Preston architectural firm Cassidy and Ashton appoints new assistant

Cassidy + Ashton – Alistair Baines with David Rivers

A local architectural firm has hired an assistant with skills in the commercial, hospitality and residential sectors.


Cassidy + Ashton, Preston’s architectural, planning and building survey firm, has strengthened its architecture and design team with the appointment of David Rivers as architectural assistant.

David joins the C4 Projects practice in Warrington and is based in the Preston office of Cassidy + Ashton, supporting the architecture and design team and working on residential and commercial design projects.

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Alistair Baines, President of Cassidy + Ashton, said: “David is a strong architectural and design professional, and we are delighted to welcome him to our team.

“He will strengthen our expertise and client services in this discipline, helping to ensure that we provide thoughtfully designed and more sustainable spaces for people to live and work in and continuously improving the well-being of our local communities. .”

David has experience in a range of projects including new warehouses, hospitality venues and restaurants, as well as residential and mixed-use housing.

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David said: “Cassidy + Ashton offers a greater scope of work across many industries and locations.

“I quickly became part of the friendly team and am already working on some exciting projects including a residential development in Preston and a warehouse development in Ellesmere Port.

“There will be many opportunities for me to expand my architectural skills and gain valuable experience at Cassidy + Ashton – I look forward to advancing my career at such a well-known and respected firm.”

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David has developed a niche working on luxury residential homes – most recently on a luxury residential complex in Cheshire.

With an honors bachelor’s degree in interior design and a master’s degree in architecture, David aspires to become a licensed architect and has a strong sensitivity to sustainable design.

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Michael J. Chiaramonte