Partners -




David Seaman R.I.B.A. Dip. Arch, Managing Director

David Seaman joined Barrie Seaman Associates in 1989 and became the senior partner in 1998. The business was relocated from central Chichester to our current offices in Birdham and renamed The Seaman Partnership in 2002. In 2006 the business became a limited company with David as Managing Director.

David is supported by fellow director Stephen Gibbs and jointly they can call upon the backup of technical staff, a Practice Manager and secretarial support.

Since joining the practice David has been personally involved in a number of local authority projects including Petworth Primary School, Boundstone Performing Arts Centre and Downlands School Sports Hall. In addition, he has handled sensitive housing developments in Broyle Road Chichester adjacent to the Festival Theatre, and `Walcot', a development of 13 housing units on the line of the medieval city walls in West Street, Chichester.

Commercial commissions include a new European HQ for the international book publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd together with an extensive refurbishment of Northleigh House on the West Sussex County Council campus in Chichester.

David previously worked for Scott Brownrigg & Turner 1986-1989 where he was involved with Bridge House, a large commercial office development in Guildford for Norwich Union and two business parks in Reading. Before this he was at Norman & Dawburn 1984-1986 where he was responsible for the planning of graphic design, dance and recording studios for John Hine Ltd.

Stephen Gibbs, Director

Stephen Gibbs joined The Seaman Partnership in January 2005 and became a Director in December 2006. Stephen's experience is diverse in scale and content, and involves virtually all sectors. This includes one-off housing/estates and flats, barn conversions, domestic and commercial adaptions and refurbishments, business parks and corporate HQs, industrial parks and units, hospitals, universities, halls of residence and schools.

Local authority projects include a 4-classroom extension to Oakfield Middle School in Lancing and a new 8-classroom block and multi-purpose hall plus adaptions to Boundstone Community College, Lancing. The works at the Boundstone campus were part of the Adur Age of Transfer initiative. A 3 storey teaching block including laboratory and performing arts at Durrington High School.

Commercial commissions include The Wiley Bicentenary Office development for John Wiley & Sons adjacent to their European HQ in Chichester. Housing projects include the third and final phase of the Broyle Road housing development in Chichester, and two contemporary sea front properties, conversion of the former Chichester Girls High School Edwardian Building into a 3 storey 88 room student halls of residence for Chichester University and new rehearsal facility for Chichester Festival Theatre.

Stephen previously worked with Bayley and Willmer 2000-2005, Miller Hughes Associates 1997-2000, freelance 1996-1997, Critchell Harrington and Partners Ltd 1987-1991 and 1993-1996, Warings Contractors Group 1991-1993. He started at West Sussex County Council when Barrie Seaman was County Architect 1974-1987.