WHY SYMMETRYS?

Experience

Symmetrys have an extensive experience of designing large scale structures in the UK and have a thorough understanding of the technical and procurement issues that may arise with complex projects.

Approach

Most of our work is from repeat business, clients particularly enjoy our fresh, enthusiastic and proactive approach, always balanced with well-engineered and pragmatic structural options. We realise clients project briefs and intent.

Expertise

Our expertise includes: Basement Structures; Cladding systems; General Building Structures; Structural assemblies; Advanced lightweight structures; Element design; Specialist Structures

MEET OUR TEAM

Chris Atkins Chris Atkins

CEng MIStructE

Managing Director

Chris is Symmetrys’ Managing Director, and founded the company in 2006. Chris has been working in the structural engineering consultancy profession since 1986, and has worked in South East Asia, the Middle East and the UK, gaining an enviable reputation at Dewhurst Macfarlane and partners, Hyder, Bechtel and Ove Arup. A keen cyclist, Chris has completed the 1500km Cycle to MIPIM four times.

Ashwin Halaria Ashwin Halaria

BEng MSc

Associate

Ashwin is Associate Design Engineer and has diverse experience in construction management as well as structural design, gained working for contractors as well as consultants. Ashwin strives to make his designs practical to build as well as cost effective using his in depth knowledge of various construction methods.



Derek Baker Derek Baker

IEng AMIStructE

Associate

Derek has many years’ experience in the construction industry where he has been the lead Engineer on a wide variety of structures for Commercial, Industrial and Residential clients. He has a broad knowledge and understanding of all structural aspects relating to large scale residential refurbishment projects within London.

John Strawson John Strawson

EngTech MICE

CAD Manager

John is AutoCAD Technician and has worked as a Structural Draughtsman / AutoCAD Technician for over 30 years. He joined Symmetrys in 2010 offering them a full drawing management service. He has previously worked for Sir M MacDonald & Partners (Mott MacDonald) and Dewhurst Macfarlane & Partners on major projects worldwide.


Claire Palmer Claire Palmer

HND MArts

Practice Manager

Claire is a Director at Symmetrys, in charge of the Business development and is the Practice Manager. She is a specialist in managing SME Growth. Claire has previously managed growth at a catering company and the start-up and expansion of a large language school in central London. Claire’s current love is her allotment.


Jo Shepherd Jo Shepherd

 

Associate, Business Development

Jo is Symmetrys' Associate, Business Development. She has a background in Finance and Marketing with over 30 years’ experience. When she's not out networking she is running around seeing as many live bands, films, comedy and theatre as she can fit in around her family.



Sebastian Antal-Vaida Sebastian Antal-Vaida

FD Eng

BIM Manager

Sebastian is a CAD Graduate of Greenwich University. He is a skilled CAD and Revit technician. A valued member of the Symmetrys team, he is responsible for managing our projects and 3D visualisation in BIM, having encouraged early adoption of the collaboration software at Symmetrys.

Camille Corvec Camille Corvec

MEng

Structural Engineer

Camille Corvec is a Structural Engineer who graduated in France after studying in Denmark and Loughborough University. After a year in Australia and New Zealand, she joined Symmetrys with the aim of expanding her engineering knowledge through our wide range of projects. Camille has recently taken up running and swimming.


Dan Gradinariu Dan Gradinariu

BEng MSc PhD

Structural Engineer

Ionut Dan Gradinariu is a Structural Engineer with approximate 5 years’ experience in building design in accordance with Eurocodes and construction management from his work in Romania. Ionut’s main interests are residential refurbishment projects, but he is also passionate about fishing and beekeeping.

Rob Vozila Rob Vozila

BEng MIEAust CPEng

Associate

Rob is an Associate Design Engineer with over 20 years' experience working on a variety of projects from high rises to residential refurbishments in Australia, the US and the UK. He specialises in all forms of construction with particular emphasis in concrete and steel and aims to craft efficient, cost effective designs for his clients.

Bilal El-Shaweesh Bilal El-Shaweesh

BSc (Hons), MSc

Structural Engineer

Bilal is a Structural Engineer following his degree and Masters in Structural Engineering from the University of Salford. He is a STEM Ambassador, mentoring young Engineers at a local secondary school. He is already a valued member of the Symmetrys’ team, who are excited to see what the future holds for him.

