Access Partners

The Guernsey Disability Alliance Access volunteers are unable to complete formal audits. We partner with locally qualified Architects and Surveyors who have completed the CAE Access Audit course so that you can access their skills for formal audits. Please see our Access Partners  contact details below.

James Barker BA (Hons), Dip.Arch (Leics), Dip. Arch. PRAC., RIBA
James Barker BA (Hons), Dip.Arch (Leics), Dip. Arch. PRAC., RIBADesign Director & Chartered Architect
With a dream of being an architect from an early age, James studied at De Montfort University and has over 20 years’ experience in the industry. After graduating, James moved to Guernsey, setting up Create in 2004. With a passion for pushing the boundaries of design, he is able to get the most out of a client’s brief, in turn building on the success of the company.
Emma Carter
Emma CarterChartered Architect
We are a chartered architectural design practice based in Guernsey, Channel Islands.

High quality architecture and inclusive design is at the heart of Grey Bear.

We have over 12 years experience in all building sectors and are specialists in accessible design. From feasibility studies, through to obtaining Planning and Building Control approvals, we can turn your project into reality

Paul Watts MRICS - Savills
Paul Watts MRICS - SavillsAssociate Director
Savills is one of the worlds leading real estate professionals delivered through local experts. Building and Project Consultancy within Savills provide a full range of best-in-class advice. Locally we have a CAE trained auditor, who is back up by access to auditors and consultants throughout the UK that have a wealth of knowledge gained from working with DDA since 1997. This gives Savills an unrivalled knowledge base within the channel islands in this area.
Esther Male BSc (Hons) BArch RIBA MCIArb - CCD Architects
Esther Male BSc (Hons) BArch RIBA MCIArb - CCD ArchitectsAssociate Director & Chartered Architect
CCD Architects was formed in 1981 and over the past 40 years the practice has developed a reputation for thoughtful design, careful conservation of historic buildings, and innovation. The design philosophy of the practice has always been focussed on fitting architecture into the landscape, whether urban or rural, as well as reflecting the desires and needs of the clients. This approach is reflected throughout our portfolio, whether on a project for a small domestic extensions, a large new build house, medical facility or commercial project. The care with which any project is undertaken also extends into the area of making buildings accessible and inclusive.
With the advent in the island of legislation against discrimination there is a wider appreciation of the difficulties that are created by inaccessible areas of the built environment. CCD Architects seek to address the many aspects that go into successful design, including accessibility, conservation, environmental impact, cost, time frame, quality, aesthetic impact, building function and statutory requirements. Designing buildings that are truly successful has to bring all these aspects together. CCD Architects are acutely aware that we all share this island where we live and work, and the built environment needs to take this into account.
CCD Architects is one of the larger practices on the island, and therefore employs staff with a variety of skillsets. We are a team that includes Chartered Architects, Chartered Building Surveyor, Conservation Surveyor, Architectural Technologists, trainees and administration staff. In any design project we seek to ensure the requirements of accessibility legislation are met, whether applying ‘Guernsey Technical Standard Part M: Access to and Use of Buildings’ or ‘BS 8300:2018 Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment’ as appropriate.
Esther Male has a particular interest in accessible design. Esther has attended a course provided by the Centre for Accessible Environments; as well as being a Chartered Architect Esther is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, with a particular interest in the legal and contractual aspects of building projects. She enjoys bringing together the creativity of design within the consideration of standards and statutory requirements, and so this leads naturally onto ensuring buildings do not just look good but also function efficiently.
Laura Sebire, BSc (Hons) MArch RIBA - CCD Architects
Laura Sebire, BSc (Hons) MArch RIBA - CCD ArchitectsChartered Architect
CCD Architects was formed in 1981 and over the past 40 years the practice has developed a reputation for thoughtful design, careful conservation of historic buildings, and innovation. The design philosophy of the practice has always been focussed on fitting architecture into the landscape, whether urban or rural, as well as reflecting the desires and needs of the clients. This approach is reflected throughout our portfolio, whether on a project for a small domestic extensions, a large new build house, medical facility or commercial project. The care with which any project is undertaken also extends into the area of making buildings accessible and inclusive.
With the advent in the island of legislation against discrimination there is a wider appreciation of the difficulties that are created by inaccessible areas of the built environment. CCD Architects seek to address the many aspects that go into successful design, including accessibility, conservation, environmental impact, cost, time frame, quality, aesthetic impact, building function and statutory requirements. Designing buildings that are truly successful has to bring all these aspects together. CCD Architects are acutely aware that we all share this island where we live and work, and the built environment needs to take this into account.
CCD Architects is one of the larger practices on the island, and therefore employs staff with a variety of skillsets. We are a team that includes Chartered Architects, Chartered Building Surveyor, Conservation Surveyor, Architectural Technologists, trainees and administration staff. In any design project we seek to ensure the requirements of accessibility legislation are met, whether applying ‘Guernsey Technical Standard Part M: Access to and Use of Buildings’ or ‘BS 8300:2018 Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment’ as appropriate.
Laura has a particular interest in accessible design. Laura has carried out access audits in Guernsey, and while working in the UK she carried out a number of projects involving alterations and extensions to existing buildings to enable a living environment to become accessible to a building user.
Ollie Muston, MCIAT - PFA Architects
Ollie Muston, MCIAT - PFA ArchitectsSenior Architectural Technologist
Ollie has over 20 years of experience and is an interview assessor for CIAT. He is passionate about ensuring the high standards of our designs and compliance with our strict regulations. In his spare time, he gets bossed around by his 3 daughters.
Tom Bourgaize - Drawing Room
Tom Bourgaize - Drawing RoomDirector
Tom Bourgaize started his career as an apprentice in a local Architectural firm and now has 16 years’ architectural experience. Tom qualified with a first class honours degree in Architectural Technology with the London Southbank University in 2011.

In this time, he has worked on some landmark Guernsey projects ranging from seafront restaurants and wine tasting cellars to new low energy cliff top houses and a multimillion golf driving range. Tom is passionate that good architecture is a result of a team effort and the journey should be as memorable as the outcome. Tom’s professionalism and experience will help you to achieve your project aspirations with honesty and diligence through every stage.

Tom joined Rachel at The Drawing Room in August 2020.