Alan Aitken BSc BArch (Hons) RIAS
Partner - Architect
Alan joined the practice in 1983 and became a partner in 1994, having previously worked for Fife Council and The Parr Partnership. With nearly 40 years of public and private practice experience in architecture, Alan has successfully delivered on a wide variety of projects including private residential new build and housing association developments, commercial developments, entertainment and holiday park developments and private residential alterations, conversions and extensions.
David Queripel MA (Hons) DipTP MRTPI
Partner - Planner
David joined the practice as an associate in 2007 and became a partner in 2008, having previously held senior planning management positions at both Fife and Falkirk Councils. With over 30 years of professional planning experience, David has an extensive knowledge and understanding of all areas of planning. As the appointed planning advisor to the British Holiday & Home Parks Association in Scotland, David has an unrivalled knowledge of all planning, licensing and enforcement issues affecting with caravan/holiday parks. David is also experienced in project managing complex planning projects involving multi-disciplinary teams.
Joe Narsapur BSc BArch (Hons) RIAS
Partner - Architect
Joe joined the practice in 2011 and was subsequently promoted to an associate in late 2013 before becoming a partner in May 2018. Joe brings creative flair to the practice and has great communication skills both in person and through 3D visualisations and drawings. Joe has extensive experience in listed building conversions, bespoke dwellings and masterplanning projects. Joe previously worked for Parr Architects and also did a spell of work in India working for Kadri Architects.
Darren O’Hare BA (Hons) MRTPI
Partner - Planner
Darren joined the practice from Fife Council in 2014 and was subsequently promoted to an associate the following year and became a partner in May 2018. Darren has 15 years experience working in the planning profession in both public and private sector roles. His time in local government has provided Darren with a practical working knowledge of planning legislation and policy as well as considerable experience of the planning application process. Darren has extensive knowledge of all areas of planning with particular specialisms in renewable energy, tourism and rural development.
Kerry joined the practice as accounts assistant in 2008 and quickly established herself as a key member of the team and was promoted to accounts manager in 2010. Now as Practice Manager Kerry deals with the day to day running of the practice, marketing and accounts. Kerry has built up a wide range of experience, working in a variety of sectors and positions.
Michael Manzie ACIAT
Associate - Architectural Technician
Mike joined the practice from Fife Council in 1985 and became an associate in 1997. Mike has extensive experience as an architectural technician working on individual new builds for private clients and large residential developments for commercial clients. With over 30 years experience Mike has been involved with private residential alterations, conversions and extensions, private residential new build, housing association developments and commercial, hotel/leisure/holiday park developments. Mike has a comprehensive knowledge of all up-to-date Scottish Building Regulations.
Gary Redpath BSc (Hons)
Gary joined the practice in 2018 from Burntisland Fabrication where he held a structural draftsman/designer position for over 4 years. During this time Gary was involved in various projects including both oil rig and wind farm jackets. Gary obtained a first class honours degree in Architectural Technology and is looking forward to the new challenges ahead.
Kim joined the practice in 2019 and is excited to be part of the MFA team. Kim has a strong background in administration and has worked in a variety of sectors across Edinburgh and Fife. Kim supports the Practice Manager in the running of the practice through a wide range of roles and responsibilities.