LANCE ROWELL - MANAGING DIRECTOR
Lance’s education combined Engineering, Sociology and Economics and took place primarily at Brunel University, London. The value of all elements of this background are evident in Lance’s role as head of Architen Landrell, although many see Lance’s key attribute as his ability to solve a problem through lateral thinking and determination.
Tensile structures place considerable demands on a company’s organisation due to the combination of custom one-off design with rapid sequenced assembly on site. Lance’s leadership is instrumental in ensuring that Architen Landrell fulfils its commitments to clients, with no exceptions.
ALEX HESLOP - HEAD OF DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Alex’s breadth of experience is globally acknowledged in the field of tensile structures. A graduate of 3D design, Alex founded Architen in 1983, synthesizing broad interests in architecture, industrial design, and advanced construction.
Alex’s in-depth knowledge covers materials ranging from advanced PTFE composites, glass, carbon fibre and metals to canvasses, timber and silks. He spearheaded Architen’s achievements in creating beautifully detailed tensile architecture with a single-minded pursuit of perfection. In conjunction with universities and institutions, Alex directs a materials testing programme that continues to build Architen Landrell’s database on all aspects of membrane construction.
BRIAN NICHOLSON - SALES DIRECTOR
With a thirty year career in the field of tensile structures, Brian’s depth of experience is unique in the United Kingdom. Before joining Architen Landrell in 2000, he headed Clyde Canvas and Arcane and was responsible for a series of pioneering projects including Britain’s first tensile structure for BP in Aberdeen, in 1975.
Brian traded his native Scotland for the Cotswold hills a couple of decades ago, but still enjoys striding off in the direction of the nearest peak when the weekend arrives.
CHRISTOPHER ROWELL - DIRECTOR
Having initially started working in small theatres, installing and running the lighting setups, Christopher went on to work as a project manager for a lighting company, organising lighting for events, shows and specialist architectural installations.
He joined Architen in 2003 as a member of the interiors department and set about integrating lighting into our installations. This has led to the development of a whole new division specialising in the installation of technical lighting. His extensive understanding of a wide range of architectural lighting products, along with his ability to foster good relationships with major manufacturers, makes Christopher a key part in the Architen team.
Christopher still misses the heart-stopping excitement of operating lighting for a live show!