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Elie – Managing Director and Planning Consultant

Elie founded 4D Planning in 2010 following many years of working in award-winning architectural practises in London and the Middle East. Elie graduated with a BA (Hons) in Architecture and a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Westminster in London. Elie has also worked as a planner for Islington Council and has considerable Local Authority and Private Sector experience achieving results and successful outcomes for his clients.

Elie’s combined expertise with architecture and planning, as well as his drive and motivation for achieving successful outcomes for his clients has contributed to many repeat clients and many recommendations. Elie manages a team of professional planning consultants and highly skilled architectural technicians to provide a professional, swift, and competitive service that delivers positive results.


James – Planning Consultant

James has in excess of 15 years planning experience and has worked in Australia, Europe and the UK. In addition to having previously worked as a planning officer in a local authority in the greater London area for almost five years, he has also previously worked in the private and regeneration sector before joining private practice. He specialises in development management and case law and enjoys preparing strong planning appeals. With a track record and a reputation for winning appeals, James offers our clients professional planning advice, planning statements and feasibility reports for a wide range of projects around the UK.


Michael – Planning Consultant & Transport Planner

Michael joined the 4D Planning team in 2016. Michael graduated with a Masters degree - together with Elie - in Urban and Regional Planning. He has extensive knowledge and experience working in the Transport Sector advising clients and preparing Transport Statements, Travel Plans / Sustainable Travel Statements, Delivery and Servicing Management Plans and Parking Surveys. His experience also includes preparing and obtaining planning permission for a wide range of residential planning applications including agricultural conversions, listed buildings, conversion to flats and domestic extensions.


Alberto – Architectural Technologist

Alberto works in the London office advising clients on Building Control matters such as how to comply with the building regulations. Alberto also conducts site visits, measured surveys and produces all relevant architectural drawings for planning applications and for Building Control applications. Alberto also produces Tender Packs for the builders so that each project can be priced up accurately for the benefit of our clients.


Graham – Planning Consultant

Graham has been working with 4D Planning since the beginning of 2021 as a planning consultant. Graham has many years of public sector experience as a policy planning officer. He has a good knowledge of the planning system and is responsible for assisting our clients with planning appraisals as well as preparing and submitting professional planning applications.


Max – Architectural Technician

Max is one of our London based architectural technicians. He has many years of experience surveying residential and commercial properties around the UK, producing detailed architectural drawings in CAD (Revit and Autocad), 3D visualisations and detailing for architectural projects. 


Mohammad – Architectural Technician

Mohammad is one of our Manchester based senior architectural designers and CAD technicians. He has experience surveying residential and commercial properties and producing architectural drawings in CAD.


Kenneth – Architectural Technician

Ken is one of our Manchester based architectural designers and CAD technicians. He has experience surveying residential and commercial properties and producing architectural drawings in CAD.


Giacomo – Marketing and IT Director

Giacomo is responsible for administration and IT management of the firm. He also manages all marketing tasks and keeps our website and social media up-to-date for the benefit of our clients and potential clients.


Tristan – Heritage and Conservation Consultant

Tristan is a specialist chartered heritage and conservation consultant. He is an external consultant who is brought in to work on the more complex heritage projects and to prepare comprehensive heritage reports and historical impact assessments. These reports support applications for works to listed buildings. Tristan can also advise on the feasibility of a listed scheme and offer valuable guidance to a client before going down the planning route.


Adrian - Architectural Technician & RIBA Associate Member

Adrian visits each client at their property for the measured survey. Following the survey the architectural drawings are produced in CAD and sent to the client in PDF format for approval. Adrian has worked for a number of architectural practises in Romania prior to joining the 4D Planning team in 2015. Adrian is based in London although travels around the UK regularly to meet clients at their properties regardless of location.


Beni – Architectural Technician

Beni has been working with 4D Planning since 2011 in the London office and has experience surveying properties, producing architectural drawings in CAD and producing high quality renders in 3D for many projects.


Alvaro – Architectural Technician

Alvaro has experience surveying properties and producing architectural drawings in CAD. One of Alvaro’s skills is to produce 3D renders and Visuals of our projects, many of which are featured on our company website.


Qasim – Architectural Technician & RIBA Associate Member

Qasim is one of our support architectural technicians. He has years of experience working on various residential projects in the UK and overseas. His focus is on producing professional architectural drawings following a detailed measured survey of each property.


Dan – Adminstrator and Accounts

Dan has been working with 4D Planning since 2019. His roles include keeping records of all ongoing and past projects and their progress and ensuring that all consultants meet fixed timeframes. Dan also follows up with the local authority to obtain regular updates on planning applications.  


Judith – Practise Manager

Judith has been working with 4D Planning for the past eight years. Her role includes overall management of the firm, administration, bookkeeping, human resources and social media.


If you would like to join our team, send us your CV and samples of your best work to: recruitment@4dplanning.com you can also see our vacancies here.

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