Chapman Taylor to attend and speak at UKREiiF – the UK’s Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum

Chapman Taylor delegates will be attending and speaking at UKREiiF, a landmark event for the construction industry, taking place from 17th-19th May at Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds. Catalina Ionita, an architect based in our Manchester Studio, is speaking on 17th May. Directors Michael Swiszczowski and Andrew Carroll will also be attending, alongside Associate Director Richard Daw and other team members.

Catalina is taking part in the Inclusive Futures session in the Next Generation Futures Pavilion on the 17th at 2-2.45pm. Alongside Paddy Allen from Pathways to Property and Alice Brownfield from Part W, she will be showcasing work that champions inclusivity and diversity in the built environment sector. Then, at 3pm, she will be discussing what we can do right now to enhance the diversity of leadership roles in the sector, alongside Paddy, as before, and Helen Gardner from Paddick Group. On the 18th, Catalina will be taking part in a session at 3.15pm about Vertical Integration in Action.

More than 4,000 attendees will be attending UKREiiF, a three-day event that will bring together the public sector – with every core UK city and region involved – alongside government, investors, funders, developers and housebuilders. Its remit is to connect people, places and businesses and accelerate the Levelling Up Agenda, whilst unlocking sustainable, inclusive and transformational investment across the UK.

UKREiiF takes place on 17 – 19th May 2022. For more information and to buy tickets visit: https://www.ukreiif.com/

Andrew Carroll

Director, UK

Since joining Chapman Taylor in 2002, Andy has been involved in the design and delivery of major projects across a range of sectors including mixed-use, office, residential, hospitality, retail and leisure.

Andy has considerable experience at all stages of design with a particular expertise in leading design teams through the detailed design and delivery stages of large, complex projects. He enjoys working collaboratively to lead and motivate the team with a creative and positive approach to his work. As a UK Board Director, Andy oversees design delivery services and helps to define and implement our core values across the UK.

Areas of expertise:

Mixed-use / Workplace / Residential / Hospitality / Retail / Leisure / Design Management / Design Delivery

Michael Swiszczowski (BA(Hons), MArch, ADPPA, ARB, RIBA)

Director, UK

Michael joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 to strengthen the practice’s residential expertise. He joined the UK Board in 2022 and continues to take an active in role in developing the practice’s residential and hospitality sectors across the UK business.

He has experience working on award-winning residential projects, with a particular focus on Build-to-Rent, student accommodation, hotels, serviced apartments and modular construction.

Michael is a regular speaker at residential and property conferences where he articulates Chapman Taylor’s design approach and skill-sets. He is also an RIBA-elected member of the Regional Council for RIBA North West.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Build-to-Rent / Student Accommodation / Hotels

Richard Daw (BA(Hons), DipArch, ARB, RIBA)

Associate Director, UK

Richard joined Chapman Taylor in 2021 with a particular focus on helping to grow Chapman Taylor’s residential design capability in Manchester. Richard brings a unique perspective to holistic living and workplace trends thanks to his former experience in managing a flexible workspace start-up.

Richard is highly experienced in several sectors, including residential, workplace, retail and education projects, and is skilled at blending the different uses in mixed-use projects. He is well placed to offer our clients a unique view on the growing Build-to-Rent sector from both an architectural and management perspective.

Areas of expertise:
Residential / Workplace / Retail / Education / Build-to-Rent / Student Accommodation

Catalina Ionita (BA(Hons) MArch ARB RIBA AFHEA)

Architect, UK

Catalina joined the Manchester studio in 2021 as an Architect supporting the Feasibility team. She brings a passion for successful placemaking to her work in the residential and mixed-use sectors.

She has experience working on a wide range of projects at all work stages, including large residential developments, masterplans, offices and listed buildings restorations.

Having completed her MArch degree in Architecture at Sheffield Hallam University in 2018, Catalina is now conducting PhD research there, with a focus on art-centred placemaking. In 2020, she made RIBA’s Rising Stars shortlist for her project work and her research on ethics and sustainability in architecture.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Mixed-Use / Placemaking / Research

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