David Wollaston

David Wollaston

David WollastonDavid Wollaston has worked for TFP for over 18 years. He has been instrumental into bringing the office up to date with the new I.T. environment. He was key to the Partners obtaining the practice first ‘Cyber Essentials’ certificate. David fully supports every aspect of the offices I.T. infrastructure and has even helped with architectural ideas for design schemes.

As the I.T. Manager, David also helps with other roles inside the practice, he also one of the First Aiders for the office and the historian of The Tooley & Foster Partnership  as he created Practice’s 125 year timeline that is printed in our office and created history brochures for the Practice’s 125th anniversary From its inception in 1892 by Herbert Tooley to today.

He also very busy outside of work where he volunteers as a Scout Leader for his local group where he has been going for over 30 years, he is also a committee member for a Deafblind charity group for the last 3 years.

David Wollaston joined The Tooley & Foster Partnership in 2001 as an I.T. Assistant and he became the I.T. Manager in 2006. He was also promoted to Associate I.T. Manager in 2020.

Gerald Curtis

Gerald Curtis

Gerald CurtisGerald Curtis has over 25 years’ experience in architecture: initially he was involved in residential, office, retail and commercial projects but currently he works mainly on education, mixed use, community, care and extra care schemes as well as residential refurbishments and church redevelopments.

He has a particular interest in Professional Practice issues and is a Part 3 Professional Examiner at Portsmouth and Kingston Universities.

Gerald is fluent in Spanish, having studied for his Diploma in Architecture at the Universidad Central de Las Villas in Cuba. He holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture (Design & Theory) from Kingston University.

Gerald joined The The Tooley & Foster Partnership in 1994 as an Architectural Assistant; he became an Associate in 2002 and a Partner in 2008 and is now a full time consultant Architect for the Practice.

 

Chris Chelebi

Chris Chelebi

Chris Chelebi specialises in residential and healthcare work, focussing on the design and construction of extra care housing and care homes. These often include facilities for those living with dementia and utilise key design principles to create accessible and distinctive dementia-friendly environments.

His recent achievements have involved a number of projects on complex, restricted or sensitive sites with typically high client expectations which he deliver’s with outstanding results.

Foxburrow Grange in Colchester for Outlook Care, which was a finalist in the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2014 for ‘Best Small Dementia Unit’

Arlington Manor in Cambridge for Hallmark Care Homes, which was Winner in the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2019 for ‘Best New Care Home’

Chris has extensive experience of Revit. This is used throughout projects as a tool for the production of design and construction drawings and also to effectively communicate 3D concepts and ideas early in the design process. He is the Practice Technical Design coordinator.

Chris Chelebi, who has 20 years of experience as an Architect, became an Associate in 2016.