Burrell Foley Fischer Appoints New Principals & Associates

Burrell Foley Fischer LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of new Principals and Associates to develop its growing practice and expand its creative ambition in both its London and Birmingham studios. Founded in 1982, Burrell Foley Fischer undertakes an incredible variety of high quality work. The current Partners: Mark Foley, John Burrell and Aidan Ridyard congratulate Faye Davies, Geoff Pyle, Helen Grassly, Ben Aston, Helen Chapman and Ian Munton, recognise their vital role in the development of the practice in recent years, and look forward to their invaluable contribution in the future.

From left: Ian, Faye, Helen C, Geoff, Ben and Helen G.

From left: Ian, Faye, Helen C, Geoff, Ben and Helen G.


Faye Davies has been with the practice for 13 years and is a dedicated Specialist Conservation Architect and Project Lead, working on sensitive conservation projects through to alterations and creative reuse of historic buildings. She has extensive technical and construction experience, which helps ensure schemes are built to quality, time and budget.

Geoff Pyle is fascinated by all stages of making buildings - the process of designing and constructing collaboratively is an important part of making excellent, enjoyable architecture.  He has been associated with the practice since his early career and has also worked internationally, being responsible for completing buildings in the arts, education, residential and leisure sectors.

Helen Grassly has worked with the practice on institutional, residential, cinema and performing arts projects over several years. Her expertise lies in the delivery of high quality, beautifully detailed projects in sensitive environments.


Ben Aston is based in our Birmingham studio and is a Specialist Conservation Architect. Ben has wide experience of arts, cultural and higher education projects, including museums, libraries, performance and events spaces.

Helen Chapman specialises in gaining successful Planning and Listed Building Consent approvals for particularly challenging schemes across a variety of sectors.  Helen is based In Birmingham, is an accredited RIBA Principal Designer and champions Construction Design Management within the practice.

Ian Munton is an engaging team leader with experience in early years, primary education and a variety of one-off projects. He enjoys working with clients to develop practical solutions that respond to and deliver their aspirations and beyond. A great believer in engaging the wider community in architecture, he recognises the consultation process as vital and important.