Meet the Team

At Squires Barnett Architects every commission is as important as the next. Regardless of size, a Director or Associate is personally involved at each and every stage of your project.


  • Louise Squires

    Louise Squires


    Before qualifying in 1996, Louise studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London, followed by fifteen years practicing in London and Sydney. Her career started in Sydney for Philip Cox Architects, upon her return to the UK she worked with the internationally renowned Foster + Partners before joining the Richard Rogers Partnership. For the past ten years Louise has been a visiting tutor at Newcastle University.

  • Mark Squires

    Mark Squires


    Mark joined the partnership to bring business management and development leadership to the team. Before joining Squires Barnett Architects, Mark was a client, as former Chief Executive of Benfield Motor Group - he has a wealth of general management experience running the largest private company in the North East. Mark has an MBA from top US business school, Kellogg at Northwestern University, Chicago and holds a variety of senior board positions in the private and third sector.

  • George Musson

    George Musson


    George originally hails from the Peak District - he moved to the North East to study at Newcastle University where he graduated with First Class Honours and RIBA accreditation. He has worked in private practice since 2009. George's enthusiasm is sparked by the architecture of the everyday,  driven to improve all aspects of design from large-scale housing developments to bespoke one-off residences. He is responsible for overseeing much of the practice's design development.    

  • Nathan Sanders

    Nathan Sanders


    Nathan qualified in 2010 from Cardiff University having completed his Part 1 & 2 at the University of Northumbria. He is an experienced Project Architect having worked in the region since 2004, amassing substantial experience in residential master planning, alongside commercial, education and leisure sectors. Nathan has a technical and thorough approach to projects, complimenting his designs with commercially grounded and aligned solutions.

  • Alan Carr

    Alan Carr

    Senior Architectural Technologist

    Alan is a Senior Architectural Technologist with twenty years of experience tackling bespoke technical solutions. Responsible for ensuring the practice’s best response to the delivery of the project in order to create high quality, commercially viable and buildable designs. Outside of work he enjoys watching Newcastle United and spending time with his family.

  • Sarah Harrison

    Sarah Harrison


    Sarah hails from the North West but moved to Newcastle to study. Having worked internationally in Chengdu, China on large commercial schemes she is currently working towards a Specialist Conservation Architect accreditation, with experience gained on numerous grade I, II* and II listed buildings. She has a keen eye for detail and accurate delivery ensuring the transition of concept to built form. Her interests include design innovation and a passion for development of bespoke timber detailing.

  • Jennie Webb

    Jennie Webb


    Originally from sunny Hampshire, Jennie moved north to study Architecture at Newcastle University and decided to settle here with her family. Having worked for several design orientated practices in the North East, her interests lie in attentive architectural detailing and working with sustainable construction methods. Jennie is passionate about photography and graphic design and is a part-time architectural design lecturer at Newcastle University.

  • Launa Cowan

    Launa Cowan

    Part II Architectural Assistant

    Launa hails from the Allendale, studying at Northumbria University, Newcastle. She is currently working towards her Part III RIBA accreditation. She previously worked internationally for a company based in Germany, before returning to Newcastle to work for a design-led practice in the city. During her thesis project at university, she developed a keen interest in rural architecture, particularly in her home county Northumberland.


Warren Barnett

1964- 2016

Founding partner, Warren sadly passed away in 2016. His energy, enthusiasm and great character will be sorely missed by the team at Squires Barnett, clients and friends alike. Client and friend, Garry Goodwin said:

“The enthusiasm and charisma that Warren would bring to projects, meetings or public consultations would almost without fail win over the hearts and minds of the most difficult land owner, agency or planner. Warren never failed to deliver”.