Join Chapman Taylor at Housing 2022, Manchester 28th - 30th June

Chapman Taylor delegates Michael Swiszczowski, Richard Daw, Alexander Esfahani and Catalina Ionita will be attending Housing, the award-winning Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference.

Europe’s largest housing festival returns to its usual timeline and will take place from 28th - 30th June at Manchester Central. With 10 theatres, 450+ speakers, 8000+ attendees and 300+ sponsors and exhibitors over the three days, it is the biggest meeting place for the whole housing sector. Tickets are free and still available here.

Director Michael Swiszczowski is also taking part in a private Regeneration roundtable discussion and architect Catalina Ionita is joining the panel at the Women in Property North West breakfast, both on the 28th of June, details below:

The Estate Regeneration roundtable considers questions around estate renewal and how we ensure this is front and centre when talking about housing delivery. Attendees include industry experts and senior personnel from local government authorities.

Architect Catalina Ionita will be joining the panel at the Women in Property North West breakfast at The Box in Deansgate, Manchester. She will be joining panellists Emma Shone, MODA, Corporate PR Manager; Aimee Bessant, Place First, Head of Marketing; Ellen Philcox, Euan Kellie, Director and Laura Pitcher, Sigma Capital, Legal Counsel. They will be discussing how the Single-Family Rental market has exploded in the UK as rents are surging and investors are flooding to the market. How do we ensure we stay ahead of the curve within the Single-Family Market? How do we create unique and appealing products for the target demographic? What effect will this insurgence have on the rest of the marketplace?

Breakfast will be served from 8 am with the panel running from 9-10 am, followed by networking. Register for this event here.

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 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 a 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 / Build-to-Rent / Student Accommodation

Alexander Esfahani (Bsc(Hons), MArch, PGDip ARB)

Responsible Design Group Lead

Alexander joined Chapman Taylor’s Manchester studio in 2016 as part of the Feasibility team, predominantly focusing on the Residential and Mixed-Use sectors.

He has experience working on a wide range of projects at all work stages, with recent projects including Manchester Goods Yard which was successfully handed over in 2021.

Alexander is passionate about creative design and has been instrumental in developing our sustainability strategy and a number of R&D initiatives. As the global head of Chapman Taylor’s Responsible Design Steering Group, he promotes and coordinates environmental principles and best practice within the company.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Workplace / Responsible Design / Net Zero Carbon

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 building restorations.

Catalina is teaching a Masters of Architecture and Urbanism course one day a week at Manchester School of Architecture, whilst completing PhD research, 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. Cat is also a committee member for Women in Property North West, with a strategic role as Inclusion Champion.

Areas of expertise:

Place making / Residential / Mixed-Use /Research

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