Pro Vision announces two new appointments

11th August, 2016

Hampshire and Berkshire based firm Pro Vision is expanding its team with the appointment of both an additional chartered town planner and an architect. The planning, architecture and urban design consultancy has welcomed James Iles as a new associate director and Giordana Burns as a senior architect.

“We are delighted to have James and Giordana join our team as they bring a wealth of experience and creativity to the practice”, said Steven Smallman, Managing Director of Pro Vision which has offices in Hursley, near Winchester and Newbury.

The two development professionals join the ranks of the company’s 13 planning consultants and five RIBA-qualified architects.

James, who holds an MSc in Environmental studies, BSc in Geography and an MA in Town and Country Planning, is a RTPI-chartered town planner. He joins Pro Vision from Terence O’Rourke in Bournemouth where he spent more than eight years, holding the position of senior planner, followed by associate director. James went into private practice having previously gained valuable experience over six years as a planning officer at Test Valley Borough Council, Salisbury District Council and Torbay Council.  

James, 38, has experience in a broad range of sectors, including residential, higher education, business parks, renewable energy, leisure, tourism and waste.

He said: “I am really looking forward to getting involved in a new practice and, hopefully, helping to shape its future development and growth.

“It is great to be part of a multi-disciplinary practice and work alongside architects, urban designers and environmental professionals.”

Italian-born Giordana Burns has 15 years’ experience in architecture and interior design, working first in Naples and then the UK. 

Before joining Pro Vision, she worked in private consultancy on behalf of public and private sector clients at Frankham Consultancy and prior to that Househam Henderson Architects, PWP Architects and Singleton Architects.  After a Bachelor of Architecture and Interior Design in Naples, she completed further studies at Greenwich and Oxford Brookes universities to qualify as an architect in the UK. Her work experience includes a diverse portfolio of civic, higher education, health, retail and residential projects. During her four years at Househam Henderson Architects in Winchester, Giordana’s projects ranged from revamping the maternity ward of the Royal Hampshire County Hospital to flagship store refurbishments in London.

Giordanna, 36, is looking forward to further developing her career at Pro Vision and helping to expand the business. She said: “I am very happy here. It is a very friendly and flexible place to work.”