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The Team

We are fortunate to have a very diverse and talented  team working together from all over the globe , including Australia, Portugal, Spain and soon to be Poland.

This gives our clients a rich and broad design edge that sets us apart from many others. Having the experience of a multi-cultural team has many advantages that we can pass on to the people we work with.

Let me introduce………

Dan Rickett

BA (Hons)  BArch  RIBA

Managing director Dan runs the company.  Dan is accomplished in turning  work around super quick, this could be  master-planning, sketching out quick designs for the planners or working on bespoke residential designs . Clients rely on his expertise, experience and honesty.

Involved in land acquisition and working closely with national land agents Dan usually knows of at least a handful of interesting site investment opportunities.

A man of many talents, drawing (yes actually drawing ) liaising with business leaders, collaborating with local stakeholders to push the business forward. Dan listens to what clients want and gets the job done efficiently. With over 20 years experience in designing all types of buildings he really knows his stuff.

When he has a minute spare it would, by choice be spent tinkering with and driving Lancia Integrales.

Omar De Gadyt


Omar de Gadyt studied architecture at Universidade Lusiada de Lisboa in Portugal.
He is a member of ARB (Architects Registration Board), RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and OA (Ordem dos Arquitectos).

With over 15 years of experience, Omar enjoys taking part in all work stages from the first contact with the Client through to completion.
Over the years Omar has acquired extensive experience and offers expertise in the design and delivery of projects within a wide range of sectors such as residential, master-planning, commercial and education.

He enjoys playing football and going to the gym in his spare time.

Alison Cook

BEnv  MArch

Ali joined the practice in 2015 and made the move from Melbourne in Australia. She studied Architecture at Melbourne University, and is currently doing her part 3 professional studies at the famous Bartlett UCL in London. Ali brings a different design aspect to our practice that blends really well with the design team.

She loves travel especially involving beaches, mountains and interesting architecture.

Inspired by Zumthor and tactile architecture.

Chris Rogers

ONC  HNC  Part 1 Certificate in Architecture  MCIAT

Chris joined Rickett Architects as a Architectural Technician in 2001, he was promoted to Senior Technician in 2005, Technical Manager in 2007 and Senior Associate in 2013.

During his time at Rickett Architects Chris has been responsible for running a wide range of high end residential, commercial and retail projects. His involvement with prestigious clients such as Oxford University, M&S, Arcadia Group and high net worth individuals building family homes has provided detailed experience in all sectors of the construction industry.

By professional management of external consultants along with an in house team of Technicians, Architects and Retail Consultants Chris delivers demanding construction projects to the highest standards.

Andrew Summers

BSc (Hons) Construction Management

Technical Manager Andy Summers has been with Rickett Architects since 2004. He achieved an honours degree in Construction Management back in 2009. He is primarily responsible for the detailed design development of schemes within the practice and has a range of experience in residential and commercial projects. Having a hands on approach allows Andy to fully understand all facets of the design in order to ensure a smooth transition from conception to completion. Andy is brilliant at liaising with clients and technically fantastic.

Andy enjoys his sport, being a keen supporter of Northampton Town FC and also having achieved an FA Level 1 coaching qualification.

Laura Shuckburgh

BDM, social media and web

Laura joined the company in 2013 after previously working in advertising and has gradually worked her way to Business development manager, networking and building relationships with local stakeholders and companies and individuals to bring in fresh clients and using social media to push the company forward and build the brand.

Laura loves curves in architecture and ethical practice especially reusing materials.

Laura enjoys running and walking the dogs and spending time with family and friends, not forgetting drinking wine and dancing.

Would very much like to go and live in the French Countryside and enjoy the sun and Champagne.


Nicola Hill

BA (Hons) Arch

Nicola joined us in 2015 and is settling in well, bringing a sense of fun and lots of laughter, together with a great design flair. Nicola is fantastic with clients and takes on most of our renovation and contemporary domestic work helping clients to achieve their dream home.

She enjoys exploring new materials and  is an artist in her own right, painting and felting pictures and can be seen selling her products at local craft fairs. Nicola  loves learning new things and has recently started singing.

Aspirations include running a plant nursery when she retires.


Aida Mateo

M Arch, Arb 

We are fortunate to have Aida join us recently. She is originally from Spain and qualified at the University of La Coruna. Moving to the UK just over a year ago.

Approaching us directly for a position and a ‘go get ‘ attitude is what really impressed us , no actually it was the homemade cake that she brought to her interview that sealed the deal!

Extremely hard working and talented Aida is passionate about the social commitment that Architecture can bring to peoples lives and communities.

Out of the office Aida enjoys painting with oils and watercolours and walking her pet dog Coco.



The Boss

Dan Rickett

Aida Mateo

Aida Mateo

Omar De Gadyt

Omar De Gadyt

Social media and marketing

Laura Shuckburgh


Chris Rogers

architectural renovation expert

Nicola Hill

Almost qualified architect

Alison Cook

Talented technician

Andy Summers

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