienced Interior Designer with a degree from Teesside University. Having run her own business for eight years, she now leads the practice on interior design, ensuring it is an integral part of any project we undertake.

Lauren Watson

Architectural Technician

BA (Hons) Interior Design, MSc Advanced Home Futures

Lauren joined ADG in January 2022 after completing a degree in Interior Design. Lauren will be working closely with the technicians developing her skills by working on a wide range of projects.

Ben Brown

Architectural Technician

Final year of BSc Architectural Technology, HNC Construction and the Built Environment

Ben joined ADG Architects in December 2023, currently at Leeds Beckett University completing his final year studying Architectural Technology. Previously worked for a building contractor focusing on traditional masonry build, Residential Development schemes and bespoke homes.