About Archiphonic

When it comes to working with contractors, developers and property professionals, we understand the challenges they face.

We also believe in delivering positive change and long-term functionality through architectural design.

Managing restrictive budgets, complex sites, constrained environments and high client expectations is what we do best. We know the best solutions don’t always come easily and we take on that challenge on, so that you don’t have to.

As professional problem solvers, we work with our clients to make sure the designs we create are buildable, sustainable and profitable, satisfying their business and their clients.


Adam Mokhtar
An experienced partner with a first class BA and Merit Masters in Architecture from LJMU, where Adam was nominated for the President’s Medal Awards and has extensive experience in the architecture and planning. He is committed to ArchiPhonic’s mission to create future-proofed residential spaces, which offer long term functionality as well as innovative style. Adam is the lead in conceptual design at the practice and a specialist in construction design and coordination of all disciplines.
David Banister
As well as his Bachelor’s degree and Masters in Architecture from LJMU, David also has extensive on-site experience and a HNC/HND in Building Technology. From a family of building contractors, David’s technical knowledge and understanding means that we will always provide clients with realistic, accurate recommendations - even if our evaluation of a site leads to the conclusion not to build or an alternative option that you may not have considered. David’s straightforward and transparent approach combined with his business management skills fosters trust and confidence with clients and our network of suppliers alike.
Grace Costello
Office Administrator
Grace Costello is ArchiPhonic’s COO (chief office organiser) keeping the team on track and being a friendly and knowledgeable first point of contact for new clients. She is also a familiar face to existing clients, as she keeps them up to speed on project progress, particularly around planning requests. A first class graduate from the University of Liverpool, Grace studied Modern History and Politics and developed a love of architecture when writing her dissertation on Modernist architecture in Liverpool in a political context.
Allan Yeates
Architectural Designer
Architectural Designer Allan has more than a decade’s experience in the industry. Graduating from the University of Huddersfield in 2004 with a BA in Architectural Design, he went on work in a series of small practices focused on residential projects, including listed buildings and conservation sites, before moving to renowned international practice, Benoy. As well as his residential experience, Allan has worked on large scale mixed-use projects and commercial design for the food and catering industries.
Ioanna Tsakanika
Qualified Architect Ioanna completed her Masters in Architecture in AUTH in Greece, before coming to the UK for Postgraduate studies in Architectural & Urban Design at the University of Edinburgh. Ioanna works with the ArchiPhonic team to design and deliver on projects in a range of sectors, with a special interest in housing typologies. She also has expertise in urban design having achieved awards in architectural design competitions for communal and public spaces.
Rachel Cummings
Architectural Designer
Architectural Designer Rachel graduated from Newcastle University with a 2:1 in 2018 and joined the ArchiPhonic team in July 2019. She specialises in domestic projects such as extensions and loft conversions, completing drawings for planning applications and creating concept documents for private domestic clients. Rachel also works alongside the rest of the team on larger scale domestic and commercial projects, working on planning applications and feeding into design reviews, seeing projects through from concept to completion. Additionally, Rachel is a RIBA Architecture Ambassador, engaging both university students and primary school pupils to highlight career opportunities in the sector. Like her colleagues, Rachel has a flair for music and in her spare time she plays the cornet in Hesketh Bank Silver Band.
Hannah Faulkner
Architectural Assistant
Architectural Assistant Hannah applies her expertise in structural knowledge, concept development and the creation of CGI visuals to ArchiPhonic’s live commercial and residential work, supporting the team from concept to handover. A specialist in residential and urban design, with additional experience in commercial projects, Hannah completed her Part I at a chartered practice in Cheshire specialising in high end residential projects. She then spent several months developing her technical knowledge working in a structural engineer’s practice before joining Liverpool John Moores University in 2018 to begin her Masters degree, for which she received a distinction. Hannah was awarded the Liverpool Architecture Society prize from LJMU and was selected as a postgraduate nominee to represent the University for the AJ Student Prize 2020. Her work was published in the 2020 AJ student special. Outside of work, Hannah is also a gymnastics coach. She trained as an elite gymnast for 10 years, competing internationally and representing both Lancashire and the North West in competitions.
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