MArch 2008, DipArch (Hons) 07, MEng (Hons) 04
Joe established Fraher Architecture with Lizzie in early 2009.The ambition?To deliver simple, accessible, environmentally aware design.His approach integrates sustainable technologies, not just as afterthought, or as necessity of modern building, but as a driving force, that informs every aspect the project in a very real way.
As a Project Architect for A-EM Joe worked on a range of award winning social housing and commercial projects – always bringing his passion for sustainable design to form an integral part of the design solution. During his time there Joe developed the practice’s environmental policies that formed a key part of their ISO9001 accreditation.
Joe currently teaches in several architectural units at Nottingham University, specialising in the technical and environmental aspects of design.
MArch 08, DipArch 07, BArch (Hons) 03
An award winning architect, with the Lord Mayor, Heggarty Award for Innovative Design and the Scott Brownrigg Award for Environmental Design already to her name. Liz established Fraher Architects with Joe to realise a commitment to innovative and challenging design, with a particular interest in materiality, texture and context in buildings.
Lizzie has worked on number of high profile projects including the refurbishment of the Renaissance and Medieval galleries at the V&A, whilst employed by Julian Harrap, alongside MUMA. It was an experience that led to an interest in the history of architecture expressed through a sense of tactility and the ability to relate designs to a particular historical context, without being slavishly bound by it.
Teaching is of particular importance to Lizzie, who like Joe teaches at Nottingham University. Working at one of the most successful architectural schools in the country helps close the gap between education and practice, whilst keeping abreast of all the latest developments across the whole spectrum of architectural practice.