Carole joined Graham + Sibbald’s Manchester office as a Director from Latham Davies, a chartered architects practice that she co-founded and ran for 15 years in Sheffield. Her design approach is rooted in building site-specific, low carbon architectural solutions demonstrating how value and delight can be achieved for commercial projects. After graduating as an architect, Carole’s chartered career started in Glasgow, working for seven years in social housing, community projects, urban regeneration, student developments, tenement refurbishments, prominent listed building conversions and extra care sheltered housing.
Carole spearheaded her time at Sheffield as the lead architect for Velocity 1, a significant mixed-use high-rise development in Sheffield city centre. Not afraid to tackle development herself, she was also responsible for the creation of a unique duplex apartment overlooking Sheffield Cathedral. Carole worked as a design studio tutor with the prestigious University of Sheffield architecture department, consolidating mentoring skills with design-based research into the current challenges facing the built environment.