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

Chapman Taylor delegates Michael Swiszczowski, Richard Daw, Catalina Ionita and Alexander Esfahani 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 still available here.

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

The Victoria North Estate Regeneration roundtable considers questions around estate renewal, which hasn’t been front of mind when talking about housing delivery for a while. Facilitated by Ricky Ambury, Director, Citypress, Chapman Taylor Director Michael Swiszczowski will be joined by Hilary Brett-Parr, Project Director, FEC; Victoria Hunter, Senior Development Manager, FEC; Gillian Harrison, Senior Associate, Levitt Bernstein; Harriet Knowles, Director, Counter Context; Virginia Blackman, Principal National Head of Site Assembly and Compulsory Purchase, Avison Young; Nicola Rigby, Principal Land Development, Avison Young; Judith Sykes, Senior Director, Useful Projects; Andrew McIntosh, Director, Place at Great Manchester Combined Authority; Becca Heron, Strategic Director of Growth, Manchester City Council and Mark Dewhurst, Partner, Arcadis.

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, 曼彻斯特

Michael joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 to strengthen the practice’s residential expertise. A key member of the Manchester studio’s management team, Michael has a business development remit for the residential sector across the UK business.

He has experience working on award-winning residential projects with a particular focus on build-to-rent, student accommodation and modular construction.

He is 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))

Senior Architect, 曼彻斯特

Richard joined Chapman Taylor in 2021 with a particular focus on helping to grow our residential work in the UK and to advise Chapman Taylor on flexible workspace design.

Having managed a flexible working provider business previously, merged with his extensive experience of design, he is well placed to offer a unique view on the growing BtR sector from an architectural and management perspective.

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


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 extensive experience of both the feasibility and delivery stages, with recent projects including the delivery of Manchester Goods Yard office building.

Alexander is passionate about creative design and bringing the client’s vision to life. He has also been instrumental in further developing our sustainability strategy and R&D initiatives. As Manchester Studio Champion for Chapman Taylor’s Responsible Design Group, he coordinates and promotes environmental principles within the company.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Mixed-use / Office / Materplanning / Concept Design / Net Zero Carbon

Catalina Ionita (BArcg MArch RIBA)

Architect, 曼彻斯特

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 / Concept Design / Placemaking / Research

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