Axis Architecture since 1994


Rob Winzar MCIAT – Director

Rob Winzar became a Director at Axis Architecture in 2004. Rob gained extensive experience in large local architectural practices before joining Axis in 2000, working on a range of projects from large national superstores and office developments.

In July 2003 Rob became a full member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (MCIAT). The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists is the professional Institute representing over 6,500 professionals working and studying in the field of architectural technology in the UK and worldwide.

At Axis he oversees the majority of the educational projects and specialist care facilities, both of which require close attention to detail and specification to ensure the buildings are suitable for their end user.

Rob is responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of each project. He regularly chairs the Practice’s regular ‘checking panel’, where designs are reviewed for their technical accuracy.

Rob is also an active member of the local business community as the Secretary of the Wickham Chamber of Trade, which represents local businesses in Wickham and the surrounding area.

Paul Anderson ACIOB – Director

Paul Anderson became a Director at Axis Architecture in 1999, after having gained valuable experience at HGP Architects in Fareham, GEC-Marconi and the architecture department at Southampton City Council.

Paul has a wealth of experience leading large industrial and commercial projects; such as many building projects for the MOD, ongoing works at Pfizer in Havant, numerous office developments and a refurbished hangar at Biggin Hill Airport in London.

Paul is responsible for all Quality Assurance matters within the Practice, continually assessing and refining office procedures to ensure every project is delivered to a high standard. Paul Anderson is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

Paul is also our BIM Champion, currently promoting our BIM software and technical experience in moving the Practice forwards to face future challenges.

Paul understands the value of good design with a keen interest in fast cars, aeroplanes and road cycling. He is married with a daughter and a son.

Chris Cook RIBA – Director

Chris Cook is one of the founding members of Axis Architecture and he is a RIBA Chartered Architect. Chris has worked for a number of private architecture practices and at a Local Authority Architects Department, before helping to set up Axis Architecture in 1994.

Chris has led many large projects across a wide variety of building types, both at Axis and at previous employers. He was a project architect on the Port Solent development and also worked on the proposals for Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth, while at Headley Greentree Partnership in Fareham. Over the past 20 years he has designed and delivered a wide variety of projects, from alterations and extensions to listed buildings, to master-planning large urban development projects.

As a registrant on the RIBA Conservation Register, Chris has a passion for respecting the existing built environment. Chris is also the Practice’s lead access designer, ensuring that each building is designed to allow equal use by all types of user

Chris is responsible for the design management of the practice, along with business development and personnel aspects of the practice. Chris regularly chairs the Practice’s design review panels to promote good design and best practice.

Chris is married with one son and in his spare time is a keen sailor, hiker and mountain biker.