Abp Chartered Architects was formed in 1998, and is a corporate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and as required by law is on the register of architects administered by the Architects Registration Board (ARB).
Abp Chartered Architects endeavours to work with all its clients as members of the design team, and assists the clients through the complex requirements of the planning and building regulatory systems, and other legal and statutory requirements governing the building process.
Principally, abp Chartered Architects believes that the project belongs to the client at the very start, and will work closely, wherever possible, with the client to realise the final architectural outcome.
Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin is the head of practice for abp Chartered Architects. He qualified as an architect in 1987, and has a vast experience in the design and construction on various building types and has worked for notable practices such as RHWL, The Property Services Agency and WS Atkins.
He has run his own architectural business since 1991, and has worked in the educational, commercial and residential sectors. He also has experience in theatre projects. ecological and green design projects and is a member of the Green Register and the Pyramus & Thisbe Club.
Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin, other interests and activities include web design, making home movies and is a member of the internet chess based “The Black Stallion International Chess Team”. He was also a Croydon school governor for over 12 years, and is still involved with independent schools appeal panel for Croydon. He has also been an active member of the architectural design panel (TAP), for Bromley for a number of years.
Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin, works closely with Maria Humphrey-Gaskin (nee Stylianou) his wife and Practice Manager, as well organised husband and wife team. Maria is also architecturally trained and takes a part in the running of the practice, the measured survey work, and initial design stages of most the projects. She speaks fluent Greek, and has interests in home design and office management.