I have known Gihan for over 11 years and I have always found her to be honest, reliable, hard-working, conscientious and courteous and a delight to work with. Gihan trained and worked as an Architect in Libya and on joining the practice she worked alongside one of the Associate Directors to assist on a number of larger commercial projects.
Gihan became quickly proficient in using 3D modelling packages including SketchUp along with the Microstation 2D drawing package. Once the practice started to investigate the use of BIM within the business, Gihan’s experience gained whilst using Revit for University projects was very helpful. Gihan has also worked directly for myself and one of the other Partners completing feasibility studies and working on a major city centre office refurbishment project.
Gihan has very high standards and always looks at ways of improving projects and of doing things in an efficient manner. She is able to understand complex and challenging tasks and is keen to improve her technical knowledge, which led to her undertaking several training courses whilst working with us. Gihan was then very happy to share the knowledge gained with her colleagues in the office and beyond.
Gihan and GB Atelier did a fantastic job and worked closely with us to firstly interpret our own designs but to also add their experience and input to help us realise what else was possible. With an art deco house we were concerned about losing some features which Gihan managed to retain and enhance so the extension complemented the existing house style.
Perhaps just as importantly, Gihan also looked after the planning application and brought in her own structural engineer which took away the stress and hassle from the process and as busy professionals this was greatly appreciated. She was also on hand when we needed additional drawings during construction and we now have a beautiful extension that has completely transformed how we use and enjoy our house.
On a personal level she was also great fun to work with bags of enthusiasm for the project which made a huge difference.
We couldn't recommend highly enough.
We approached GB Atelier simply to discuss what options we can have to make our home bigger as the family members are getting bigger! It is then we met Gihan, a warm and friendly yet very knowledgeable person when it comes to buildings and extensions. The thoughts which have gone into the possibilities and the final design have been second to none. We can't wait to start our project with GB Atelier and Gihan once we are financially able to. Gihan not only gave us great designs but expressed a genuine care and empathy for our needs and situation. We recommend GB Atelier very highly to anyone thinking about construction.
Gihan has been really thorough and very accommodating with our requests. She was friendly in her approach and open to listen to our ideas. Overall, we are very satisfied with her work and we will definitely consider GB Atelier if needed in the furture.
I have worked with Gihan for over 5 years and have found her to be a diligent and hard working. She is a proficient user of most major design related software including MicroStation, AutoCad, PhotoShop, SketchUp & excel and is willing to help others improve their skills using this software. When given design tasks she completes them quickly and with rigour. I found her to be an honest and trustworthy colleague.
The service provided by GB Atelier was professional and efficient with a personal approach resulting in a very positive experience. From start to finish there was a hands on approach guiding us through complex rules and regulations as well as advice on sourcing materials to dealing with contractors. Expert advice was also provided on matters relating to planning, design & budgeting.
We highly recommend GB Atelier & no doubt we will be acquiring their services again.