Our Team

Technical Design Team

Kevin Lyons

Senior Architectural Technician

Kevin started off as a trainee CAD Operator over 20 years ago and has progressed to a degree level in June 2010 to achieve a BSc (Hons) Architectural Technologist. During his time he has be involved in the residential, commercial, Education and Healthcare sectors, getting involved from the initial design stages and Project co-ordinating through to Construction

He is a dedicated and self-motivated professional able to demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of the Building Regulations with the proven ability to ensure full compliance there with.

Darren Thorndick

Senior Architectural Technician

Darren began his career nearly 20 years ago and quickly showed drive and determination to learn new skills. He built on his experience throughout various positions and this led to completing a degree at Anglian Ruskin University to achieve a BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology in 2011.

Throughout his career, he has been involved in a wide range of sectors such as Education, Healthcare, Residential & Commercial. These sectors have required a range of services from feasibility studies all the way through to full construction packs including project co-ordination with other consultants, specialists, suppliers & site agents. 

He is a self-motivated, passionate & professional individual who is able to approach any project methodically utilising his vast knowledge of the Building Regulations.

Marlene Martins

Project Manager / Chartered Architect

Having started her professional in 2014, Marlene is a qualified, experienced RIBA Architect and Interior Designer. Having delivered countless bespoke, high-end residential and commercial projects domestically and overseas, Marlene has joined AEC as a Project Manager.

Marlene offers a wealth of transferable skills as an addition to AEC, specialising in contract administration, procurement and delivery of projects within the education sector.

Marlene focuses on bringing a project to life, ensuring clients get the most out of the process from inception to handover and provides a keen eye for detail whilst ensuring clients needs, professionalism and expectations are met.

Emily Allen

Graduate Architect

Emily graduated from the University of Kent in 2021 and gained her Part 1 Architecture degree. She has since gained experience in survey and design work for residential properties in South Essex, working on a wide range of properties and projects. She is skilled with both AutoCAD and SketchUp and has now joined AEC as a Graduate Architect.


Join Our Team

We are always looking for skilled, enthusiastic people who share our passion for supporting the education sector to join the team. If you are interested in taking the next step in a career in building consultancy and estate management, get in touch today.

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