Abacus Architects: Partners Profiles


At Abacus Architects we aim to deliver architecture which is on time, on budget and has style.
Architects Midlands
The partners have many years experience in the profession having been responsible for a wide range of projects.

Architect Partners


Graham J. Sutherland


BSC (Hons) ARCH DIP.ARCH. (ABDN.) R.I.B.A.

Alan K. Sandford


M.C.I.A.T. M.I.C.W. A.C.I.O.B.

Alan is a long standing member of C.I.A.T., C.I.O.B. and C.I.O.W. and is a founding member of Abacus with business partner Graham Sutherland.

Alan has worked in Birmingham architectural practices since leaving school a long time ago. Former practices include, Paul Bonham Associates, Kelly & Surman, The Weedon Partnership and Brian Bannister Partnership.

Interest include watching all manner of sports, especially football & rugby union, skiing & playing a game loosely akin to golf. Less energetic pastimes include exotic holidays and reading historical fiction and fantasy novels.

Robert Jessop


BA (Hons) Dip Arch (Birm)

Rob has 30 years of experience in the architectural world and joined the practice in 2002, where he heads the retail arm of Abacus Architects.

He works with well known high street companies in locations throughout the country and has great experience in the development of projects from their inception to completion.

Projects have ranged from one off 'flag ship' developments in prime sites to multiple 'roll out' programmes for expanding clients.