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About Ecotecture

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Jo Saady was an early pioneer of green building joining the AECB in 1995 after qualifying as an architect and working as a trustee for six years. She stepped down from the position to focus on bringing up her autistic son alongside developing the business. With an MSC in energy-efficient building and a postgraduate in Conservation of the historic environment, she is also a full IHBC member and Chair of the Southeast branch. 

Practice Manager


Mel brings with her multiple skills to the practice, keeping the team organised and on track. Mel enjoys getting away when she can, to the West Country with her family.

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Head of Technical


Richard gained his BSc in Industrial Management and has an HND in Construction and Architectural Technology.  Richard is a highly experienced BIM technician with an excellent understanding of construction.  He enjoys spending time with his young family and working in the garden.

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Architects Assistant


Cristian has been with the Ecotecture team for five years, bringing excellent presentation skills with him and adding support to the technical team. Cristian spends his downtime seeking out art galleries and architectural installations where he can.

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Michelle Thomasson
Assistant to the Director


Michelle has a technical and environmental conservation background, which includes developing mapping projects, analysing primary habitat loss, writing for international cultural heritage centres and teaching. Michelle enjoys wildflower spotting, woodland conservation, dabbling with paints and running.

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Charlotte Compton
Architectural Technician


Charlotte is an Architectural Technician with many years of experience in residential construction.  Her qualifications include an HNC in Building Studies.
Her hobbies include Keep Fit and Lindy Hop Dancing.

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Babatunde has been working with us for over three years and provides a level of multi-skilled proficiency to the practice, supporting different members of the team. Babatunde enjoys working on cinematography, photography, and DIY projects when not researching sustainable buildings, retrofit measures and  West African architecture.

Resident Time Waster


Pepper is the lively protector of our office, keeping us safe from the royal mail personnel. She's like our very own Cerberus, but don't worry - she can be easily appeased with belly rubs and treats. 

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