About Crickmay Stark

Crickmay Stark Architects, formerly known as John Stark and Crickmay Partnership, was founded in 1999 following the amalgamation of two of the oldest Architectural Practices in the area, John Stark & Partners, whose origins can be traced back to 1867 with Mr Samuel Jackson, and the Crickmay Partnership who were established in 1850.

Directors Roger Hussey, Daniel Cantrell and Anthony Williams lead a highly professional and friendly team who can guide you through every stage of the construction process.


We are currently looking for an Apprentice Architectural Technician to join our team – see our News page for more info.

Meet The Team

Roger Hussey Director

Roger Hussey MCIAT 


Roger was apprenticed to the then John Stark & Partners in 1987, and spent much of the following ten years being tutored by Anthony Jaggard in the art of dealing with both country houses and their owners.

He became a Director of the Practice in 1999 and was elected to the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists in 2003.

When not working Roger can be found at home in the kitchen as a keen (and rather good) cook, entertaining family and friends, working his way through a never-ending list of home/garden jobs, or escaping it all by walking Vader the family dog.

Daniel Cantrell Director

Daniel Cantrell BA(Hons) PgDip Arch RIBA CA 


Daniel joined the Practice in 2006 and became a Director in 2007. He was elected to the RIBA in 2006 and to the RIBA Conservation Register in 2011, and is approved by Salisbury Diocese for inspecting churches.

Prior to joining the firm Daniel gained experience in private practice in Bristol, London and Bath, followed by 3 years at Dorset County Council.

Daniel enjoys spending time outdoors, particularly on the water kayaking, sailing, or surfing. He is also involved in Scouting, plays guitar (badly!) and has recently taken up Aikido.

Anthony Williams Crickmay Stark Architects

Anthony Williams MCIAT 


Anthony joined the then John Stark & Partners in 1989 as an apprentice, under the tutorship of Ron Jones and later Anthony Jaggard and Michael Howarth. He became a Director in 2017.

Anthony was elected to the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists in 2004.

Outside of work Anthony enjoys time with family and friends, good vegetarian restaurants, music and live concerts, walking or hiking in the glorious Dorset countryside and holds great ambitions to return to cycling and running … but other interests keep winning!

Chris Read

Chris Read MCIAT 

Senior Architectural Technologist

Chris joined the then John Stark & Partners, straight out of school in 1985, as an apprentice under the tutorship of Ron Jones. He qualified as an Architectural Technologist, and was elected to the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists in 2004.

Outside of work Chris can be found watching or playing football, cycling, spending time with family and friends, watching movies and eating, with the occasional libation!

Pete James MCIAT Conservation 

Senior Architectural Technologist

Pete joined the Practice in 2000 after spending several years ‘on the tools’ in conservation construction and civil engineering.

Pete was elected to CIAT in 2009 and gained his Conservation qualification in 2017. He is approved by Salisbury Diocese for inspecting both Grade I and Grade II* Listed churches.

Pete is an enthusiast of the great outdoors, both land and sea – he enjoys surfing, swimming, going for a trail run or a long walk, cycling, and camping.

Rachel O'Borne

Rachel O’Borne BArch(Hons) DipArch RIBA


Rachel qualified as an architect in 1997 and was elected to the RIBA on moving back to Dorset. She joined the Practice in July 2015 after running her own firm for a number of years, where her work included residential, restaurants and education. Prior to this Rachel worked in London on educational and high end residential projects.

Outside of work Rachel can be found spending time with her daughter, doing Pilates and yoga, or walking around Portland. If she gets a free minute(!) she enjoys painting and reading.

Matt Mildon (BA)Hons MArch PGCert ARB RIBA


Matt joined the Practice in 2021, having previously completed his Part I year-out with the firm.

He was nominated for the Bronze RIBA President’s Medal from Liverpool John Moores University in 2018 and received his postgraduate degree, with Distinction, from the University of the West of England in 2021. Matt qualified in August 2023 as an Architect, gaining a Distinction in his Part 3 examination.

Matt is the font of knowledge for all things cycling and outside of work he is often out and about on one of his (many) bikes, but his passion is cycle speedway, which he often competes in.

Sean Williams Planning Consultant

Sean Williams MA, MRTPI

Planning Consultant

Sean joined the team as a planning consultant in 2019 and is a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.  Sean has a wealth of knowledge and planning experience with a background working within local planning authorities, and has a particular panache for the technical side of planning law and planning appeals. Sean advises on initial planning and undertaking site appraisals, permitted development enquiries, preparing planning applications and planning appeals.

Away from work Sean enjoys short breaks in his camper van with his family and their two Border Terriers Ralph and Ethel!

Nici Hill

Nici Hill

Administrator & Receptionist

Nici joined the office admin team at the Practice in 2019. She now job shares with Karen, each of them working half the week, on a rotational basis.

Prior to this Nici worked for many years in an administration and finance role at a nursing home, and before this a long and varied career with Midland Bank/HSBC, which took her all over the UK plus some short stints in Hong Kong and India.

On her days off Nici enjoys meals out with friends and family, singing with Dorset Rock Choir, a gentle stroll in Dorset’s beautiful countryside, reading, or watching a good tv drama/film.

Karen Wells-Crickmay Stark Architects

Karen Wells

Administrator & Receptionist

Karen joined the Practice in 2021 having previously worked for over 10 years in an administrative/finance role for a nursing home. She also has over 20 years experience with NatWest Bank where she was an accredited Small Business Adviser.

Karen job shares with Nici, each working half the week, on a rotational basis.

When not working Karen enjoys visiting the theatre to see a musical, reading a good book, doing some DIY, socialising with friends, or spending time with her family. She takes long walks and goes running when she has the motivation!