Jaye Scott-Henry

TBA

Revit Technician

Jaye studied Interior Architecture and Design at the University of Hertfordshire, before switching to complete an apprenticeship as a CAD and Revit Technician. Already a valued member of the Symmetrys' team, Jaye looks forward to supporting our CAD team with 3D visualisation and building our projects in BIM.


David Snaith David Snaith

BEng (Hons) PG Cert

Structural Engineer

David has over 8 years’ experience working in UK consultancies and qualified with a BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering from Kingston University, and a post graduate certificate in Structural Engineering from Surrey University. Before joining Symmetrys he gained experience in both new build and structural alteration works, as well as permanent and temporary works design for projects such as Crossrail and Battersea Power Station.

Susie Reed Susie Reed

 

Administrator

Susie is Symmetrys’ Administrator and has a background in HR together with many years’ experience providing executive support and managing administrative efficiency within corporate and SMEs. She has also worked within the media sector providing support for sales, marketing and PR activities.



Toby Dow Toby Dow

MEng (Hons)

Structural Engineer

Toby is a Structural Engineer with experience in academic, mixed-use and residential buildings and refurbishments. He has worked on a number of large basement projects in London on confined sites, and prior site experience as a resident engineer gives him an appreciation of site constraints and ways to overcome them.

Craig Morgan Craig Morgan

MEng (Hons)

Structural Engineer

Craig graduated in Architectural Engineering from Cardiff University in 2012. He has a wide variety of engineering experience including finite element modelling of complex structures and structural design in steel and concrete. He is primarily interested in the refurbishment and regeneration of existing buildings to get the most out of them.




Niki Koniari Niki Koniari

BSc (Hons) GMICE

Structural Engineer

Niki has a number of years experience working in the UK as a structural engineer. Following her BSc in Civil Engineering from A.S.PAI.T.E Athens in 2010, Niki spent 4 years in CAD, technical product design and client-facing technical costing roles within the construction sector. Niki loves engineering, materials, problems, solutions, people, the sea, cooking, nature and her vegetable garden.

Charlotte Shepherd Charlotte Shepherd

BA (Hons)

Finance Administrator

Charlotte joined Symmetrys following her degree at The University of Sheffield, and internship for a interior design company. She provides finance and administrative support for the Symmetrys team. Charlotte is a keen traveller and singer, and is a member of the Roundhouse Choir, performing regularly at this iconic venue in Camden.


Mark Barnikel Mark Barnikel

BEng (Hons)

Structural and Drainage Engineer

Mark has a number of years’ experience in building structures and SuDS design since graduating from London South Bank University. His particular interest is in sustainability and innovation. Mark enjoys musical theatre and regularly participates in local amateur dramatic society productions.

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"In Symmetrys I have tackled many different types of structures and designed with different materials, always with the guidance of very experienced people, who are keen on maintaining a good work environment. These are the kind of things that help you get up in a cold morning!"


OUR ETHOS

There is never just one structural solution for a clients project, and our clients want the best build options for their developments.

Our knowledge of constantly evolving construction materials, provides those valuable options; Whether their focus is cost, programme, sustainability or simply beauty.

CPD

Sustainable Concrete

Symmetrys' CPD Sustainable Concrete with the Concrete Centre

CPD

Sustainable Drainage

Symmetrys' CPD Sustainable Drainage with Acheson & Glover

Work Experience

Experience @Symmetrys

Work Experience at Symmetrys

Competition

Photography @Symmetrys

Symmetrys Photography Competition


CPD

Heave, Gas, Voids

CPD Heave, Gas, Voids with Cordek

CPD

BIM

BIM CPD Presentation

Work Experience

Experience @Symmetrys

Work Experience at Symmetrys

Public Day

'Don't Move, Improve!'

'Don't Move, Improve!' public day


Monitoring

Engineer Monitoring

Symmetrys' Engineer Mentoring

CPD

Steel Frame Structures

CPD Steel Frame Structures with Metsec

CPD

Design Rights

CPD Design Rights with BLM

CPD

Grand Designs

CPD Grand Designs


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